• Treatment plant upgrade near completion

    Jesef Williams
    The city of Lancaster has agreed to buy another piece of equipment that will go toward upgrades at its wastewater treatment plant.
    City Council voted 6-0 at its meeting Tuesday to approve the request for a variable frequency drive (VFD), which allows for pressure control of the non-drinkable water system at the treatment plant.  
    Councilman Gonzie Mackey was not at the meeting.

  • Lancaster woman wins $100,000

    From Release
    Lancaster resident Christine Jackson is in the market for a new home. She secured her down payment cashing in a lottery ticket worth $100,000.
    Jackson won the prize on April 22. She was headed home from work at Tyson Foods when she stopped at Family Food Store at 715 S. Market St. for a lottery ticket. She scratched the Bass Pro Shops® card in her car.
    “I forgot where I was,” she told lottery officials when it was revealed she won $100,000.

  • Lancaster man charged with criminal sexual conduct

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was arrested this week on two charges of criminal sexual conduct relating to two separate assaults this month.
    Nicholas Blake Rallings, 20, 2095 Powell Ave., was arrested and charged with two counts of criminal sexual conduct first degree connected to two cases being investigated by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. According to a sheriff's office press release, both victims are acquaintances of Rallings.

  • Work continues on station

    Jesef Williams
    HEATH SPRINGS – Things are looking a lot different these days at the Heath Springs Fire Department station on Duncan Street
    New brick accents the outside of what will be quite an upgrade for the department when renovations are done. The project, which is about 70 percent complete, will give department members more than three times the space they’ve had in the past.
    Fire Chief Patrick Helms gave an update on the work during the Heath Springs Town Council’s meeting April 19.

  • USCL plans for new growth

    Reece Murphy
    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster has big plans for its campus — and it won’t be long now before the public begins seeing some of those plans take shape.
    First up, and most immediate, the school is finally moving ahead with plans for a 30,000-square-foot classroom building.
    “We should finally be making a decision on architectural and engineering firms on May 12,” USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano said.

  • Slowing down drivers

    Christopher Sardelli
    An Indian Land neighborhood will lower its speed limits thanks to a traffic study and the efforts of Lancaster County Council.
    Months after residents from the Brookchase neighborhood voted to create their own tax district to fund road repairs in the development, Council considered a recommendation to place a lower speed limit along those roads. The neighborhood is located in Indian Land along U.S. 521, not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light.  

  • 2011 Red Rose Festival is slated for May 13-14

    Jesef Williams
    An impromptu game of hopscotch at the 2010 Red Rose Festival is the inspiration behind the promotion for this year’s festival.
    Over the last few weeks, you may have seen fliers for the 2011 Red Rose Festival, which is May 13 and 14 in downtown Lancaster. The event is considered the city of Lancaster’s signature event.
    The flier is highlighted by a huge red rose and two girls playing hopscotch, the popular children’s game often played in the streets or at playgrounds.

  • Bake sale to help pay for Andy’s surgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A group of local stylists and cosmotologists are hoping a plethora of tasty treats will help raise money for a special-needs teen’s risky heart procedure.

  • City seeks support for arts

    The city of Lancaster is hoping to receive more corporate support to keep its Performing Arts Series running strong. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its April 12 meeting to apply for grant money from Wachovia (Wells Fargo) and Duke Energy Foundation. 

    The city has received money from those two institutions in years past. It is again requesting $10,000 from Duke Energy Foundation and $2,500 from Wells Fargo. 

  • Riley to speak at chamber lunch

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 26, at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. 

    Guest speaker Pat C. Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., will discuss “The Current State of the Real Estate Market in Lancaster County and Surrounding Areas.”