Today's News

  • 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.  

  • Gregory hopes to regain Senate position

    Hugh Mobley and Greg Gregory have switched roles.
    Gregory, who served as the District 16 state senator for 15 years, will once again seek the seat.
    He had been a supporter of Mobley, a Lancaster pharmacist who was the first person to announce his candidacy for the post after Mick Mulvaney was elected to the 5th District congressional seat. But now, Mobley has suspended his campaign and has
    pledged to support Gregory.

  • Kershaw official criticizes landfill plan

    County Council heard Tuesday from a Kershaw Town Council member and another county resident who are upset by council’s handling of an economic development ordinance concerning a proposed landfill.
    The comments were the first public outcry against the ordinance, code-named Project December and approved over several special meetings in December.

  • Howard sworn in as Lancaster’s new police chief

    No empty seats were in sight. Visitors lined the walls inside council chambers, while dozens of others packed the lobby.
    Officials said they had never seen Lancaster City Hall more crowded before.
    Nearly 200 people came out Tuesday night for the swearing-in ceremony for four City Council members and Harlean Howard as the new police chief.
    Many of the people on hand were there to support Howard, who is the first woman to head the Lancaster Police Department.

  • Council looks back on ’10, forward on ’11

    Job announcements, the arrival of new businesses, improvements to fire insurance ratings, the collection of Census data and construction on two county courthouses were all issues that County Council dealt with in 2010.
    Several council members, as well as the county administrator, recently examined the county’s milestones and struggles from the past year, while casting an eye toward 2011.

  • Lady Vols rip Knights

    The Andrew Jackson girls continue to roll as they launched the 2011 portion of their schedule with a solid 47-18 win over North Central in a varsity split at the NCHS gym in Boonetown on Tuesday night.