Today's News

  • School district sets registration dates

    The Lancaster County School District has set registration dates for the 2015-16 school year. No general school fees will be charged this year, although fees may be charged for activities such as band, driver education, clubs and yearbooks.

  • June 17: Denmark Vesey and Clementa Pinckney

    One of the questions of the tragic killing of the Rev. Clementa Pinckney and eight of his church members at Emanuel AME Church is why him? And why now?

    Maybe, just maybe, the answer is the date – June 17th. It was on this date that Dylann Roof opened fire. It was also on this date, 193 years earlier, that Denmark Vesey, a founder of Emanuel, planned to launch a slave rebellion in Charleston.

  • Fireworks safer, but still can be dangerous

    While the fireworks-related injury numbers are down about 9 percent and use of consumer fireworks is up by more than 59 percent over the last 20 years, it is still vital that consumers use the utmost caution with these products.

    Consumer fireworks are truly safer today than ever before, and today’s smarter buying public uses the products carefully and with good common sense, resulting in more use of consumer fireworks with fewer injuries.

  • Catawba-Wateree Basin now in drought watch

     The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) announced Thursday, July 2, that dry weather conditions and warm temperatures have placed the Catawba-Wateree River Basin in Stage 0 of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP). 

    Stage 0 is a drought watch stage that alerts members of the advisory group to monitor conditions more closely.

  • ‘My Carolina Town’ lauds city for Verner award

    “My Carolina Town” magazine recently featured the city of Lancaster receiving the state’s highest award in the arts in its April/May issue.

  • Volunteers make difference at animal shelter

     Lancaster County Animal Shelter, 118 Kennell Lane, is a noisy, sometimes smelly but a fun place to spend quality time.

    Staff and volunteers devote their undivided attention to a diverse group of animals ranging from mostly dogs to cats, horses and sometimes even chickens.

    The two full time employees, Shandy Everall, shelter director, and Ronnie Roberts, shelter assistant, work seven days a week, but it’s the behind-the-scene volunteers who make the difference. 

  • T.J. Steele receives Alexander scholarship

    Buford High School graduate Timothy James “T.J.” Steele Jr., was awarded the 2015 Glenn Alexander Memorial Scholarship in May at the Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation District’s Annual Affiliate Members Awards and Recognition Program.

  • Three schools to swap principals

    Parents, teachers and students will see several new faces at three local elementary schools once the 2015-16 school year starts following a principal swap earlier this month. 

  • Indian Land road swap still pending

    Months after county officials hotly debated who should assume responsibility for an Indian Land bridge, an alternate plan involving a road swap with the S.C. Department of Transportation is slowly moving forward.

  • Lancaster Fire Department's new fire engine arrives

    The city of Lancaster Fire Department has a new $597,879, high- tech firetruck.