Today's News

  • LHS Bruins claw Centurions twice

    The Lancaster Bruins, between the Region III-AAA varsity twin bill with Broome High School, presented banners in recognition of the recent LHS region champions – volleyball, girls basketball and boys and girls swimming.
    The Bruins, in both ends of the home doubleheader Wednesday night, boosted their hopes of adding future banners for possible league titles for the 2015-16 basketball season.
    The Lancaster High teams, with a sweep of Broome, stayed unbeaten in region play with two wins over the visiting Centurions.

  • Vols No. 1 in AA poll

    Andrew Jackson is atop the Class AA boys state basketball rankings.
    The Volunteers, of coach Danny Wright, are 13-2, including a 7-0 record in Region IV-AA. The latest state rankings, handled by the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association, were released Monday.
    Wright said he’s elated with the Vols’ top ranking.

  • Column: Van Wyck does not want to be swallowed up by Indian Land

    Welcome to Van Wyck! What an emotionally packed meeting Jan. 12 at the community center to hear from the Indian Land representatives who want to incorporate and include the Van Wyck community. There were a lot of opinions expressed, but I believe the main take away is this:
    Van Wyck residents do not want to be included in the IL incorporation.  

  • Gus Deligiannidis: Small Business of the Year

    Editor’s note: This is last week’s presentation speech by Steve Sherrill honoring Gus Deligiannidis, owner of Gus’s Family Restaurant and Gus’s Family Pizza, as the Lancaster chamber’s Small Business of the Year. Coming Sunday: Jackie Brown.

  • Bootlegger’s Ball

    I knew it was going to be a fun gala this year when the team in charge of decoration asked people to save their empty wine and spirits bottles. Some of us had an embarrassing number to hand over, but what do you expect just after Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s?
    Art & Soul at the Bootleggers Ball, this year’s Lancaster County Council of the Arts (LCCA) 19th annual fundraising gala, will be held Feb. 6 at USC Lancaster’s Bradley Building.

  • Springs House needs paint, but painters don’t want job

    What does a city do when it needs to hire a contractor, but no one wants the work?
    One of Lancaster’s grandest historic buildings, the two-story, wood-frame Springs House on West Gay Street, needs a paint job, and the city has been is trying to arrange that. It was last painted in 2006 for about $60,000.
    In November 2015, the city solicited sealed bids from three contractors to paint the house, but no bids were received.

  • Spots remain in annual beekeeping course

    The Lancaster Beekeepers Association still has about 25 slots open in the 2016 beginner’s beekeeping course, which is catching some of its members by surprise.
    The class, which is limited to 40 students each year, is usually full by now, said master beekeeper Dale Starnes.
    “It’s very unusual,” he said. “I don’t know if they aren’t seeing it in the paper, or what.”

  • Hospitality tax proposed to fund sports mega-complex

    A countywide hospitality tax could be the key to funding the county’s first centralized recreation facility, and it would mean a few extra cents from taxpayers and visitors every time they buy a meal in the area.

  • City starts ball rolling on raises for police

    Tuesday night, Lancaster City Council took the initial step to boost salaries for the municipality’s police officers.
    While council did not vote to approve the proposed raises, it unanimously authorized City Administrator Flip Hutfles to come up with the specific numbers to be voted on at the Feb. 9 city council meeting.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter said that if passed, the pay increases will apply to all sworn officers in the department’s administrative, patrol and special operations divisions.

  • Family sues Ford, airbag maker

    The family of a Kershaw man killed by a defective air bag in December is suing a national automaker, an international airbag manufacturer and a local farmer for negligence in his death.
    Joel Knight, 52, died the evening of Dec. 22 on his way to work as a welder at Trinity Meyer Utility Structures near Lancaster when his 2006 Ford Ranger struck a cow on Rocky River Road, then veered into a fence.