Today's News

  • Council lets business license idea die

    Half a year has passed since Lancaster County Council last discussed the idea of business licenses, but absence has not made some council members’ hearts grow fonder.

    Councilman Larry McCullough, who brought the idea of business licenses to the table in May, presented the issue again at council’s Dec. 7 meeting. With no progress made on the issue after so many months, McCullough said it was time for council to make a decision on whether to move forward with plans for business licenses or not.

  • County Council District 3 residents form action group

    More than 20 people showed up Tuesday for the first meeting of District 3’s new action council.

    Formed by County Councilman Cotton Cole, the group of residents met at Cotton Cole Auctions for its inaugural meeting. Inspired by the Indian Land Action Council, a grassroots organization in the county’s Panhandle, Cole formed the group to give residents a voice in county issues.

  • County may seek nearly $1.9M in federal funds for sherif's office

    To combat crime throughout the county, County Council is considering a number of grant requests to help with equipment and personnel for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Sheriff Barry Faile recently requested that council allow his office to pursue several grants. This includes a continuation of its crime-scene investigators grants and a grant to outfit patrol cars with vital computer equipment.

  • Will we see snow today?

    It appears Lancaster County will see some kind of frozen precipitation in the next couple days, but forecasters aren’t sure if it will be sleet, snow or freezing rain.

    According to meteorologists with Duke Energy, an area of low pressure from the Gulf of Mexico was expected to track across northern Florida on Friday and up the Eastern Coast on Saturday.

  • RB Tax looks to relocate to Chesterfield Avenue

    Greg Blackmon said business at his tax service – RB Tax, LLC – has grown so much that he and business partner, Jim Robinson, were left with no choice but to look for another location.

    Now there’s a good chance the South White Street business will move to Chesterfield Avenue.

    Lancaster City Council on Dec. 8 unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance to rezone property at 1209 Chesterfield Ave. from residential (R-6) to neighborhood commercial (B-2).

  • Sanford, why don’t you just resign now?

    A S.C. House panel is now into its third week of hearings to determine whether Gov. Mark Sanford should be impeached for deserting the state for a five-day tryst in Argentina with his lover last summer and nine alleged ethics violations. It threw out 28 charges involving travel and campaign funds Thursday.

  • Take part ins Project Blue Light to honor fallen officers

    Project Blue Light is celebrating its 21st year this year. Our request is a simple one. In your efforts to decorate your home for Christmas, please do us one small favor. Place a single blue light in your window in memory of fallen officers and in honor of those officers who serve and have served. Most people won’t know its significance, but the ones to whom it matters most will.

    As of today, 114 law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty this year in the United States.

  • No special tax break for the well-to-do

    Impact fees are a somewhat controversial method of making owners of new structures pay for the additional community infrastructure that is needed because of growth.

    While the state Legislature exempted school construction from the list of eligible uses of impact fees (an extremely questionable decision given that school construction is by far the largest infrastructure cost associated with growth), they did include uses such as road upgrades, new fire stations, etc.

  • It's not about change, it's about control

    The current administration, with help from Congress, is taking control of every aspect of American life through policies like health-care reform, cap and trade and taking over our private sector, while most of us pay no or little attention.

    Remember how President Barack Obama talked about wealth redistribution and transforming America? Look what is happening during this transformation of his.

  • Spratt walks in lockstep with Obama administration

    U.S. Congressman John Spratt is an astute politician. If he senses defeat in the upcoming election, he will most likely not offer himself for congressman of the S.C. 5th District.

    It is the opinion of this writer that he will devote himself to the furtherance of socialism in his remaining time in office by continuing to walk in lockstep with the Obama administration.