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Today's News

  • AAA stars earn district berth

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AAA all-stars, on the heels of a thrilling win, are bound for the Dixie Youth district tournament.The AAA stars, who went 3-0 in the double-elimination sub-district tournament, captured the championship with a 5-4 win over Union National at the Chester County Complex.The AAA stars’ crown sends them to the Dixie Youth district tournament in Union where play opens Monday at 8 p.m.

  • Knight became policeman because 'he wanted to help people'

    It’s a pleasant evening and he agrees to take his granddaughter on a bike ride. She’s only 9 years old and not allowed to ride by herself – it’s not safe. Minutes later tires squeal, a car flips and decisions are made. Their lives will never, ever be the same.

    When Ray Knight was asked during the interview process at the Lancaster Police Department in 1985 why he wanted to be a policeman he said what a lot of people say.

  • Post 31 juniors split twin bill with Gaffney

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion junior baseball team split a home twin bill to cap regular-season play Tuesday night at Eggleton Field.P-31, 11-7, 10-4, opened the twin bill with a 13-3 win over Gaffney, but the visitors turned the tables in the nightcap with a 6-4 win.In the opener, which was scheduled for seven innings, Lancaster closed out the win in six innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.Dillon Hydrick, who had two hits, scored three runs and three runs batted in, sealed the verdict as he stole home for the final run in the bottom of the six

  • Celebrate Independence Day with fireworks displays

    Looking for some Fourth of July fireworks? You won’t have to look far. From neighborhood gatherings to professional fireworks shows, there’s plenty of fun nearby. Here are some area events:– Rock Hill is hosting Red, White and Boom at 5:30 p.m. July 3 at the Old Town Amphitheater on Black Street. The Heavy Sandwich and Sticky Fingers bands will perform until the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. There will be a children’s area and refreshments.

  • Exploring gold mine is worth the effort

    Squatting in a gentle-flowing stream. Sifting the gravel in a pan ever so slightly until the small shiny flecks became visible. That’s how it began. Gold fever.

    Before the California gold rush it began right here in Lancaster County. Just three miles north of the town of Kershaw, Col. Benjamin Haile found just enough of the shiny flecks to seek out their source. The year was 1827. According to local historian Louise Pettus, in 1828, Haile sent a shipment of gold to the U.S. Mint in Philadelphia – the first domestic gold sent outside South Carolina.

  • Family, friends praise Twitty at his 90th birthday celebration

    To Gonze Lee Twitty, age is simply a number, not a state of mind.

    To this day, he still talks about his ability to work like someone much younger than himself on his Pleasant Hill farm. Twitty takes pride in his vitality.

    "He thinks he's still 50," said daughter Odessa White at a birthday celebration held in his honor Saturday at the Lancaster County Community Center.

    The crowd of a couple hundred people laughed.

    It was easy to tell who was the man of honor in the crowd.

  • Happy birthday, America

    Bang! Boom! Hurray!

    Happy birthday America. Our favorite uncle – Uncle Sam – turns 232 years old today.

    We all know that the Declaration of Independence was drafted on this day in 1776 in Philadelphia.

    The document declared the 13 American colonies’ independence from Great Britain. Some seven years later, America, after a long, bloody battle, had won its freedom from the mother country. Battles waged from Bunker Hill to Hanging Rock and plenty of points in between. America showed great determination, our country’s hallmark ever since.

  • Neighbor, officers should be commended for protecting neighborhood

    After reading Eric Grace’s letter “Reader appalled by dog shooting” in the June 22 edition of The Lancaster News, I thought about my dog, Butch.

    Animals and humans are a lot alike. The difference is if we humans don’t like someone, we talk to others about the people we don’t like.

    Dogs, whether small or big, have teeth. If they don’t like you, they attack.

  • Mentoring a great investment

    “OK kid, sit down and let’s see what you’ve got.” James Talbert was a gray-haired older man who always had a pipe in his mouth. The sweet smell of cherry tobacco sent a fragrant aroma well ahead of him that you could smell three blocks away. Seizing my brown cardboard portfolio and tossing it onto the dust-laden table, he shot a dubious glance toward me, then opened the portfolio and began to read my tattered letter requesting a job for the summer. I was a freshman in high school who wanted to pursue a business career. Except for an occasional grunt, Mr.

  • Trading short-term benefits for long-term security is wrong

    Letter writer Wayne Bell asked a great question, “Does Mulvaney appreciate needs of state retirees?” The answer? Absolutely. As this probably comes as a shock to Mr. Bell, I welcome the opportunity to explain.