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Today's News

  • Good prescription, wrong malady

    According to a recent poll by CBS News, congressional approval is currently at 9 percent. Playing off the Occupy Wall Street movement, are you one of the 91 percent?

  • Second suspect charged in robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    The investigation into the shooting of a deputy last week has helped authorities close the book on an unsolved armed robbery from last year.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies arrested John Patterson Jr., 21, 1526 Old Landsford Road, Monday in connection with the armed robbery of the South 200 Discount Beverage store on Nov. 19, 2010.

  • Kershaw briefed on grant process

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw officials now have a better grasp of what it will take to receive a major federal grant.
    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) spoke at Kershaw Town Council’s meeting on Monday about a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG).
    The town wants to secure a $500,000 CDBG to replace old water lines in the Springs Cotton Mill Village neighborhood, which is just north of the Kershaw town limits.

  • Angel Tree needs sponsors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     Help fill a child’s heart with joy this holiday season by taking part in the annual Angel Tree program.
    The program, sponsored by Christian Services, allows area youngsters to get Christmas presents they may not receive otherwise. Recipients are from families suffering financial hardships.
    However, some boys and girls are at risk of not getting gifts, as hundreds of more children still need to be sponsored.

  • Wreaths Across America comes back to Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     KERSHAW – The annual Wreaths Across America event is coming up, and local organizers still need your help to make this year’s ceremony a success.
    The goal is to remember, honor and teach – as the plan is to once again lay a wreath on each of the nearly 600 veterans’ grave sites at Kershaw City Cemetery.

  • Fire damages new Dollar General

    Shoppers looking for dollar deals will have to put those plans on hold as one local store repairs damage from a fire that sparked last weekend. 

    Lancaster’s new Dollar General store, at 501 E. Arch St., opened its doors a little over a month ago, but those doors were shut again after a back room fire burned in the early Sunday morning. By Monday, strands of yellow crime scene tape hung in the parking lot, preventing customers from parking or going inside. 

  • Saying thanks at Thanksgiving

    Thanks to cyberspace, cell phones, Twitter, and e-mail, reaching someone halfway around the world is almost instantaneous with very little face to face interaction.

    There’s nothing wrong with using technology to your advantage, but that’s not always the way the Rev. T. Edward Kofi, director of African Christians Fellowship International (ACFI) does things. Yes, Kofi has a Facebook page, but he prefers to reach out in love. 

  • Talkin' Turkey

    There is a quotation by Albert Einstein tacked up in my work cubicle.             He was a genius when it comes to capillary forces, general relativity, matter-energy equivalence and how light from another star can be bent by the sun’s gravity.

    It isn’t Einstein’s ability to comprehend atomic vibrations, wave-point duality and critical opalescence that I respect. Gosh, I have trouble just spelling Brownian motion and thermodynamic fluctuations, much less discerning what all of that means.

  • Naming the turkey is a bad idea

    – Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News. The story of Jim the turkey has indeed become a Thanksgiving tradition at The Lancaster News.

     

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • Today's Recipe

    This tender, moist cake uses pureed pumpkin to replace much of the fat and is delicately seasoned with classic Thanksgiving flavors and can be made ahead of time.

    Glazed Chocolate-Pumpkin Bundt Cake

    Ingredients

    1 cup all-purpose, flour

    3/4 cup whole-wheat pastry flour

    1 cup granulated sugar

    3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, (not Dutch-process)

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

    1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda