Today's News

  • Council considers $71k easement proceeds for Parks and Rec use

     Christopher Sardelli


    A proposed easement for a power line had county officials discussing last month how best to use $71,000 in proceeds from the plan, with the county’s Parks and Recreation department at the top of the list. 

  • USCL Native American Studies Center houses bound copies of TLN

    Denyse Clark


    The Lancaster News is 162 years old but the information inside is as fresh as it was the day the first newspaper rolled off the company presses. 

    Beginning today through Saturday, Oct. 11, National Newspaper Week (NNW) will be observed and many papers, large and small, will take a look back at their progressive histories.

  • Estridge, Holt seek probate judge

     Denyse Clark


    In the Nov. 4 General Election, Lancaster County Probate Judge Sandra Estridge, the incumbent Democrat, is faced with opposition from republican challenger, Jerry Holt, a Lancaster County planning commissioner and member of Indian Land Action Council.

  • Woman jailed in stabbing

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Lancaster woman is behind bars after allegedly stabbing a man with a butcher knife outside an East Dunlap Street home Monday, Sept. 29.

    Delores Haggins, 31, 820 E. Dunlap St., was charged with criminal domestic violence of a high and aggravated nature, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Revolving doors, Part 1 of 3

    For Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile, sometimes it feels as if 5 percent of the population are committing 95 percent of the county’s crimes. Weekly staff meetings at the sheriff’s office are often dominated by reports of crimes committed by a legion of familiar faces, Faile said; people who’ve had so much contact with local law enforcement that they’ve been dubbed “frequent fliers” in the judicial system. 

  • Keeping history alive

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    You’ve heard the old saying “a picture is worth a thousand words.” When it comes to preserving and enjoying history, that proverb is especially true. Fortunately, some of our very own Lancaster artists are doing their part to keep Lancaster’s history alive through visual arts. You’ll have a chance to see their work and meet some of them in person at the Cultural Arts Center, 307 W. Gay St., Lancaster, from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5.

  • Richburg celebrates 125 years

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – For a town that was founded on catastrophe, Richburg is doing remarkably well these days.

  • A firm (and bionic) handshake

    Nancy Parsons

    Landmark News Service

    GREAT FALLS – For the first time in his life, Henry “Bubba” Stevenson Jr. can offer a handshake. But it’s not your everyday handshake – it’s bionic.

    Stevenson, 23, was fitted with a “1-limb ultra bionic arm” on Sept. 22.

    Stevenson was born without arms. On his right side, his arm stops shy of his elbow and on his left side, there is only a nub below his shoulder.

  • County strategic vision very important

    August’s column was about a strategic visioning process for Lancaster County, this month’s column will be about how to get the process started.

    First, thank you to those who have emailed or talked with me about their interest in being part of this process.

    To develop a good strategic vision, we will need participation from the business community, our various government entities and, most importantly, our citizens.

  • Overspending depletes our county’s yearly budget

    The County Council Finance Committee meeting on Sept. 25 provided an interesting observation that the county’s general fund balance is about $1 million higher than it was last year at this time.

    The Finance Committee heard several proposals from County Administrator Steve Willis about how to spend this money outside the normal budget cycle.

    Spending money outside the budget cycle is one of the primary reasons the county never seems to have enough money.