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Today's News

  • 12 charged in Kershaw drug roundup

    A dozen people were arrested in the Kershaw area last week on drug and other charges, most arising from an earlier undercover investigation, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Between noon Thursday and late Saturday, drug task force agents, criminal investigators and patrol deputies rounded up 10 of 11 suspects wanted on drug-distribution charges, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said in a release issued Tuesday.

  • Incumbent Coates tops Norville for Kershaw council

    Incumbent Eddie Coates beat newcomer Wesley Norville by a 3-to-1 margin Tuesday in the race for an at-large Kershaw Town Council seat.
    Coates won 75 percent of the vote, with 132 votes to Norville’s 44. Only one absentee vote was cast.
    While he’s glad the election is over, Coates said, “I’m ready to continue working until my next four years are up.”
    “The turnout really floored me,” he said. “I was not expecting even 100 people to show up.”

  • Fall’s fireworks arrive

    This week is prime time for enjoying fall foliage across the Piedmont, and there are plenty of places in Lancaster County popping with reds, yellows and oranges.
    Popular places for oohs and aahs include Forty Acre Rock and Andrew Jackson and Lansford Canal state parks, but you can really just go for a ride anywhere in the county and take in the beauty.
    Lancaster resident Colleen Richards said each part of the county has its own unique character.

  • Heavily armed man charged in threats against estranged wife

    A Lancaster man was arrested with an assortment of weapons after his estranged wife accused him of threatening to kill her and cut off the head of a man she was spending time with.
    Kelly Leshannon Roberts, 44, is charged with domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, aggravated assault and battery, and possession of a weapon during a violent crime.

  • Moore elected Heath Springs mayor

    HEATH SPRINGS – Eddie Moore became the first black mayor elected in Lancaster County history on Tuesday, winning a three-candidate nonpartisan race in Heath Springs.
    Moore avoided a runoff by getting 53 percent of the 189 votes cast.
    “I’m blessed. To whom much is given, much is required,” said Moore, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church. “I’m a servant to my savior and to all our citizens alike. Heath Springs has great potential, and we must all work together and play our parts. We must come together to succeed.”

  • This murder hits me close to home

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I rush to a house on South York Street last Sunday afternoon, minutes after getting word of a homicide there.
    Almost 24 hours later, police still haven’t told me how 58-year-old Mildred Burris Arnold was killed. But I have a gut feeling it wasn’t a gunshot.

  • Column: Greenway’s goal: A more walkable, inviting Lancaster

    As the daylight hours continue to shorten and the leaves finally begin to turn, I find that I am already preparing for the coming holiday season and all of the fun, family and friends that it promises to bring.
    The fall has long been a time to reflect on past seasons and prepare for future ones. It is in this spirit of thankfulness and preparation that I wanted to speak to you today.
    Lancaster is a fantastic place with all of the charm and Southern hospitality you would expect from a small town populated with good, decent people.

  • New LMS owners to attend awards night

    New Lancaster Motor Speedway owner Brandy Baker and his co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will attend the annual LMS awards night Nov. 11 at the La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant at 775 Lancaster Bypass East.

    Baker and his staff will be available to discuss his recent purchase of the half-mile dirt track from Doug McManus.

    McManus had owned the track since 2003.

    The night will also be dedicated to honoring top performers for the 2017 LMS season.

  • Cheerleaders have fond memories of Blue Devils’ state title season

    Charles Ussery

    For The Lancaster News

    To get the cheerleaders’ perspective of the 1967 Heath Springs High School Class C state championship football season, I interviewed Helen Truesdale Hayes, the Blue Devils’ head cheerleader selected by the student body.

    Helen was more than a cheerleader for all the athletic teams. She was a cheerleader in everything she did at HSHS.

  • Jackets 5 earn all-region

    Region IV-AA has honored five members of the Buford High School football team as all-region selections for the 2017 season.

    Buford High, under fourth-year head coach Tripp Watts, went 7-3, 3-3 in region play, to earn a bid to the Class AA state playoffs.

    Senior quarterback Ryan Moore leads the Jackets ace quintet.

    Moore ran for 466 yards on 132 attempts and scored six touchdowns. He also threw for 1,322 yards, hitting 92-168 passes and 17 touchdowns.