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Today's News

  • Field houses at three schools almost done

    By the middle of next month, new athletic field houses are expected to be ready for use at three Lancaster County schools.

    Andrew Jackson, Buford and Indian Land high schools are each receiving a new field house that will store football, track, soccer, baseball and softball equipment. Athletes will have lockers and coaches will have space for meetings.

    Work began on the 3,600-square-foot buildings in the spring and should be finished by Sept. 15, said David Small, who's overseeing the project for the district.

  • Shawn deserves silver medal

    I was fortunate enough to be watching the Olympics when Shawn Crawford was running in the final 200-meter race and was disappointed when he didn’t place for a medal.

    Then low and behold, he was moved to second place after his fellow American runner and a Netherlands runner were disqualified for stepping out of their lanes.

    The Charlotte Observer quoted Crawford as saying he didn’t deserve the silver medal and that he didn’t cross the line in second place. He said the medal was given to him, not earned.

  • Robin Hargett deserves praise for calling in courthouse fire

    Lancaster County needs to give a big thank you to Robin Hargett.

    She is the lady who called 911 and reported the burning of our courthouse as she was going to work early that Monday morning.

    Without her quick thinking it could have been much worse.

    I keep reading where a passerby spotted the fire and reported it, I have not heard nor read where her name was mentioned.

    She is a lovely lady with multiple talents. She works for Leigh Ann's Restaurant and was going work to cover the 5:30 a.m. shift.

  • Third annual Friends Concert features local flutist, duo

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is celebrating the start of school with its third annual Friends Concert at 3 p.m. today at its 201 W. Gay St. gallery in Lancaster.The event will feature a family of flutists, including Erin Moon-Kelly, her mother Joyce Moon, and sisters Ryan Moon and Kate Moon-Orara.Margaret Walsh will accompany the flutists on piano.“Margaret Walsh is an awesome musician, and I thoroughly enjoy working with her,” Moon-Kelly said.

  • Crawford shows mettle for medal

    An ageless saying, often repeated in sports, is “you make your breaks.”

    Then, there’s a line that suggests luck is when “preparation meets opportunity.”

    Those words seem appropriate for Van Wyck’s Shawn Crawford in the 200-meter dash final at the Beijing Olympics.

    The race – a Bolt and jolt – saw world-class sprinter Usain Bolt blaze to a world-record win – 19.30.

  • I still can't remember her name

    Long before Goodwill Industries came along, Saturday mornings were famous for the unofficial rummage sale in downtown Lancaster.Things were considerably different in a lot of ways back then, but some things never change.Britches still get too tight on growing boys. I was reminded of that recently after donating some clothes to Goodwill.I just can’t figure it out. A lot of my pants seem to be shrinking since my retirement. Must be all that hot water we use.

  • Sales tax is the fairest way to pay for new courthouse

    How sad it is to ride past our courthouse and see the charred remains of the roof and know there must be additional damage within. It is another example of how sick some people have become to try and destroy something that means so much to so many.

  • Vehicle recovered in Meeting Street law office robbery

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Police recovered a vehicle stolen Thursday afternoon in an armed robbery.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said a woman working at Gregory and Gregory attorney’s office on West Meeting Street told police that about 1:15 p.m. she heard a knock at the door.

    She looked into the hallway and the robber approached her with a gun.

    The robber got away with the woman’s purse and 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The woman was not injured.

  • Warrant issued for hit-and-run suspect

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man on his way to meet his girlfriend was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday.

    John Haver, 68, 177 Old Dixie Road, died of head trauma, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight.

    “He was on his way to meet his girlfriend for ice cream,” at Bubba’s Dairy Bar and Grill near the intersection of S.C. 903 and U.S. 521 Bypass where the crash happened, Knight said. The grill is less than a mile from Haver’s home.

  • Meet the Vols pleases AJ boosters

    A “quick release” and a good turnout highlighted the annual Meet the Vols at Andrew Jackson High School on Aug.