Today's News

  • County building closed due to broken water main

    The Lancaster County Administration building, 101 N. Main St., was set to close at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 12, due to a broken water main inside the building.

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the building would be closed Thursday afternoon and evening to accomodate repairs. The building will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

    "Right now we can't flush the toilets, so we have to close it down," Willis said.

    Check back for any further updates.

  • Council needs to adequately fund criminal justice system

    The criminal justice system is one of the core functions of government – one of the first things that government is supposed to do for us.

    When the bad guys are causing us harm and we call the law, response is supposed to be quick and the bad guys are supposed to be promptly caught, taken to jail and punished.

  • Never underestimate the American spirit

    My wife and I were eating lunch the other day at a restaurant. Sitting in a booth next to us were an older couple and the gentleman wore a Vietnam veteran cap.

    During their meal a young boy, about 10 or so, walked up to the man and said, “Excuse me sir. I see that you’re a veteran. I just want to thank you for your service for our country.”

  • Disability advocate visits Nutramax

    Toni Eames, author, educator, public speaker and disability advocate, may have been blind since birth, but don’t read too much into it. 

  • Accident victim succumbs to injuries

    A Lancaster man seriously injured last Wednesday in an automobile accident on Chesterfield Avenue involving a logging truck died this weekend.

  • City buys, replaces five vehicles in 2014

    If you see a city of Lancaster vehicle bearing Love Chevrolet of Cayce, S.C., dealership logos, there is a good reason for it, said Teresa Meeks, the municipality’s purchasing director.

  • Industrial rezoning on Riverside Road concerns McCullough

     Call it “the fate of the spider lilies.”

    That subtitle could easily have described the discussion amongst county officials Monday night, Feb. 9, as Lancaster County Council considered a proposed ordinance to rezone property near Riverside Road, just south of the county’s Panhandle.

    If approved after three readings, the ordinance would rezone a 231.66-acre piece of land from R-30, low density residential/agricultural district to I-2, heavy industrial district.

  • Fifteen Candles

    Most TV news stations promise local coverage, and some do occasionally roll into town for a live shot or two when something big happens.

  • LHS Lady Bruins capture region crown


    The No. 1 ranked Lancaster Lady Bruins had to work overtime, but it proved most fruitful as the LHS girls extended their unbeaten basketball season for a second straight spotless region crown.

    LHS, in an overtime thriller, notched a 55-53 comeback win over fourth-ranked South Pointe to wrap up the Region III-AAA girls basketball championship on Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the SPHS gym.

    Lancaster, 22-0, capped the regular season with a region championship 10-0 record.

  • USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Cars series at Speedway April 11


    Lancaster Super Speedway, as part of its 61st season of racing, will host the USCS Outlaw Thunder Sprint Car Series on April 11.

    A year ago, the 2014 racing season saw a first-time winner in the USCS Sprint Car Series as Lance Moss posted his first career USCS Sprint Car Series win.