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Today's News

  • Juvenile drug court threatened due to dwindling grant funds

    There's a threat to a county program that has done some good for Lancaster County teenagers addicted to drugs.

    The Lancaster County Drug Court, a program financed mainly through state and federal grants since its inception in 2003, is facing an all-time success rate but also a funding crunch.

    The grant sources are dwindling each year, making it harder to operate, said drug court coordinator Jeff Phillips.

  • Perez on mission to help people of his homeland

    Jose Perez's visit to his homeland this holiday season will carry extra meaning.

    Perez, a Lancaster resident, had planned to leave for Tabasco, Mexico, on Saturday night to provide assistance to people there affected by the massive flooding in late October and early November.

    Heavy rains hit Tabasco and Chiapas, leading to the widespread flooding that has affected more than a million people.

    Tabasco and Chiapas are two Mexican states in the southern part of the country.

  • Justice Department OKs combining polls

    The U.S. Justice Department has given its OK to some precinct consolidations here for the upcoming presidential primaries.

    In the past, the political parties put on the primaries, said Lancaster County election official Cassie Stump. But the state Legislature changed that this year, and now the state Election Commission is responsible for the primaries.

  • Vols fall short at Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS - Andrew Jackson battled to the buzzer, but host Great Falls held the upper hand for a 62-50 win and a non-region basketball sweep on Friday night at GFHS.

    The Red Devils opened an early lead and stayed on top to gain the 12-point win.

    Great Falls opened the twin bill with a 58-29 win over the Lady Vols, who dipped to 2-5 with the loss.

    In the nightcap, the 1-6 Vols trailed 36-29 at the break and couldn’t overcome the Red Devils. Great Falls took a 48-35 lead into the final period.

  • Officers seize 4 poker machines

    A raid at an Old Still Street home Dec. 5 turned up four poker machines.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office Drug Task Force, armed with a search warrant, raided 1305 Old Still St. and found four poker machines in operation.

    Joseph Bradley, 44, of 1617 Springdale Road, and Christopher Horne, 30, of 1305 Old Still St. were arrested and charged with operating a gaming house.

    Agents seized the four poker machines, $1,413 and various records of payouts from the machines during this search.

  • LHS Bruins drop two games at NW

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster Bruins' Region III-AAAA opener was a downer.The Bruins, on a league road trip to Northwestern of Rock Hill, had a rocky night on the hardwood, dropping both ends of the twin bill.The Lady Bruins opened play, falling 51-44.

  • Man, 19, shot in leg while walking on street early Thursday morning

    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was shot in the leg Thursday evening in what he told Lancaster Police was a drive-by shooting.

    The man was walking on Willowlake Road between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday when a white vehicle with tinted windows drove toward him from the opposite direction, according to an incident report.

    He told police that as the vehicle passed, he heard three shots and realized that he had been struck in the leg, the report said.

    The vehicle turned left onto Arch Street heading east.

  • Grant will help recruit program volunteers

    The Lancaster County Volunteer Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program was recently awarded a $10,000 grant by Jewelers for Children.

    The grant will be used to increase recruitment of volunteers in Lancaster County. The Lancaster GAL program serves 51 abused and neglected children.

    The goal of GAL is to provide a volunteer advocate for all children involved in the family court system due to abuse or neglect.

  • Area Christmas displays illuminate holiday season

    Jan Miller doesn't know how many lights are in her McIlwain Road yard, but it takes 11,500 watts to power them.

    Jan and her husband, Jerry, started working on their display the weekend after Thanksgiving. The winter wonderland they build in their yard each Christmas includes wooden, hand-painted cutouts, a Nativity scene, inflatable Santas and snowmen, mechanical reindeer and polar bears, and a penguin ice-skating pond.

    "It's hard to say which one's my favorite," Jan said. "I keep saying, 'Oh, this is my favorite, that one's my favorite.'"

  • Burned-out bulbs work good, too

    You know, I used to think we did a pretty good job decorating for the Christmas season.

    Of course, we didn't have inflatable snowmen or Santa's out in the yard. Reindeer with bobbing heads didn't grace the front of our house.

    There were no icicles hung from porch overhangs, nor blinking lights transforming to rows of running lights adorning the banisters.

    I guess we didn't do up Christmas very well.