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  • Howard sworn in as Lancaster’s new police chief

    No empty seats were in sight. Visitors lined the walls inside council chambers, while dozens of others packed the lobby.
    Officials said they had never seen Lancaster City Hall more crowded before.
    Nearly 200 people came out Tuesday night for the swearing-in ceremony for four City Council members and Harlean Howard as the new police chief.
    Many of the people on hand were there to support Howard, who is the first woman to head the Lancaster Police Department.

  • Council looks back on ’10, forward on ’11

    Job announcements, the arrival of new businesses, improvements to fire insurance ratings, the collection of Census data and construction on two county courthouses were all issues that County Council dealt with in 2010.
    Several council members, as well as the county administrator, recently examined the county’s milestones and struggles from the past year, while casting an eye toward 2011.

  • Lady Vols rip Knights

    The Andrew Jackson girls continue to roll as they launched the 2011 portion of their schedule with a solid 47-18 win over North Central in a varsity split at the NCHS gym in Boonetown on Tuesday night.

  • Bruins roll in split with SP Stallions

    The Lancaster High boys rolled to a season’s sweep of South Pointe for a hoops split with the host Stallions on Tuesday night in Rock Hill.

    The Bruins were in control from the start in an 81-46 win over the Stallions.

  • Overcash caps officiating career with bowl game



    Frank Overcash caps a 24-year college football officiating career, working the BBVA Compass Bowl at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala., on Saturday.

  • Bruins, Jackets fall in home matches



    Northwestern bolted to a 35-6 lead and held off a Lancaster rally to take a 58-24 win over the Bruins in prep wrestling on Tuesday night.

  • One dies, another hurt in fire

    An early-morning blaze Thursday took the life of a Lancaster County woman and left her husband with serious injuries.
    Officials received a call at about 4:40 a.m. about a fire at a mobile home on Dudley Steele Road, which is off Shiloh Unity Road, about 8 miles northeast of the Lancaster city limits.
    The couple and their teenage daughter were inside the single-wide mobile home when the fire began, said Darren Player, deputy director of Lancaster County Emergency Management and Fire Services.

  • Greg Gregory announces Senate run as Mobley steps aside

    Posted at 2:48 p.m.; updated 4:31 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011

  • New Year's baby

    Laykin Ryleigh Sullivan’s arrival New Year’s Day came as somewhat of a surprise to her parents, Courtney and Chad Sullivan of Health Springs, since she wasn’t supposed to have been born until Tuesday.
    Instead, the little 7-pound, 9-ounce girl decided to come early – and in doing so became Lancaster County’s first baby of 2011.
    Laykin was born at 3 p.m. Saturday, the first of approximately 700 babies expected to be born at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster this year.

  • Positive start for a new year

    Ringing out the old and ringing in the new is a common practice as we say good riddance to the bad of a previous year and hope for good in the new one.
    It’s real encouraging to start a new year off with some good news. Believe it or not, we have some good news in Lancaster County.
    Just before Christmas, we reported that four local companies expect to hire hundreds of people this year.