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Today's News

  • Homeless shelters may open by January

    Some families in Lancaster County walk around Wal-Mart all night because they have nowhere else to go. Given there are no homeless shelters here, strolling around a 24-hour supercenter may beat sleeping in your car.

    David Pace of First Baptist Church said he knows some people in the county who do this regularly. His church and 12 others are working diligently to change that.

  • Breaking News Deputy uses Taser on IL student after assault on officer

    INDIAN LAND – The principal of Indian Land High School and the school's resource officer were assaulted and a 16-year-old student was hit by a Taser after a conference with the student's mother turned physical on Tuesday, authorities said.

    The 16-year-old student, whose name is not being released because of his age, has been charged by the Department of Juvenile Justice with assault and battery on a police officer and disturbing schools.

  • No credible evidence of reptile-to-bird

    This is in regard to an article, "Which came first, the chicken or the egg?" on page 1B in the Aug. 22 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The National Geographic Scientists got it wrong again. Reptiles do not lay bird eggs, they never have and never will.

    However, reptiles may eat bird eggs and the birds too, but they cannot lay bird eggs.

    The National Geographic scientists have no credible evidence of reptile to bird evolution.

  • County required to maintain Sun City roads

    County maintenance crews will eventually be seen patching streets in Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    There has been recent debate over what roads Lancaster County will accept for maintenance. County officials say the county has little money for road maintenance.

    County Administrator Steve Willis initially said the county would likely not accept Sun City Carolina Lakes' roads. He said the guard shack at the entrance to the community would have to be torn down, since the county doesn't accept roads in gated communities.

  • LIFT making a difference to many

    Finally, she had a reason to get off the sofa. Depression, fears, anxiety and the stress of life were too much for her. But with the help from folks at the Learning Institute for Tomorrow, Nina Hordych is off the sofa.

    Hordych credits LIFT for helping her see there is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    She shared her thoughts in a testimonial on LIFT’s Web site, learninginstitutefortomorrow.org. Others gave similar testimonials.

  • Writer: Criminal killed innocent man, not police

    On Aug 20, one of the kindest men I ever knew was killed. John Haver was 68 years old and had decided to ride his motorcycle to get some ice cream.

    He was lawfully riding on S.C. 903 when he was hit from behind by a man who did not have a driver's license and was speeding.

    When this criminal hit John from behind, the motorcycle was dragged about 100 yards. Then, the criminal abandoned his car to run and hide from the police.

    When I first learned about this, I was saddened that such a good and gentle man was killed so recklessly and criminally.

  • Let undocumented workers help pay for courthouse

    I betcha just about everybody agrees that we need to renovate the Lancaster County Courthouse and build a new one sufficient to meet our needs for today and into the future.

    Now, it seems that more issues are coming up. Judge Brooks Goldsmith had to make us start protecting our county buildings. Yes, they are county buildings, but those mentioned are located within the city limits of Lancaster.

    The burden of protection should be shared by city and county law enforcement agencies.

  • Lancaster Futbol Club adds U-18 team for new campaign

    The Lancaster Futbol Club is introducing a new team this season comprised of boys under 18 in age from the Lancaster area.The team is comprised of players from Andrew Jackson, Great Falls, Carolina Christian Academy, Rucker Middle School and Lancaster High School.The players include Drew Christensen, Alex Roach, Matt White, Jaden Driggers, Jordan Montiel, Chad Kiser, Zach Woodruff, Marquis Perry, Austin Saboley, Michael Killingsworth, Dillon Huggins, Corey Rowell, Angel Perez, Paul Munoz, Jairo Martinez, LT Tomlinson and Deande Adams.The team is coached

  • Avoid peach panic: Make the best of leftover fruit

    Don’t worry. We’ve all done it. Those peaches come into season and when we drive by produce stands, we are drawn in by their voluptuous looks.

  • Now is time to prepare for severe weather

    With Hanna approaching the East Coast and waffling somewhere between tropical storm and hurricane strength in the upcoming days, there is no telling what will happen here.Forecasters are predicting that it will make landfall Friday or Saturday anywhere from Miami to the outer banks of North Carolina with flooding, strong winds, high surf, and torrential rainfall, including flash flood watches expected along the southeastern coast.But regardless of the impact, there is still time to make preparations to ensure the safety of your family and your home by assembling a