Today's News

  • Work continues on station

    Jesef Williams
    HEATH SPRINGS – Things are looking a lot different these days at the Heath Springs Fire Department station on Duncan Street
    New brick accents the outside of what will be quite an upgrade for the department when renovations are done. The project, which is about 70 percent complete, will give department members more than three times the space they’ve had in the past.
    Fire Chief Patrick Helms gave an update on the work during the Heath Springs Town Council’s meeting April 19.

  • USCL plans for new growth

    Reece Murphy
    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster has big plans for its campus — and it won’t be long now before the public begins seeing some of those plans take shape.
    First up, and most immediate, the school is finally moving ahead with plans for a 30,000-square-foot classroom building.
    “We should finally be making a decision on architectural and engineering firms on May 12,” USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano said.

  • Slowing down drivers

    Christopher Sardelli
    An Indian Land neighborhood will lower its speed limits thanks to a traffic study and the efforts of Lancaster County Council.
    Months after residents from the Brookchase neighborhood voted to create their own tax district to fund road repairs in the development, Council considered a recommendation to place a lower speed limit along those roads. The neighborhood is located in Indian Land along U.S. 521, not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light.  

  • 2011 Red Rose Festival is slated for May 13-14

    Jesef Williams
    An impromptu game of hopscotch at the 2010 Red Rose Festival is the inspiration behind the promotion for this year’s festival.
    Over the last few weeks, you may have seen fliers for the 2011 Red Rose Festival, which is May 13 and 14 in downtown Lancaster. The event is considered the city of Lancaster’s signature event.
    The flier is highlighted by a huge red rose and two girls playing hopscotch, the popular children’s game often played in the streets or at playgrounds.

  • Bake sale to help pay for Andy’s surgery

    Christopher Sardelli
    A group of local stylists and cosmotologists are hoping a plethora of tasty treats will help raise money for a special-needs teen’s risky heart procedure.

  • Jackets' Segee signs with Lancers



    Buford High School baseball standout Logan Segee’s days at BHS are winding down, but he’s already made plans for his future.

  • Bruins top Vols in 7-3 win

    The surging Lancaster Bruins improved to 11-10 overall with a 7-3 road win over county foe Andrew Jackson on Monday.

    Trai Sanders, 4-3, hurled the win, going five frames. He allowed four walks, three hits and struck out two.

  • Ramsey posts exciting Crate Sportsman win

    Kenny Ramsey highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway racing action with a thrilling Crate Sportsman win Saturday night.

    The Crate Sportsman front row had a couple of ace young guns in Dillon Crook and Andrew Blackwood.

  • Lancers sign Fort Mill soccer duo

    University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer coach Randy Jordan hopes a Good Friday signing will turn out good for the USCL soccer program.

    Jordan signed a pair of Fort Mill High standouts, Lady Yellow Jackets’ ace keeper Hattie Ruch and midfielder Shelby Bazemore, on Friday.

  • City seeks support for arts

    The city of Lancaster is hoping to receive more corporate support to keep its Performing Arts Series running strong. 

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its April 12 meeting to apply for grant money from Wachovia (Wells Fargo) and Duke Energy Foundation. 

    The city has received money from those two institutions in years past. It is again requesting $10,000 from Duke Energy Foundation and $2,500 from Wells Fargo.