Today's News

  • 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. 

  • Educate yourself now about proposed landfill

    Guest Column

    Gary Horton

    Everyone should know these facts about the proposed sanitary landfill on Mineral Mining Road.

    Footprint size – 250 acres

    Amount of trash allowed per year – 1.2 million tons (or 2.4 billion pounds)

    Height allowed - unlimited

    But there’s more we need to know, much more research we need to do, in the six months before Griffin Brothers tries again to get permission to stick the landfill here.

  • Chamber encourages all citizens to vote

    Guest Column

    James Morton

    Not another election. I am sure, like me, you too have had this thought at some point when you see candidate signs popping up all around the county. 

    I am also sure it is easy to choose to dismiss an election to fill an unexpired term of a seat that will have a little over a year remaining of a four-year term.

  • 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

  • Bruins ignite, rip Eagles



    Once the Lancaster Bruins got going, they rolled.