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Today's News

  • Crafting a new vibe downtown

    A new place to gather is coming to Lancaster’s Main Street in the shadow of the Historic Courthouse. The Craft Stand, aiming to open by Aug. 1, will offer retail craft beer in bottles as well as 24 local craft beers on tap.

    The Craft Stand will occupy a storefront at 105 South Main that has been vacant for four years.

  • Grace Place, one of the nonprofits that Give Local Lancaster will help

    A safe haven in the middle of a rough neighborhood. An escape where kids can learn and thrive in a safe, uplifting environment. 

    That’s what Carol Lee and Kathy Harden envisioned four years ago when they began Grace Place, an after-school program on Brooklyn Avenue that provides the youth of Lancaster with free tutoring and healthy after-school snacks. 

  • Lancaster man arrested in drug-trafficking case

    A Lancaster man was arrested at his home Friday on drug-trafficking charges, and 13 pounds of marijuana was seized.

    Jonathan Ryan Hardin, 25, of 1869 Shelton St., was charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 but less than 100 pounds.

    In a joint operation between the U.S. Postal Service and drug agents and investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for Hardin’s home, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.

  • S.C. resident has 1st case of Zika

    COLUMBIA – The first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection has been confirmed in an S.C. resident, the state  Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Friday.

    The case involves a person who recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the Zika virus.

  • Lancaster man dies from crash injuries

    Joshua Lloyd, the Lancaster man severely injured in Wednesday's fiery three-car wreck on S.C. 5, has died.

    The Lancaster County Coroner's Office confirmed Friday that Lloyd died from his injuries Thursday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was airlifted shortly after the wreck.

  • Four hurt in S.C. 5 crash

    UPDATE

    A driver whose SUV overturned and caught fire was gravely injured and three people in another vehicle were hurt in a multi-car crash Wednesday at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Old Hickory Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the SUV, 38-year-old Joshua Lloyd of Lancaster, was in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center.
    Lloyd, who was entrapped and freed by bystanders, was immediately flown to CMC.

  • McClancy sues county on zoning

    McClancy Seasoning Co., whose rezoning request for an expansion project was rejected by the county council in December, has sued Lancaster County, demanding that it allow the expansion or pay to relocate the company.
    McClancy has been located at 182 Spice Road in Indian Land, just off U.S. 521, since 1984. It wants its property rezoned as light industrial so it can expand its current manufacturing plant with an 80- by 240-foot addition.

  • City puts checkbook on website

    For the first time ever, if you want to see where every city of Lancaster check is going, it’s just a few mouse clicks away.
    The city has upgraded its website to give citizens more detailed information on municipal finances, as well as to provide them with the latest online data available.     
    “Anybody can see anything that they want about how we handle taxpayer money,” said Mayor John Howard.  
    City Finance Director James Absher unveiled the changes during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

  • Lancaster native Tucker co-writes faith-based film

    Terry Ward Tucker recalls the moment she walked down the aisle at Lancaster’s First Baptist Church to accept Jesus. It was a revival service in 1956, and she was 8.  
    That night, she said, a visiting evangelist explained the Gospel in simple terms.
    “Even as a child, I understood what he was teaching,” she said. “My mom and dad didn’t know I had planned to give my heart to God that particular evening, but they were glad about it.”

  • County council considers stormwater management fee

    Lancaster County Council dealt with stormwater management, a noise ordinance, business registration and two grants during its Monday night meeting.

    Stormwater
    Council discussed options for handling the county’s stormwater. One option could result in a countywide fee to pay for the management of stormwater in the Panhandle.