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Today's News

  • Another scam to add to the list: mystery shopper

    Reece Murphy 

     “We have a mystery shopping assignment in your area and we would like you to participate,” the employment ad said. “Your wages would be $260 for any work you carry out and you can carry out two assignments in a week.”

  • 12 axles to pull the heavy load

    Brian Garner/Landmark News Services

    RICHBURG – There are a couple of new workers on the Lancaster & Chester Railway these days, but you might not recognize them. The new workers are a “mother-slug” combination.

    L&C retiree Ed Sharpe said a mother-slug is basically two engines joined together.

  • Sunday beer, wine sales headed to November ballot

    CHESTER – The issue of whether or not Sunday sales of alcohol will be legal in the unincorporated portions of Chester County is now in the hands of voters.

    On July 5, Chester County Council approved third and final reading on an ordinance that puts the matter on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. 

  • High-profile killings spark anger, worries

    Mandy Catoe

    mcatoe@thelancasternews.com

    Kayland Hagwood

    khagwood@thelancasternews.com

     

    The tragic killings this week in Baton Rouge, Minneapolis and Dallas prompted reactions of anger, fear and hope for peace in Lancaster County as they did across the country.

  • Alcohol petition checking begins

    An initiative to allow Lancaster County stores to sell beer and wine on Sundays is likely heading to the November general election ballot after a group pushing the cause turned in a completed petition Wednesday for certification.

  • Eyesore plagues Jackie’s Place

    Jackie Brown, whose nonprofit Jackie’s Place has been caring for children and the elderly in Lancaster’s old mill village for more than two decades, saw the buildings next door collapse during a storm in March. 

    And there they have sat for four months, a pile of asbestos-filled rubble, attracting rodents and vagrants and tempting children to explore. 

  • Gamecocks win first Certified SC Grown series

    COLUMBIA – The University of South Carolina won the first year of the Certified SC Grown Palmetto Series, an annual  points competition between the state’s flagship universities in head-to-head athletic events. Points were also awarded for highest team GPA and for a food drive tackling hunger in their communities.

  • CPTC has 16 headed to Junior Olympics

    Columbus Parker Track Club has 16 athletes who have qualified to participate in the National AAU Jr. Olympics in Houston, Texas where the meet will be held July 30-Aug. 6.

    Following are the CPTC athletes headed to the AAU nationals.

    - 800 Meter Run – Jaden Alexander.

    - 1500M Racewalk – Emori Mitchell, Avery Alexander, Brenden Alexander and Jaleel Alexander.

  • LGC sets par-three tourney July 23

    The Lancaster Golf Club will host a par-three golf tournament July 23 with a shotgun start at noon.

    The 18-hole tournament will feature cash prizes on each hole.

  • P-31 to face Inman

    Lancaster Post 31 returns to the diamond for the second round of the S.C. American Legion Upper State baseball playoffs Monday night.

    Lancaster, the League V runner-up, advanced to second-round play to face Inman Post 45 in the best-of-five series.

    Inman hosts game one Monday at 7, with game two set for Lancaster’s Eggleton Field on Tuesday at 7.