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Today's News

  • Column: The little big dream

    I have a dream for the world. My dream is concerning our nation’s problems and the world’s problems. I dream that one day the dreams of others can be lived in a way of peace. My dream includes that very peace that most of us look for in this world and our daily lives. I dream that one day that my dreams will inspire and motivate many generations to come. This is my big dream! Prepare to hear the truth.

  • Column: Imagine what the world could be

    On April 4, 1963, a man named Martin Luther King Jr. shared his dream with the world. His dream was not to be rich but to feel rich by sharing kindness with everyone. His dream was that people, as a whole, could look past their differences and live together in harmony because, even though we come from different countries, we speak in different tongues, and we look different, we are all human.

  • Power outage sends Harrisburg Elementary students home early

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School dismissed students at 11 a.m. Jan. 19 because of a power outage, said David Knight, spokesman for the Lancaster County School District.  
    “This is all third-hand information, but as I understand it, Duke Energy placed a new transformer sometime over the weekend, and that transformer has malfunctioned,” Knight said. “Nobody was aware of the issue until this morning because of the holiday.”

  • Norrell to give Democratic response to Haley’s address

    From release

  • Voter sign-up deadlines

    Voters who plan to cast ballots in the upcoming party primaries or special mayoral election for the city of Lancaster must register in the upcoming days.
    To vote in the Republican presidential primary, you must be registered by today, Jan. 20. The statewide GOP presidential primary is Feb. 20.
    To vote in the Democratic presidential primary, you must be registered by Jan. 27. That primary is Feb. 27.
    To vote in the special mayor’s race, city voters must be registered by Jan. 23.

  • Buford leader Jim Mahaffey dies at 79

    Community leader and business owner Jim Mahaffey, credited with turning Lancaster Superspeedway into a Carolinas racing hotbed in the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Jan. 18.
    Mahaffey, 79, was an Army veteran and the owner of Mahaffey Used Parts on North Rocky River Road. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Sarah Ruth Craig Mahaffey, five children, 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

  • Man charged with taking wheelchair from wife

    A Lancaster man has been charged with aggravated domestic violence after allegedly taking away his wife’s wheelchair, oxygen and cell phone and forcing her to endure a night of freezing temperatures without heat.
    William Leroy Corder, 42, of 1057 Paladin Road, is charged with one count of domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature. He is being held without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

  • Council: Give deputies more firepower

    With mass shootings in San Bernardino and Paris still fresh in their minds, Lancaster County officials are moving forward with a plan to equip sheriff’s deputies with semi-automatic rifles for better protection when responding to emergencies.
    Lancaster County Council on Jan. 11 unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to arm all 117 sworn deputies at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with a Bushmaster XM-15 semiautomatic rifle.
    The force currently uses traditional shotguns, though not every deputy is equipped with one.

  • 'Do something that makes a difference'

    Lancaster honored Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a Main Street parade and “I have a Dream” ceremony in the city hall parking lot Jan. 16.
    “Today we celebrate equality, diversity and justice for all,” said Marsha Barnes, who served as mistress of ceremony. “We also celebrate the life of a man who taught us those qualities.”

  • Harrisburg Elementary School to dismiss students at 11 a.m.

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School is dismissing students at 11 a.m. today, Jan. 19, because of a power outage, said David Knight, spokesman for the Lancaster County School District.  
    “This is all third-hand information, but as I understand it, Duke Energy placed a new transformer sometime over the weekend, and that transformer has malfunctioned,” he said. “Nobody was aware of the issue until this morning because of the holiday.”