Today's News

  • Lancaster man dies in crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    For the second time in a week, a Lancaster resident was killed in a car accident.
    Tony Jordan, 44, died during the early morning hours on Feb. 12 after his car ran off Springdale Road. Jordan suffered blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead on the scene, said deputy coroner Shannon Evans.
    Evans wasn't sure of Jordan's permanent address, but said he has several family members who live in Lancaster.

  • I already had snipe hunting down pat

    – Editor’s note: W.B. Evans is taking a well-deserved birthday break this week. This column originally appeared in the Feb.11, 2007, edition of The Lancaster News. We are reprinting it at the request of our readers.


    We just celebrated National Boy Scout Week. 

    I’m pretty sure it always comes during the first week of February. 

    I know for sure that it did back in 1945. My birthday is Feb. 9 and that year, Scout Week had started a few days earlier. 

  • Eagles cruise by Bruins



    Lancaster, on a regular-season Region III-AAAA road trip to Clover, was looking for a little help for a possible league title, but came up empty-handed.

  • Eagles cruise by Bruins



    Lancaster, on a regular-season Region III-AAAA road trip to Clover, was looking for a little help for a possible league title, but came up empty-handed.

  • Stallons dash Warriors' region title hopes

    Lee Central was able to gain the early edge and stayed on top to clinch the Region IV-AA boys basketball championship with a 67-63 win over Indian Land in a special play-off game Friday night at North Central High School.

  • Council meeting times could change

    After concerns that its meeting schedule is inconvenient, Lancaster County Council discussed ways to accommodate both county residents and council members.
    Council discussed revising its meeting day and time, as well as a new committee review process, as possible changes to the county code at its Feb. 1 meeting.

  • FOIL seeking concrete answers

    A group of Indian Land residents met with Lancaster County Council members Feb. 1 to bring council members up to speed on the issue of concrete plants near their homes. They also expressed frustration with what they see as the county’s lack of action on the issue.
    Friends of Indian Land (FOIL) is a nonprofit advocacy group formed in 2007 by residents of the Lakeview Landing and Brookchase neighborhoods to gain relief from concrete plants located in the nearby 521 Perimeter Commerce Park.

  • Snow big deal?

    It slowed traffic, closed schools and turned parking lots into sheets of ice, but did last month’s snowstorm break the county’s bank accounts?
    Not as much as you’d think it would, say county officials.
    Despite the severity of the storm, which dropped between 6 and 10 inches across the county and created slick spots on roads that were impassable for days, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said cleaning up the snow didn’t significantly strain county finances.

  • The soundtrack of Black America

    It’s hard for Dennis Jones to explain the concept of chords and octaves. He’d rather spend that time trying to convey the immaculate feeling soul music gives him.
    Jones, a Lancaster native who’s played the keyboard for more than 30 years, breaks out into a rhythmic clap and dance routine on the spot. With no radio or instruments around, he imagines an upbeat drum cadence while pretending to play a piano melody at the same time.
    He says there’s nothing else in life that can give him such a thrill.

  • Blacks made positive impact on all races

    February is when we take time to celebrate Black History Month.      In previous editorials, we’ve said we wished there was no need to single out one month a year to recognize the accomplishments of one race who fought so long for equal rights.
    The accomplishments of blacks throughout the centuries should be integrated in history books right along with the accomplishments of others – such as Christopher Columbus, George Washington, and Meriwether Lewis and  William Clark.