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Today's News

  • Digging into a good book

    This summer, 860 children participated in the “Dig Into Reading,” summer reading program at the Lancaster County Main Branch and Kershaw County libraries, said Brenda Parker, children’s librarian for the Lancaster County Library.

    “The summer reading program is fun for kids because taking home prizes and taking home books is fun. You get to be in the middle of all these books, and I love that. I love books, and books are fun,” said Parker, known in Lancaster as “Ms. Brenda.” 

  • Back to the books

    Summer vacation is officially over for students in Lancaster County as they headed back to class Monday, Aug. 19, for the 2013-14 school year. That means lines – traffic, hallway and cafeteria – will be a daily occurence through May 29, 2014. Here is a brief glimpse at what went on at several school campuses in the county on the first day of school. 

  • Billboards promote DUI initiative

    Local motorists may do a double take now that a few recognizable faces have become part of a new DUI-prevention billboard campaign.

  • Suspicious fire destroys vacant home in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – The blackened roof of a vacant home poked through a canopy of trees, vines and underbrush hours after a fire tore through the building Saturday, Aug. 17.

  • Morrison visits TLN office Tuesday

    Aaron Morrison is back to smiling, telling jokes and sharing heartfelt sentiments. 

  • LSS to host Carolina Clash

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway will be invaded by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series with $4,000 to win on the line on Saturday, Aug. 24.

  • 6th Family Promise tourney reset

     

    Area golfers who want to play in the sixth annual Family Promise of Lancaster County golf tournament can still register to play in the 18-hole event.

    The tournament was scheduled to be played Saturday, Aug. 17, but postponed to Saturday, Aug. 24 because of rain.

  • Rain hampers jamborees

     

    Mother Nature, in the form of rain, held the upper hand in a pair of jamborees involving county teams over the weekend.

    Rain washed out action in the annual Camden Shrine Jamboree at Camden’s Zemp Stadium on Friday night when Buford and Andrew Jackson were slated to be in action.

  • Local school bells to ring tomorrow

    It’s hard to believe summer is nearly over for local schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, on Monday morning, nearly 12,000 Lancaster County students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to the classrooms.
    Last week, about 110 new district employees – from teachers to maintenance staff – gathered at the Lancaster County Golf Club’s Fairway Room to get acquainted with Lancaster County and its school district.

  • Pedestrians struck in separate incidents

    An 11-year-old girl was injured after she was clipped by a car along Pardue Street on Aug. 11, one of two recent cases of pedestrians struck by cars in the same neighborhood.

    Officers responded at 7:23 p.m. to the 1800 block of Pardue Street and spoke with the child and her mother, a 33-year-old Lancaster woman, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    “(The victim) stated she was walking on the sidewalk in the 2000 block of Pardue Street when she was struck by a black car,” an officer wrote in the report.