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Today's News

  • Family Promise holds annual meeting

    More church congregations than ever before are opening up their sanctuaries and hearts to help homeless families in Lancaster County. 

    To date, 20 local churches work with Family Promise, an interfaith network that provides housing and other life-enhancing resources for homeless families in the county. 

    An update on that list of churches, along with a financial overview and plans for generating money, was discussed during Family Promise of Lancaster County’s annual meeting Tuesday, Jan. 29, at First Baptist Church. 

  • Man faces burglary charge after entering home

    Police arrested a Lancaster man last month in connection with entering a woman’s home and punching a hole in a closet door.

    Matthew Quantel Caldwell, 25, was charged Jan. 11 with first-degree burglary, according to Lancaster Municipal Court records.

    Officers spoke with Caldwell and the female victim in the 2700 block of Pardue Street just before 10 p.m. that day, after responding to a possible burglary, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Woman faces DUI charges after hitting phone pole

    Two people were arrested last month after the car they were riding in hit and damaged a telephone pole.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said Angela Steele Starnes, 35, 4591 Foster Blackmon Drive, Heath Springs, and William Lee Pate, 24, 1004 Bubba Lane, Lancaster, were both arrested Jan. 3. Starnes was charged with driving under the influence, while Pate was charged with public drunk, Grant said. 

  • High winds fuel brush fire

    Firefighters with six different departments responded to a brush fire on Ponderosa Road outside Lancaster on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 30.

    Whipped by winds in advance of a large thunderstorm system that crossed the region Wednesday evening, the fire spread rapidly, scorching five to six acres of property on both sides of the road.

  • Buford High wrestlers thump Lewisville Lions

    The Buford High School wrestling team improved to 13-8 with a 70-12 win over Lewisville on Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    Jacob West, Kyle Norcia, Jeremy Broyles, Matt Bass and Brandon Carnes each posted a pin for the winners.

  • Solid finish keys AJ girls

     

       

    KERSHAW – The No. 6 Andrew Jackson girls avenged their lone Region IV-AA loss with a late flurry to net a 58-50 win over fifth-ranked Cheraw at the AJ gym on Tuesday, January 29.

  • Bruins sweep FM, boost playoff hopes

    The Lancaster Bruins kept their Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoff hopes alive with a pair of wins in Region III-AAAA play Tuesday, Jan. 29.

    The LHS girls, 6-5, 8-10, rallied for a 43-39 win over Fort Mill in the opener and the Bruins capped the sweep with a 64-56 win over the Jackets.

  • Important to get involved in community

    Lancaster County Republicans place a high priority upon civic involvement, which is a value shared by many Lancaster County residents, regardless of political affiliation.
    Our county is blessed with many caring citizens from many walks of life who are committed to making a difference. One of the top priorities of the Lancaster County Republican Party is making sure every citizen – Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike – who wants to make a difference has an opportunity to do so.

  • We need calm, healthy debate about gun control

    Letter writer John P. Lage Jr. took exception to my guest column. “Letter to my congressman,” in the Jan. 2 edition of The Lancaster News. Mr. Lage, your response completely shifted the discussion away from gun control and resorted to scare mongering, much like the NRA, which I can imagine you are a life member.

  • Busy mom wins big with game day snacks

    Who’s going to win the big game this year? You are. After all, the key to a winning party is in the company you invite and the snacks you serve.

    I’ll leave the invite list up to you, I sure can help with the snacks. At www.justapinch.com, we’ve been cooking up a sporty storm in search of the best game day eats.

    Thanks to all of the entries we received in the Third Annual Sporty Snack Showdown contest – there was no shortage of tasty candidates.