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Today's News

  • No armed robbery at local store

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Thursday morning incident at a Lancaster convenience store was not a strong-arm robbery, as was initially thought.
    Shortly before 11 a.m., a Lancaster County man entered the Stop-N-Shop store, at 2147 McIlwain Road, in an attempt to cash a lottery ticket, said Maj. Matt Shaw of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    The clerk told him his winning ticket had already been redeemed at another store.
    “He didn’t like it and they had an argument about it,” Shaw said.

  • Slutzky column: Americans need to work together to save our nation

    I read Bruce Miller’s column, “Put America first, not your political party,” in the Dec. 30, 2011, edition of The Lancaster News and I would like to respond.
    As I started to read it, I became a bit puzzled by his apparent confusion between “we” the American people and “we” the Republican Party. He appears to bunch them together as one and the same. He goes on to say that the Democrats are “partying” over the struggle for an identity by (his) party.

  • Bundy column: We suffer the consequences of federal debt

    At a recent meeting of some Lancaster area business people, I ran into an old friend who is now retired. Remembering that he was an avid golfer, I asked about his golf game. His reply was that he wasn’t playing any golf now, that he couldn’t afford it, even at the favorable rates of the Lancaster County Golf Club.

  • Woman found dead in home on Dunlap Street

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    It was early Thursday morning when Sherri Hinson learned something awful happened across the street from her Willowlake Road home.
    Peering out her window sometime after 7 a.m., Hinson saw police officers stringing crime scene tape around a small yellow house at the corner of Willowlake Road and East Dunlap Street.
    “It’s unbelievable. I got the call this morning and looked out the window and saw all that yellow tape outside,” Hinson said.

  • Police investigate murder of Cynthia Barnes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster police are investigating the murder of Cynthia Barnes, 47, 717 E. Dunlap St. Barnes was found dead in her home early Thursday morning.
    According to emergency radio transmissions, police were called to the 700 block of East Dunlap Street sometime after 6:30 a.m. in response to an unconscious person.
    A special operations police team was later sent to the scene, according to transmissions.
    Check back later for full story.

  • Oliver deserves to lead patrol

    Lancaster native Mike Oliver knew years ago as a mere teen he wanted to work in law enforcement.
    He just didn’t know his love for enforcing the law would lead him to the top of his profession in the Palmetto State.
    It has, as Oliver is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol after being named to the elite post in December by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    “I never dreamed that I would one day be the colonel,” Oliver said. “I’m honored. I know it’s a great responsibility.”

  • County purchases should have caused public outcry

    I am thrilled, but yet somewhat appalled at the outrage of the citizens of Lancaster County for being so humiliated by CNN’s coverage. Lancaster County taxpayers should have shown these same emotions and outcry last year when Lancaster County Council purchased the building site for the new EMS station in the Buford community.
    Council formed a committee combining the talents of three of our fine councilmen – Cotton Cole, Jack Estridge and Larry Honeycutt – to locate a site and return with recommendations.

  • Valentine's Day Breakfast Surprise

    The late George Carlin, a comedian and humorist, often examined life’s absurdities.

    Take this one for example: “Why do croutons come in airtight packages? It’s just stale bread to begin with.”

    Now, that makes sense and his is a point that’s well taken.

    But without stale bread, we wouldn’t have bread puddings and stuffing. We also wouldn’t have French toast, which would short-circuit many upcoming Valentine’s Day breakfasts.

  • Come mingle with Paige

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    You’ll have the chance to meet a TV star Friday night.
    Lancaster native Paige Duke, the focus of a reality show on the CMT network, will be at Famdamily’s Restaurant & Tavern that night for a meet-and-greet and photo session.
    Duke, 24, stars on the newest season of the “Sweet Home Alabama” dating show. Men from across the country have come to Fairhope, Ala., to vie for Duke’s attention and affection.

  • Future meets the past

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Allen Hudson: Born a slave in 1844, illiterate, yet became Lancaster County’s first black constable and, at age 26, its first black state congressman.
    Frank Richard “Dick” Massey: Born a slave, became a blacksmith, merchant and “prominent and well-to-do colored citizen,” according to an early 1900s Lancaster News article; served as chairman of the Lancaster County Republican Party.