Today's News

  • Column: Lancaster County tax deadline March 16

    An important deadline is approaching for Lancaster County taxpayers – the closing of the county’s 2017 tax books, which takes place March 16.
    This is an important step in the annual fiscal budgeting process for Lancaster County government, as it allows those who serve on county council, the school board, and town and city councils to determine how much tax revenue they will have to work with as they finish their 2018-19 budgets.

  • Column: Property values increase unlikely

    I recently heard that the proponents for incorporation (VTIL) have been touting a significant increase in property values as a benefit of incorporation.
    As I hadn’t heard why this would occur, I decided to do a little checking. Google searches led to multiple articles, but one online commentary (from Indiana) appeared to sum it up nicely, “Increased real estate values and marketability, as more improvements and urban utilities are made available.”

  • Column: To be a town or not – you decide

    To be or not to be a town. That is the question.
    Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of the “status quo,” or to take action against a sea of troubles, and by opposing – end them?
    My journey started almost 10 years ago before my retirement. Way back then, I was already concerned about the number of lights being put up at intersections along U.S. 521.

  • Column: Why have political powers fought against town of IL?

    Over the last few months, we’ve seen quite a few county politicians and local leaders voice opposition to Indian Land becoming a town.

  • Column: Don’t be fooled by VTIL’s rhetoric

    Don’t let VTIL fool you into incorporating, Indian Land.
    Voters for a Town of Indian Land is trying to pit you and everyone else in Indian Land against the county of Lancaster to get you to vote for incorporation. They’re using terms like Indian Land is the cash cow for Lancaster, and saying Indian Land gets nothing from Lancaster.
    It should be common sense that an area that probably is more densely populated with probably higher home values than any other in the county, will pay more in taxes. That does not make the other areas less deserving.

  • LHS triumphs in tennis

    The Lancaster High School boys tennis team opened defense of its region championship, taking a 5-0 win over Ridge View on Thursday.
    Lancaster swept the singles and no doubles were played since RVHS had only six players.

    LHS 5 RVHS 0
    1. Isaac Thomas (L) defeated  Kaleb Phelps (RV), 6-0, 6-1
    2. Connor Palmeri (L) defeated  Logan Coates (RV), 6-3, 6-1
    3. Jacob Hudson (L) defeated  Mark Todd (RV),  6-1, 6-2
    4. Zack Onisick (L) defeated  Daniel Gooding (RV), 6-1, 6-0

  • Yellow Jackets blank Cyclones

    The Buford High School boys varsity opened its soccer season, taking a 3-0 win over Class AAA foe Chester on Monday.
    Senior Nate Purser opened the scoring with a goal off a Jesse Black assist.
    The Jackets controlled the first half tempo, but couldn’t finish opportunities to leave the match at 1-0.
    Early in the second half, Purser scored again on an assist from senior left back Zachary Justice.
    In the 65th minute, BHS senior left wing, Juan Gaspar-Luna scored on a ball crossed into the goal area from senior Ben Rhoton.

  • LMS opener features 2-night show

    The first race of the 2018 season at Lancaster Motor Speedway is fast approaching.
    The new LMS management has decided to make the first race one of the biggest races in years at the half-mile oval.
    The 2018 opener will feature a two-day show, March 16-17.
    On Friday night, March 16, divisions running will be SECA Crate Late Models paying $1,000 to win, Pure Stock V8 $400, Extreme 4 $400 and the Super Stock.
    The SECA Crate Sportsman and Renegade will run heats only on Friday night.

  • Brunson earns All-American honor

    GREENVILLE – The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) has named Bob Jones University Bruins women’s basketball player Sha’Ron Brunson to the Division II All-American team.
    Brunson was selected by the coaches for first team, becoming the first player in program history to earn first-team recognition. She was also voted as the NCCAA DII South Region Player of the Year.
    Brunson, a Lancaster native who played high school basketball at Lancaster High School, is a senior journalism and mass communication major at BJU.

  • Brown relishes special bond with ‘Coach Mo’

    Buford High School assistant football coach Jeff “Coach Mo” Moyer had an impact on a host of youngsters he taught and coached at BHS over the nine years he was at the eastern Lancaster County high school.
    One who has felt Moyer’s lasting influence was former Buford High football star Marcus Brown.
    Moyer, 65, lost a battle to brain cancer earlier this week. He was diagnosed the weekend of Feb. 9, and died less than a month later.