Today's News

  • Operation Spring Cleaning arrests through March 8

    - Brett Eugene Bailey, 23, 330 Holiday Road; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a schedule II controlled substance, receiving stolen goods
    - Shannon Benton, 29, 2331 Lass St.; possession with intent to distribute marijuana, driving under suspension
    - Ebony Blakeney, 31, 802 W. Shiloh Unity Road; possession with intent to distribute marijuana
    - Michael Chavis, 22, 110 S. Hughes St.; distribution of marijuana

  • Sasaki moving on with life after earthquake

    Reece Murphy
    One year ago today, at 12:46 a.m. local time, the people of Japan’s east coast found themselves struggling to survive one of the country’s most devastating natural disasters – the Tohoku earthquake.
    According to a national police damage report filed a month later, the 9.0 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami, destroyed more than 150,000 buildings and killed 15,850 people, injured 6,011 and left at least 3,287 missing.

  • Bruins down Vols, Indians

    Robert Howey
    Lancaster prevailed in a high-scoring non-region game with Andrew Jackson, taking 13-8 win over the host Vols on Friday night.
    The five-run win pushed the Bruins’ diamond mark to 5-1.
    C.D. Pelham, one of three pitchers used by the LHS, was the winner in four innings of relief work. Pelham, who has a win and two saves, allowed no hits and struck out 11. He gave up one run.

  • Odessa R. Jones

    Age: 97
    Address: Burke Duncan Road, Lancaster
    Family: Husband, the late A.J. Jones; 13 children; 223 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren and great-great-great-grandchildren
    Job: Homemaker
    Church: New Hope AME Zion Church
    Hobbies: Sewing and baking
    Favorite book: The Bible
    Favorite show: Bishop Gilbert Patterson on Trinity Broadcasting Network
    Favorite food: Fish
    Favorite getaways: Washington and Maryland

  • Run-in with revenuer left Daddy smelling bad

    From Dec. 1, 1944, to Dec. 31, 1952, my father was sheriff of Lancaster County. Times have certainly changed.
    Daddy was a rather closed-mouthed individual, which worked sometimes, but caused him considerable anguish at other times.
    The area media and The Lancaster News were critical because he rarely gave interviews or issued press releases on criminal cases.  
    Only in his later years did he confide that it was up to magistrates and judges to determine guilt and folks shouldn’t be tried in the court of public opinion.

  • Officers arrest two in Jones murder

    From Staff Reports
    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with the murder of Jenika Jones.
    Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane, and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road, have been charged with murder.
    Officers are searching for a third suspect.
    Check back later for more details.

  • Homeowner kills relative trying to break into home

    Staff Reports
    A Lancaster resident and homeowner shot and killed a family member who was trying to break into his home on Thursday, according to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office,
    Lancaster County resident Curt Alan Reed, 46, was irate and armed when he tried to break into the J.B. Denton Road home about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office.
    No criminal charges are expected to file against the homeowner, who was not identified.
    Check back later for more details.

  • 79 arrested in sweep

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Lancaster Police Department announced that 79 people have been arrested for drug and weapons charges during the Operation Spring Cleaning sweep. The announcement was made a press conference Friday morning at the sheriff's office.
    Check back later for more details.

  • Almost time for Red Rose Festival

    The city of Lancaster will celebrate the arrival of Spring on May 18 with the third Annual Red Rose Festival. The 2012 event includes an outdoor concert, arts, crafts, and Kids Zone from 5 to 10 p.m. on May 18 and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on May 19 in beautiful historic downtown Lancaster.
    This year’s festival features more than 75 artisans, crafters, food vendors, as well as an A-list of nationally and locally known music artists.

  • Loosen up the lawn

    Gregory A. Summers
    The secret of a beautiful lawn isn’t always found in a barrel of chemicals or a bag of expensive grass seed.
    Sometimes, it’s found in a barrel-shaped roller with spikes on it that penetrate the ground or hollow cylinders that extract cores or plugs of soil.