Today's News


    MONCKS CORNER – The undefeated Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) punched their ticket to the 2019 World Series by defeating Aynor 10-4 on Wednesday morning for the state crown.
    World Series play is set for July 26 in Eufala, Ala.


  • De Blasio’s wife courts Democrats in Lancaster

    For the first time in this presidential election cycle, one of the campaigns staged an appearance in Lancaster Saturday, though without the actual candidate.
    Chirlane McCray, wife of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, met with two dozen local Democrats at The Craft Stand on Lancaster’s Main Street to promote her husband’s campaign, after stopping by Fort Lawn in the morning.

  • County kills plan to limit rezoning hearings

    Lancaster County Council on Monday scrapped a proposal to stop holding public hearings on rezoning issues during council meetings, citing the importance of public input.
    Council members unanimously rejected the proposed amendment to the Unified Development Ordinance that would have eliminated one of two public hearings that are held on each rezoning matter. The other hearing is before the county planning commission.

  • Adoption event frees up space at overcrowded animal shelter

    Ten dogs at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter found homes during the statewide PickMe adoption event over the weekend – double the number adopted there in the entire month of June.
    Shelter Director Alan Williams said those adoptions made a big difference when 14 more dogs came in on Monday.
    “That’s 10 dogs that probably wouldn’t have gotten adopted,” Williams said. If we still had those here, we would have had to start putting dogs to sleep this week to make room for more.

  • Deputies return to scene of break-in with a bag full of balls for children

    Playtime at The Connection on McIlwain Road is a lot more fun for the kids who attend now, thanks to two sheriff’s deputies who provided them with some new sports equipment.
    The Connection, a Christian ministry run by Shanda Mackey, connects those living in the mobile home park behind it to local churches, focusing in part on the children in the community.

  • City council votes to rezone annexed land

    Lancaster City Council this week moved to rezone the 60 acres it recently annexed, which are proposed to become a cluster subdivision for 175 single-family homes.
    The six parcels, north of S.C. 9 Bypass West, behind the Bi-Lo and Big Lots stores, were annexed into the city in late May. NVR, the parent company of Ryan Homes, had signed a contract to purchase the acreage with a contingency that the property be annexed by the city.

  • Space Week at the S.C. State Museum

    From release

    COLUMBIA – The South Carolina State Museum is launching Space Week this Saturday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing. 
    Space Week features the museum’s new “Apollo 50: Journey to the Moon” exhibit, the show “Fly Me to the Moon 4D,” the Smithsonian Channel documentary “The Day We Walked on the Moon,” planetarium shows and astronomical activities. 

  • Beach bash at Benford Brewing Saturday

    Sugarshine is bringing the beach to Lancaster on Saturday. This local band is hosting On a Beach Bash from 2-9 p.m. at Benford Brewing Co. in Lancaster.
    Featuring five reggae bands, Cousins Maine Lobster Truck, paintball and bouncy houses, the event offers something for every family member – even the four-legged ones.

  • Jail cells overflow, no relief in sight

    The Lancaster County Detention Center is bursting at the seams, setting a record this week with more than 200 inmates jamming the 121-bed facility on Thursday.
    Sheriff Barry Faile attributes the rise in the prisoner population to a big increase in the number of arrests this year – up 9 percent in the first two quarters. Violent crime has risen 82 percent.
    “It’s sad that we’ve got that many inmates out there, but it’s good we have them there instead of on the streets,” Faile said this week.

  • TLN publisher wins national award

    The National Newspaper Association has chosen Susan Rowell, The Lancaster News’ publisher, for one of the highest tributes in community journalism.
    The annual Emma C. McKinney Award is given to a working or retired newspaperwoman who has provided distinguished service and leadership within the industry and in her community.