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Today's News

  • Time for a new library?

    In past years, nothing would have made Jeri Rogers happier than seeing circulation increase at the county’s three libraries.

    But with significant budget cuts over the last few years, Rogers said it’s becoming more difficult for the county’s libraries to keep up.

    Rogers, chairwoman of the county library board, joined library director Richard Band to explain the plight of the libraries to County Council on Tuesday.

  • Residents want to clean up Panhandle roads

    Indian Land is a beautiful community in Lancaster County with scenic country roads and attractive homes mingled with farms and thriving businesses.

    It is a shame that there is a constant trashing of Indian Land’s roadways by litterbugs and illegal dumpers.

    The situation deserves immediate attention and the Indian Land Action Council has formed an Anti-Littering/Gateways Beautification Committee to increase awareness and promote pride in Indian Land.

  • Serving because they care

    For more than a month now we have introduced you to Lancaster County’s 19 volunteer departments. It has been a real learning experience for me. During this time, I’ve met so many, compassionate and dedicated folks. I’ve listened to their stories and their reasons for being firefighters.

  • Man dies in house fire in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal house fire in Kershaw.

    Sheriff Barry Faile said Robert Lewis Railey, 57, of 415 W. Richland St., died in the fire, which was called in about 2:30 a.m. Wednesday.

    People inside the home woke up to find the house on fire, Faile said. Several friends of Railey’s escaped. Railey’s body was found in a back bedroom of the home.

  • Wake up to benefits of a nutritious breakfast

    When it comes to giving the body the energy it needs, setting the stage for metabolic function and getting the intestinal tract on track, breakfast is still plain good for you.

    Yet, fewer than half of Americans (about 44 percent) eat breakfast each day, according to the International Food Information Council.

    The reasoning is simple; a morning meal breaks an eight to 10-hour fast and replenishes the body’s supply of blood glucose, which is needed to keep a body going throughout the day.

  • They're dedicated to community

    Almost like clockwork, the precision of quick response to a fire call, you could count on members of the Shiloh-Zion Volunteer Fire Department to be in our neighborhood. They were selling tickets for their annual barbecue chicken fundraiser, which they hold the first Saturday in February. They’ve been doing so for 35 years.

    Prior to writing a feature in our “Always on Call” series, that was the most I knew of the volunteer fire department, which serves our Arrowood neighborhood and others in north Lancaster County.

  • A noise worth living with

    There’s a reason why people lock their doors at night, said Lancaster Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery.

    “Everyone likes to feel safe in their homes,” Nunnery said.

    But many of these same home-owners don’t check  smoke alarms to make sure they are working properly as an added safety measure.

    And to Nunnery, the principal is the same.

  • Teen in fatal wreck sentenced to house arrest

    The teen charged in a deadly car crash last year has been sentenced to house arrest and probation.

    Elyse Hardin, 15, died in the crash on West Shiloh Unity Road on Dec. 29, 2009.

    The teenager behind the wheel, Devin Rodgers, 16, was charged with reckless homicide following the crash. He pleaded guilty to the charge and surrendered his driver’s license in July.

    In family court on Wednesday, he was sentenced to six months house arrest with electronic monitoring and intensive probation until his 18th birthday, Assistant Solicitor Bill Nowicki said.

  • Voters need to know position of their candidates

    As we approach Election Day, it is becoming increasingly more important that the voting public develops a better understanding of the records and positions of those candidates seeking office.  Furthermore, I believe that we should also make ourselves aware of the kinds of special interests that these candidates are likely to support should they be elected.  The payday lending industry has preyed upon low income families in this state for decades with their astronomical interest rates and unethical practices.  

  • Chamber unveils new marketing campaign

    Whether you’re shopping for clothing, in the market for a vehicle or in need of certain medical services, there’s a good chance you can find what you need right here in Lancaster County.

    That’s the hope of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, which launched a new marketing campaign Tuesday called Think Lancaster First. The goal of the campaign is to get Lancaster County residents to patronize Lancaster County businesses.