Today's News

  • HOPE doles out $692k in 11 months

    HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster has fed 3,390 people this year, given $692,000 to help families make mortgage, rent or utility payments and helped more than 6,000 families so far in 2009.

    HOPE executive director, Elaine Adkins, presented figures during the agency’s annual board meeting on Thursday night.

    From January through November, 2,364 adults and 1,026 children received food from HOPE. The value of that food is more than $200,000.

  • County honors Dixie Softball teams

    It’s a sight one usually sees at sporting events – coaches, players and families packed together.

    But at the Nov. 30 meeting of County Council, they gathered at the County Administration Building as council honored the Lancaster County Dixie Softball teams for winning their third state championship in three years.

    Council Chairman Rudy Carter congratulated the teams for their significant achievements.

    “We like to recognize special people and tonight we’ve got a room full of special people,” Carter said.

  • Deputies charge 33-year old man with sexual assault of teenager

    Investigators are accusing a Lancaster man of getting a 19-year-old woman drunk and then sexually assaulting her.

    Michael Lee Deerman, 33, 1322 Bradford Drive, was arrested Thursday and has been charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct.

    According to an arrest warrant, Deerman provided vodka for the 19-year-old which “caused the victim to become physically helpless and unable to resist the battery from the defendant.”

  • Two men rob Jersey Mike's sub shop

    INDIAN LAND – Two armed men reportedly robbed an Indian Land sub shop Monday night, the second store robbery in the Panhandle in a week.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release, two men wearing all black went into Jersey Mike's Subs on U.S. 521 about 9 p.m. One of the men went behind the counter, held two store employees at gunpoint and demanded money.

    The assailants left the store with an undisclosed amount of money and ran toward Doby's Bridge Road, according to the release.

  • Obaama’s changes have not improved our country

    I would like to respond to Jeffrey Donahue’s letter, “Americans can make a difference,” in the Nov. 20 edition of The Lancaster News. In it he wrote, “People are no longer judged by what property they own or by what demographic they associate with, but they are judged by their merit.”

  • No special tax break for the well-to-do


  • Chester County did 'sneak attack on residents'

    Chester County Council voted for the third time on Monday to allow a zoning change from ID-2 to ID-3 that will allow an incinerator to be built on S.C. 9 between Richburg and Fort Lawn.

    Strange as it may seem, that was on Dec. 7, 2009 – 68 years after Japan did a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor.

    Chester County Council did a sneak attack on the people of Chester County. Council prepared for 14 months and gave residents less than month of notification. We were bombed by our own local government by voting for the incinerator.

  • Writer seeks information about Nov. 13 accident

    An accident happened at the intersection of McDonalds and Hardees at 9:50 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13. The two vehicles involved were a truck and an SUV. I am asking anyone who witnessed the accident and has information regarding which vehicle was at fault to contact the investigating officer J.L. Heagler at the Lancaster Police Department at (803) 283-1171.

    Your help would be greatly appreciated.

    KaSaundra Morris



  • We have worked too hard to lose our quality health care


  • Warriors fall stars shine

    INDIAN LAND Athletes who often rose to the occasion in the fall at Indian Land High School earned the spotlight Thursday night at the Warriors’ annual fall sports awards night.

    Athletes in five sports were honored for their banner play over the past season.

    In football, senior defensive lineman Dimitri Anthony and receiver Jarrell Robinson garnered awards.

    Anthony, an all-region pick, was named the Best Defensive Lineman. Robinson, also an all-region pick, was named the Best Receiver.

    The Conference III-A champion cross country teams were saluted.