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Today's News

  • Show your gratitude tomorrow

    This Thanksgiving, take time to be thankful for more than just a good meal. Give thanks for what you’ve been blessed with and share what you can with those in need.
    It’s hard to believe that tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, the traditional kickoff of America’s holiday season.
    Our national day of giving thanks dates back to 1621 in Massachusetts, when we believe the Pilgrims and Native Americans celebrated a successful harvest with food and festivities.

  • Naming a turkey a bad idea

    Editor’s note: Due to overwhelming reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the Nov. 19, 2006, edition of The Lancaster News. The story of Jim the turkey has indeed become a Thanksgiving tradition at The Lancaster News.

    I don’t know if it was tradition or custom, but a couple weeks before “Big Thursday” or Thanksgiving Day, me and Daddy journeyed down to Tradesville to pick up our big ole gobbler.

  • Holiday food safety tips

    Great food is the centerpiece of any holiday celebration, and practicing safe food handling in the kitchen is an important part of holiday meal preparation. There are certain steps you can take to keep friends and family safe from food poisoning.

    “The kitchen can be chaotic and it can be challenging to keep food safety top of mind when dealing with a whole holiday meal, from turkey to trimmings,” cautions Shelley Feist, Executive Director of the non-profit Partnership for Food Safety Education.

  • TOPS ‘Sets the Table’ for a Healthier Thanksgiving

    MILWAUKEE, WI – This holiday season, TOPS Club, Inc. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), the nonprofit weight-loss support organization, encourages people to change the way they think about eating during family gatherings to avoid seasonal weight gain. Being prepared, having a game plan, and staying positive are all keys to mindful eating during celebrations, allowing you to enjoy time with loved ones without worrying about your food choices.

    TOPS offers several tips to help you enjoy Thanksgiving and other upcoming holiday get-togethers without regret:

  • A different take on stuffing

    This Thanksgiving, mix up tradition with a new twist on stuffing.

    Home cook Karen Figgatt puts an ooey gooey spin on this Turkey Day mainstay that’s just downright delicious!

    The zucchini makes it extra moist while baking mix adds heft.

    Shredded American cheese ties it all together.

    This is one new recipe we’re sure you’ll be thankful for!

    See step-by-step photos of Karen’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks around the country at:

  • No arrests in Heath Springs shooting

    HEATH SPRINGS – Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a man Friday night, Nov. 16.

    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mount Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    The man suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

  • Merita part of Hostess closing

    When it comes to storied Southern traditions, a loaf of Merita Old Fashioned Bread ranks near the top of the list, right along side baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.

    The preferred sliced bread of many Lancaster households may be a thing of the past after Hostess brands announced last week it plans to cease operations amid labor problems.

    The days are numbered for the official bread of the Southeastern Conference and longtime sponsor of the Lone Ranger’s radio and TV shows.

    It’s a matter who owns whom. 

  • USCL clinic provides local assistance

    With a little more than a week left in November, health professionals at University of South Carolina Lancaster want to ensure you’re aware that this is American Diabetes Month.

    And with that awareness comes a host of statistics and tidbits about this disease that is seeing more and more incidence in the United States and in Lancaster County.

    In 2010, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3 percent of the population) had diabetes, according to data accessed and reported by USCL’s Diabetes Education Clinic.

  • Man clips power pole, flees scene

     A broken power pole and a trail of spilled fuel led to the arrest of a man who fled the scene of an accident earlier this month. 

    Officers arrested   , 35, of Monroe, N.C., on Nov. 10 and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Bleeding man charged with assault

    A Lancaster man found bleeding from his head earlier this month is now wanted for assault. 

    Police issued a warrant Nov. 10 charging 30-year-old Michael Wayne Rainey, of 919 Community Lane, with third-degree assault and battery. 

    According to an incident report, the warrant stems   from an assault call officers responded to just after 9 p.m. Nov. 10, in the 1500 block of Pardue Street.