Today's News

  • 21 cars egged at local apartment complex

    Due to recent shootings at a local restaurant and apartment complex, the Lancaster Police Department had extra officers, including Police Chief Hugh White, patrolling city streets over the weekend.

    There were no shootings reported, but another kind of crime occurred, even with extra officers on watch.

    Residents of Woodhaven Apartments on Colonial Avenue called police late Saturday night to report that their cars had been egged.

    In all, 21 cars at the apartment complex had been hit with eggs, which can damage a car’s paint finish.

  • Truck-driving trainer hopes to bring jobs

    VAN WYCK – It’s taken him more than 20 years, but Steven Muratore is ready to make his and several aspiring truck drivers’ dreams come true.

    Muratore opened the KDS Commercial Driver Training Institute in Van Wyck on June 25 with the hope that he could help reduce the county’s high unemployment numbers.

    Through extensive classroom and on-the-road training, Muratore said students will be able to earn their Commercial Drivers License, Class A, allowing them to drive tractor-trailer trucks.

  • Wagons still get my full attention

    A recent visit to the Amish Farmers’ Market at Mechanicsville, Md., has me looking back. I never grow tired of seeing horses and wagons.

    The sight of them prompted us to stop and buy some fresh tomatoes and cucumbers.

    Shucks, that means the fresh corn and Georgia cannonball (watermelon) harvest should be arriving any day via wagon.

    You know, there was a time when mule and horse-drawn wagons were  common sights in Lancaster’s business district.

  • July 4th Parade

     McKenna Phillips of Elgin community waves to the crowd during the annual Charlesboro Fourth of July parade on Saturday. Charlesboro, Heath Springs and Rich Hill each held their Independence Day parades Saturday. They were held a day early since July 4 is on Sunday this year.

    A group of four-wheelers makes its way down Taxahaw Road in the Charlesboro parade Saturday.

  • Pageland Watermelon Festival starts today

    The Pageland Watermelon Festival 2010 will be spectacular, offering a variety of fun-filled, family entertainment and events for the young and the young-at-heart.

    Thousands of visitors from throughout the Southeast travel to Pageland every summer to enjoy one of the largest festivals in South Carolina.

    The downtown festivities will kick off at 3 p.m. today. You can enjoy amusement rides, magic shows, the balloon man and other live entertainment in Moore’s Park at the gazebo.

  • Midenna Anderson is swim team's queen shark

    Some 19 years ago, Midenna Anderson showed up at the Lancaster County Pool to watch her daughter, Emily Anderson McCain, practice for an upcoming Lancaster Swim Team meet.

    The longtime McDonald Green Elementary School kindergarten teacher said she plopped down in a lounge chair to observe.

    “That was all I was here for,” Anderson said.

    All of that changed when former swim team coach Lynn Hammond saw Anderson sitting there. Anderson readily admits that at that time, she knew little about triple kicks, arm flies and negative splits.

  • 105 fans blow at research center

    GREAT FALLS – It’s been a hot summer and many people have been using fans to keep comfortable.

    But in one location, 105 fans were turned on at the same time.

    Dr. Anne Cope, director of research at the Institute for Business and Home Safety, spoke with Chester County Chamber of Commerce members and guests Wednesday about the new institute’s new test center on S.C. 99.

  • Incumbency not the problem, rather it's the complacency

    Due to frustrations about the endless wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the country’s continued bleak economic situation, being an incumbent officeholder has become a dicey proposition.

    No matter what you stand for, if you’re currently a governor or in Congress, you’re in trouble because you’re an insider and thereby part of the problem.

  • Angels Nationals all-stars launch state softball play

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels National League all-stars will open play in the state tournament in Dentsville on Saturday morning.

    The Lancaster Dixie Softball Angels Nationals all-stars face Landrum in a 10 a.m. clash.

    The local Angels stars earned a bid to the state tournament with a 6-4 win over the Lancaster American League all-stars last week at the Springdale Recreation Complex.

  • Dixie Boys 14 stars capture district crown

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball 14-year-old all-stars posted their fifth straight win to capture the District 10 tournament at the Timken Baseball Complex in Union on Wednesday night.

    The Lancaster 14 stars blanked York 7-0 behind the pitching of Doopy Cloud and Chandler Neal.

    Cloud hurled three innings and struck out three in the shutout. He allowed three walks and four hits. Neal, in four frames, struck out 10 and allowed a walk.