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Today's News

  • Ira B. Jones III: A hero who proudly served

    My family moved to 307 White St., when I was about 2 years old. 

    We moved next door to the Joneses – Big Ira, Minnie Craig, Sis, Ira B. III (Sonny) and Susan. Only a gravel driveway separated our houses.

    Immediately, the Jones family became my family, too.

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    – Editor’s note: Mr. Evans is taking a well-deserved break this week. We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News. It is especially timely with Veterans Day observance on Friday. 

     

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.  

  • Murder trial to begin Monday

    A trial for a man charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl last year begins Monday morning. 

    Anthony Rodriekus Carter, 29, of 2139 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, heads to court this week, charged in connection with the killing of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson in May 2010. He faces a murder charge, as well as related firearms charges, said 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield. 

    The trial begins at 9:30 a.m. in the county courthouse. Judge Earnest Kinard of Camden will preside over the case. 

  • Duke rate hike hearing Tuesday

    Duke Energy is requesting a rate increase and the public will get a chance to express their thoughts on the matter during a public hearing Tuesday night.

    With requested rate increases averaging between 11 percent for commercial customers and 17 percent for residential customers, the company is asking for an overall 15 percent increase in its monthly rates.

    If approved, the rates would go into effect in February 2012.

  • Closing the book

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Looking back on two years’ worth of investigations into suspected gang activity, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said there’s no feeling quite like closing an open case. 

  • Hard work pays off

    A team of educational experts representing the international accrediting body AdvancED will recommended accreditation for the Lancaster County School District.

    Accreditation is a certification process that ensures an educational body maintains standards that qualify its graduates for admissions to institutions of higher learning.

  • Nunnery: Looking back/forward

    Chris Nunnery has found himself in an awkward position several times in the past week. 

    For years, he’s been accustomed to responding to emergencies when he hears them paged out on the radio scanner. But now, he’s only able to listen, as the dispatcher’s voice takes him back down memory lane. 

    Nunnery, who was chief at the Lancaster Fire Department for the past nine years, announced his retirement last month as he prepares to take on a new position as the county’s 911 director. 

  • Liberty ends Indian Land’s Upper State playoff hopes

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – For the second straight season, the opening round of the Class AA Upper State football playoffs marked the close of the Indian Land Warriors’ season.

  • Trojans thump Jackets in playoffs

    The Carolina Academy Trojans snapped a 25-year skid in a big way Friday night.

    The Trojans, in a 43-13 home win over Buford High School, posted their first postseason win since 1986 in the opening round of the Class AA Division II Upper State football playoffs.

  • Tigers ignite to oust Vols