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Today's News

  • Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms

    Where does a gun come from? Who makes a gun? How does a gun work? Who invented a gun? Is a gun dangerous? How does a gun hurt or kill a person? What is a weapon?
    These high-profile questions have taken the spotlight lately, given the rash of recent shooting tragedies. Politicians are using the tragedies to vilify people who believe in the right to bear arms.
    TV, newspapers and other media align themselves with the government in an effort to ban guns.

  • Resurrect B3 proposal

    Changes to the B3 commercial zoning classification are back on the table and many people are saying that the B3 proposal made by the ad hoc B3 Committee last spring should be brought back and adopted.
    Unfortunately, many of the players have changed, and each of the new players has a different idea about how the proposal should be adapted to put a new stamp on it. The situation is thus degenerating into the same kind of argument that has characterized this issue for at least four years.

  • Surprise Snow Storm

    “Snow snow on the ground
    Sun is sinking down down down
    Trees trees covered in white
    People gasp at the sight.”
    — Miranda Will,
    “A Snowy Sunset”

    Saturday , Feb. 16 we stood by the kitchen windows gasping and gaping as a surprise snowstorm swirled around us.

    By 5 p.m. it seemed that we were in the middle of a blizzard with near white-out conditions.

  • Workforce training initiative earns state certification

    A Lancaster County effort to prepare unemployed workers for future jobs and make the county more attractive to new business and industry is well underway now after earning its state certification last week.

    In a related development on, Feb. 19, Lancaster County Council also approved a permanent home for the initiative and funding to employ a full-time coordinator.

  • 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.