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Today's News

  • Crawford shows mettle for medal

    An ageless saying, often repeated in sports, is “you make your breaks.”

    Then, there’s a line that suggests luck is when “preparation meets opportunity.”

    Those words seem appropriate for Van Wyck’s Shawn Crawford in the 200-meter dash final at the Beijing Olympics.

    The race – a Bolt and jolt – saw world-class sprinter Usain Bolt blaze to a world-record win – 19.30.

  • I still can't remember her name

    Long before Goodwill Industries came along, Saturday mornings were famous for the unofficial rummage sale in downtown Lancaster.Things were considerably different in a lot of ways back then, but some things never change.Britches still get too tight on growing boys. I was reminded of that recently after donating some clothes to Goodwill.I just can’t figure it out. A lot of my pants seem to be shrinking since my retirement. Must be all that hot water we use.

  • Sales tax is the fairest way to pay for new courthouse

    How sad it is to ride past our courthouse and see the charred remains of the roof and know there must be additional damage within. It is another example of how sick some people have become to try and destroy something that means so much to so many.

  • Vehicle recovered in Meeting Street law office robbery

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Police recovered a vehicle stolen Thursday afternoon in an armed robbery.

    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Harlean Howard said a woman working at Gregory and Gregory attorney’s office on West Meeting Street told police that about 1:15 p.m. she heard a knock at the door.

    She looked into the hallway and the robber approached her with a gun.

    The robber got away with the woman’s purse and 2006 Hyundai Sonata. The woman was not injured.

  • Warrant issued for hit-and-run suspect

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    A Lancaster man on his way to meet his girlfriend was killed in a hit-and-run crash on Wednesday.

    John Haver, 68, 177 Old Dixie Road, died of head trauma, said Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight.

    “He was on his way to meet his girlfriend for ice cream,” at Bubba’s Dairy Bar and Grill near the intersection of S.C. 903 and U.S. 521 Bypass where the crash happened, Knight said. The grill is less than a mile from Haver’s home.

  • Meet the Vols pleases AJ boosters

    A “quick release” and a good turnout highlighted the annual Meet the Vols at Andrew Jackson High School on Aug.

  • 4-H chicken trio greets returning North students

    The official mascot of North Elementary School is a no-named, medieval armor-wearing knight.Unofficially, it has to be a chicken, said North Elementary School science teacher Kim Threatt.More specifically, it’s Ashley, Clem and Fluffy, the three chickens that now make their home in a barn-red and white chicken coop built by Jamie Gainer inside a fence beside the school science lab.The rooster and two hens are carryovers from a 4-H science project at North last spring to teach science students about the life cycle.Threatt said three were

  • Breaking News Authorities issue warrant for hit-and-run suspect

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities have issued a warrant for a suspect charged in a fatal hit-and-run at the outskirts of Lancaster on Wednesday.

    Marqevius Deandre Hood, 26, 408 Fairfield St., is charged with leaving the scene of an accident involving death, said Sid Gaulden, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Public Safety. The S.C. Highway Patrol, which is investigating the crash, is part of the Department of Public Safety.

  • Seatbelts protect teens in crash

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    S.C. State Trooper David Lloyd has always been a strong advocate of wearing seat belts.

    His opinion of the preventative safety measure deepened Wednesday morning when three teenagers involved in a one-car wreck on Dixie School Road escaped life-threatening injuries.

  • Water problem resolved

    Jenny Hartley

    jhartley@thelancasternews.com

    After almost a year of trying to fix the problem, it appears the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District has lowered the level of a contaminate in the county’s drinking water.

    The area’s drinking water has had a higher than normal level of trihalomethanes since last year. Trihalomethanes are created when chlorine mixes with organic material, such as decaying leaves and algae, in the water pulled from the Catawba River, where Lancaster gets its water supply.