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Today's News

  • Serve your sweetie breakfast in bed

    Now, this one is for the fellows out there who have run out of ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. If you want to give your sweetheart something she will really enjoy, serve her breakfast in bed.

    You may be scratching your head right about now, saying, “Huh?”

    Trust me, this is one idea that works every time.

    There are several pluses of this breakfast-in-bed deal you may not have thought of.

  • Banners display spirit of community

    Downtown Lancaster will soon be adorned with special banners. These 80 banners, the work of community artists, will hang from the lamp posts around the city.

    Recently a group of McDonald Green Elementary students painted some of the banners which will colorfully unfurl in the downtown wind.

    The project wasn’t limited to the students, who ranged from third- to fifth-graders. Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore tried his hand.

  • Business owner appreciates Evans’ column

    I am the current owner of Ace Hardware & Garden Center, previously Lancaster Feed & Farm. I really enjoyed W.B. Evans’ column about my business. Several customers have also commented on the column. I find it so rewarding to own a business with so much history in our community. Evans’ column conveyed that beautifully.

    I have to say that I did not fully understand the depth of the store’s history when I bought the business from my parents in 1999.

  • Consider who uses library, recreation centers before cutting their hours

    I am writing in response to recent comments that the library and recreational services might bear the brunt of budget cuts because they are non-essential services. It was said that the library and recreational services only affect quality of life, but if they weren’t provided, the world wouldn’t end.

    I must disagree. No, the world wouldn’t end. However, many of the voters and residents of Lancaster would be affected.

  • Family Promise becomes a reality

    She wanted to show us the chain. A name was written on each of the more than 4,000 links made out of bright satin ribbon.

    Darlene Hallman is just one of the many dedicated, committed and determined volunteers with Family Promise. She picked up the endless chain that filled the truck of her car.

    “Each link represents an individual,” Hallman said, as she held up the links.

  • State has some tough decisions to make

    This letter is in response to the Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis saying Gov. Mark Sanford is loony or nuts and also Converse Chellis saying the governor should exhibit leadership instead of empty rhetoric during tough times.

  • Police: Teen in fatal crash caught driving stolen vehicle again

    A Chester County teen involved in a car crash that killed a 7-year-old boy last December has been charged with driving a stolen vehicle in Lancaster County.

    Antonio Mark Celey, 17, 1 Sunset Ave., Great Falls, was charged by the Lancaster Police Department with possession of a stolen vehicle, failure to stop for blue light and resisting arrest.

  • Task force may help determine fate of See Lancaster

    A recently developed committee will play a role in determining the focus and fate of See Lancaster, the group that promotes tourism throughout the county.

    A 10-member task force has been discussing See Lancaster’s aim and ways to make the group more effective and valuable.

    The idea of the task force was suggested by Jay Rainey and Eric Rowell, who both serve on See Lancaster’s board of directors. The task force held its first meeting last month.

  • Man, 76 dies in collision with broken down truck

    A Lancaster man was killed after he crashed into the back of a broken down Comporium Communications truck on West Doc Garris Road on Thursday.

    John Curry, 76, of 3452 Oakridge Road, was pronounced dead at the scene of the 5:57 p.m. crash, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Lance Cpl. Kathy Hiles said the Comporium truck and a utility trailer behind it were partially in the road. A tow truck had arrived to pick up the Comporium truck.

    Curry was headed westbound in a 1968 pickup truck on West Doc Garris when he crashed into the back of the utility trailer.

  • Police reports " February 8, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    – A Kershaw man was charged with child endangerment and driving under the influence after a traffic stop on Feb. 2.

    Theodore Billy Humphries Jr., 38, 5169 Bethune Road, was charged with second offense DUI, child endangerment and open container.

    According to the report, an officer saw a car weaving in and out of lanes on S.C. 9 Bypass. The officer stopped the car just south of the S.C. 9 overpass. The officer saw a backseat passenger put on her seat belt as he approached the car, the report said.