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Today's News

  • Half-staff flags in memory of fallen firefighter

    Flags are at half-staff from sunup to sundown today to mark respect for the memory of David Crenshaw of the Pendleton Fire Department, who died in the line of duty on Monday Jan. 9, 2012.

  • Stump was a mainstay in voting office

    In more than two decades of service as the director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission Office, Cassie Stump has seen plenty.
    During her 20 years with the county, Stump has seen voting go from the use of paper ballots to the now easier-to-use touch screens at the various county precincts.
    “Now we have electronic voting equipment, which is so easy to us,” said Stump, who retired from her duties Dec. 30.

  • For improvement, look in mirror, not to Washington

    Editor’s note: Portions of Greg Gregory’s guest column were omitted in the Jan. 6 edition of The Lancaster News. Here is the column in its entirety.

    “Your life isn’t changed by the man that’s elected..” – Avett Brothers
    Americans look with desperation to Washington to solve our problems. For many of us, however, our largest problem is in the mirror. For what we are doing to ourselves through lack of exercise and an atrocious diet presents a much greater threat to our well-being than an entrenched Congress.

  • Slow cookers speak a universal language

    Having a successful career means a lot to Stephanie O’Dea. 

    But in the big picture, being a successful mom means more, especially when that family includes three children under age 10, including one with Celiac disease (gluten intolerant).

    But can you have both? 

    Absolutely.

    How else can you explain a cookbook on the New York Times best-selling list for six weeks and national TV appearances, as well as feature stories in “Real Simple Magazine and “Woman’s World?”

  • Don't be afraid to substitute herbs and spices

    Don’t be afraid to substitute herbs and spices

    From time to time, every cook gets into a pinch when there is no pinch of cumin in the cupboard.

    Before going out to buy more, see if there are other alternatives that will work just as well. 

    It not only saves money, but eliminates waste by using another herb or spice in a way that serves the same purpose. It could also keep you from buying a herb or spice you will only use once. 

  • Is LARS leaving Lancaster County?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The idea of paying more than $100,000 for a county-wide transportation service did not sit well with several Lancaster County Council members during their first meeting of the year Monday night.

  • Funeral today for slain woman

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The family of a former Lancaster woman shot to death in Fort Mill by an estranged boyfriend last week is finding comfort in an outpouring of community support, her brother said Tuesday.
    Jackie Lashon Craine, 34, died Thursday at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    On Tuesday night, family and friends planned a candle-light vigil to honor her memory and highlight the issue of domestic violence.

  • On the campaign trail

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Balancing the budget and limiting the federal government’s involvement in state issues were just some of the priorities on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s mind as he spoke to Lancaster County residents Tuesday afternoon about his presidential aspirations.

  • Pros, cons to NCLB flexibility waiver

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County educators say they like some aspects of the S.C. Department of Education’s proposal requesting flexibility for certain provisions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), but have plenty of mixed feelings about it as well.
    The standards-based NCLB is a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 2001, with the goal of having all students in the country achieve grade-level passing performance in English and math by 2014.

  • BHS Jackets sweep to home mat victories

    The Buford High wrestling team registered a pair of home wins in prep wrestling action on Monday night.

    The Jackets built a big lead on Region IV-AA foe Central High and held on for the 42-38 win.