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Today's News

  • Council considers election change

     Michele Roberts 

    For The Lancaster News

    HEATH SPRINGS – The  Heath Springs Town Council met Tuesday night, April 15 and discussed a variety of issues, including the possibility of moving town elections from July to November, as well as lawn care and maintenance for the town.

  • Resident input sought to shape new sales tax ballot question

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    If you had a say in what capital needs projects Lancaster County taxpayers should fund over the next several years, what would it be?

    That’s the basic question the Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission will be asking residents during a public comment period April 24 to May 30 to help determine future uses, if any, for the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.

  • Woman arrested for driving a mobile meth lab

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    In what has become a recurring trend in recent months, a Lancaster woman was arrested April 9 on meth-related charges after police discovered a trunkful of meth ingredients in her car. 

  • Alleged flasher turns himself in

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A Lancaster man was arrested Friday, April 18, for indecent exposure at a Lancaster convenience store. 

    The arrest came less than 24 hours after police released a series of surveillance photos in the hopes of finding a serial flasher, though its unknown if the cases are related. 

  • Women charged with tax fraud

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Two Lancaster women are facing a multi-count indictment, and the possibility of a lengthy prison sentence, in a federal tax fraud case. 

  • Jury finds Sam Parker guilty

     Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTERFIELD – Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was found guilty on all eight counts against him and will serve at least two years in prison.

    “Today is a sad day in my life,” Parker said, in addressing the Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford and the court. 

    “I respect the verdict…I apologize to Chesterfield County and what I put this county through.”

  • Letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 10

     United Way of Lancaster County

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on Saturday, May 10. 

    Lancaster postal employees will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help.  

    Now in its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. 

    In 2013, letter carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation.  

  • NAACP branch meeting explores local educational opportunities

     Lancaster NAACP Branch

    Attendees of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s Town Hall Meeting II last month gained a wealth of information about various educational programs in Lancaster County.

    The group’s second town hall meeting was March 13 at Victory Tabernacle AME Zion Church.

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • LHS alumni hoops games score big

     Robert Howey

    rhowey@thelancasternews.com

    The first Lancaster High School alumni basketball game was a slam dunk.

    The event, held Saturday, April 12 in the Lancaster High School gym, included three games – a women’s game along with two men’s contests.