Today's News

  • Deputies shoot, kill man

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County deputies shot and killed a man Monday evening during a confrontation at a Lynwood Drive car wash.
    Deputy Coroner Karla Deese identified the victim as George Randall “Randy” Bowers, 56, of Lancaster.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the shooting happened about 7:26 p.m. after deputies arrived at 2070 Lynwood Drive in Lancaster, the site of New Look Car Care car wash, in response to a call about a suspicious person.

  • Police search for armed robber

     Lancaster police officers are searching for a man who robbed a convenience store employee at gunpoint early Friday morning. 

    Sgt. Paul Smith with the Lancaster Police Department said a clerk at The Market convenience store, 

  • Bernard, Hyatt leaving EMS

    Two top officials with Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services announced Friday they will be leaving their posts by the end of next month. 

    Both EMS Director Lanny Bernard and EMS Operations Manager Donald Hyatt both notified the county Friday they will each retire effective Feb. 28. The news was announced by County Administrator Steve Willis. 

    “We appreciate the many years of service Lanny and Donald have given for the people of Lancaster County,” Willis said in a press release issued Friday. 

  • Street market to become part of ‘Finally Friday’

    The concept sounds grand. 

    Vendors from both Carolinas convene in downtown on Saturday on select months for the Lancaster Street Market. 

    Each merchant sets up his or her own booth, where they sell an array of items such as hand-crafted jewelry, woodwork, purses and clothing. 

    There’s plenty to buy, with food vendors also on hand – creating an experience that will draw a slew of patrons. 

    But that’s where concern lies. 

  • Celebrating success, honoring leadership

    Dozens of area youth and their families always look forward to Saturdays in Lancaster. 

    That’s when those children can take to the field and compete – something many of them had not been able to do before. 

    With the swing of a bat, dribble of a basketball or the thrust of a pompom, those children are able to experience the thrills and joys of performing in front of a crowd.  

    They participate as part of a local sports league for special-needs children called the Dream Team. 

  • Final reading on IL fire district Tuesday

    After months of discussion and planning, Lancaster County Council will hear public comments and final reading on a proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District when it meets Tuesday night. 

    Council has already unanimously approved two readings of the ordinance, which if approved would establish funding for an Indian Land fire protection district through rates and charges, and would also repeal the special tax districts in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Edenmoor and Belair. 

  • Channel your child’s inner artist

     Do you have a rising Renoir creating masterpieces at home? Potential Picasso? Mini Matisse? Budding young artists can participate in the Del Webb Library at Indian Land’s “Art Studio at the Library,” a month-long event in March allowing children the chance to create their own artwork.

  • Many accomplishments at Sheriff’s Office in 2 years

    When I was elected sheriff two years ago, I set out to accomplish an ambitious set of goals.
    Now that I’ve reached the mid-point of my first term, I think it is only appropriate to issue an update on the progress we have made to date. Based on the scope and implementation requirements, these goals were categorized as either short or long term, but the basis for all of them was accountability, improved service and professionalism.

  • $75 tax for fire district is unjust

    I would like to thank those who took the trouble to vote against the Indian Land Fire District in the advisory referendum on Jan. 18, 2011.
    You stood up for the principle that private, voluntary means should be the first option for supporting volunteer fire departments, as is done successfully all over the country.

  • Sarah Kirkland fosters a special brand of love

    Having a police cruiser pull into the driveway at 3 a.m. and hearing the car door slam shut is unexpected, to say the least.

    But not for 78-year-old Sarah Kirkland. She’s grown used to it.

    As soon as “Ms. Sarah” heard the officer knock on the door of her Cedar Run Road home in the Pleasant Hill community, the kitchen lights were on and the bath water was running.

    That’s because there was a special love in her house that could meet a special need.