• Details emerge about Keer America

    Though officials remain mum on the specifics of a newly announced multimillion dollar project for the county, some details emerged about Keer America Corp. during Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Dec. 9 meeting.

    Days before an official announcement is set to be released by the S.C. Department of Commerce on Dec. 16, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell discussed with council a plethora of information regarding the company.

  • City needs ADA updates

    It’s time to make structural changes on city properties to accommodate all Lancaster residents, said Robert Moody, senior planner of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG).

    The COG provided technical assistance to the city’s Building and Zoning Department and presented a report at the Nov. 26 Lancaster City Council meeting.

    The city’s Americans with Disabilities Act plan is not up to date and/or appropriate and needs an update, Moody told the council. This is a required measure because the city receives federal funding, he said.

  • ILAC petition seeks funding for after-hours library staff

    As December winds down, the various groups that have traditionally used the Del Webb Library at Indian Land for a meeting space are holding their last meetings there after the Lancaster County Library Board did away with after-hours public use.

    While the public outrage may have simmered down some since the board approved the new policy two months ago, the issue is not completely dead.

    Some group members say they still believe the decision was a mistake and hope to encourage library board members to work with them toward a solution.

  • ‘Nuncrackers’ starts Dec. 13

    A group of nuns teach the Christmas spirit – putting others before yourself.

    That is the theme of “Nuncrackers,” a humorous twist on the classic holiday show featuring the Little Sisters of Hoboken from Mount St. Helen’s School.

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County will present a matinee of “Nuncrackers” at 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at Barr Street Auditorium, 612 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. Other show times are 8 p.m. Dec. 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21.

  • Law enforcement addresses panhandling

    Stop the public begging.

    That’s the message law enforcement officials want to convey to those who panhandle in the city and county.

    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard wants residents to understand the definition of “panhandling” and be prepared to respond to the activity. She referenced the city ordinance for rules about public solicitation.

  • Vincent still on the run

    A Lancaster man remains at large after walking away from a Lancaster County Detention Center work detail Tuesday afternoon.

  • Two arrested on drug possesion, weapon charges

    Though a tip to the location of an escaped inmate didn’t pan out Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 4, it still led to the arrests of two other men on unrelated weapon and drug charges. 

  • Pistol-packing pre-Black Friday shopper charged for taking gun inside Walmart

    A woman with a gun tucked into her “fanny pack” told local Walmart employees if anyone started anything with her during her pre-Black Friday shopping that she “had something for them,” according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • McMurray retires as head football coach

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray has announced his retirement. See our Friday edition of The Lancaster News for the full story.

  • USCL ponders clinics’ future

    Nearly six months after closing its Diabetes Education Clinic, the University of South Carolina Lancaster is in preliminary talks with Springs Memorial Hospital about the possibility of it taking over operation of the university’s remaining community health clinics.