Today's News

  • See Lancaster takes comments as constructive criticism

    Editor’s note: The following is See Lancaster’s response to Gil Small’s Feb. 24 letter, “Santa Train event was a disappointment.”

    Dear Gil, Nancy and Anne:

    On behalf of the Santa Express and the city of Lancaster, I want to thank you for your letter and comments. Please note that we work hard each year to provide an exciting and memorable experience for our fine city and community.

  • 'State titles don't just happen,' says coach

    Winning a state championship is special. Winning two state championships is extra special.

    That’s just what happened at the Class A-AA state wrestling tournament in Rock Hill late last month.

    Buford High School senior 130-pounder Rashad Cunningham capped a 46-1 mat season, winning the state title in his weight class.

    Indian Land’s Trevor Jones, in the 140-pound weight class, did the same as he captured the state crown.

    Both wrestlers achieved the ultimate goal for a high school wrestler in exciting fashion.

  • Annexation, rezoning smacks of Edenmoor

    A local developer got his way with the city of Lancaster last week. Just as area residents of Arrowood Estates were in an uproar about the annexation of four neighboring properties and the slim reality of their own annexation, a very real deal was quietly completed for a property across town.

  • Call center training is an asset to Lancaster County

    Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the hot topic of discussion. Over the past 10 years, we have lost close to 10,000 jobs with the closing of Springs Industries. This has caused great hardship on the local citizens as they scramble to find a replacement for their lost income.

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Council, the city of Lancaster and all of the employment agencies have been working overtime to attract new industries to our county. This is not an easy task, but we continue to go after all those that show an interest in moving here.

  • 2010 Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital is Sunday

    Angela Gwinn did not choose music as a career. Music chose her, and, she’s glad it did. 

    “When God gives you a gift, you have to do with it what you can,” said the Cedar Falls, Iowa, native who now lives in Fort Mill.

    The talented opera soprano is one of nine musicians who will perform here Sunday in the annual Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital at First United Methodist Church.

    While Gwinn has performed on stages from New York to New Zealand, she is right at home standing on a church pulpit.

  • Candidate filing under way

    Candidate filing with the county’s political parties began Tuesday for those who intend to seek office  in several races this year.

    Republican or Democratic candidates who wish to run are required to file with their parties by noon March 30.

    Offices that are up for election this year include County Council Districts 2, 4, and 6, probate judge and state House seats for District 44 and District 45.

  • Red Ventures to hold job fair Tuesday at its new IL facility

    INDIAN LAND – Online marketing and sales company Red Ventures is hosting a job fair and plans to fill 80 positions by the end of March.  

    The company has experienced rapid growth during the last year and is looking for qualified sales agents to work across its many businesses.

    A job fair is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Red Ventures corporate headquarters at 1091 521 Corporate Center Drive, Indian Land.

  • City responds to paper's FOI request

    The city of Lancaster has complied with The Lancaster News’ Freedom of Information Act request for complaints filed against a Lancaster Police Department officer.

    Pat Parsons, 50, was fired as a police officer on March 2 after Angela Thompson and her son, La’Darius Truesdale, 18, filed complaints with the police department that Parsons harassed Truesdale at Twin’s Grocery on Jan. 31 about a stolen scooter case he was investigating, called Truesdale names and made threats to Truesdale and his family.

  • Census questionnaires to arrive at households next week

    Fill it out, mail it back. It’s easy, safe and important to the state.  

    The 2010 Census questionnaire will arrive at households throughout South Carolina from March 15 through 17.  

    U.S. Census Bureau officials ask you to watch for the 10-question form, fill it out and mail it back immediately in the provided, postage-paid envelope. This is the easiest way to participate in the census that takes place every decade, as required by the U.S. Constitution.  

  • North Elementary to host Spring Fling

    The Spring Fling festival at North Elementary School will have a cowboy theme of sorts.

    The 12th annual fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school grounds. The public is invited to attend.

    This year’s festival will feature lassoing, a mechanical bull and wagon rides. Cowboy hats and bandannas will be on sale as well, said Amanda Steele, chairwoman for the Spring Fling committee.