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Today's News

  • Residential development slows in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster County Planning Director Chris Karres updated members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Indian Land Council on developments under way in the Panhandle at the Indian Land council’s recent meeting.

    Karres said residential growth has slowed in Indian Land, but commercial development continues.

    You want fries with that?

  • Living with brittle bone disease a daily challenge

    She heard it when it happened. Waltavous Massey, 21 months old, was playing on the bed when he fell off. When she heard the crack, Waltavous’ mother, Alexis Massey, wanted to run. Waltavous’s father, Walter Massey, picked him up.

    “All I could think about was that my baby had broken his neck and his bone was sticking out,” Alexis said.

    But it wasn’t his neck. It was his leg.

  • Officer briefly adopts poodle in pink outfit

    Lance Cpl. Brian Curry of the Lancaster Police Department strutted across the lawn at the Municipal Justice Center on Tuesday with a newfound buddy – a female poodle named Hope.

    Hope drew the most attention, sporting a bright pink doggy dress that read “Born to bark.”

    Walking with a dog in pink didn’t bother Curry.

    Hope belongs to Sandy Oliver, a Beaufort woman involved in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday afternoon at White and Meeting streets.

  • Shoes stolen from patient in emergency room

    This is a letter to the person who stole my shoes from the emergency room at Springs Memorial Hospital on Nov. 25. You are probably all smiles because you think you got away with something that didn’t belong to you. I’m sure you didn’t even stop to think that the person you stole from was so sick that I couldn’t even hold my head up, let alone keep up with my property.

    Folks, if you see anyone wearing leather and mesh navy blue shoes with pink stripes (New Balance) they could be mine.

  • 4 entries singled out in Lancaster parade

    Despite the cold temperatures on Saturday night, a large crowd gathered in downtown Lancaster to see the annual Lancaster Christmas parade.

    The lineup included professional floats, beauty queens, high school marching bands, walking groups and a variety of homemade floats.

    Prizes were awarded in four categories. The judges were Greg Summers, Johannes Tromp and Scott Sistare.

    The winning entries were:

    – Best Use Of Lighting – Lancaster County Department of Social Services Foster Parent Association

  • Dollar stores’ sales rise

    For Leo Jefferies, shopping at dollar stores is all about the price.

    Jefferies, a lifetime resident of Lancaster, says the discount stores help him save money during tough times. In fact, dollar stores have become his top destination for everything from candy to holiday greeting cards.

    “Where else are you going to go and get a box of Christmas cards for $2.50?” Jefferies asked. “It’s much cheaper than other places you go in.”

  • Christmas is a season of giving. It’s a time for love and joy at seeing excitement sparkle in the eyes of children. Nothing can replace the smiles and giggles when children look upon the whimsical magic the Christmas holidays bring to the world.

    For six years, ever since moving to Lancaster, Jan and Jerry of McIllwain Road have opened their hearts to the place they now call home by taking great pains to put up an elaborate display to celebrate the season and bring pleasure to those who drive by to view it. It has become known as the Christmas House.

  • Writer praises local dealership

    I am writing to congratulate a local business on its superb customer service. I purchased a vehicle from Lancaster Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc. two years ago. I am not fond of car shopping because of the many bad experiences I have had with car salesmen. I am proud to say the Lancaster County is blessed with a dealership that has changed my perspective.

  • Angel Tree makes last-minute plea

    Christian Services’ Angel Tree program will need last-minute support from the community to succeed at providing gifts for all the needy children and teens on its Christmas list this year.

    As of Tuesday morning, the Angel Tree had 331 children and teens whom it hasn’t been able to provide gifts for, said Angel Tree coordinator Brenda Campbell.

    The Angel Tree program normally starts off the donation period with about 1,200 children and usually ends up with about 1,500 children served.

    This year, the program started off with 1,675 children.

  • Using fear to sway opinion against Obama ‘immoral’

    Upon reading the Dec. 3 edition of the Lancaster News, which, granted is odd for an 18-year-old high school senior, I could not contain my shock and incredulity at Rudy Schmidt (“Writer warns Americans about fake legislation,”) who blatantly and patently lied about President-elect Obama’s intentions of creating a mandatory private police force of youth.