Today's News

  • Veterans deserve all their eligible benefits

    Question: My husband passed away this summer after a long battle with dementia. He worked hard after leaving the service to set aside a comfortable retirement for us. Unfortunately the majority of this was used to pay for his long term care and other medical expenses.

  • We thank outgoing council members

    Six men who served Lancaster County residents in elected office are stepping down from their seats.

    Audrey Curry, Danny O’Brien and Bill Sumner are vacating their seats on Lancaster City Council, and Wesley Grier, Wayne Kersey and Bryan Vaughn are leaving the posts on County Council at the end of the year.

    We want to thank them for their work, and we hope you will, too.

    Being an elected official on either City Council or Council Council is a tough job.

  • History made on City Council

    History was made at Lancaster City Hall on Wednesday when three new council members were sworn into office.

    For the first time, council has three women serving at the same time, and this is also the first time that the majority of council’s members are black.

    “This speaks well of this city and the county,” Mayor Joe Shaw said. “Let’s work together and exchange ideas for the betterment of the community.”

  • Warrant issued for suspect in drive-by shooting

    A Lancaster man is wanted in connection with the drive-by shooting that sent another man to the hospital Tuesday afternoon.

    The Lancaster Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Ganathan Johnson, 18, of 2101 Pardue St.

    He faces an assault and battery with intent to kill charge in connection with for the shooting of a man who was standing outside a home on the 100th block of Pleasant Hill Street, Police Chief Hugh White said.

  • Shrine Bowl has strong Lancaster connection

    The highlight of the Shrine Bowl, the annual Carolinas’ all-star high school football game, is the amount of money the game makes each year and sends to help patients in Shrine hospitals.

  • LIFT program helps struggling teenagers

    Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) is excited to announce the start of a new program specifically for teens 13 to 17 years old struggling in school because of barriers to learning.

    Beginning this month, classes will be offered to assist teens who are reading below grade level or having problems comprehending what is read, having difficulty staying focused, or feeling angry, frustrated and left behind.

  • Man shot at while driving on Hazel Street

    A Lancaster man’s car was shot at several times Tuesday night after an argument on Hazel Street.

    Lancaster police responded to the area about 8:30 p.m. after receiving calls from residents of Dunlap Street and Willow Lake Road about gunshots, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The victim said he was about to leave Hazel Street when a man approached and punched him, the report said.

  • See Lancaster pleased with sales of 2008 ornament

    See Lancaster staff members are tallying the total sales of this year’s Christmas ornament, the ninth in the series of ornaments each depicting a historical location in the county.  

    The ornament features Kilburnie, the inn at Craig Farm.

    The 15 outlets that sold the ornaments for See Lancaster reported decent sales, despite worries that the economy would have an impact on the shopping habits of customers over the holiday period.

  • High winds down trees, cause power outages

    Winds gusting up to 45 mph knocked down trees and power lines in Lancaster County on Wednesday.

    Duke Energy spokesman Rick Jiran said about 69,000 customers lost power between late Tuesday night and Wednesday night.

    About 375 homes lost power in Lancaster County, mostly east of the Lancaster city limits, Jiran said.

    Heavy rain preceded the gusty winds, softening the soil and making it easier for trees to fall onto power lines, Jiran said.

    “It really wreaked havoc on our system,” he said.

  • Teen shot in back in drive-by shooting

    A teen was airlifted to a Columbia hospital Tuesday afternoon after being shot in a drive-by shooting outside a Pleasant Hill Street home.

    The teen, believed to be 17 or 18, was standing in a yard on the 100th block about 4 p.m. when a green vehicle pulled up, Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White said.

    Gunshots were fired from the vehicle, possibly a Nissan or Toyota sedan. At least one bullet struck the teen in the upper part of his back, White said.

    White didn’t know how many shots were fired or what type of gun was used.