Today's News

  • Former deputy arrested for burglary, theft

    Christopher Sardelli

    A former deputy with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office was arrested Thursday on multiple charges, including burglary and theft.

    Charles Thomas Minors, 39, of 3013 Stonebridge Lane, Lancaster, was arrested on six counts of burglary second degree, four counts of theft of a controlled substance and one count of obtaining prescription drugs by deceit.

  • Joint council meeting canceled


    Joint council meeting canceled

    A joint meeting between Lancaster City and County Councils has been canceled. It was scheduled for Feb. 10 at 6 p.m. at Lancaster City Hall to discuss a proposed airport business park, but will be rescheduled for a later date. 


  • Honorees receive deserved recognition

    Those who make a difference in Lancaster County drew the bulk of the spotlight during the  Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s 55th annual meeting at the Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room.
    The Volunteer of the Year was presented to Dream Team Foundation founders Diana Knight and Julie Barton.
    Knight and Barton were surprised to receive the coveted honor, but they shouldn’t have been stunned in the least bit.

  • Republican candidates share views at forum

    Jesef Williams
    State taxes were mentioned early and often by the Republican candidates running for the open District 16 Senate seat.
    Those five candidates discussed tax rates, government restructuring and a host of other issues Monday evening during the Before You Vote forum, held in the multipurpose room at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Rico Industries relocating

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lancaster County Council moved forward last week with plans to relocate a sports novelty company to the Heath Springs Industrial Park.
    Dubbed “Project Tag,” council first met in closed session at the beginning of its Feb. 1 meeting to discuss two ordinances and a resolution related to an economic development project.
    Council returned to open session about 15 minutes later and voted unanimously on all three items.

  • Local man dies in crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man died after his car crashed into trees on the side of a road last weekend.
    Dennis William Brewer, 54, died Saturday night from blunt force trauma after his car hit two trees head-on, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. Brewer was pronounced dead at the scene.
    “His car ran off the right side of the road, sideswiped some trees and then hit other trees head-on,” Morris said.

  • Latest Streetscape phase completed

    Jesef Williams
    Angie Brewer has mixed feelings about the outcome of the most recent Streetscape in Lancaster.
    The beautification project, which includes new sidewalks and curbing, recently wrapped up its latest phase – stretching from the railroad tracks on Main Street southward to Hartley’s Appliances and Collins Reality. Intersections include Emmons Street and Brooklyn Avenue.

  • Police looking for 2 women involved in assault last week

    Jesef Williams
    Authorities are looking for two people accused of assaulting a Woodland Drive woman last week outside 903 Discount Beverage.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued arrest warrants Monday for Ashley Nicole Pope, 18, of 2103 Pardue St., and Jakenia Oceana Stevens, 19, of 1078 Old Landsford Road. Both have been charged with third degree assault and battery.
    Officers came to 903 Discount Beverage on Chesterfield Avenue about 4:40 p.m. Feb. 2 in response to a call about a group attack.

  • Blue Hose sign Williams



    Indian Land High School football standout Breyon Williams came all the way back to take his game to the next level.

  • Dillon Crook has deep racing roots

    With the coming of the 2011 racing season at Lancaster Motor Speedway,  Michael Knight, The Lancaster News’ racing correspondent Michael Knight will be doing question and answer features with a host of Lancaster Motor Speedway drivers over the next few weeks.

    The feature driver this week is Young Guns Division’s Dillon Crook.