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Today's News

  • Man charged after AMBER alert

    Bryan Matthew Hatchel took matters into his own hands last week in trying to get custody of his daughter, authorities say.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Hatchel, 25, with custodial interference, a felony that carries up to five years in prison if convicted.

    An AMBER Alert was issued early Sunday morning after he picked up his 2-year-old daughter, Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis, and never returned.

  • McGriff unopposed as she seeks 5th school board term

    Charlene McGriff, who represents District 2 on the Lancaster County School Board, is running unopposed for the fifth time since she initially took the seat in a special election in 1992.

    McGriff, 56, who now serves as chairwoman for the school board, said there are several things she would like for the board to focus on in the upcoming term.

  • INSP double play doubles its reach

    INDIAN LAND - The Inspiration Networks more than doubled its reach in the United States this week.

    Deals signed with both DirecTV and the DISH Network bumped the The Inspiration Networks distribution in the United States to more than 54 million. Both deals take effect today.

    David Cerullo, chairman and CEO of The Inspiration Networks, announced the agreements last week.

  • 'Look Who's Cooking' benefit set for Sept. 30

    There is a saying that goes "Necessity is the mother of invention." That philosophy parallels Evelyn Springs' mission – to find a cure for autism.

    Since her grandson, Malik, was diagnosed with autism at age 2, Springs has tried to educate herself about the brain disorder that affects a child's social interaction and communication at an early age.

    About one out of every 500 children is diagnosed with autism and the disorder is four or five times more prevalent in males.

  • UPDATE: Suspect's family disputes police account of fatal crash

    The family of the suspect charged in a fatal hit-and-run crash last week says Lancaster Police Department officers are partially to blame.

  • Breaking News Amber Alert canceled for Lancaster girl

    An AMBER Alert issued for a 2-year-old Lancaster girl early Sunday has been canceled.

    Authorities say Jaelyn Elizabeth Hollis was taken from her home by her father, Bryan Matthew Hatchel. The alert was issued after 12:30 a.m.

    Hollis was found safe later that day in Citrus County, Fla. Hatchel, 25, has since been arrested.

  • Installment-purchase plan up for a first vote Monday

    County Council will vote Monday night on the first of three readings to use an installment-purchase financing plan to build a new courthouse.

    An installment-purchase plan involves the sale of bonds, which are then paid back by taxes.

    Before fire damaged the historic Lancaster County Courthouse on Aug. 4, county officials were moving forward with a bond referendum to build a new courthouse. While the 180-year-old existing courthouse has great historic value, officials had already declared it inadequate in space and security for holding court.

  • Grid history at fifth Classic

    The fifth Kickoff Classic had a twist of history Friday night in the Panhandle. The game marked the first time Indian Land High School had served as host.

  • Bruins lone Classic victor

    INDIAN LAND – Lancaster High School came home the lone county winner in the fifth annual Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School on Friday night.The Bruins, in their first visit to IL’s newly named “Reservation,” rolled to a 23-0 victory over the Warriors, who hosted the prep football jamboree for the first time.Andrew Jackson opened play, dropping a 21-7 loss to Class AAAA foe Fort Mill.Buford, battling Class AA foe Central, fell to the Eagles 14-0 in the middle period of play.LHS coach Bennie McMurray said the Bru

  • Teachers urged to 'answer the call' at event

    Many educators may not realize how significant of a role they play in their students' lives.

    For some students, a teacher might be the only adult who gives them continuous positive attention.

    Motivational speaker Dr. Tonea Stewart reminded local teachers that they are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. She encouraged teachers to always put students first and treat them with the utmost respect.

    Stewart, an acclaimed actor and college professor, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening ceremony for teachers in the Lancaster County School District.