Today's News

  • Heating Assistance available at CCA

    From Release

    Carolina Community Actions Inc. is accepting applications through April to assist low-income families with heating bills through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). The maximum allowed for qualified applicants is $500 per household, with a minimum direct assistance of $225.

    Qualification is based on household income and family size. Eligible households may receive LIHEAP financial assistance for non-emergency services twice during the program year at the following locations:

    In Lancaster:

  • McCoy answers residency questions

    Jesef Williams
    Questions about residency continue to surround one of the candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the District 16 state Senate seat.
    With the primary just four days away, residents are asking if GOP candidate Rob McCoy lives in the district or not.
    McCoy, one of five people seeking the GOP nod, has had a Heath Springs address that is located in state Senate District 27.
    But he is said to have since moved to a house on West Shiloh Unity Road in Lancaster, which is located in District 16.

  • TEA Party wins award

    Reece Murphy
    The Lancaster County TEA Party was chosen as one of four recipients of the 2010 Ronald Reagan Award presented at this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) held in Washington, D.C., Feb. 10-12.
    The award is considered the highest honor bestowed by The American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF), CPAC’s organizers, and is presented annually to persons or organizations that advance the conservative cause.

  • Personality spotlight - Harlean Howard

    What began as a personal challenge for Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard has developed into a lifelong career.
    As a Pennsylvania native, Howard, 54, got her start with the Philadelphia Police Department in 1978, just as women were being accepted to the force.
    “It started out for me as a challenge because when I came into law enforcement in the 1970s, it was traditionally an occupation dominated by males,” Howard said. “The more I learned, the more experience I gained, and the more I grew to love the job.”

  • Still a heap of questions

    IN PART ONE: In Wednesday’s edition of The Lancaster News, Lancaster County Council members Larry McCullough, Kathy Sistare and Rudy Carter weighed in on the transparency of a proposed sanitary waste landfill deal that would transfer the Palmetto Landfill in Spartanburg County to the Mining Road Landfill in Lancaster County. Here, several other leaders discuss the process.

    Christopher Sardelli

  • Bruins ignite, rip Eagles



    Once the Lancaster Bruins got going, they rolled.

  • LHS playoff notebook


     LHS fan charter bus

    A charter bus trip of Lancaster High School basketball fans for the Bruins' game at Easley on Saturday at 7 p.m. is being planned.

    Cost is $18.00 per person, which doesn't include the game ticket. The bus will leave from the Lancaster Square Shopping Center parking lot at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday. The money is due today (Friday) at 4 p.m.

    If interested, call (803) 577-7451, or call LHS basketball coach Ricardo Priester or assistant coach Jerron Cauthen at LHS, (803) 283-2001.

  • Warriors clip Caps, host Woodruff





  • Lady Vols, Warriors fall in first-round playoff losses



    Indian Land and Andrew Jackson saw their 2011 Class AA girls Upper State playoff hopes fizzle in first-round losses to Region III-AA teams on Tuesday night.

  • USCL Lancers divide twin bill with Limestone junior varsity

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team split a twin bill with the Limestone junior varsity, taking the nightcap 6-3 on Wednesday in Gaffney.

    The Lancers, 4-2, dropped the opener to the Junior Saints, 10-7.