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Today's News

  • Two men charged in June armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities have arrested two men they say are responsible for the armed robbery last month at the Stop-N-Shop convenience store on McIlwain Road. Meanwhile, a third suspect is still being sought.
    Dequavion Joel Grier, 19, and Tryvarius Lamar Grier, 17, both of 3344 Oakridge Road, have each been charged with attempted armed robbery and attempted murder, according to a press release issued Thursday by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

  • Man arrested after propositioning teen girl

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster man was arrested Monday after propositioning and assaulting a teenager as she walked home last weekend, according to a Lancaster Police Department report.
    Tavaris Bernard Brown, 20, 708 Sowell St., was arrested June 27 and charged with assault and battery, third degree. Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith said Brown was arrested at his home after a teenage girl reported Brown confronted and grabbed her late Sunday night.

  • Chick-fil-A opens in Indian Land

    There’s a party happening in Indian Land.

    In case you wondered, that’s what was going on with all those tents set up in front of the new Chick-fil-A at 10032 Charlotte Highway in front of Walmart last Wednesday

    Though the store officially opened at 6 a.m. Thursday, the franchise celebrated with its famous “First 100” promotion.

    The event was a 24-hour party that began Wednesday morning and ended Thursday morning with a year’s worth of free Chick-fil-A meals for the first 100 people through the doors.

  • An alternative investment can lower your portfolio risk

    Money Talk

    C. David Tolson III

    When discussing asset allocation, most folks often think about the mixture between stocks, bonds and cash in their portfolio.  

    While this is not necessarily wrong thinking, asset allocation is more complicated than simply picking the appropriate pie-chart or Morningstar style box.

    As a financial advisor, I spend much of my time managing the risk associated with a client’s investments. 

  • Rising star

    Eighteen-year-old Morgan “Hot Shoe” Turpen has lofty dreams.

    They include earning an education degree from the University of Memphis and becoming a teacher and high school softball coach and possibly, one day, a principal.

    But should that plan go awry, the Cordova, Tenn., native does have a back-up.

    For now, she has a 1,300-pound winged sprint car with a 360-cubic, 700-horsepower engine and a pair of racing gloves to fall back on. Later on, if she continues to grow and develop, that could mean NASCAR. 

  • No new county taxes – yet

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Faced with a tide of angry residents, and with a significant chunk of revenue on the line, Lancaster County Council echoed the infamous words of President George H.W. Bush by saying “no new taxes.”
    That is, until council meets again July 11.
    Even after months of discussion, public input and a series of budget workshops, County Council spent hours Monday night debating what to do with the county’s 2011-12 budget.

  • Woman recounts fatal ATV wreck

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Rachel Bruce hasn’t been the same since last week’s four-wheeler accident that took the life of a Lancaster County man.
    Bruce was playing a video game about 11:30 p.m. June 22 inside her Taxahaw Road home when she heard a loud noise.
    Her first thought was that somebody was trying to break in. But that proved to be far from the truth.
    Bruce heard frantic screaming outside and later saw three people laying on the ground – a man and two children.

  • Judicial Past, Future

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The technology inside the courtroom is still so fresh that Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond referred to a user’s guide to explain some of the functions.
    A few locals asked him about the headsets that allow people in the back of the courtroom to clearly hear the proceedings taking place.
    Hammond then spoke of a brand new document reader that projects papers and other evidence on large flat screens for the jury to see.

  • AC units stolen in burglaries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating four burglaries at vacant apartments on Calhoun, Rock and Hudson streets earlier this month.
    The report said the burglaries were discovered when an employee of Collins Realty, the company that owns the properties, checked a vacant apartment at 808 Calhoun St. where neighbors had reported seeing people “going in and out.”

  • Recycling will ease our landfill woes

    Some issues we report on remind us of the arcade game, Whack-a-Mole. Take landfills, for example. This year, landfill issues have been big news in Lancaster County.