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Today's News

  • Iraq War vet reads to his son's classmates

    The book Jeff Catoe read for first-graders at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School fit his son's situation so well, you might think the book was written about him.

    Catoe, a sergeant major with the U.S. Army who's done two tours of duty in Iraq, visited the school Friday to talk about how families are affected by military deployment.

    His wife, Casey, is a teacher at the school and his youngest son, Jacob, is a student there.

  • Coaches calling for Patriots' victory in Super Bowl XLII

    Lancaster County high school football coaches are calling for a New England Patriots’ win in Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Ariz., tonight.The Pats face the upstart Giants in pro football’s world championship game at the University of Phoenix Stadium.The Patriots, in their regular-season finale, edged the Giants 38-35 on Dec.

  • First Steps board grateful for support

    I would like to thank Applebees for assisting Lancaster County First Steps with a very successful pancake fundraiser. Thanks also goes out to all the board members and volunteers who worked extremely hard on Jan. 26 to provide good service to those who visited Applebees for the great pancakes.

    Thanks also to all of the community members who purchased tickets and participated.

    This success shows the commitment of Lancaster County First Steps and the commitment of Lancaster's future - our children.

    Vicki Hinson

    Chair, Lancaster County First Steps

  • Think seriously about curfew

    Years ago a television anchor would say, "It's 10:30 p.m. Do you know where your children are?" We have another question. What is a 13-year-old girl doing out on the streets at 3 a.m.?

    There she was, on a Heath Springs street, with seven other young people, said Vincent Webb, a Lancaster County Sheriff's deputy. Webb's job is to police the town of Heath Springs.

    Unless they are committing a crime there is nothing illegal about youngsters being out that time at night.

  • Editor needs to keep political feelings out of headlines

    I noticed two headlines on the opinion page in the Jan. 30 edition of The Lancaster News that require comment.

  • Burnettes office on White Street yields high returns

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  • City OKs purchase of pickup truck for police department

    Lancaster City Council voted to nix one vehicle purchase in favor of another Jan. 22.

    Police Chief Hugh White explained the need for a watch commander vehicle, instead of a third patrol car in this year's capital improvement budget.

    Council approved the request 6-0. Councilman Preston Blackmon was absent.

  • Jackets swarm Raiders, 59-0

    From Staff Reports

    The Buford High School wrestling team opened the Class AA Lower State postseason dual tournament in impressive fashion, taking a 59-0 win over Keenan High School of Columbia on Wednesday night at BHS.

    The Jackets had the match won before it actually began since the Raiders had only five wrestlers.

    In those matches, the Jackets, who improved to 12-8, outscored Keenan 23-0.

    Taylor Banks and Lamont McPhearson won on pins, while Devin Starnes and Josh Roberts each had a decision. Josh Ferguson prevailed on a superior decision.

  • Vandals damage sheriff's office patrol car

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is trying to find out who spray painted "666" and "pig" on one of its cruisers.

    Sometime between 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 1 a.m. Wednesday, someone vandalized the 2005 Ford Crown Victoria assigned to Deputy Vincent Webb, sheriff's office spokesman Tom Holland said. The numbers "666" appear on the vehicle nearly 10 times.

    Some people consider 666 as the number of the beast, as explained in the Book of Revelations.

    The vandalism happened while the car was parked in Webb's driveway.

  • USCL to celebrate Black History Month

    Organizers of a local Black History Month celebration want you to get a thorough dosage of the African-American experience and are starting from where it all began - Africa.

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster's The African American Odyssey, a month-long celebration, kicks off today with a memorial tribute to Dr. Asa Hilliard.

    Hilliard was a psychologist, historian, professor and a founding member of the Association for the Study of Classical African Civilizations. Hilliard, who served as the association's first vice president, died last August.