Today's News

  • Column: It’s past time to deal with mass murder in America

    Since 9/11 the greatest threat to the safety of our children and loved ones has not been Muslims or “Mexican rapists,” but Americans armed with high-capacity military-grade guns using them for the purpose for which they were devised: to maim and kill lots of people as efficiently as possible.

  • Twin virtuosos Miles Hoffman, Reiko Uchida appear Sunday

    Miles Hoffman, a nationally known violist and popular public radio host, is returning to Lancaster this weekend.
    Hoffman will perform Sunday with pianist Reiko Uchida in the Vivian Major Robinson Spring Concert, entitled “Two Virtuosos – One Vision.” The event is 2:30 p.m. at Lancaster’s Cultural Arts Center on Gay Street. Tickets cost $15.

  • Saturday is cleanup day for town of Heath Springs

    Heath Springs is holding a town-wide volunteer cleanup day this Saturday.
    Anyone interested in helping should bring their own work gloves and meet at 9 a.m. in the town hall parking lot. Palmetto Pride has provided 100 orange garbage bags, and bottled water will be provided by the town for all volunteers.
    Town council heard complaints during the Feb. 20 council meeting from residents concerned about the litter along streets throughout the town and made the decision to hold the cleanup day.

  • Chester legislator Delleney won’t run again

    Landmark News Service

    Long-time S.C. House member Greg Delleney, whose district includes Chester and York counties, announced Tuesday that he would not seek re-election.
    Delleney, R-43, is Chester County’s only resident legislator, a House member for nearly 27 years. He is chair of the House Judiciary Committee, a position he has held since 2012.

  • Council limits late fees on water bills

    Lancaster City Council has voted unanimously to amend the city’s water contract and metering policy to limit late fees.
    The new policy, approved last week, allows each water customer four utility disconnect extensions per calendar year. This allows customers delinquent in paying their bill by the 15th of the month to essentially extend their bill seven business days past the 25th of the month while paying just one $25 late fee.
    Under the old policy, customers paid one $25 late fee on the 15th and another on the 25th if the bill still wasn’t paid.

  • Buford High mourns loss of ‘Coach Mo’

    Jeff Moyer, Buford High School’s beloved “Coach Mo,” died before dawn Tuesday, less than a month after learning he had brain cancer. He was 65.
    Moyer played many roles on the school’s athletic staff, including head basketball coach and assistant football coach. He could be gruff and demanding, but players knew he loved them.
    “He was so good with kids. He knew what he was doing,” said former BHS football coach Mike Wells, who retired as the Jackets’ athletics director last year.

  • Howard still improving, lung tumor shrinks 50%

    After seven weeks in the hospital, Lancaster Mayor John Howard continues to gain strength, and the tumor in his lung has shrunk significantly after his first chemo treatment.
    “From an oncology perspective, the care team is very pleased,” Shelley Robinson, Howard’s daughter, posted on a website set up to keep the public informed. “With his first round of chemo, the tumor in his chest has reduced in size by 50 percent or more.”

  • AJMS staffers get marching orders as fire recovery starts

    Teachers from fire-damaged Andrew Jackson Middle School filled every seat and lined the walls at the nearby high school library Thursday, as Superintendent Jonathan Phipps and district staff pledged support to the faculty and laid out plans for the weeks-long recovery.
    “To the Andrew Jackson Middle School family, we are sorry that this happened,” said Sheri Watson, principal of Heath Springs Elementary, one of the campuses where the AJMS students will attend classes during the cleanup from Thursday night’s fire.

  • Austin Steele ‘never met a stranger’

    Austin Steele was a loving, generous young man who worked part-time jobs and liked to take off on his moped for solo excursions to the beach, says Peggy Rape, his caretaker for several years.
    He was mildly autistic but was able to function independently most of the time, according to Rape. He was studying for his GED.
    She says she would always ask him, “How far do I love you?” And he would respond, “To the moon and back.”

  • Column: After much study, we’ll vote yes on IL town

    We recently moved to Sun City Carolina Lakes. We were surprised to learn that the “Indian Land” we heard about so often was not a town, but a name used to describe the area of Lancaster County where our home was located.
    We were surprised that such a large developed area was not a town – like Fort Mill, Rock Hill or even Waxhaw. Instead, it is governed by the Lancaster County government.