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Today's News

  • AJ student injured in crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student was seriously injured in an automobile accident on her way to school Monday morning.
    Several sources have identified the student as 16-year-old Kristen Tinsley, an 11th-grader at the school. She is the daughter of Alan and Wendy Sattler of Sentry Road, Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident occurred around 7:45 on New Hope Road approximately 3.45 miles south of Heath Springs.
    Elder said the teen drove her 1996 Chevrolet off the right side of the road and struck a telephone pole.

  • This NBA fan bummed over lockout

    I became upset while driving through Uptown Charlotte on a recent Saturday night.
    The source of anger, you ask?
    A sign that directs drivers and pedestrians to Time Warner Cable Arena, where the Charlotte Bobcats play.
    That sign immediately reminded me of the ongoing NBA lockout that has pitted team owners against the players. As billionaires fight millionaires over how the league’s revenue should be split, the result is that no NBA games will be played in the foreseeable future.

  • Ask candidates important questions

    This month, voters in towns and cities across the state will go to the polls to choose their local leadership for the next several years.
    Men and women who aspire to public service are out shaking hands, putting up signs and distributing campaign handouts.
    While local elections may not be as high-profile as the races for many state and federal offices, they’re important nonetheless. Your town or city council makes lots of decisions that impact you, from the taxes you pay to the quality of life you enjoy.

  • Ira B. Jones III: A hero who proudly served

    My family moved to 307 White St., when I was about 2 years old. 

    We moved next door to the Joneses – Big Ira, Minnie Craig, Sis, Ira B. III (Sonny) and Susan. Only a gravel driveway separated our houses.

    Immediately, the Jones family became my family, too.

  • Stand up, be quiet for our veterans

    – Editor’s note: Mr. Evans is taking a well-deserved break this week. We are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 8, 2008, edition of The Lancaster News. It is especially timely with Veterans Day observance on Friday. 

     

    At one time, the significance of Nov. 11 – Veterans Day – wasn’t lost on anyone.  

  • Murder trial to begin Monday

    A trial for a man charged in the death of a 3-year-old girl last year begins Monday morning. 

    Anthony Rodriekus Carter, 29, of 2139 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, heads to court this week, charged in connection with the killing of 3-year-old Jaylen Jackson in May 2010. He faces a murder charge, as well as related firearms charges, said 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield. 

    The trial begins at 9:30 a.m. in the county courthouse. Judge Earnest Kinard of Camden will preside over the case. 

  • Duke rate hike hearing Tuesday

    Duke Energy is requesting a rate increase and the public will get a chance to express their thoughts on the matter during a public hearing Tuesday night.

    With requested rate increases averaging between 11 percent for commercial customers and 17 percent for residential customers, the company is asking for an overall 15 percent increase in its monthly rates.

    If approved, the rates would go into effect in February 2012.

  • Closing the book

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Looking back on two years’ worth of investigations into suspected gang activity, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said there’s no feeling quite like closing an open case. 

  • Hard work pays off

    A team of educational experts representing the international accrediting body AdvancED will recommended accreditation for the Lancaster County School District.

    Accreditation is a certification process that ensures an educational body maintains standards that qualify its graduates for admissions to institutions of higher learning.

  • Nunnery: Looking back/forward

    Chris Nunnery has found himself in an awkward position several times in the past week. 

    For years, he’s been accustomed to responding to emergencies when he hears them paged out on the radio scanner. But now, he’s only able to listen, as the dispatcher’s voice takes him back down memory lane. 

    Nunnery, who was chief at the Lancaster Fire Department for the past nine years, announced his retirement last month as he prepares to take on a new position as the county’s 911 director.