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Today's News

  • Column: S.C. Guard program helps refocus at-risk youths’ lives

    It’s one of society’s most important challenges – rescuing at-risk youth from a life of crime, drugs or hardship.
    Across the state and nation, people from all walks of life stand united in the shared goal of reaching out to troubled teens before it’s too late. Civic clubs, church groups, school organizations, government agencies and individual citizens alike devote much time, effort and resources toward helping at-risk young people.

  • 3 men arrested for Home Depot burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Old fashioned police work.
    That's how Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith describes what led to the arrest of three men last week who were trying to steal items from The Home Depot.
    According to a police department incident report, an officer was on nightly patrol, checking businesses along S.C. 9 Bypass, when he saw the men at about 2:50 a.m.

  • Man shot during armed robbery on Bradburn Drive

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are searching for a man who shot and injured a Lancaster man Wednesday morning.
    A 39-year-old Lancaster man was shot twice as he walked with another person along Bradburn Drive at 10:45 a.m., according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release. Maj. Matt Shaw with the sheriff's office said the shooting was the result of an attempted armed robbery.

  • Grizzlies in his midst

    The animal actor that has graced the big screen, television movies, talk shows and magazine covers, is coming here.

    Jeff Watson and Brody the bear will stop by Nutramax Laboratories in Lancaster Business Park on Monday for a short visit.

    Don’t be fooled by the 1,300-pound Kodiak grizzly’s soft, brown cuddly fur, amber eyes, turned up nose and sweet face. 

    Raised by Watson since he was 8 weeks old, Brody is a trained actor in every sense.

  • Eggs won’t always fry on a hot sidewalk

    Sometimes, you don’t know until you try.                                          

    If you happened to be on Main Street last Thursday afternoon, you would have seen me and photographer Aaron Morrison try a stunt that the late Pierce Horton Sr. of the Corner Drug Store did more than 60 years ago.

    We were trying to see if it was hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk.

  • Bringing back The Patio drive-in

    Tim Moseley represents the past and the future of The Patio eatery in Lancaster. 

    Back in 1978, Moseley worked as a car hop at the popular drive-in restaurant at 1114 Great Falls Highway, on the southern end of town. It first opened in the 1940s.  

    Those were the days when business was booming. But after a few changes in ownership, the restaurant closed in 2006.

  • Great Falls Propane opens location in Lancaster

    From Release

    Great Falls Propane, 1509 Pageland Highway, has opened its doors. The store boasts a new state-of-the-art, interactive gas appliance showroom and customer service center that  includes a propane filling station (for gas grill cylinders and RV’s) with drive-through service.

  • Make a big difference by helping with HOPE

    HOPE needs help. Helping Other People Effectively (HOPE) of Lancaster aids the community through its roster of caring volunteers.
    HOPE in Lancaster Inc. is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis.
    HOPE has a crisis of its own. During the summer months, volunteer help tends to drop a bit with helpers taking vacation.
    At the same time, those in need, no matter the situation, need assistance.
    The clients can’t wait as their plight never takes time off.

  • Progress continues on Veterans Monument

    We continue to see a steady progress on the Veterans Monument since our last report May 29.
    Installation of underground utilities is complete. The three sections of curved wall that will hold panels of inlaid granite with veterans’ names has been built, but is not complete.
    Brick pavers purchased by sponsors and supporters have been laid. Cutting of the stone for the base and cap are complete. Cutting of the stone for the 10-foot mid-section is scheduled for the last week of July and the first week of August.

  • Neff officially joins Giants

    By Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    Steven Neff is officially a member of the San Francisco Giants’ organization.
    Neff, a former Lancaster High School and Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball star, joined the Giants’ organization Friday when he signed with the 2010 World Champions in Scottsdale, Ariz.