Today's News

  • A tribute to one of their own

    By Reece Murphy

  • IL development still in limbo

    By Reece Murphy

    Troubled Indian Land residential development Edenmoor remains in limbo after stake-holders failed to claim 77 parcels of land Monday at a Lancaster County tax sale.
    Meanwhile, the county’s Forfeited Land Commission is now requesting bid proposals for 222 parcels offered at a tax sale last year.

  • Christmas Basket off to good start

    More than $3,000 has already been donated to this year’s Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to by food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County.
    Recipients can use those vouches at local grocery stores.
    Through Friday, $3,352 has been donated to the fund, said HOPE Director Elaine Adkins.
    Vouchers will be given based on the number of people in each household. However, each eligible household will receive at least one $25 food voucher.

  • Council to hear update on courthouse restoration

    County Council will hear a final report on the historic county courthouse project at its Tuesday meeting.
    As part of their agreement with the county, Chad Catledge with Lancaster’s Perception Builders and Danny Mullis with Charlotte’s BE&K Building Group will present their monthly reports on the county’s two courthouse projects.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said this will include Catledge’s final update on the historic courthouse, as renovations on that building come to a close.

  • LAPS, city police dept. to hold toy giveaway

    Children can come get free gifts while the adults learn more about deterring crime in their city.
    That’s the plan for an upcoming toy giveaway sponsored by crime-prevention group Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department.
    The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at several parks throughout the city.
    Organizers will be at each park for an hour. Following are the locations and the times.
    • 11 a.m. – Pardue Street Park, 101A Pardue Circle

  • New pantry helps hungry in Indian Land

    By Reece Murphy

    INDIAN LAND – In these days of economic uncertainty and a 14.2 percent local unemployment rate, it’s no secret there are a lot of people struggling to make ends meet in Lancaster County.
    And like the county, so it goes in Indian Land.
    Until recently, if you lived in the growing Panhandle community and happened to be among those struggling to put food on the table, you had few choices since the closest food pantries were in Lancaster and Fort Mill.

  • Chamber seeks nominations for two awards

    At the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual meeting on Jan. 27, two special honors will be announced. County residents are invited to submit nominations for these community awards.
    Volunteer of  the Year
    Nominations for the Lancaster County Volunteer of the Year award are now being accepted.
    Residents, businesses and volunteer organizations are invited to place a name in nomination for this award.  

  • Boredom results in crash landing

    Well, winter is almost here. Now, I like Christmas, but I sure dread all of this cold, nasty weather.
    Days like this aren’t meant for a growing boy. I was made for clear warm days, when I can be outside playing, and out of Mama’s way.
    You know, this dreary weather isn’t lessening my chores at all.
    In fact, Mama, because she’s keeping a closer eye on me, is staying on top of stuff.

  • Former police officer files suit

    A former sergeant with the Lancaster Police Department is suing the department and two of its members for money he said he’s owed after being fired earlier this year.
    Pat Parsons, 50, a sergeant who had worked for the department for 11 years, filed suit Thursday in federal district court. He is represented by Columbia-based law firm Gaffney Lewis & Edwards.

  • White to retire as police chief

    Hugh White is stepping down as Lancaster’s police chief.
    White, whose retirement will become effective Jan. 7, has headed the Lancaster Police Department for the last 11 years. He’s worked for the department since 1982.
    White, 51, said he had been thinking about retiring since 2007 and was prompted to do so after hearing about possible changes to the police officer retirement system, according to a press release issued Thursday afternoon.
    He said his retirement had been in the works the last three years.