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Today's News

  • 180-degree turnaround

    Seventy-six-year-old Ruthie Hayden believes in the power of prayer.

    When the Northwest Apartments resident hits her knees these days, it’s to lift up her neighbors, and not to duck from random gunfire that used to be heard outside her front door. 

    “When you put enough prayer on ’em, they have to either start living right or get out,” she said. “That’s the only choices they have. They’re going to live right if they live here.”

  • City of Indian Land?

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    INDIAN LAND – Fed up with unchecked growth in Lancaster County’s fastest growing region, a group of Panhandle residents have joined forces to explore incorporation for Indian Land.

    Calling themselves Indian Land Voice (ILV), the group met publicly for the first time Aug. 17 at the Del Webb Library. About a dozen residents attended the meeting, not counting organizers.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Surveillance footage shows a group of men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning. 

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    According to a sheriff’s office press release, deputies responded to the store after receiving a notification from an alarm company at 4:58 a.m. The company said an alarm in the gun store had been activated. 

  • Cemetery talk: Lapse in code?

    KERSHAW – Does the town of Kershaw explicitly spell out what can and cannot be placed on grave sites at the town-owned cemetery on Edwards Street? 

    Plot owners have expressed concerns after they discovered ornaments and other items had been recently removed from grave sites and placed in a corner at the cemetery – without notifying families first. 

  • Man arrested for attacking woman, jumping on car

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for the assault of a 17-year-old woman during which he reportedly jumped on her car. 

    Ahmad Rashad Craig, 21, 109 S. Gregory St., was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to property less than $2,000 after police say he attacked a Lancaster woman and then damaged her car on Aug. 14. 

    Police spoke with the victim in the lobby of the police department only minutes after the attack, according to a police department incident report.

  • Man arrested for attacking woman, jumping on car

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for the assault of a 17-year-old woman during which he reportedly jumped on her car. 

    Ahmad Rashad Craig, 21, 109 S. Gregory St., was arrested Aug. 26 and charged with third-degree assault and battery and malicious injury to property less than $2,000 after police say he attacked a Lancaster woman and then damaged her car on Aug. 14. 

    Police spoke with the victim in the lobby of the police department only minutes after the attack, according to a police department incident report.

  • LHS golfers win opener with NFHS

    The Lancaster High School golf team captured its opener, downing Nation Ford of Fort Mill, 190-219.

    Alexandria McCain led the LHS girls with a 41 and Emily Cox followed with a 46. Carley Snyder shot a 51 and Carly Funderburk finished with a 52. Other LHS scores: Rachael Hovis, 55, and Ina Roberts with a 63.

  • Hopes high for LHS cross country

     

       

    Hopes are high for the 2011 Lancaster High School cross country team.

  • Williams, Truesdale honored

     

       

    Two Lancaster County senior football standouts were honored for their play at the first meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday.

  • LMS sets double points in all divisions Saturday

     

       

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting dirt track racing divisions Saturday night, with double points. Each division receives double points.