Today's News

  • City awards $685,000 construction project

    The city of Lancaster is moving forward in its efforts to upgrade its solid waste transfer station.

    City Council voted unanimously Oct. 13 to award the bid for the project to Loveless Commercial Contracting Inc. for $685,662.

    Council also decided to pay $35,750 to W.K. Dickson for administration and part-time oversight of the project.

    The total cost of the project is estimated at $925,000. That cost includes a contingency, which was recommended by city finance director Jim Wilson.

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  • Teacher to bring history to life with $2,000 grant

    A local educator has been recognized with a national award for bringing innovative ideas to the classroom.

    Hope Figuero, a fourth-grade teacher at Erwin Elementary School, is one of 100 winners of the 2009 Unsung Heroes award program sponsored by financial institution ING.

    ING recognized those teachers for developing innovative programs and incorporating them into lessons.

    Figuero, who also received a $2,000 grant, was presented her award earlier this month.

  • YMCA looking at Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Moe Bell wants to find a way to bring the YMCA to the Panhandle.

    Bell, chief executive officer of the Upper Palmetto YMCA, has been closely watching the rapid growth of Indian Land, from its expansive housing developments to its commercial and retail centers. With all the progress the area has made over the last few years, Bell says it’s time the YMCA set up shop in Indian Land.

  • Watching people keeps me occupied

    I was in a Saturday afternoon rut. Me and my buddies had done about everything there was to be done.

    Of course, the recent battle I waged against the Rogers’ boys on Market Street didn’t help. Mama had me on a short leash.

    What started as a mud ball fight ended up in full-blown warfare after somebody put a rock inside a mud ball.

    And it found its mark, too. I took a direct hit; the mud ball popped me square in the mouth, drawing blood from one lip and chipping a front tooth.

    The outcome of that battles was two “nevers.”

  • Teens arrested after fight at American Legion building

    Seven teenagers were arrested after a fight at a party at the American Legion building on Oct. 10.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer went to the American Legion building shortly after midnight Oct. 10 to walk through the building.

    A woman hosting a dance there said she did not want the police there, that Crime Prevention, a private company, was working security at the dance.

  • See Lancaster to unveil ornament

    See Lancaster SC and the city of Lancaster are pleased to announce the unveiling of the 10th series of the Lancaster Christmas Ornament.

    See Lancaster is hosting the event at its offices at the Springs House, 201 W. Gay St., from  5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Monday to unveil the new ornament.

    The first ornament in the series was released in 2000. Each year, the ornaments feature one of Lancaster County’s historic places.

  • Breaking NewsMcGriff wins District 2 seat

    Charlene McGriff easily won the District 2 County Council race Tuesday.

    McGriff received 397 votes to 183 write-in votes for Blondale Funderburk, according to unofficial totals in the special election.

    All but 21 of the write-in votes for Funderburk came from absentee ballots.

    It had been known for weeks that there was probably a write-in candidate in the race, but it wasn’t known who the candidate was.

  • Founders team's birdie wins Rub of the Green

    For a fun tournament, the 22nd annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament featured some serious play Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The winner was determined by a card playoff, with the Founders team, which tied for first with a 54, taking the win with a birdie on No. 15.

    The Founders team included Brian Bass, Rocky Miller, Ken Ackerman and Thomas Hardin.

    A couple of members of the Founders team aided the win with key play.

  • Total Control powerlifters shine in N.C. meet

    A host of Total Control Power Club powerlifters registered a strong showing in the North Carolina state powerlifting championships in Shelby, N.C., on Oct. 10.

    The Total Control Club featured teen, junior and master powerlifter competitors at the meet held in the Cleveland Community College.

    Dylan Short, in the age 14-15 181-pound division, highlighted his effort with a state record 165-pound bench press.

    Short’s 689-pound total included a 270-pound squat and a 254-pound dead lift.

  • IL's Walker lone county winner at Tri-County Coaches meeting

    Indian Land High junior long snapper Bradley Walker was the lone county winner at the week nine meeting of the Founders Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    Walker was perfect on his long snaps, continuing a streak he has had all season to earn the Division II Special Teams Player of the Week. He also made two tackles on the Warriors’ punt team in IL’s 35-21 loss to county rival Buford.

    Lewisville High School, which defeated Chester County rival Great Falls 15-14, had three winners in Division II voting.