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Today's News

  • Grace Place, one of the nonprofits that Give Local Lancaster will help

    A safe haven in the middle of a rough neighborhood. An escape where kids can learn and thrive in a safe, uplifting environment. 

    That’s what Carol Lee and Kathy Harden envisioned four years ago when they began Grace Place, an after-school program on Brooklyn Avenue that provides the youth of Lancaster with free tutoring and healthy after-school snacks. 

  • Crafting a new vibe downtown

    A new place to gather is coming to Lancaster’s Main Street in the shadow of the Historic Courthouse. The Craft Stand, aiming to open by Aug. 1, will offer retail craft beer in bottles as well as 24 local craft beers on tap.

    The Craft Stand will occupy a storefront at 105 South Main that has been vacant for four years.

  • Ready, set, click!

    Local fundraising has crossed over into cyberspace, making it easier than ever to donate to local nonprofit agencies. The 24-hour online fundraiser GiveLocalLancaster is set for all day Tuesday, from midnight to 11:59 p.m. 

    The website GiveLocalLancaster.org has 36 organizations listed. Donations can be made to one or more nonprofits from Lancaster County, Fort Lawn and Great Falls. People from across the nation or anywhere in the world will be able to donate to our nonprofits. 

  • Relay for Life: a celebration of the fighters, the memories

    Hundreds filed into Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night to celebrate another day of life and to march in defiance of a dreaded disease that shows no mercy.   

    The annual Relay for Life event had so many survivors and so many stories. Luminaries, two-wide, formed a circle within a circle, making a lighted path for survivors, caregivers and loved ones to walk, to remember and to hope. 

  • ‘What am I going to do with these people?’

    It started as an act of kindness, says Joe Camarena, owner of Joe’s Automotive.

    The couple and their daughter had no place to live, so he offered them the office in the back of his shop.

    It ended almost two years later on March 22, with a parking lot full of flashing blue lights, deputies swarming the property, and social workers taking emergency custody of a desperate 14-year-old girl.

  • Buford Schools on 2-hour delay

    The Lancaster County School District has issued a 2 hour delay for Buford Elementary, Buford Middle and Buford High School due to power outages in the Buford area. All other schools will operate on the regular school schedule.

  • Column: Give Local: Fundraising goes digital

    One of my favorite children’s books is Shel Silverstein’s “The Giving Tree,” which chronicles the life of a child growing up beside a tree.
    It is a story of how the tree provides for the boy throughout his lifetime. First the tree offers apples, then climbing branches, finally shade and rest for the older man as he reflects on his life. In this tale, the tree is the teacher or coach, the boy is the student. Viewed another way, the tree is the community, the boy its citizen.

  • Vols blank Jackets booters

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson won a defensive struggle to down county rival Buford, 2-0 on Thursday night at Volunteer Stadium.

    The match was the regular-season soccer finale for both county teams. BHS edged AJ, 3-2 in the first match this season. BHS came to AJ on a four-match winning streak, with second place in the region sowed up.

    The Jackets opened the week with a 5-0 win over Chester and then blanked Lewisville, 7-0.

  • Bailey wins Seth’s Hope 5K

    Buford High School track coach Jareth Bailey posted an 18:46 time to win the second annual Seth’s Hope 5K at Saint Luke’s Methodist Church on April 23.

    Bailey used a 6:02 pace to notch a 50-second win over second place Marc Truesdale, an AJ High School teacher. Truesdale, with a 6:18 pace, ran a 19:36 to place second in the 80-runner field.

  • Lady Bruins edge Wren, 4-2

    Lancaster launched the Class AAA Upper State District II softball playoffs with a 4-2 win over Wren High of Piedmont on Friday at the LHS field.

    The Lady Bruins, in the playoffs for the 38th straight season, snapped a two-all draw in the fifth when Ashley Abbott tripled home Gracie Revels, who had singled. Alexus Lowery followed with a RBI-hit to plate Abbott.