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Today's News

  • Writer believes change is coming

    Collectively, we’re at rest over the economy, but the fears and stigma from the H1N1 virus seems to boost businesses lagging behind.

    I still have yet to cave into the pressure into staying at home. I’m not scared of the swine flu. After all, most researchers have said it’s just like the regular seasonal flu. It’s not a killer, at least, not yet.

  • Food Drive collects 8,400 pounds of food

    I would like to thank the residents of Lancaster County for supporting the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive on May 9. Despite your own personal economic challenges, you opened your hearts and your pantries to give a total of 8,400 pounds of nonperishable food items for HOPE in Lancaster’s food pantry. Your sacrifice will truly make a difference in many families’ lives.

    Thanks also to all the volunteers who made this event happen.

    The letter carriers went the second mile to collect all the food items along their routes.  

  • Will event have impact?

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    If every resident of Lancaster County spent $20 on May 20, could it help boost the local economy?

    That’s the question on many people’s minds as local businesses launch the Spend $20 on the 20th experiment. The purpose of the event is to encourage local residents to spend $20 at county businesses, which could hopefully inject much-needed funds into the local economy.

  • Economist to present 2009 forecast at forum

    National economist Steve Rick will address the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce membership at a special economic forum Thursday morning.

    The meeting will be held at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club beginning with a buffet breakfast at 8 a.m. The program will start at 8:30 a.m.

    Sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, the forum will be geared toward assisting business and leaders to plan for the near future.

    Rick will present information on current economic conditions and an outlook for the remainder of 2009.

  • Buford girls bask in diamond glory

    BUFORD – May 20, 2009 will forever be noted as a “Maroon Letter Day” in Buford High School girls’ athletic history.

    The Lady Jackets’ softball team, in its 31st season, produced the school’s first girls’ state Class A championship as BHS completed a sweep of Johnsonville in the best-of-three series  Wednesday at the Buford softball field. The Lady Jackets shut out Lower State champion Johnsonville in two games – 4-0 in the opener Monday on the Lady Flashes’ field  and 7-0 Wednesday on the BHS field.

  • Police reports - May 24, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    - Electronics and other household items were stolen from an Old Camden Road home in Heath Springs between 7:45 a.m. and 2:25 p.m. May 18.

    The report said someone broke in the front door, causing $100 in damage.

  • 'Hannah Montana' visits school

    Teenage music and acting sensation Hannah Montana paid a special visit to Indian Land Elementary School on May 15.

    Well, kind of.

    No, it wasn’t the real Hannah Montana who visited the school, but judging by the students’ loud roar, you may not have been able to tell the difference.

  • Economy death knell for LIFT

    A nonprofit agency that has helped those with behavior health problems get an education is dissolving due to the economy.

    LIFT, which stood for Learning Institute for Tomorrow, has been in existence for five years, offering adult education to those recovering from the effects of mental illness or substance abuse.

    LIFT’s aim was to help those people lead more rewarding and fulfilling lives.

  • District to slash some jobs

    A few dozen teaching positions will be eliminated as part of the Lancaster County School District’s proposed budget for 2009-10.

    District personnel and the school board discussed the planned $76.2 million budget Tuesday. The board will adopt the budget next month.

    Due to the weak economy and a decrease in state funding, district Finance Director Tony Walker said more than 30 teacher or guidance counselor positions have been cut for next year.

  • $20 on 20th promotion a hit here

    The minute Gizella Meyer opened her newspaper Wednesday morning, she knew how she was spending her day.

    With her family in tow, Meyer traveled for lunch at one of her favorite restaurants, Wagz and Wishes at 126 S. Main St.

    There, her family enjoyed the special of the day, three sandwiches and drinks for just $20.

    The deal was one of many throughout Lancaster County on Wednesday, as businesses participated in the Spend $20 on May 20 promotion.