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Today's News

  • Artisans Center closes its doors

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster has closed – at least for now.
    The center, which opened in 2009 on Main Street in the old Badcock furniture store, served as a location for arts classes, performances and exhibits that showcased works by local and nationally known artists.
    Its last day was Aug. 31.
    Local artist Christina Chastain, who founded and managed the center, said funding became a major issue, as there wasn’t enough support to help pay monthly expenses.

  • PCI to unveil 9/11 memorial

    As many Americans prepare for a day of solemn reflection on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the employees and company officials of Indian Land’s PCI Group are instead planning a celebration.
    While the successful direct mail company is holding its annual company picnic on Sunday, Sept. 11, that’s not the real celebration.
    Instead, PCI Group President Chris Kropac Jr. has a special celebration planned for the day – the unveiling of a 9/11 memorial.

  • 2012 applications for foundation funding are now available

    Lancaster County Partners for Youth Foundation

  • Man reports attempted robbery

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Police are still searching for a man who tried to rob another man at his apartment last month.
    The attempted robbery happened just before 11 p.m. Aug. 16 at an apartment in the 600 block of Sumter Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    A 911 dispatcher told officers responding to the call that the alleged robber was still at the back door of the home trying to get in, the report said. When officers arrived, they did not see anyone near the back of the apartment complex.

  • Local woman confronted by prowler

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    No suspects have been identified in a recent incident in which a woman was confronted by a prowler in her yard.
    The Hudson Street resident told police she was alarmed after hearing a noise coming from the bushes while unloading groceries from her vehicle shortly after 9 p.m. Aug. 19, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Johnson makes it three straight in Pure Street

    Pebo Johnson captured his third straight win to highlight racing action at Lancaster Motor Speedway on Saturday night.

    Johnson and Jerry Sexton were on the Pure Street front row for the main event.

  • Vols hold on, down Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS – Andrew Jackson used a clutch 25-yard touchdown pass from makeshift quarterback Bobby Delly to Quincy Grier to cement a 30-27 victory over Great Falls at Pride Valley on Monday afternoon.

  • Labor Day celebrates workers

    For most of us, Monday will be a day off. It’s Labor Day, a federal holiday that celebrates the contributions of America’s 153.2 million workers. Schools will be closed, as will government offices, banks and many other businesses.

    Labor Day’s roots extend back to Sept. 5, 1882, when American labor leader Peter J. McGuire organized the first parade of about 10,000 workers in New York City. The Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary was inspired after seeing a labor festival in Canada.

  • Left behind

    HEATH SPRINGS – There’s a little piece of Lancaster in Tena, Ecuador, right now.

    If you don’t believe it, just ask someone from Flint Ridge Baptist Church.  That piece is there, all right – on the edge of the Amazon rain forest, and it’s there to stay.

    That little piece of Lancaster?

    It’s their hearts. They were left behind in a Bible that Peter Wing left with a 10-year-old boy named Jimmy after the two became friends.

  • Make sure the sugar is sugar

    Kids have tough times too, but this year, Mother Nature sure has been giving us older folks a run for our money.

    In April, it was a hailstorm. In the last two weeks, it was an earthquake and right of top of that, a hurricane.

    Since I’m in Maryland visiting kin right now, I had the honor of experiencing all three.

    You know, I just have a knack for bein’ at the wrong place at the wrong time.