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Today's News

  • Colorful greeting
  • City earns major honor

    The city of Lancaster has been recognized by an international group for its detailed financial statements and overall budgeting practices. 

    The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) selected the city as a recipient of its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for the 2010-11 budget year. 

  • School district system hacked

    Personal information about local students and school district employees could have been compromised by hackers who recently accessed passwords on computers used by Lancaster County School District personnel. 

    District officials sent employees, students and their parents a letter Tuesday telling them that hackers have captured keystrokes from district computers that are linked to a statewide student and employee database. 

  • Sheriff: Beware of scams

    They pose as charitable organizations, law enforcement officials, loan officers and sweepstakes companies, but it’s possible all they really want to do is steal your money. 

    Scams are on the rise in Lancaster County and authorities want residents to be mindful who they give personal information to, especially as reports of questionable organizations begin to pile up. 

  • Two teen-age girls missing

    Authorities are searching for two missing teenage girls who disappeared within weeks of each other. 

    Lancaster teenagers Melshia Mona Chambers, 15, and Katie Jean McHowell, 16, were both reported missing during the last few weeks, though the cases are unrelated. 

    Chambers was last seen April 11 by her mother Bridgette Chambers. According to a Lancaster Police Department press release, Melshia Chambers left her home at Lancaster’s Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street after a fight with her mother at 5:30 p.m.

  • Police blotter for 4/17

     According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
     

    •  Officers discovered a police car computer was stolen sometime between Feb. 4 and March 15. A maintenance worker was jumping the car’s battery when he noticed the under-hood computer was missing, a report said. Estimated value of the computer is $1,498, plus $98 to reprogram. 

  • School district database hacked

    Personal information about local students and school district employees could have been compromised by hackers who recently accessed passwords on computers used by Lancaster County School District personnel.
    District officials sent employees, students and their parents a letter Tuesday telling them that hackers have captured keystrokes from district computers that are linked to a statewide student and employee database.

  • 'The Veteran in Your Life' essay contest – James Washington Small

    Editor’s note – Each Friday in April, The Lancaster News is publishing the winning essays from “The Veteran in Your Life” essay contest sponsored by the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office as part National County Government Month. The theme is “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.” Four winners (elementary school, middle school, high school and grand prize) will be selected and announced throughout the month.

    The Blue Jay of Life

  • Bruins top Cats for bid

     

       

    The surging Lancaster Bruins, 7-9, 4-5, earned a bid to the Class AAAA Upper State baseball playoffs after LHS topped Rock Hill 6-4 in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday night.

  • Penegar repeat winner in 5K Race for Literacy

     

       

    Lancaster High School senior track and cross county standout Wylie Penegar repeated the feet feat at the second annual 5K Race for Literacy road race on Saturday at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.