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Today's News

  • 51 Lancaster homes get free carbon-monoxide detectors

    Lancaster Fire Department members installed 51 carbon-monoxide alarms in the 60 homes with gas appliances they visited during the one-day alarm blitz May 14.
    The city recently received 250 carbon-monoxide detectors from the Jeffrey Lee Williams Foundation through a grant from Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation.
    It’s the largest number of detectors awarded by the Williams foundation at one time to one municipality.

  • 27 eyesore houses targeted for demolition in Lancaster

    Twenty-seven derelict properties in the Lancaster city limits have been identified for inclusion in the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) $5.6 million program to get rid of uninhabitable homes.
    The city is working with COG to acquire, demolish and landscape blighted vacant residential properties through a Neighborhood Initiative Program (NIP).
    In April 2015, COG was awarded $5.6 million from the S.C. Housing Finance and Development Authority. The funds must be used by July 2017.

  • Police Reports: June 5, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

  • Lancaster man charged with sexually abusing girl

    A Lancaster man was arrested last week for sexually abusing a pre-teen girl.
    Joseph Timothy Rouse, 50, of 1539 Springdale Road, turned himself in to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office May 26 in response to an outstanding warrant for third-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
    The sheriff’s incident report said the investigation began March 22 after the victim, whom Rouse knew but was not related to, told a guidance counselor at school about the alleged abuse.
    Rouse was released under $15,000 bond.

  • 'The perfect career'

    Thirty-eight years ago, Chuck Small became a firefighter for the Lancaster Fire Department at age 19, though he had no idea he wanted to be one.
    Always a great storyteller, Small, who retired last week at 57, still recalls his initial March 8, 1978, interview with the late Donald Adams, the city’s fire chief at the time.

  • Economic development director hired

    Lancaster County announced Friday it has hired a 25-year economic development veteran to head its new in-house department that will handle business recruitment.
    Jamie C. Gilbert comes from Chester, Md., where he has been executive director of the Queen Anne’s County Department of Economic Development for 15 months. He starts work in Lancaster July 18.
    County officials said Gilbert’s credentials and experience made him a great candidate for the job, but his people skills, high energy and enthusiasm sealed the deal.

  • ‘Mule Train’ run legendary

    Bill “Mule Train” McGuirt is regarded as one of the best, if not the best football player to ever play at Lancaster High School.

    It has been 58 years since he played his last game at Lancaster High School, but longtime LHS football fans still recall his gridiron exploits.

    McGuirt is remembered today since he died May 8 at the home of his son Mark in Charleston.

  • Post 31 returns to play Monday at Fort Mill

    The Lancaster Post 31 Legion baseball team resumes play on the 2016 season as P-31 ventures to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday for a League V twin bill.

    Game one begins at 6 p.m., with game two to follow after a short break between the games.

    Lancaster P-31, 1-1 on the season, split in League V play to open the season.

    Lancaster dropped a 9-8 road loss to Clover 38 to open the season May 18, but rebounded to take a 12-2 win over Rock Hill Post 34.

  • North stars win A League tourney

    The North all-stars won the best-of-three game series between the Lancaster Dixie Baseball ‘A’ League (6U) all-stars Friday night.

    On Thursday evening at Wylie Park, the North all-stars battled back from a 5-0 deficit to win the series opener, 16-12.

    Action continued Friday night for game two, which was a back-and- forth affair with many lead changes.

  • Lancaster junior golfers open season

    The Lancaster chapter of the South Carolina Junior Golf Association (SCJGA) opens play Monday with a tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The tournament is the first of six on the 2016 LJGA season, its 21st overall.

    “I feel it’s going to be a good season,” said Raymon Chisom, the Lancaster chapter director. “We will have between 40-55 kids playing this season. That’s a solid number.