Today's News

  • ILES students recognized for their eco-friendly efforts

    INDIAN LAND – The recycling program at Indian Land Elementary School is going strong and students are cultivating gardens on the campus.

    ECOWARRIORS is spearheading these eco-friendly efforts and more at the school and in the community. ECOWARRIORS is a student group devoted to promoting environmental awareness in their school and the Indian Land community.

  • City votes 5-2 to hire two more police officers

    Lancaster Police Chief Hugh White got his wish for more officers to help fight gang and drug activity in the city.

    White spoke Tuesday to City Council, seeking permission to hire two officers to specifically work narcotics and criminal-gang activity. That addition will cost the city $90,000 a year, which includes training and benefits.

    Council voted 5-2 to in favor of the request. Mayor Joe Shaw and Councilman John Howard voted against it.

    The money will come from the city’s general fund.

  • Store gives old books a second chance

    Books fill the shelves at the Second Glance, Second Chance bookshop on Dunlap Street in Lancaster.

    There’s a wide range of genres that readers of all ages can come explore, including fiction, history, art or health.

    When you visit, you’ll see that book browsing isn’t the only thing you can take advantage of.

  • Council recognizes woman for helping save landmark

    It was still dark outside when Robin Hargett arrived at Leigh Anne’s restaurant on Aug. 4, 2008.

    Hargett, who works at the restaurant on Catawba Street, started her shift about 5 a.m., setting up for the day’s customers.

    But as she walked in the door that morning, she noticed something didn’t look right at the nearby county courthouse.

  • Two to vie for District 2 seat

    There will be a two-man race to determine who’ll become the newest member of the Lancaster County school board.

    Lancaster resident Terrence Jenkins is the second and last person to file for the District 2 seat vacated last month by Charlene McGriff, who stepped down after winning a seat on County Council.

    Jenkins filed Monday, within an hour before the noon deadline, according to Election Commission officials. He will face Tyrom Faulkner, who put his name in the race Dec. 11, the first day filing opened for the seat.

  • Guardsmen will be home for Christmas

    Christmas has come early for local soldiers in a National Guard unit bound for Afghanistan at the start of 2010.

    News broke earlier this week that members of the 1222nd Combat Engineers, which includes soldiers from Lancaster and York counties, would not be able to make it home for the holidays from training in Fort McCoy, Wisc.

    The unit needed about $35,000 to make a bus trip home. The military would not fund it, and the money needed to be raised by families of the soldiers.

  • County to give HOPE $3,000

    With HOPE in Lancaster’s food banks deluged with needy families this holiday season, Lancaster County Council decided to offer some assistance.

    Council voted 4 to 2 at a special meeting Monday to fund an emergency allocation of $3,000 for the charitable organization. Councilmen Larry McCullough and Jack Estridge dissented.

    Councilwoman Kathy Sistare, who also sits on HOPE’s board of directors, recused herself from the discussion and vote.

  • ILMS teacher pleads guilty in sex case

    A former Indian Land Middle School teacher and coach will go to jail and be required to register as a sex offender after carrying on an inappropriate relationship with a 12-year-old student earlier this year.

  • Man wounded in drive-by shooting

    A 22-year-old Lancaster man was wounded in what police believe was a drive-by shooting late Friday afternoon.

    Lancaster Police Department officers, Lancaster Fire Department and Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services were called to the area of Hughes and Gay streets about 4:15 p.m. Friday.

    The victim ended up lying on a flat-bed trailer in the yard of a Hughes Street home.

  • Springs Memorial Hospital selects Arbour as CEO

    Douglas T. Arbour has been appointed chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital.

    “I look forward to working with the board, physicians and employees of Springs Memorial Hospital as we continue to build on the positive momentum of the hospital,” Arbor said. “The community is terrific and my family is looking forward to calling Lancaster home.”

    He will begin January 5.