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Today's News

  • Time’s up on tobacco

    Attention smokers.

    Today is the first official day of a smoking ban Lancaster County Council adopted last year.

    The ordinance prohibits smoking inside restaurants, most bars and other public-access places. This day is the culmination of a four-year effort by the county’s Health and Wellness Commission.

    Commission Chairwoman Donna Parsons said the overall public reaction has been positive, with many people believing the ordinance was long past due.

  • Deputies arrest man in string of larcenies

    A Lancaster man wanted for the burglary of a car wash cash machine, as well as multiple other larcenies throughout the county, was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 27.

    Corey Hayden Cook, 36, 1931 Great Falls Highway, was arrested on a host of charges following an investigation into larcenies that have happened in the Great Falls Highway area since August 2012, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Kershaw Town Council passes first reading of smoking ordinance

    KERSHAW – It appears Kershaw officials align with Lancaster County’s desire to restrict smoking in public places.

    On Feb. 21, Kershaw Town Council unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance to disallow smoking in all public-access places in the town limits.

    The vote was 6-0, as Councilman Michael Cook was absent from the Feb. 21 meeting.

    There was no discussion on the matter before the vote.

  • United for a common good

    Folks in Lancaster County needed some good news back in 1963, and just after 3 p.m. Dec. 1, they got it.

    Just like much of the nation, citizens here were mourning the loss of a president.

    Nine days earlier, John F. Kennedy had been killed in Dallas by an assassin's bullet.

    But for a short time that afternoon, there was plenty of promise in the air on the oft-neglected side of town when Leonard George handed a key to teenager John Reed.

  • Deputies investigate suspicious car fire

    Dense white smoke billowed from a burning car parked along Brooklyn Avenue earlier this month, in what deputies are investigating as a possible arson.

    Members of Gooches Crossroads and McDonald Green volunteer fire departments, as well several sheriff’s deputies, responded to a vehicle fire in the 100 block of Brooklyn Avenue just before 3 p.m. Feb. 16, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Springdale, Buford Rec Centers host Central District tourneys

     

       

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission will host the SCAP Central District basketball tournaments this weekend.

    Action opens Friday, March 1 with 12-under boys games at the Springdale Recreation Commission.

  • Defense key for Lions in bid for title

     

       

    Lots of coaches say that individual stats don’t matter and that winning and losing is all that really matters. Unlike many coaches, Larry Davis, whose Lewisville Lions play Whale Branch for the state title Saturday, actually believes it.

  • Lancaster, Buford girls post wins

     

       

    KERSHAW – Lancaster rallied to edge host Andrew Jackson, the second-ranked team in the Class AA state poll, in a 3-2 win on Wednesday, Feb. 27 in the fourth annual Lancaster County Classic Preseason Softball Tournament.

  • LHS honors winter stars

     

       

    Gems of the gym were in the blue and gold spotlight at the annual Lancaster High School winter sports awards night on Wednesday, February 27 in the LHS auditorium.

  • Comporium tourney continues today, Saturday

    Play in the third annual Comporium Preseason Invitational wraps up Saturday at Buford Park where the Jackets will host four games. The action includes a seventh-place game, fifth-place game, third-place game and the championship game at 6 p.m.