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Today's News

  • $200,000 in heavy construction equipment reported stolen in IL

    INDIAN LAND – More than $200,000 in heavy construction equipment was reported stolen from Harrisburg Road in Indian Land on May 26.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Salisbury, N.C., man told a deputy that he had gone to 11927 Harrisburg Road to pick up some of his equipment. The man is owner of Gupton’s Land Clearing of Salisbury.

    The man told the deputy he had last seen the equipment in March.

    Stolen from the property were a:

    u A Caterpillar tractor valued at $62,500

  • Car break-ins reported in Smokerise community

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  • A call for peace, cooperation

    Enough is enough.

    That was the sentiment at a meeting of local pastors, law enforcement, government officials and residents at First Washington Baptist Church on Thursday night. They came together to discuss Lancaster County’s recent gun violence, which law enforcement officers say is fueled by drugs and gang disputes.

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Hugh White told the crowd of about 100 that enough was enough. He urged them to help police fight crime in their neighborhoods.

  • White whitewashes Blue

    The old football maxim says defense wins games.

    The 2010 Lancaster High School football game was the latest proof of the ageless grid claim Monday at the Bruins’ practice field at the Rice Athletic Complex.

    The White team posted an 8-0 win over the Blue squad in the annual clash.

    The game was originally set for Friday afternoon at Memorial Stadium, but a late afternoon rain washed out the action.

  • Another traffic light for U.S. 521?

    INDIAN LAND – As traffic increases along the U.S. 521 corridor in Indian Land, county officials are hoping for a new traffic signal to ease congestion.

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. recently requested that Lancaster County Council look into approving the installation of a traffic signal at the intersection of U.S. 521 and 521 Corporate Center Drive.

    The intersection is near Internet marketing firm Red Ventures. County Administrator Steve Willis presented the request at council’s May 24 meeting.

  • Duke Energy opens new Springs Park access area

    CHARLOTTE – The new Springs Park public recreation access area, located on Fishing Creek Lake, opened on May 10.

    The new access area replaces the Cane Creek access area located off  Bethel Boat Landing Road, which will be retired. The Springs Park access area will include two boat ramps, a courtesy dock, paved parking and lights.    

  • Homers boost P-31 win

    Lancaster Post 31 went the distance on the field and the scoreboard in the senior team’s 67th season opener Thursday night at Eggleton Field.

    P-31, seeking to rebound from an 11-13 finish last summer, used the long ball to boost its hopes in a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17.

    Camden held a 4-1 lead a third of the way through with the early three-run edge through three innings.

    Lancaster coach Tyler Anderson, in his first game as the Post 31 head coach, said his team didn’t panic in the early innings.

  • Two hurt in shooting at Waffle House

    Two men were wounded after shooting broke out among several people in the parking lot of Waffle House on S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said the department was called to the restaurant at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy, as investigators have received little cooperation from witnesses or the victims, Howard said.

    Investigators do know that two men were shot, and they were both taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, Howard said.

  • Two wounded in Waffle House shooting

    Two men were wounded after shooting broke out among several people in the parking lot of Waffle House on S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said the department was called to the restaurant at 2:43 a.m. Sunday. Details are sketchy, as investigators have received little cooperation from witnesses or the victims, Howard said.

    Investigators do know that two men were shot, and they were both taken to Springs Memorial Hospital by personal vehicles, Howard said.

  • Not forgotten

    A debt of gratitude is owed to 198 soldiers whose names are etched in bronze on the war memorial at Lancaster's Memorial Park, said Ernest Stroud.

    Stroud, a Korean Conflict veteran and publicty chairman for DAV Chapter ???, said Lancaster's war dead gave their all to protect a way of life that we now enjoy.

    And its been that way since April 6, 1917 when the United States entered World War I. Stroud said since in the last 93 years, more than 620,000 of America's sons and daughters have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom.