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Today's News

  • Column: Rudy is right and Phil is fooling himself!

    Hello, Lancaster residents. I’ve been laid up for a while with some health issues, but I’m back.
    I want to start with Rudy Schmidt’s Wednesday column, headlined “The real root of racial violence.” Rudy is wasting his time. Liberals will never get it. Every stat he mentioned is a fact. Just Google Justice Department stats on crime, and there it is.
    But to a liberal, facts mean nothing. My father, a lifelong Democrat, told me, “If you ever want to confuse a liberal, use logic and facts.” They don’t want the truth.

  • Column: Picking apart how we talk about race in America

    Words are powerful things, but in and of themselves they have no real power. A word is just a sound that is interpreted into thoughts and ideas, good and bad.
    Today we are faced with a great deal of civil unrest due to racial tension, and we seek the right words to quell the unrest. Words only work when we have people willing to hear the message.
    Can anyone define what words like “white power,” “brown power,” “white privilege” and “black lives matter” truly mean?

  • An eye-opening summer for newest kindergartners

    Nearly 100 kindergarten students have been prepped for this coming school year thanks to Lancaster County First Steps’ Countdown to Kindergarten (CTK) program.
    CTK celebrated the students’ completion of the program Thursday at Lancaster Bowling Center, and Executive Director Lora Bryson said the program has had a great outcome this year.
    Rising kindergartners, parents, teachers and First Steps staff bowled the afternoon away and enjoyed cupcakes.

  • Kershaw man’s drug sentence commuted

    A Lancaster County man who has served 12 years on a crack-cocaine conviction is among 214 federal inmates whose sentences were commuted by President Obama this week.
    Tyrell Anthony, 33, of Kershaw has been serving 20 years for possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of crack cocaine and failure to appear in court. His incarceration, at the medium-security Bennettsville Federal Correctional Institution in Marlboro County, will now end Dec. 1.  
    Most of the affected inmates are low-level drug offenders, said White House legal counsel Neil Eggleston.

  • Buford landmark gone

    For decades, it was a rite of passage for teens in Buford – a courageous, after-dark covert ascent of the fabled water tank beside the elementary school.
    But the 7,500-gallon edifice, built in 1965, has seen its last climber.
    Workers from R.E. McLean Tank Co. should finish cutting apart and dismantling the tank today, said Stephen White, Lancaster County Water and Sewer District manager.

  • Crowd shows up to talk about underage drinking

    Nearly 100 teens, parents and concerned community members came together Wednesday night to start a much-needed conversation about underage drinking at a town hall meeting sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy Youth.
    A youth panel and an expert panel discussed anonymous responses from the audience to questions about the use and abuse of alcohol, addiction and legal consequences. Coalition for Healthy Youth member Jordan Rogers moderated the discussion.

  • Sutton nets LJGA honor

    Anthony “T” Sutton has added another honor to his golf resume.
    Sutton, the defending Lancaster Golf Club champion and an all-state golfer at Buford High School, can now claim the title of the Matt Blackwell Award as the Lancaster Junior Golf Association Golfer of the Year for the 2016 season.
    Sutton wrapped up his title with his win in the Roy Small Junior Championship at the Lancaster Golf Club last week.

  • Norwood claims first career win

    Kyle Norwood captured his first career win in the Montgomery Towing Super Stock main event at Lancaster Super Speedway to highlight action on a hot Saturday night.
    Norwood and Brandy Baker were on the front row and when the green flag dropped, Baker, Norwood, Joseph Eneglbrecht and Chris Player roared into turn one in a lead battle.

  • Column: The real root of racial violence

    Like The Lancaster News’ favorite columnist Phil Noble, Charlene McGriff chooses the numbers she needs to fulfill her ideology and agenda.
    Much discussion is needed on the problems in America, but facts must also be present without ideology leading the discussion.
    I recognize that police seem to be shooting a lot more people today because the news leads with those stories. That is what we hear first, and blacks seem to be shot more often than whites.
    But let’s look at some numbers for our discussion.

  • Column: Hey Trump, you’re a loser!

    I apologize. This is a rude headline, and I can hear my mother’s voice in the back of my brain, “Now Phil, that’s rude. Don’t say things like that.”
    My first instinct is to reply to that voice by saying, “But he calls other people a loser all the time.” “Yes, I know,” my mom’s voice says, “but just because he is rude doesn’t mean you have to be. We didn’t raise you that way.”
    As usual, Mom is right. I guess it was just my “inner Trump” getting out.