• Next Streetscape phase under way

    City of Lancaster officials are looking to extend the Main Street beautification efforts past the southern tip of the city limits. 

    Just a few months ago, the city wrapped up its latest Streetscape phase, which has seen new sidewalks, curbing, lighting and greenery from the railroad tracks near L&C Railway to Emmons Street on South Main Street. 

  • Parent Portal keeps parents in the know


  • Progress being made on monument project

    The list continues to grow of the names that will be featured on a local monument honoring military veterans past and present. 

    The Heath Springs Veterans Association is asking individuals and families if they want to honor a serviceman or woman by having their name engraved on a granite monument that will sit at the corner where the old water tower stood in Heath Springs, facing North Main Street. 

    It costs $250 to have a veteran's name included on the monument. 

  • Heating Assistance available at CCA

    From Release

    Carolina Community Actions Inc. is accepting applications through April to assist low-income families with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The maximum allowed for qualified applicants is $500 per household, with a minimum direct assistance of $225.

    Qualification is based on household income and family size. Eligible households may receive LIHEAP financial assistance for non-emergency services twice during the program year at the following locations:

    In Lancaster:

  • McCoy answers residency questions

    Jesef Williams
    Questions about residency continue to surround one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the District 16 state Senate seat.
    With the primary just four days away, residents are asking if GOP candidate Rob McCoy lives in the district or not.
    McCoy, one of five people seeking the GOP nod, has had a Heath Springs address that is located in state Senate District 27.
    But he is said to have since moved to a house on West Shiloh Unity Road in Lancaster, which is located in District 16.

  • TEA Party wins award

    Reece Murphy
    The Lancaster County TEA Party was chosen as one of four recipients of the 2010 Ronald Reagan Award presented at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10-12.
    The award is considered the highest honor bestowed by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), CPAC’s organizers, and is presented annually to persons or organizations that advance the conservative cause.

  • Personality spotlight - Harlean Howard

    What began as a personal challenge for Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard has developed into a lifelong career.
    As a Pennsylvania native, Howard, 54, got her start with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1978, just as women were being accepted to the force.
    “It started out for me as a challenge because when I came into law enforcement in the 1970s, it was traditionally an occupation dominated by males,” Howard said. “The more I learned, the more experience I gained, and the more I grew to love the job.”

  • Still a heap of questions

    IN PART ONE: In Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News, Lancaster County Council members Larry McCullough, Kathy Sistare and Rudy Carter weighed in on the transparency of a proposed sanitary waste landfill deal that would transfer the Palmetto Landfill in Spartanburg County to the Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. Here, several other leaders discuss the process.

    Christopher Sardelli

  • Personality spotlight - Jerry Witherspoon

    Who knew that a fascination with numbers would one day put Jerry Witherspoon in a position to positively affect hundreds of lives?
    A Lancaster native, Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees the Caroline Court and Frank L. Roddey public housing units.
    He has served in that position since 2003, and has had a lot of stops along the way to get to this point.

  • Trash talk continues

    Christopher Sardelli
    The dust may have settled but questions continue to pile up about the transparency of a proposed landfill deal.     
    During the last few weeks, hundreds of county residents spoke out against a plan to transfer the Palmetto Landfill from Spartanburg County to the area of the current Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. And with new details emerging every day, many are questioning who was responsible for the process, how long did county officials know and was anyone misled?