Local News

  • Lancaster County eligible for disaster assistance

    SBA Disaster Awareness

    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Lancaster County in the presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 1 in South Carolina.
    Declaring Lancaster County allows small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations to be eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans.

  • Mayor’s refusal to sign checks leads to policy change

    A rift between Lancaster City Council members surrounding the mayor’s refusal to sign two checks earlier this year will result in a procedural change.
    Following an at times contentious debate and a confusing unanimous vote, city council moved forward on a modified resolution that authorizes a second councilmember to sign checks in emergency situations.
    Council rejected a resolution that would authorize two additional councilmembers to sign checks.

  • 75 years strong

    A group of Springs Memorial Hospital employees gathered in front of the hospital Thursday, Oct. 15, for a group photo ahead of the hospital’s annual employee picnic.
    The fact would be mundane except for two things: First, instead of the traditional man-on-a-ladder mode of large group photography, the image was taken via drone hovering high overhead; and second, the group of more than 100 stood in the shape of a giant “75.”

  • 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.