Local News

  • A very scary Christmas?

    Christmas is coming a little early for the Lancaster County Leathernecks.
    Members of the Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1169 are getting a detached hand up with the local Toys for Tot campaign this year.
    The Junkyard Dogs (and cats) have joined forces with the Devil Dogs for a great cause; proceeds from the annual Mahaffey’s Haunted Junkyard will help provide those toys.
    Now in its sixth year, the haunted junkyard is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.

  • Carter chosen to lead Police Chiefs Association

    The S.C. Police Chiefs Association elected Lancaster Police Department Chief Harlean V. Carter as its new president. Carter was sworn in by LPD chaplain Rev. Kenneth Cauthen on Oct. 17 during the 2015 Convention in Myrtle Beach.

  • Lang has roof over her head

    Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat’s newest homeowner selectee, Shawnta Lang, can now say she has a roof over her head. That, by itself would be great news, but something else sets this particular roof apart.
    It is the result of a national, regional and local partnership. H & S Roofing and GAF Materials Corp. partnered with Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County to provide roofing materials and professional installation for Lang’s new home that is under construction.

  • Timmons new events, promotions manager

    See Lancaster, SC

    Joe Timmons has joined the team of See Lancaster, SC, the Main Street department of the city of Lancaster.
    As events and promotions manager, Timmons will coordinate and facilitate projects that include the annual Red Rose Festival, Boo Fun Fest, Rosie’s Easter Bash, annual parades and other events throughout the Red Rose City.

  • How much did county spend on LCEDC legal issues?

    From crafting new bylaws to investigating Lancaster County’s failed bid to join the I-77 Alliance, county officials have funded a plethora of legal fees related to the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. during the last few years.
    But how much did it cost taxpayers?
    That’s the question several officials responded to this week as repercussions continue to be felt from Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 10 decision to rescind funding for, and end its years-long relationship with, LCEDC.

  • Celebrating Success

    When Tu’barrian Dixon was a student at Lancaster High School in the early 2000s he was the kind of kid most expected to go nowhere, another teen on the wrong track heading full-tilt for no good.
    When Dixon got involved with the Community Powerhouse organization and learned he didn’t have to be that way, his self-esteem began to grow. Dixon buckled down, learned to read, got his grades up and graduated in 2005.
    Now Dixon is a proud family man working toward a doctorate in psychology.

  • Board appointment frustrates city councilman

    Lancaster City Council voted Tuesday, Oct. 13, to appoint a new member to the Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners, but it wasn’t without controversy.
    Council voted 6-1 to appoint Sabrina Stewart Hammond to replace Dennis Fuller as a commissioner. John Howard cast the dissenting vote.

  • Sheriff releases more details in investigation of child’s death

    A Lancaster County man arrested Tuesday, Oct. 13, for allegedly killing his 5-year-old adopted disabled son told investigators the boy fell and hit his head on the floor, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.
    Robert Jordon, 47, 788 Montecrest St., has been charged with homicide by child abuse in the death of his adopted son, La’Marion Jordan.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield told The Lancaster News Thursday, Oct. 15, Jordan drove La’Marion to Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster about 6:30 a.m. Sept. 4.

  • Perseverance essential in Billy Dale’s life of challenges

    RIDGEWAY – He may not remember driving his Ford Mustang at a high rate of speed through the Poovey Farm neighborhood.
    He may not remember the crash, or being intermingled among the crumbled mass of metal.
    He may not remember the “will not survive” his loved ones were told. He may not remember the medical staff and machines that kept him alive.
    After all, that was 27 years ago. Billy Dale McCants was 17. As it often is with teens, he must have thought he was invincible. I thought so, too, when I was young.

  • From potholes to paved

    Local drivers will soon see a few less bumps in the road as several major road projects are underway, a year after taxpayers voted to approve a one-cent capital project sales tax to help fix Lancaster County’s crumbling infrastructure.
    The three projects, which are estimated to cost a total of $5,718,914.18, include repaving portions of Henry Harris Road, University Drive, Bailey Road, Craig Farm Road, Pink Plyler Road, Taxahaw Road and Locustwood Avenue/Mahaffey Line Drive.