Today's News

  • An American in Florence

    We walk down a side street in Lastra a Signa, a small town outside of Florence, Italy, and my father asks me, “Why is everyone staring at us?”
    “It’s your New Balance tennis shoes,” I tease him. The Italians – especially Italian men – wear leather loafers.

  • Cops & Kids

    It was a regular day of patrolling for Lancaster Police Officer Josh Kelly until something caught his eye – a lemonade stand set up by 4-year-old Kenly Banks in the Forest Hills neighborhood.
    So Kelly decided to stop by.
    “I thought back to when I was little and wanted to do a lemonade stand,” Kelly said. “I didn’t get a chance to do it, so I thought I could stop by and buy one.”
    And he did – paying Kenly $20 for a 50-cent cup of lemonade.
    The job isn’t just about making arrests.

  • Gilbert focused on replacing Duracell

    The city of Lancaster’s biggest recruiting tool in its quest to replace the departing Duracell operation, Jamie Gilbert says, is the quality of Duracell’s workforce.
    “We’ve been out there several times in the last couple of months,” said Gilbert, Lancaster County’s economic development director. “What you see is a workforce that is as committed and dedicated to get the job done as they were prior to the announcement they were closing.

  • Lawmakers pass $8B state budget Tuesday

    Members of Lancaster County’s legislative delegation were in Columbia on Tuesday for a special called session of the General Assembly to approve next year’s state budget.
    During the session, lawmakers considered an $8 billion general fund budget worked out last week by the six-member Conference Committee noted for funding increases for schools, including the University of South Carolina Lancaster, and the state’s pension fund.

  • IL woman seeks NAACP Woman of the Year title

    An Indian Land woman is hoping to be named South Carolina’s 2017 NAACP Woman of the Year.
    Through her participation in the 39th annual contest, Robin Massey-Kirk is trying to raise money to support the NAACP’s legal, civic engagement and youth initiatives.
    The winner, who will be announced June 23 at the S.C. State Freedom Fund Celebration in Columbia, is based on whoever raises the most money for the state’s NAACP efforts.

  • 2 motorcycles, van stolen in Indian Land

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in determining who stole a van and two motorcycles in Indian Land early Thursday, June 1.
    Between 4 and 4:30 a.m. that day, two 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 motorcycles were taken from 4013 and 4022 Ashby Lane in the Windsor Trace subdivision in Indian Land. Both motorcycles are blue and white.  
    Witnesses saw the thieves loading the second motorcycle into a white work van with no tag.

  • And the winners are....

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

    The audience has spoken and the winners are…
    On Saturday evening, the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County held its annual  Rosie awards at the Carole Ray Dowling Center. 
    Each year, audiences at each performance vote for their favorites in a number of categories. These votes are tallied, awards are created and kept secret until the night of the Rosies.

  • News Briefs

    Housing Authority board meets June 21

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board meeting is 5:30 p.m. June 21 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts. For details, call (803) 285-7214.

    IL fire district board meets

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 21 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

    County council meets June 26

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Junior Bruin Cheer Clinic

    The Junior Bruin Cheer Clinic is 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 19-22 and July 31-Aug. 3 in the Lancaster High School Gym, 617 Normandy Road. The clinic is for anyone ages 3-10 and costs $55, which includes a T-shirt. Children will work on cheer technique and learn a dance and cheers.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Free community meals schedule

    - First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster, has a free community meal at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month. For details, call (803) 283-8406.