• Lancaster County Council reverses change in landfill buffers

    Lancaster County Council approved first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night which reverses a change in the county’s codes relating to required buffers between homes and solid waste landfills.
    The ordinance, which was a last-minute addition to council’s agenda, amends the county’s Unified Development Ordinance to change landfill buffers from 1,000 feet to 1 mile. Under the county’s new requirement, landfills would not be allowed within 1 mile of residences and structures such as daycares and schools.

  • Police search for armed robber

     Lancaster police officers are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store employee at gunpoint early Friday morning. 

    Sgt. Paul Smith with the Lancaster Police Department said a clerk at The Market convenience store, 

  • Bernard, Hyatt leaving EMS

    Two top officials with Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services announced Friday they will be leaving their posts by the end of next month. 

    Both EMS Director Lanny Bernard and EMS Operations Manager Donald Hyatt both notified the county Friday they will each retire effective Feb. 28. The news was announced by County Administrator Steve Willis. 

    “We appreciate the many years of service Lanny and Donald have given for the people of Lancaster County,” Willis said in a press release issued Friday. 

  • Street market to become part of ‘Finally Friday’

    The concept sounds grand. 

    Vendors from both Carolinas convene in downtown on Saturday on select months for the Lancaster Street Market. 

    Each merchant sets up his or her own booth, where they sell an array of items such as hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, purses and clothing. 

    There’s plenty to buy, with food vendors also on hand – creating an experience that will draw a slew of patrons. 

    But that’s where concern lies. 

  • Celebrating success, honoring leadership

    Dozens of area youth and their families always look forward to Saturdays in Lancaster. 

    That’s when those children can take to the field and compete – something many of them had not been able to do before. 

    With the swing of a bat, dribble of a basketball or the thrust of a pompom, those children are able to experience the thrills and joys of performing in front of a crowd.  

    They participate as part of a local sports league for special-needs children called the Dream Team. 

  • Final reading on IL fire district Tuesday

    After months of discussion and planning, Lancaster County Council will hear public comments and final reading on a proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District when it meets Tuesday night. 

    Council has already unanimously approved two readings of the ordinance, which if approved would establish funding for an Indian Land fire protection district through rates and charges, and would also repeal the special tax districts in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Edenmoor and Belair. 

  • York Technical opens training center here

    With so many folks out of work these days and looking for new careers, it pays to be prepared with skills that make you stand out from the crowd if you’re looking for a job.

    And that’s the idea behind York Technical College’s new Lancaster Education Center.

    Operated by the school’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department, the new center is set to open Feb. 1 at the former Founders Federal Credit Union’s call center located at 3758 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) between Lancaster and Indian Land.

  • NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

    Some were angry, while others were just curious, but most of the crowd that gathered in the lobby of the County Administration building Tuesday night had one question on their minds about a proposed solid waste landfill: why?

  • Lancaster Habitat for Humanity gets house

    Habitat for Humanity’s dream of helping a local family own a house may come true much sooner than expected. 

    Wells Fargo has donated a house to Habitat’s Lancaster County chapter. The brick house is located at 106 Penny St., which is off Meeting Street near Springs Memorial Hospital. 

    The financial institution offered the house late last year and the local Habitat board voted Jan. 18 to accept. 

  • Crowd seeks answers

    In an effort to dispel rumors and address facts about a proposed sanitary landfill, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare and County Planning Director Chris Karres sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk facts, figures and the future of trash in Lancaster County.