Today's News

  • Big voter-registration efforts under way

    The voter-registration deadline for the Nov. 8 general election is Oct. 8, and with absentee voting slated to start Oct. 3, several organizations have joined forces to boost voter registration in Lancaster County.
    Rally In The Park: Your Vote Matters is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Lancaster’s Preston Blackmon Park, (formerly Southside Park), 500 Conner St.
    The rally is jointly sponsored by the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP, the Lancaster Alumnae Chapter of Delta Theta Sorority and Iota Theta, and the Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

  • Lancaster civic leader Don Scott, Boy Scout ambassador, dies at 90

    Hazel Taylor found out June 14 just how civic-minded Don Scott was.
    Despite his frail health, Scott, who died Saturday at his home two days after turning 90 years old, showed up to cast a special city council election ballot for her at the voting precinct inside the Church of the Good Shepherd, a church he helped found.
    Scott’s actions moved Taylor to tears that afternoon, and still do. Every vote counts, she said in a voice choking back tears, but when someone goes to that much trouble, it’s never forgotten.

  • Mary Bucher will be taken back to Ohio

    Following months of research and trial and error, Andrea Williams has finally arranged medical transportation for her mother, Mary Bucher, from Springs Memorial Hospital to Ohio.
    On Thursday, Bucher will be moved via private medical transportation to a nursing home in Ohio. She will be in a comfortable driving distance from family instead of 10 hours away, Williams said.
    Williams called 911 in May after Bucher’s husband, Kimber Bucher, 73, said she had been sick for several days.

  • Hospitality tax gets final OK

    County council approved the third and final reading of the 2 percent hospitality tax Monday night, and the new charges will start appearing on diners’ and drinkers’ tabs Jan. 1.
    Council voted 6-1, with the opposing vote from Chairman Bob Bundy.
    The 2 percent tax, the maximum allowed under state law, will apply to all establishments that sell prepared meals and beverages in the unincorporated areas of Lancaster County.
    The money can be spent only on tourism-related projects.

  • Council sides with IL developer

    After a two-hour hearing Monday, county council overturned the planning commission and approved Two Capital’s plans for a 300-unit Indian Land apartment complex.
    The 6-1 vote, with only Jack Estridge opposed, rejects the planning commission’s concerns that the developer’s preferred exit point will pump hundreds more cars onto S.C. 160 too close to one of the Panhandle’s most congested intersections. The S.C. Department of Transportation had OKd the exit point, but the planning commission still refused to budge.

  • Tradesville on parade

    The Tradesville community gathered Saturday for its annual Fall Festival and parade. For nearly a quarter-century, the event has been organized as a fundraiser for the Tradesville Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Big crowd for ‘Milt Chaney’ book signing

    Amanda Harris
    For The Lancaster News

  • Column: Case studies on S.C.’s 3 fundamental faults

    Nothing is more infuriating than seeing another news story about the arrogance, incompetence or corruption that characterizes politics as usual in South Carolina. There were three such stories in only the last few weeks.
    What’s most infuriating is that none of this needs to happen and there are a few simple solutions that could prevent many of these problems or fix them once they occur.

  • Nation Ford routs Warriors

    Lee McManus
    For The Lancaster News

  • Braves use fast start to down Jackets

    CHERAW – The Buford Yellow Jackets hit the road Friday night for a Region IV-AA clash with the fourth-ranked Cheraw Braves.
    Buford tried to keep pace with the 5-1 Braves, but in the end Cheraw deflected the hard-charging Jackets and secured a 55-30 home win.
    Cheraw quickly flexed their muscle and scored on their first four possessions. The Braves seemed in control with 8:58 left in the second quarter with a 28-0 lead.
    The reeling Jackets were determined to get back in the game before the half.