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Today's News

  • Pups on a plane

    Six cats and four dogs from the Lancaster County Animal Shelter got a private flight Nov. 9 to their new home in East Hampton, New York.
    The trip was a coordinated effort by animal rescue groups, a charitable pilot, the shelter and two Lancaster County Council members.

  • Teams eye playoff openers

    Lancaster County high school football teams are focused on the “second season” as they look to make a playoff run.
    All four county teams are in the playoffs which open Friday night at 7:30, with three teams on the road.
    Lancaster, 5-5 and the fourth seed out of Region III-AAAA, travels to face 9-1 Belton-Honea Path.
    Andrew Jackson, 7-2 and the Region IV-AA runner-up, is at home to face Ninety Six, 2-8 as the Volunteers host their first playoff game since the 2013 season.

  • McGriff signs to play at Limestone

    The 2016-17 Lancaster High School basketball season has yet to tip off, but Bruins’ senior forward Nehemiah McGriff knows where he will play next season.
    McGriff, a 6-5, 177-pounder, made his college choice official Friday morning when he signed with Limestone College to play for the Saints.
    McGriff, who chose Limestone over Wingate, Catawba and Johnson C. Smith University, said selecting the Saints was an easy choice.

  • Bruins’ Watts, AJ’s Frye reap Tri-County honors

    FORT MILL – A Lancaster County star football layer and coach were among the honorees at the Tri-County Coaches Association season awards luncheon Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.
    Lancaster High School junior defensive end Markees Watts was named the Division I, Class AAAA-AAAAA schools, Defensive Player of the Year.
    Andrew Jackson High School second-year head football coach C.J. Frye was named as the co-winner for the Division II, Class AAA-AA-A, Coach of the Year award.

  • Column: How politicians spend donations

    The elections are over, and campaign accounts are empty.

    Well, not quite empty.

    The question arises: What can – and can’t – politicians do with all that money? While not state or federal funds, these campaign accounts are considered public money, and state laws govern what they can be used for. Perhaps not surprisingly, these laws aren’t as cut and dried as you would hope.

  • Column: There's upside to Yankee influx when they come to lend a hand

    In case you haven’t noticed, there are a lot of new folks moving to the Palmetto State. In fact, we rank second in the nation per capita after Washington state in the number of people moving here.

    A lot of these folks are from up North – aka Yankees.

  • Tree Tops celebrates grand opening

    Lennar Charlotte celebrated the grand opening of its Tree Tops active adult community last month during an event that highlighted the community’s connection to nature and uncommon approach.

    The Oct. 15 event offered the first public look at a project that began with a tumultuous start about two years ago amid public outcry from Van Wyck residents.

  • ‘Nutcracker’ brings holiday dreams to stage on Monday

    Amanda Harris

    For The Lancaster News

    Local students will bring dancing mice, cherubs and gingerbread girls to life during Lancaster’s annual performance of a holiday classic.

    The Lancaster performance of “The Nutcracker” is 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 21, at Lancaster High School’s auditorium, 617 Normandy Road, Lancaster. 

  • Supporters step up, help Hall with medical bills

    A freak accident that left police Lt. Phillip Hall blind in one eye has also left him with a huge stack of medical bills.
    Now his friends, church family and co-workers at the Lancaster Police Department are stepping into to help with a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1 today at Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road.

  • 7 new gleaming firetrucks

    Seven of the county’s new fire engines are here, and more will be picked up in Roebuck this week.
    The county purchased 18 new vehicles – 10 custom cab engines, two custom cab pumper tankers, five commercial chassis rescue trucks and one commercial chassis tanker – in late 2015 through a $7.2 million bond package.
    So far, seven of the custom cab engines are here. They will be staged at the Antioch, Belltown, Buford, Camp Creek, Flat Creek, McDonald Green and Shiloh Zion volunteer fire departments.