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Today's News

  • The soundtrack of Black America

    It’s hard for Dennis Jones to explain the concept of chords and octaves. He’d rather spend that time trying to convey the immaculate feeling soul music gives him.
    Jones, a Lancaster native who’s played the keyboard for more than 30 years, breaks out into a rhythmic clap and dance routine on the spot. With no radio or instruments around, he imagines an upbeat drum cadence while pretending to play a piano melody at the same time.
    He says there’s nothing else in life that can give him such a thrill.

  • Blacks made positive impact on all races

    February is when we take time to celebrate Black History Month.      In previous editorials, we’ve said we wished there was no need to single out one month a year to recognize the accomplishments of one race who fought so long for equal rights.
    The accomplishments of blacks throughout the centuries should be integrated in history books right along with the accomplishments of others – such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Meriwether Lewis and  William Clark.  

  • Dog vs. human

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster woman is recovering after an attack by a pit bull mix.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said the incident occurred Tuesday evening about 6 p.m. as Brenda Stacks, 65, of Craig Farm Road was taking an evening walk on Tara Trail in the Hickory Estates neighborhood.
    The incident report said the attack occurred when a stray dog that had been sheltered at a home on Tara Trails Circle bolted away from its keeper as he cleaned the dog’s pen.

  • Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Anne Landires was on her way home from Walmart in Tega Cay last July when she got the phone call, a horrifying end to what had been a pleasantly routine summer day.
    On the other end of the line was her mother, Deb Omans, calling near frantic from Landires’ home in Indian Land’s Arlington neighborhood. She’d been outside with the grandkids, Tanner, 5, and Tessa, 8, as they played in the front yard.

    Get home. Tanner’s been bitten by a dog. He’s bleeding. Bad.

  • City denies annex request

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Residents in the Forest Hills and Partridge Hill subdivisions got their wish Tuesday night.
    Dozens of those residents packed Lancaster City Hall to voice their concerns about an annexation request that would bring 121 acres of land into the city.
    St. Katherine Properties, which owns the land, had requested a residential zoning classification of R-10, which requires 10,000 square feet per lot. That’s opposed to an R-15, which requires 15,000 square feet per lot.

  • Expansion under way on Heath Springs Fire Department

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A lot of rocks and dirt and some construction equipment sit where the expanded Heath Springs Fire Department station will one day rest.
    It’s hard for some to envision, but planners have ensured the public that the station will be quite a spectacle once renovations are complete.
    Work got under way a few weeks ago, though officials used Wednesday to officially break ground on the expansion project.

  • Extra effort nets LHS win

     

       

    Leave it to a senior – who else – to save LHS Senior Night in a game which seemed would never end.

  • Extra effort nets LHS win

     

       

    Leave it to a senior – who else – to save LHS Senior Night in a game which seemed would never end.

  • LC Stallions spoil BHS senior night

     

       

     

  • Rams sweep Mustangs

     

       

    The A.R. Rucker Rams capped the middle school basketball season charging to a sweep of the rival South Middle Mustangs on Wednesday in the Lancaster High School gym.