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Today's News

  • Man stabbed in back

    A man was attacked with a screwdriver as he walked home from work Tuesday evening, and police are still searching for the assailant.
    Lancaster police officers were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room shortly after 5 p.m. about a stabbing victim.
    Hospital staff told officers a man walked into the ER with a stab wound in his back, according to a police department incident report.

  • Scammers are getting much, much more clever

    You have to give it to scam artists – some are getting pretty creative. And dire economic times are breeding  ingenuity among some of the best.
    In the past six months, The Lancaster News has published several articles about various scams in Lancaster County.
    In February, reporter Reece Murphy shared the plight of a woman who was summoned to Springs Memorial Hospital in the wee hours of the morning. The caller, who identified himself as a highway patrolman, said she had a family member at the hospital and to get there fast.

  • U.S. needs solution, not ‘deal’ on debt ceiling and spending

    There is a very good chance that by the time you read this, Congress will have already sent debt-ceiling legislation to the president to sign. However, I went ahead and wrote this column in order to get information to you as quickly as possible.
    This column addresses the “Boehner plan,” put forth by Majority Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-Ohio), which I voted against.
    Here’s why:

  • Teams launch grid drills

     

       

    County high school football practice is in full swing as the preseason camps, in preparation for the 2011 season, are open with plenty of activity.

  • Mangum wins NDRA Road Show

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway track veteran Timbo Mangum captured the checkers in the NDRA Road Show to highlight action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

  • Great Falls revival enters its 39th day

    GREAT FALLS – The Rev.  Zack Williams is energized. 

    He compares his excitement to that of the biblical prophet Jeremiah.

    “But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones,” Jeremiah 20:9 states.

    That’s because tonight will mark the 39th service of a revival that Second Baptist Church of Great Fall originally scheduled for seven days. Williams said God is on fire and moving in the midst of the tight-knit community. 

  • Post offices stay open

    Lancaster County was spared as the U.S. Postal Service announced last week it is looking to close thousands of post offices, mostly in rural areas.
    The USPS claims more customers go online and to contract providers for their postal needs, showing a physical post office is no longer required.
    But the residents of Fort Lawn, Heath Springs and Van Wyck have been arguing for years that the post office is central to their small communities.

  • Officials charge two with burglary

    Investigators closed the book on two burglary cases last week with the arrest of two people at a Lancaster home.
    John Benjamin Bernard Davis, 25, 2143 Pressly Road, Chester, and Lakia Laquanda Watts, 23, 603 Cunningham Road, Lancaster, were both arrested July 29 in connection with burglaries reported at homes on South Hughes and South French streets.
    Davis was charged with two counts of first-degree burglary, while Watts was charged with accessory to burglary after the fact.

  • Chandler was a champion for cancer survivors

    Special and inspiring.
    Those two words may mean a lot of things, but to Debbie Crenshaw those words best describe her friend Judy Chandler, a well-known local humanitarian. Chandler died early Tuesday morning at age 62 after a long battle with cancer.  

  • ‘A lot of people need help’

    KERSHAW – Nicole Seegars didn’t have a lot to say as she picked up food Tuesday morning at Second Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    Though she said little, the Kershaw resident didn’t hold back on expressing gratitude. The smile and glow in her eyes seemed to tell the story.
    Seegars was one of a few hundred locals who received free food during a giveaway sponsored by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE). Items included frozen meats, juices, canned goods and paper towels.