Today's News

  • Taking care of the kids on snow days

    While much attention has been focused on school closures due to the snow and ice event that gripped Lancaster County last week, one group of people was affected even more than students – their parents.
    Faced with the loss of their daily de facto day care, many parents suddenly found themselves scrambling to make arrangements for what they were going to do with their children during the day while they were at work.
    For many, like the self-employed photographer Amy Sapp of Frankly, Daisy Photography, it was a tough week.

  • County treasurer dies at age 66

    Mornings won’t be the same for Carrie Helms.
    Helms was used to seeing her boss and county treasurer, R.E. “Dick” Rowell, stop by the office each morning about 10 a.m. She said the office staff would always greet him the same way.
    “They’d holler to him, ‘Good morning, Mr. Rowell,’ and he’d brighten up and just grin from ear to ear,” Helms said. “That just tickled him every time.”

  • Cold weather blamed in man’s death

    Less than a day after an elderly man went missing, his body was found in a wooded area near his Lancaster home.
    James H. Brown, 84, of 2709 Wyatt Brown Road, was found dead by a family member about 9 a.m. Thursday. He was last seen at home by family members at about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    The family reported Brown’s disappearance to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office early Thursday morning.

  • Voter office clarifies referendum eligibility

    The Lancaster County Voter Registration Office has issued a clarification about who is eligible to vote in the upcoming Indian Land Fire District referendum.
    The proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District is intended to generate revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department through a special annual charge of $75 on residences.
    Businesses and other users will be assessed at $75 per 2,500 square feet.

  • Memories of MLK Jr.

    Lancaster resident Wayne Murray didn’t have to watch TV or read books to learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. He spoke with the civil rights leader in person on several occasions.
    Murray was a child when King visited his church over five consecutive years in Pasadena, Calif., in the 1960s.
    Murray and his family attended Pasadena’s Friendship Baptist Church. The pastor there, a man named Marvin T. Robinson Sr., was also a member of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), the civil rights group King presided over.   

  • Local Dr. MLK Jr. Day Events

    NAACP event honors King
    The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day at 4 p.m. today at Deliverance Word of Faith Church, 500-B Palmetto St., Lancaster. The speaker will be Apostle Wayne Murray, president of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP.
    10th annual scholarship breakfast

  • Wilson to lead LCPRC



    In an historic move, Sherry Wilson has been named the new Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director.

  • Man shot during argument

    A Lancaster man was shot several times during an argument with another man Thursday.
    Leon Miller, 32, of 559 Doster Road, Lancaster, was found injured late Thursday night, after sheriff’s deputies responded to a shooting at his home.
    During the investigation, deputies learned Miller and Robert Capatrick Wright, 34, also of 559 Doster Road, had been involved in an argument earlier that evening, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • UW receives Home Depot Foundation grant

    Through its Building Healthy Communities grant program, The Home Depot Foundation has awarded $1,500 to United Way of Lancaster County. The donation will be used for the Lancaster County Community Garden.

  • Family grateful for support after fatal fire

    Billie Steele says the outpouring of support from the community has made dealing with her granddaughter’s death a little easier on the family.
    Her granddaughter, Kelly Laney, 41, died Jan. 6 in the early-morning fire that destroyed her mobile home on Dudley Steele Road. Fire officials said the blaze started in the dining area, in the center of the home. Arson is not suspected.
    Laney’s husband, Terry, and daughter, Wynter Hilburn, escaped, but she didn’t make it out.