Today's News

  • Two people assaulted in separate incidents while delivering pizza

    A pizza delivery man was attacked and robbed as he made a delivery on New Year’s Day.
    Lancaster police officers spoke with a Domino’s Pizza delivery man outside a Ruth Street house Saturday who had been hit repeatedly in the face. The man had a large cut on the lower part of his jaw and was bleeding profusely, a department incident report said.

  • Mobley, Gregory to make announcement

    Lancaster pharmacist Hugh Mobley and Lancaster businessman Greg Gregory have scheduled a news conference for 2:30 p.m. today at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.
    A news release said the two will make an announcement concerning the race for the open state Senate District 16 seat.
    Mobley, a Republican, was the first candidate to declare his intent to seek the seat, which was vacated by Mick Mulvaney last month following his election to the 5th District congressional seat.

  • County to save money with website overhaul

    Technology moves at a fast pace and Jeffery Naftal wants to make sure Lancaster County isn’t left behind.
    Naftal, deputy county administrator, has been working with county staff to find ways to improve the county’s website. Naftal presented his ideas at Lancaster County Council’s Dec. 13 meeting.
    “The improvements we have been seeking include the look and utility of the site itself, as well as its reliability and ease of use for staff to update information on the site,” Naftal said in a memo.

  • Springs Physical Therapy open to all

    INDIAN LAND – Springs Memorial Hospital has opened a second physical therapy office in Indian Land.
    Springs Physical Therapy opened Monday Jan. 3, in Suite 500 of the Shoppes at 521 shopping center, 9789 Charlotte Highway.
    The location is an extension of a physical therapy office operated by the hospital in Sun City Carolina Lakes, which has been in business for more than three years, but only open to residents of that development.

  • News honors best of 2010




    Three athletes who garnered statewide honors are The Lancaster News’ 2010 Athletes of the Year.

  • IL girls fall twice in York tourney



    The Indian Land Lady Warriors found the going tough in the Exxon On The Run girls basketball tournament at York High School this week.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a pair of games in the two-day tournament, which opened Tuesday.

  • Plan calls for modifying Mining Road Landfill

    The details behind a cryptic county ordinance were revealed last week, as county officials announced preliminary plans for a county landfill.
    At a special meeting Wednesday, County Council unanimously approved final reading of the ambiguously named Project December, an economic development ordinance that was fast-tracked through a number of special council meetings over the last few weeks.
    Council unanimously approved the first two readings of the ordinance at special meetings on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21.

  • Senate race gets more crowded

    The filing period has started for political hopefuls looking to become the area’s newest state senator.
    Nearly 10 people are believed to have interest in the District 16 Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney, who will be sworn in as a U.S. congressman on Wednesday.
    Filing for the senate seat began Friday and will end at noon Jan. 10.
    Lancaster pharmacist Hugh Mobley was among the first to announce intentions to run.

  • City officials talk 2011 goals

    Beatifying a blighted neighborhood and supporting economic development projects are goals Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw and City Administrator Helen Sowell have identified for 2011.
    The two recently reflected on the past year while looking forward to what lies ahead for the city of Lancaster.
    Sowell said one of the greatest accomplishments of 2010 was the city’s partnership with Lancaster County to reopen the former Springs Industries building on 15th Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

  • Manners matter to elementary school counselor

    Hungry restaurant patrons hunched over their plates, leaning on the table and shoveling clenched forkfuls of food into gaping mouths like it’s their last meal.
    While the scenario might be an extreme example, bad table manners are one of those things that once you notice it, you start seeing it everywhere.
    But one local elementary guidance counselor is doing her part to teach students the art of table manners.
    Anne Howey’s table etiquette lessons have been a staple at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for the last few years.