Today's News

  • Council gives first approval to Indian Land fire district

    County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to establish the Indian Land Fire Protection District on Tuesday.
    Several members of the Indian Land Action Council attended the meeting and later cheered council’s unanimous decision.
    “A fire department should be equally supported by everyone in their service district – both residential and commercial,” said Jan Tacy, secretary of the action council, during the public comment period of the meeting.

  • HS, Kershaw mayors speak on 2011

    Infrastructure improvements rank high on the list of focal points for leaders in the southern part of Lancaster County.
    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor and Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes discuss strides their towns have made in 2010 and what lies ahead in 2011.
    Rhodes said the town of Kershaw will continue to make incremental improvements to its wastewater treatment plant in the new year.

  • Indian Land man jailed in attempted ATM burglaries

     FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.

  • Law enforcement officials look back on ’10

    Local law enforcement officials found new ways to fight crime and keep county residents safe in 2010, and are hoping to cut crime even more in the new year.
    Harlean Howard, formerly captain with the Lancaster Police Department and now its new chief, said the addition of specialized officers was the biggest highlight for her department last year. In 2010, Lancaster City Council approved two new positions to the police department, a gang investigator and narcotics investigator.

  • EMS Academy, Rescue Academy accepting applications until Jan. 19

    Lancaster County EMS
    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services in conjunction with the Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad and Indian Land Rescue will be offering an EMS Academy and a Rescue Academy.
    EMS Academy begins Jan. 24.
    This course will include information on the functions of EMS in Lancaster County.
    Applicants will be shown the equipment used by Lancaster County EMS medics and learn about the different levels of training. They will also tour EMS stations and participate in helicopter scene team training.

  • Motown sound comes to USCL

    Gregory A. Summers
    In the early 1950s, an up and coming featherweight boxer who idolized Joe Louis was walking back to the locker room inside Detroit’s Woodward Avenue Gym locker room after a rigorous workout.
    The Korean War veteran said a poster advertising a battle of the bands between Duke Ellington and Stan Kenton grabbed his attention.
    It was hanging above the poster of an upcoming boxing match. The two posters stopped him in his tracks and changed his life.

  • Howard has skills, heart to be police chief

    Today is a historical day for Lancaster Police Department as its first female police chief takes the reins from retiring Police Chief Hugh White.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Dec. 28 to appoint Harlean Howard as the Lancaster Police Department’s next chief.
    She succeeds White, who has been with the department since 1982 and was chief for the past 11 years.
    Howard is no newcomer to law enforcement. She got her start with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1978 and worked there until 1989.

  • Mulvaney pledges to be accessible to constituents

    First of all, a belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable Christmas weekend with family and friends. 
    With the new year comes a new Congress, the 112th, which officially began Jan. 5. As the real business at hand gets cranked up, there is a good bit to report.
    Lots of folks have asked about our local offices. Our first office will be in Rock Hill, on Ebenezer Road. This was a fairly simple decision, as more than 50 percent of the District 5 population lives within 20 miles of there.  

  • Taking good care of Planet Earth

    Omileye Achikeobi Lewis
    How do you get children to enjoy learning?
    You slip them factoids while they are eating or playing. At some point, it might hit them that they actually learned something new and interesting. This is what happened to the children of Lancaster who attended the third annual Humanity4Water Award ceremony, “Island Earth Party for Our Children.”

  • Mulvaney takes office

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With his right hand raised, and standing next to his three children on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mick Mulvaney took the congressional oath of office Wednesday afternoon.
    After a morning of celebrating with family, friends and constituents, Mulvaney joined 96 other freshman House delegates to become a member of the country’s 112th Congress. The oath was taken only minutes after Mulvaney cast his vote for the newest Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio.