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Today's News

  • Heavily armed man charged in threats against estranged wife

    A Lancaster man was arrested with an assortment of weapons after his estranged wife accused him of threatening to kill her and cut off the head of a man she was spending time with.
    Kelly Leshannon Roberts, 44, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, aggravated assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Moore elected Heath Springs mayor

    HEATH SPRINGS – Eddie Moore became the first black mayor elected in Lancaster County history on Tuesday, winning a three-candidate nonpartisan race in Heath Springs.
    Moore avoided a runoff by getting 53 percent of the 189 votes cast.
    “I’m blessed. To whom much is given, much is required,” said Moore, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. “I’m a servant to my savior and to all our citizens alike. Heath Springs has great potential, and we must all work together and play our parts. We must come together to succeed.”

  • This murder hits me close to home

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I rush to a house on South York Street last Sunday afternoon, minutes after getting word of a homicide there.
    Almost 24 hours later, police still haven’t told me how 58-year-old Mildred Burris Arnold was killed. But I have a gut feeling it wasn’t a gunshot.

  • Column: Greenway’s goal: A more walkable, inviting Lancaster

    As the daylight hours continue to shorten and the leaves finally begin to turn, I find that I am already preparing for the coming holiday season and all of the fun, family and friends that it promises to bring.
    The fall has long been a time to reflect on past seasons and prepare for future ones. It is in this spirit of thankfulness and preparation that I wanted to speak to you today.
    Lancaster is a fantastic place with all of the charm and Southern hospitality you would expect from a small town populated with good, decent people.

  • New LMS owners to attend awards night

    New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

    Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

    McManus had owned the track since 2003.

    The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories of Blue Devils’ state title season

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.

  • Plyler took life’s lemons and made lemonade

    You surely heard the old saying, “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.”

    Over the last week in reflecting on Richard Plyler’s life and special memories of him following his death, that line has come to mind.

    Most people know Richard was a member of the 1959 Lancaster High School Blue Hurricanes football team, which won the Class AA state crown to cap an 11-1-1 season under legendary coach Wade Corn.

  • Heath Springs, Kershaw going to polls Tuesday

    Voters in Heath Springs and Kershaw will head to the polls Tuesday to have their say on council terms that start in January 2018.
    Both elections are nonpartisan, which means candidates don’t have to register with political parties. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

    Heath Springs
    Heath Springs Town Council has five members – four at-large council seats and the mayor. Terms for two council seats and the mayor expire in January.

  • Press 1 button and lock down a whole school

    Locking down a school to protect it from outside intrusion took nearly 10 minutes using the Lancaster County School District’s old technology.
    Someone had to run to each exterior door and manually click an electronic key fob.
    Now, a whole-school lockdown takes only a split second. One-button systems are part of $1.7 million in safety-lock upgrades that will be completed throughout the district by next fall. They’re among the $199 million in construction and technology projects funded by last year’s bond vote.