Today's News

  • LCEDC, officials exchange FOIA docs

    “Letting the sun shine in” is a phrase used to describe the public’s efforts to access information about government officials and actions.
    Based on that interpretation, the weather has been awfully sunny in Lancaster County following a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests filed during the last few months amongst county officials, media and the public.
    Revelations about some of those FOIA requests were made public during a recent joint workshop March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • April exhibit showcases 'Women Artists in Harmony'

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host the “Women Artists in Harmony” exhibit in the Springs House Galleries during April.
    This spring show is a collaborative exhibit of 13 diverse local women artists. Each is a talented individual with a focus and style unique to their interests and media.
    Pattie Schlesner and Shirley Wood will have many of their fine jewelry designs available in a variety of stonework, beading and polymer clay.
    Juanita Wood and Melissa A. Lawson have chosen striking works in photography for exhibit.

  • Track gears for week three racing


    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night, April 4 for the third race of the 2015 racing season.

  • BHS unbeaten in tourney


    Buford moved its baseball record to 14-0 with its fourth straight win in the Mingo Bay Classic on Thursday.

    The Jackets advanced to the MBC title game with a 5-1 win over the Pendleton Bulldogs on Thursday, April 2.

  • IL has solid hope for fourth state title run


    The Indian Land Warriors are again in the hunt for the Class AA state soccer crown.

    The Warriors, who have played for the state title three straight years, have a strong cast of players back from the 20-6 team which won the 2014 Class AA Upstate crown for the third straight season.

  • Prepping for the Hunt

    Clients of the Lancaster/Chester Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 1158 Camp Creek Road, are joyous about hiding candy in plastic eggs at Easter, said Nikki Bramlett, director of day services at the center.
    These “consumers,” as Bramlett calls them, are experiencing their third year packing the eggs provided by the city of Lancaster for Rosie’s Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.

  • Council, LCEDC discuss concerns

    Are there concerns amongst state leaders about the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and have LCEDC leaders tried to meet with state delegates about those issues?
    Those questions, and more than a few answers, were brought up during a recent joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held inside council chambers and lasting almost three hours, the meeting touched upon a number of topics, including several weighing heavily on some council members’ minds.

  • New DSS director visits county

    by David Kellin/for The Lancaster News
    Susan Alford, the new director of the S.C. Department of Social Services, visited Lancaster County on Tuesday, March 31.
    She is touring county DSS offices across the state to review what is working and what needs improvements.
    In the afternoon, she met with a variety of community agencies that partner with Lancaster County DSS, to gather their feedback.
    The stop in Lancaster is the second in a statewide tour. She believes that the changes that DSS has to make will be made at the local levels.  

  • Couple hopes for another Easter miracle

    The last time The Lancaster News wrote about Neil and Lois Zarrelli, it was to tell the story of their reunion with five stolen pet goats shortly before Easter 2012, thanks to the help of a vigilant reader.
    In the last five months, the couple has been the victim of two more “kidnappings” – and now they’re once again asking for the public’s help in the hopes of another Easter miracle.

  • Churches unite for Easter worship

    To better unite the body of Christ, two local Presbyterian congregations – one majority white and one majority black – will hold a joint Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, April 5, on the lawn of First Presbyterian Church, 700 N. Main St.
    In the event of rain, the service will be held inside the church.
    The Rev. Lorenzo Small Sr., pastor of Pleasant Ridge Presbyterian Church, 912 Clinton Ave. and Elder David Ghent, a member of the Outreach and Missions ministry of First Presbyterian, said they are both excited about this joint fellowship.