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Today's News

  • Naming the turkey is a bad idea

    – Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News. The story of Jim the turkey has indeed become a Thanksgiving tradition at The Lancaster News.

     

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • Today's Recipe

    This tender, moist cake uses pureed pumpkin to replace much of the fat and is delicately seasoned with classic Thanksgiving flavors and can be made ahead of time.

    Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Ingredients

    1 cup all-purpose, flour

    3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

    1 cup granulated sugar

    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (not Dutch-process)

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

  • Christmas musical features local artists

    By Doris Hood
    Special to The Lancaster News
    After Thanksgiving, the focus turns to the Christmas season, with Christmas Day just a month away. The Pan-Hellenic Council plans to get the season off to a good start, with The Spirit of Christmas, a musical performance at 5 p.m. Saturday at Mount Zion AME Church, 317 E. Barr St.
    The Spirit of Christmas features Lancaster artists Gayle Gordon, Lafayette Thrower and the Rev. Eddie Moore.
    Gordon is a well-known soprano and has performed at numerous events in Lancaster and beyond.

  • Thanksgiving is more than a good meal

    It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kickoff of our holiday season.
    Our national day of giving thanks dates back to 1621 in Massachusetts, where we believe the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated a successful harvest with food and festivities.
    Given our economic situation, some in modern-day America may find it difficult to give thanks, but we still have much to be thankful for – health and family and freedom, to name a few.

  • Give your time, resources cheerfully

    Thanksgiving is a special time to ponder, pray and be reminder of the true meaning of thanksgiving. It is a great time to rest, reflect and give thanks unto the Lord for all he has done in and during our lives.
    Thanksgiving is a time to be reminiscent and grateful to be alive and to reach out and express our love and kindness toward our family, friends, neighbors, leaders and country. Give thanks unto the Lord for he is good and his love is everlasting.

  • Injured deputy returns home

    A sheriff’s deputy shot last week during a botched robbery is home, just in time for Thanksgiving. 

    It hasn’t even been a week since Investigator Brandon Rollins was shot once in the stomach, but Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the deputy was released from the hospital earlier this week.   

    Rollins, an 11-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, was shot as he and several other off-duty deputies confronted an armed robber at the Shrimp Boat restaurant shortly after 7 p.m. Thursday. 

  • ‘Never saw Layton in a bad mood'

    The Lancaster County School District has been hit with the loss of yet another student, this time a 7-year-old student at Erwin Elementary School in Lancaster.

    The latest loss brings the sad total to five students and two coaches county-wide who have died since school started in August.

    Layton Gladden, a second-grade special-needs student, died Sunday at his home of complications from a lifelong condition. He was the son of Kevin and Chandra Gladden of Lancaster.

  • Early Thanksgiving

    INDIAN LAND – Richard Williamson of Indian Land held out an old copy of the Charlotte News, tapped it and said, “Here, that’ll tell you everything you need to know.”

    The newspaper, dated Feb. 8, 1965, is yellow and ragged at the edges, with ink smudged in places along the crinkled folds, despite years of careful storage. 

  • Oliver takes command of Highway Patrol

    A Lancaster native assumed command of the S.C. Highway Patrol on an interim basis this week.

    Lt. Col. Michael Oliver was named SCHP’s interim commander Monday by S.C. Department of Public Safety Director Leroy Smith. The decision comes after previous commander Col. Kenny Lancaster announced he plans to retire Dec. 27. 

  • Local stores kick off Black Friday early

    Are you a Black Friday shopper who thrives on the idea of being among the first to seize deals the minute the doors open?

    Well get your most comfortable shopping shoes set aside and get ready to go.

    In a trend designed to lure recession-shocked shoppers looking to stretch their holiday pennies, Black Friday is starting earlier than ever this year.

    For Walmart, that means Black Friday is now Black Thursday with a 10 p.m. Thanksgiving Day sale kickoff. The store normally kicks off its Black Friday sales at 5 a.m. Friday.