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Today's News

  • 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.

  • IL murder suspects face more charges

    The suspects in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran were each served this week with new warrants in the case.
    Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, and David Antonio Kucinski, 21, and Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill are each charged with murder in Tran’s April 5 shooting death.
    According to the Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit index, all four men were served Tuesday with warrants for armed robbery.

  • Lancaster Fatherhood Project expands to Rock Hill location

    The Lancaster Fatherhood Project, designed to strengthen families through father engagement, is expanding its services into York County, opening a location in Rock Hill.
    The group's programs will be introduced to York County through a partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services and the S.C. Center for Fathers and Families.

  • McCoy campaign ‘terrible nightmare’

    Calling Billy McCoy’s run for sheriff a “terrible nightmare,” a volunteer is breaking away from McCoy and campaign manager Malcolm Little, recounting a strange three weeks of being pulled into a plagiarism scandal.
    “It was the craziest thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” says Lee Burkett, a veteran Democratic volunteer from Rock Hill. Reached at press time Tuesday evening, McCoy would not comment directly on Burkett’s account.

  • Police pull children from burning house

    Four city police officers are being credited with pulling two sleeping children from a burning house late Friday.
    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Carter identified the officers as Sgts. Dustynn Burlingame, Dale Johnson and Kenneth Warlick and Lt. Dean Short.
    “What they did makes me proud, but moreover, I hope our citizens appreciate the hearts of our officers and their willingness to answer a call to action whenever it’s needed,” Carter said.
    The fire happened about 10:15 p.m. Friday at 527 Central Ave.

  • Survivors’ stories inspire Relay supporters

    Relay for Life – to most of us it is just one night, but to those with cancer it is one big fight that goes on every single minute of every day.
    Lancaster’s 21st Relay for Life begins Friday with a celebration as 200 cancer survivors walk the first lap around the track at Lancaster High School’s Memorial Stadium. Loved ones and supporters will then take over and walk laps nonstop the rest of the night to honor loved ones battling cancer or remember someone who lost the fight.

  • Kershaw: Dental office will replace 1940s gym

    KERSHAW – The old Kershaw High School gymnasium on Matson Street likely will be demolished to make way for a dental office under an ordinance approved by town council last week.
    The council rezoned the 1.14-acre tract at 501 N. Matson St. by a 6-1 vote, with  councilwoman Sonya Poole voting no.
    “I was appalled when I found out it was going to be razed,” Poole said. “I could not and will not vote for that.”

  • City scrambles to stop leaks in old Springs building’s roof

    Roof leaks that sprang up this past winter in the city of Lancaster’s 15th Street Center have buckled flooring on the top level, but have not damaged any equipment yet.  
    Now the city is trying to get the leaks repaired before any more damage is done.
    “Water always follows the path of least resistance,” said City Administrator Flip Hutfles. “What’s happened is that a couple of days after a rain, it comes through the insulation and then shows up in places.”