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Today's News

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Weather causes out of season blooming

    “As I look at the blossom out of season, I hear the whispers from the old Shel Silverstein poem: ‘Anything can happen, child, anything can be.’” — Curtiss Ann Matlock

    Most trees produce blossoms in early spring, but occasionally trees such as crabapple, Bradford pear, redbud and dogwood are observed flowering in fall.

  • Meet your Neighbor: Jennifer L. Bryan

    Age: 48
    Address: Chesterfield Ave.
    Family: Husband, Chandler, 49; one daughter, Julia, 14
    Pets: Two beagloid mutts, Brutus and Brot; a cat, Miyuki
    Job: Judicial Assistant, Lancaster County Probate Court
    Church: First Presbyterian Church
    Hobbies: Writing, living history, community theater and sewing
    Favorite book: The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus

  • A lifetime of love

    There is no obstacle true love cannot overcome. Time and again, true stories have shown that love can triumph and flourish despite impossible odds. One Lancaster couple has a love story that proves that fact yet again.

    Glenda and Buster Bass celebrated their 50th anniversary on June 8 of this year. What makes this story special is that Glenda was just 15 in 1962 when she married Buster, and he was just 17.

  • Most school-aged eye injuries are sports-related

    CHICAGO – Every 13 minutes, an emergency room in the United States treats someone for a sports-related eye injury.

    According to the National Eye Institute, eye injuries are the leading cause of blindness in children in America, and most injuries occurring in school-aged children are sports-related.
     
    The results of an eye injury can range from temporary to permanent vision loss.

  • Fall care for healthy lawns

    Summer can be hard on our lawns. With much of the country suffering from extreme heat and drought conditions this past summer, many lawns took a beating.

    Fall is the perfect time to help your lawn recover from the stressors of summer and prepare for winter. The warm soil and cooler temperatures promote root growth and thickening of the lawn.

  • Driving force

    I am a teenager. I stay up too late; I wake up too late. I get emotional. I don’t want my parents circling me like hawks, and I definitely don’t want them to try to tell me what to do, especially behind the wheel. However, now that students are back into the school routine, it’s time for everyone to pay attention to teen safety on the road.

  • From the mission field into the classroom

    Eve Brooks is a preschool teacher at Southside Early Childhood Center. She and her husband Mike moved back to the Lancaster area in 2010, but they weren’t coming from another county or even another state. The couple has been doing missionary work in other countries for the past 20 years, serving four years in Africa and 16 years in Indonesia.

  • Sunday alcohol sales on ballot

    In addition to voters’ right to choose their political representatives during an election, most states, including South Carolina, offer an even more direct form of democracy known as a ballot measure.

    Such measures, whether binding or non-binding, offer voters a chance to voice their opinions directly on a range of issues from constitutional amendments to questions about special local taxes.

  • Blackmon-Brace addresses parked car

    Lancaster City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace addressed a photograph submitted to The Lancaster News this week showing her car parked in a handicapped space. 

    A resident, who asked to remain anonymous, brought the picture to the newspaper office about 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3. 

    The photo shows a burgundy four-door Cadillac parked in a handicapped space at the County Administration Building on the White Street side. The car has a Blackmon-Brace campaign sign on its side.