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Today's News

  • Buford teen is lightning in a saddle

    Out in the middle of Buford community, in a dusty oval arena called Horseplay Farms, the Tyre family offers lessons on horseback riding and bigger lessons about life, including responsibility, connection and commitment.
    The story of how an official-sized barrel-racing arena was built just off Cimmeron Road began a dozen years ago, when Savannah Tyre was 4 years old and begged her parents, Andy and Mandy, to take her to visit the neighbor’s horse. That led to them buying her a horse a year later.

  • Finally, IL starts work on trash site

    Nearly three years after Indian Land lost its old convenience center, work on its new one is finally showing real progress, with county officials hoping for a September or October opening.
    Meanwhile, Lancaster County is still offering stickers that allow Indian Land residents to use Mecklenburg County’s Foxhole Recycling Center.
    Lancaster County closed on the 4.6-acre property on Northfield Drive in the Perimeter 521 Commerce Park off U.S. 521 in April 2015, but work clearing the land didn’t begin until late May.

  • Editor's Column: Weaver wilts in Ansley Park spotlight

    Imagine that this newspaper is being accosted by organized complainers demanding that our publisher take action on their long-standing concerns.

    The publisher calls a big public meeting to hear their gripes and get her editor’s recommendation on how to proceed.

  • It’s Kids Day at Mr. Parr’s movie house

    Our tribute to Bill Evans

    From editor Brian Melton:

    When Bill Evans died this week, we still had a handful of his columns that we hadn’t gotten around to running. With his family’s permission, we will publish them over the next few weeks. 

  • Poetically Connected: IL woman shares her family’s link to famous World War I poem

    Sun City Carolina Lakes resident Ann Spitzer had heard the World War I poem “In Flanders Fields” before, but never knew the special connection it had to her family.

    In a diary entry dated May 2, 1915, Maj. John McCrae writes that Lt. Alexis Helmer, with the Canadian Field Artillery’s 2nd Battery, was killed in Flanders (Belgium), and the photo he kept of his fiancee was buried with him, a hole right through it from the bomb that took his life. 

  • John Newell, veteran of 3 wars, gets Quilt of Valor

    John Newell, 97, was presented with a Quilt of Valor in May by the Springs Creative Open Hearts quilting group at his home in Lancaster.  

    Newell was in the Army for 23 years, serving in three wars. He was an infantry corporal in World War II. After leaving the military, he re-enlisted during the Korean War and served as an infantry staff sergeant. During the Vietnam War, he served as staff sergeant in an artillery division.

  • Another scam to add to the list: mystery shopper

    Reece Murphy 

     “We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate,” the employment ad said. “Your wages would be $260 for any work you carry out and you can carry out two assignments in a week.”

  • 12 axles to pull the heavy load

    Brian Garner/Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – There are a couple of new workers on the Lancaster & Chester Railway these days, but you might not recognize them. The new workers are a “mother-slug” combination.

    L&C retiree Ed Sharpe said a mother-slug is basically two engines joined together.

  • Sunday beer, wine sales headed to November ballot

    CHESTER – The issue of whether or not Sunday sales of alcohol will be legal in the unincorporated portions of Chester County is now in the hands of voters.

    On July 5, Chester County Council approved third and final reading on an ordinance that puts the matter on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. 

  • High-profile killings spark anger, worries

    Mandy Catoe

    mcatoe@thelancasternews.com

    Kayland Hagwood

    khagwood@thelancasternews.com

     

    The tragic killings this week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas prompted reactions of anger, fear and hope for peace in Lancaster County as they did across the country.