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Today's News

  • Elgin fire chief dies after fighting fire

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County fire department chief died early Tuesday morning only hours after fighting a fire.
    Elgin Volunteer Fire Department Chief Dennis Cauthen, 54, died at 8 a.m., a little over two hours after helping clear the scene of a fire at a vacant building, according to a Lancaster County Fire Service press release.

  • Everyone responsible for success of schools

    The last couple of weeks have been really busy for teachers, students and their families. Some families have been scrambling to get in those last few days of vacation fun before the school bells ring Monday morning.
    Many students and their parents took advantage of the recent sales-tax-free weekend to buy school supplies and clothes.
    For several weeks now, teachers have been preparing their classrooms for the return of students Monday.

  • Teachers educate, inspire and challenge students

    The taps on his wingtips clicking on the hardwood floor of his classroom – that’s one sound I’ll never forget from that first day in his class.
    And how professional he looked – not just that first day – but every day.
    Or how he made history come alive because he was such a great storyteller.
    Mr. Bennett Gunter shaped my ideas of how a professional educator looks, teaches and manages a class, and he gave me a vision for what education can do for a person.

  • Buford Middle School students 'dress down' to dress up campus

    The area in front of the Buford Middle School gym is sporting a new look because Donna Moree just happened to be in the in right place at the right time.

    Red clay and barren ground has been replaced by sod, stone pavers, planting beds, benches, mulch and a pergola with vine runners. 

  • School can be a scary place

    Something big was going on down at Dr. Strait’s old homeplace. 

    Since it was only three houses up Chesterfield Avenue toward town, I decided to mosey down there to see what all the commotion was about. 

    After talkin’ to some of the working fellas, one of ’em spilled the beans.

    “Son, they’re gonna build a brand new grammar school right here on this hill,” he said. 

    Boy, that was good news for me. It meant I wouldn’t have to go across town to Central School.

  • Meet your Neighbor – Ruthie M. Hayden

    Name: Ruthie M. Hayden

    Age: 76

    Address: Northwest Apartments

    Family: Children, Linda, 58, Jean, 55, James, 54, Cynthia, 43, and Eric, 37; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren 

    Job: Homemaker

    Church: Resurrection of Life Ministries

    Hobbies: Reading and going to church

  • FC Griffins trip Bruins in 20-9 win

     

       

    CHESTER – Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray saw his Bruins finish on the short of the final score, but the LHS veteran coach was far from pushing the panic button.

  • Officials to address tax lapses 

    Lancaster County officials may soon contract with an outside firm to catch locals who are improperly claiming certain tax credits and exemptions on their property taxes. 

    Bryan Fawcett of Tax Management Associates spoke to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday about the company’s services. He gave a more detailed presentation July 21 to the finance committees for City Council and Lancaster County Council.

  • Jackets rally, top Knights

     

       

    CAMDEN – Buford High School placekicker Tyler Jenkins kicked a 19-yard field goal with two seconds left Friday night to lead the Yellow Jackets to a 17-14 come-from-behind win over the North Central High School Knights in the opening periods of the 36th annual Camden Shrine Club Jamboree.

  • Students ready for first day of school

    For Lancaster County students, it’s almost crunch time.

    With just a few more hours remaining, the end of summer is looming with school year just around the corner – as in tomorrow.

    Monday morning, more than 11,300 students will be heading out the door for the start of the 2011-12 school year.

    Lancaster County Schools Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said he’s expecting this year to be a good one, thanks in large part to the hard work of district teachers and staff all summer.