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Today's News

  • Give back by helping those less fortunate

    Giving back. We hear these familiar words often, especially during the holidays.
    But the holiday season affords us a chance to live those words.
    In Lancaster County, the opportunities are endless. Take your pick because there are several ways you can help someone less fortunate.
    What about the Angel Tree? Often during this time of year with its hectic schedule, you might be dining out at an area restaurant. If so, look for an Angel Tree. Look over the tree and find a way to make a difference for a child.

  • Seth playing on Jesus’ football team every day

    Words cannot begin to express the love and support you have given our family. Your prayers have lifted us up, your stories have made us laugh and your love will help carry us through. God gave us the privilege of knowing Seth.

  • Three local restaurants report violent incidents

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    A Thanksgiving Day arrest at the Huddle House came less than a week after violent incidents were reported at other Lancaster restaurants.
    Police went to the Huddle House restaurant on S.C. 9 Bypass about 2:45 a.m. Nov. 24 after receiving a complaint about a disorderly conduct, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    Devon Payne, 22, was acting boisterously and cursing loudly, which disturbed the other patrons, the report said. Police said he also smelled of alcohol.

  • Report: SUV was burned after owner was beaten up

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Firefighters had to douse an SUV soon after its owner was reportedly beaten up outside a night club.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was waved down shortly after 2:30 a.m. Nov. 20 outside the Grown Folks Club by a man who said he was “jumped on” by three men, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    The club is at 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • S.C. Club for Growth releases 2011 scorecards

    S.C. Club for Growth
    Columbia – The S.C. Club for Growth released its 2011 Legislative Scorecards last week, bestowing its Taxpayer Hero award on 43 Republican legislators – eight senators and 35 representatives – based on their voting records since January 2011.
    Three local legislators received the award – Sen. Greg Gregory (16)  and Reps. Deborah Long (45) and Jay Lucas (65).
    The local legislators received the following scores:
    u Gregory – 75 for a grade of B
    u Long – 88 for an A-

  • S.C. military families are facing food crisis

    Operation Homefront of South Carolina
    COLUMBIA – Operation Homefront of South Carolina, which provides emergency financial assistance for military families and wounded warriors, reports there has been an increase in requests for food assistance from service members in South Carolina.

  • Don't get bogged down in a Christmas party quagmire

    You just walked by the bulletin board in the break room and saw a big question mark on the list by your name.

    You’ve been so busy that tomorrow’s Christmas party at work was forgotten. It’s a week earlier this year since there is one less weekend between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

    Now you’re in a cooking quagmire. 

  • Cautiously optimistic

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Jobs and economic vitality were at the forefront Tuesday morning at the Lancaster Golf CLub Fairway Room.
    That’s where elected officials gathered to update the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on current affairs during what was billed as the “State of the Community” breakfast.  
    Speakers were Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes and Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare.

  • High-speed chase update

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The woman whose car was involved in a high-speed chase last week turned herself in to authorities Tuesday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department charged Pamela Deese Hayes, 40, 2334 Shiloh Unity Road, with filing a false police report of a felony violation.
    Hayes came to the Municipal Justice Center on Thursday afternoon to report that her white Volkswagen Jetta was stolen.

  • Road is renamed to honor trooper

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A portion of S.C. 9 in Lancaster will be renamed in honor of a state  highway patrolman, and Lancaster native, killed in the line of duty.
    Patrolman Marion Charles Steele, then 28 and a five-year veteran of the highway patrol, was shot to death by one of three teenagers during a traffic stop in Chesterfield County on Sept. 10, 1966.