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Today's News

  • 23 markers destroyed at historic cemetery

    Vandals desecrated the historic Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery in Lancaster overnight New Year’s Eve toppling, and breaking 23 gravestones, some dating back to the early 1800s.
    It’s the second time the cemetery has been vandalized in a year and a half.
    “It’s a travesty and outrageous,” said John Craig Jr., chairman of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation.

  • Column: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2018, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 16.
    The late penalties can be costly, so please don’t be late.
    Those homeowners whose tax payments are postmarked after Jan. 16 will have a 3 percent penalty assessed. This penalty will rise to 10 percent after Feb. 1 and to 15 percent after March 16.

  • Commentary: Graham: Trump must push Iran, Korea, but leave Mueller alone

    Editor’s note: With deadly protests roiling Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. President Trump tweeted that “the world is watching” Iran’s response, calling on the regime to “respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves.” Here are excerpts of Graham’s interview with CBS correspondent Major Garrett.

  • County students on 2-hour delay Wednesday

    The Lancaster County School District will operate on a two-hour delay Wednesday due to the possible impact of early morning temperatures on school buses.
    Wednesday morning’s low temperature is forecast at about 15 degrees.
    The district’s teachers and 12-month employees will report to work on normal schedule.

  • Correction: Students go back to school Wednesday

    Lancaster County School District students return to school Wednesday, not Tuesday as reported in the Sunday, Dec. 31, edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Column: It may be time to look in the mirror

    How did 2017 go for you? Was it a good year or a not-so-good year? Regardless of what happened, you can’t change 2017. The year is behind us and 2018 is ahead of us.
    What can you do to make 2018 a great year?
    Make a list of what you want to accomplish in the year ahead. Don’t make it so long that it’s overwhelming. Most people’s lists go on and on and then it becomes a daunting task.
    Here are some ideas for you.

    Focus on your health

  • Buddy Crook Memorial returns to LMS in 2018

    The Buddy Crook Memorial race will return to its home track during the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway season.
    The Monster Mini Stock Association is scheduled to invade the big half-mile at LMS in one of the biggest races it will feature all season on May 12.
    Buddy Crook, who died three years ago, was a legendary race car driver at LMS. Crook won in nearly every division he raced.

  • Irmo’s second period surge dooms ILHS

    YORK – The second time around didn’t go as well for the Indian Land Warriors on Thursday night in the Wing Bonz Holiday basketball tournament at York High School.
    ILHS, which opened the tournament with a 68-53 win over Heathwood Hall of Columbia to snap a five-game skid, couldn’t keep its new streak going.
    Irmo High School took charge in the second period on the way to an 82-53 win over the Warriors.
    Indian Land, 4-7 on the season, started strong, taking a 14-13 lead on the Yellow Jackets after the opening period.

  • News salutes top athletes, coaches and teams

    Jackets’ Barton, ILHS’s Rodman top athletes
    Two Lancaster County athletes who earned statewide recognition as state champions are The Lancaster News’ Athletes of the Year.
    Buford High School state champion wrestler Dakota Barton and Indian Land High track and cross country star Kaitlyn Rodman are TLN’s top athletes for 2017.
    Barton, the Class A-AA Wrestler of the Year, capped his senior season, repeating as the Class AA-A 220-pound state champion after a tough 2-1 win over Ninety Six High’s Cody Fleming.

  • Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket Fund still short of goal

    Now going into its fifth week, the Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket fund has raised almost $7,200, which is significantly short of its $10,000 goal. They will continue to accept donations through Jan. 5.
    “We had, of course, hoped to reach the $10,000 goal but would at least like to make it to $8500,” said Bekah Clawson, director of HOPE.
    “HOPE depends solely on contributions from the community to sustain the Christmas Basket Program each year,” she said.