Today's News

  • Exercise caution with trees and lights

    Decking the halls for the holidays is a beloved tradition for many families. A home’s exterior festooned with lights help create a festive holiday mood, while stockings hung by the chimney and a Christmas tree in the living room bring that holiday cheer inside.

    Though the holiday season is a festive time of year, it can quickly turn tragic if safety is not emphasized when decorating a home. When decorating this holiday season, be sure to employ the following precautions so your holiday season is festive, decorative and safe:

  • 100 years strong

    On Thanksgiving Day, Alex Sims turned 100.


    The Van Wyck man credits his long life to hard, but satisfying work on his 225-acre farm at the corner of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5. He bought the land after two stints in the U.S. military.

    “It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you like what you’re doing. Keep it up,” said Sims, who cut his own winter firewood with an axe until he was 97. “You have to love your life.”

  • McMurray to retire from coaching

    The hall of fame coaching career of Bennie “Coach Mac” McMurray is now in the books. McMurray, a 38-year coaching veteran who coached at four different schools, including his final stop at Lancaster High School, is retiring from coaching.

  • Vincent still on the run

    A Lancaster man remains at large after walking away from a Lancaster County Detention Center work detail Tuesday afternoon.

  • Two arrested on drug possesion, weapon charges

    Though a tip to the location of an escaped inmate didn’t pan out Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, it still led to the arrests of two other men on unrelated weapon and drug charges. 

  • Pistol-packing pre-Black Friday shopper charged for taking gun inside Walmart

    A woman with a gun tucked into her “fanny pack” told local Walmart employees if anyone started anything with her during her pre-Black Friday shopping that she “had something for them,” according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • North-South soccer stars to decide title in third match


    The North and South 7-8 soccer all-stars met Thursday, Dec. 5 to decide the 2013 Lancaster County Parks and Recreation pee wee all-star soccer champion.

    The South stars opened play in the best-of-three tournament with a 4-2 win over the North at the Buford Recreation Complex field on Monday, Dec. 2.

  • Buford swaps wins with Great Falls


    Buford split a non-region twin bill with visiting Great Falls on Tuesday, Dec. 3 in the Jackets gym.

    The Lady Jackets improved to 2-0 with a 47-42 win over the Lady Red Devils.

  • McMurray retires as head football coach

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray has announced his retirement. See our Friday edition of The Lancaster News for the full story.

  • Police search forces lockdown at North Elementary School

     A police chase forced the lockdown of North Elementary School on Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4.

    Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District’s director of safety and transportation, said the lockdown was a precautionary measure after school officials learned about a foot chase near the school.