Today's News

  • Schools adopt text-alert system

    The Lancaster County School District has installed a new emergency alert system that can send information to parents, teachers and students instantly via text message.
    “It’s very similar to what’s used on university campuses. That’s the model we’re after,” said Bryan Vaughn, the district’s safety director. “This give folks immediate info, and it’s good because I can access it anywhere… whether I’m on the side of the road, in a classroom or in the middle of a situation.

  • Parnell’s list: Gun control, health-care, tax changes

    Congressional candidate Archie Parnell campaigned in Lancaster on Thursday, saying it’s time to take a serious look at restricting sales of military-style semiautomatic weapons.
    Since the federal assault-weapons ban was lifted in 2004, he asserted, gun deaths from military-style rifles have more than tripled.
    “That’s something that we as a rational country just can’t live with,” Parnell said while also discussing healthcare and taxes during a packed meeting of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.

  • Henry Johnson, mayor in 1970s, dies at age 95

    Henry Johnson, who served eight years as Lancaster’s mayor in the 1970s, died Friday. He was 95.
    He was elected in 1974 and ’78, serving two terms between Reece Funderburk and Joe Shaw.
    “Henry was a conscientious public servant in every sense, who did us well,” said Charlie Bundy a former president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. “He was a visionary who always looked ahead….                 

  • It’s the law: Quick special election no sleight for Howard

    County election officials spent Friday fending off complaints that it was disrespectful to schedule a special election so quickly to fill the rest of the late Mayor John Howard’s term.
    People called in, walked in, posted online and collared elections officials around town, peppering them with indignant comments. The special election is July 10, and the 10-day filing period starts April 20.

  • 3 arrested in Kershaw with drugs, guns, cash

    Three Kershaw residents were arrested March 30 on drug trafficking and weapons charges at a home on Fork Hill Road.
    Leonard King Jr., 26, Megan Melissa Woodward, 27, and Brandon Lee Payne, 34, all of Kershaw were charged with trafficking crack cocaine 100-200 grams, trafficking heroin 4-14 grams, trafficking hydrocodone 4-14 grams, possession with intent to distribute cocaine, possession with intent to distribute marijuana, three counts of possession with intent to distribute alprazolam and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • The Princes 'Die'aries

    Community Playhouse of Lancaster County and See Lancaster Live presented “Princess ‘Die’aries” at a murder mystery dinner theater event at USC Lancaster March 30.

  • News Briefs

    Fire hydrant testing ongoing

    Lancaster Fire Department will perform semi-annual fire hydrant testing in the city during April and May. Opening fire hydrants can sometimes cause temporary discoloration of water in nearby homes. 

    The discoloration is not harmful and will clear up by running the water for a few minutes. Be aware and drive slowly through testing areas as streets may be wet, and be aware of fire department personnel in the area. 

    For details, call Lancaster City Fire Chief Justin McLellan at (803) 283-4385.

  • Church News

    Week Ahead

    Mobile Food Truck April 20

  • Coming Events

    Week Ahead

    Classic Car Cruise-In April 19

    No Host Classic Car Cruise-Ins will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. every third Thursday of each month through October at Highway 55, 683 S.C. 9 Bypass E., Lancaster. The next cruise-in is April 19, weather permitting. All makes and models are welcome. For details, call Ron Faile at (803) 235-5070.

    “Death Ahoy” Murder Mystery

  • Column: FBI, DOJ now top weapons of the ‘deep state’ Trump bashers

    In the early 1970s, political operatives disguised as delivery men broke into a D.C. office to steal information. This break-in was to get information on the political opposition.
    We now know this event as Watergate. The media reported on the break-in as the crime, not the information that was gathered.