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Today's News

  • Fort Lawn man charged with break-ins

    A Chester County man remains behind bars following a string of car break-ins in Lancaster.

    Carlos Damon Smith, 37, of Fort Lawn, was charged  Thursday, June 7, with breaking and entering into a vehicle – two counts, pointing and presenting a firearm and armed robbery.

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies went to a Powell Avenue home after a resident saw a man later identified as Smith inside his vehicle, rummaging through items inside, according to a sheriff’s office press release issued Tuesday, June 12.

  • Rain causes P-31 to reset games

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball teams have been trying to dodge the rain this week.

  • LDB salutes standouts

     

       

    Lancaster Dixie Baseball honored top players, coaches and teams at the youth baseball league’s annual season-ending awards at Gandy Field on Saturday, June 9.

  • Area USC fans jubilant over baseball success

     

       

    Lancaster area University of South Carolina Gamecock baseball fans are glowing with June jubilation as the USC team returns to the College World Series to bid for a possible third straight national crown.

  • Bailey cars post track checkers

     

       

    With The Dream Team Foundation kids at LMS this past Saturday night, the LMS drivers were determined to put on a show.

  • Bundy, Carnes win in Republican primary election

     Two victors emerged Tuesday night in Lancaster County’s primary election- Republicans Bob Bundy and Brian Carnes.

  • Arrests made in recent arson

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday, June 12, the arrests of a man and woman suspected of burning a house last month.

    Josh A. Price, 28, 1454 Winthrop Ave., Lancaster, and Bobbie Lee Keiningham, 26, 148 Catoe Road, Kershaw, have each been charged with second-degree arson and second-degree burglary.

    Investigators say they broke into a Heath Springs home May 25 and intentionally set it on fire.

  • Downed utility line cuts power to more than 2,500 homes

    Gregory A. Summers
    gsummers@thelancasternews.com
    The 400 block of Arch Street between McCardell and Hughes streets is blocked off after a power line fell about 2:30 p.m. Monday afternoon.
    The energized line started a small fire, but extinguished itself before firefighters could arrive. The downed power line is near the front driveway of Municipal Park and the Wayne Fields All Children’s Playground.
    At 3 p.m. Duke Energy reported more than 2,500 homes in the county – some as far east as the Antioch Community – were without power.

  • Hurricane season is here: Are you ready?

    Major P. May
    George H. McKinney
    From release
    Even before the June 1 official start of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Tropical Storm Alberto reminded us recently that now is the time to get ready for hurricane season.

  • The worst kind of crooks

    There’s crooks and then there’s the worst kind of crooks.  Back in 1943, the war was going full blast and us folks back here on the home front had to do our best to keep our fighting men and women with plenty of stuff to throw at the enemy.
    Now up in Washington, Mr.Roosevelt figured out that Americans had bunches of old scrap materials which could be made into bullets, tanks, ships and airplanes.