Today's News

  • Landing Keer plant one of the largest onshoring textile projects in the United States

    The addition of a massive textile manufacturing company to Lancaster County may be even more significant that previously thought.

  • What comes after the welfare state?

    The welfare state is now omnipresent in every part of the United States. The federal budget is dominated by entitlement spending, with 45 percent of federal spending in 2012 going to Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare (among other health care entitlements).

    Simultaneously, states are struggling under the fiscal burdens imposed on them by mandatory entitlement programs: for example, spending by the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services (primarily on Medicaid) has averaged $1.21 billion over the last three budget years.

  • Angel Tree deadline extended to Dec. 19

    When it comes to charities helping Lancaster County children living in poverty experience the joys of Christmas, few can match the reach of Christian Services’ Angel Tree program.

    As always, the program works by families in need signing up for an angel on an “Angel Tree.” On the angel is listed both gifts the children want for Christmas and items they need such as clothes.

  • Local author releases three books

     Staff reports

    Lancaster resident and author, Chris Sherrill, will hold a book signing 6:30 p.m. Dec. 18 at Blackwell, Trimnal, Reeves and Myers, a law firm at 201 W. Dunlap St. 

    Sherrill recently released three new books simultaneously, a goal he set last year and achieved. 

  • Council approves police GPS

    Lancaster City Council approved a request for police department software at the Dec. 10 meeting. However, a recommendation for a GPS tracking system for 132 city vehicles was put on hold until the first of the year.

    Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard made a request to purchase “booking” software for $26,000. She said the software will help the police department keep track of the number of arrests of an individual and is necessary to be compliant with state records requirements. 

  • Adorned for the holidays

    Candy canes, Christmas trees and couches – yes, couches! – were items used in the Christmas in Lancaster 2013 Business Decorating Contest. 

    “See Lancaster” officials issued a call for local businesses to vie for an opportunity to not only be deemed the city’s “best dressed” but also to attract visitors to the Red Rose City as a holiday destination. 

    Cherry Doster, marketing and development manager for “See Lancaster,” shared the purpose of this holiday contest.

  • Cluster plan gets second nod at council

    Stretching a yellow tape measure from his desk, Lancaster County Councilman Larry Honeycutt demonstrated the significance of 20 feet. 

    With help from county planner Kathy Johnson, the tape measure was pulled from Honeycutt’s seat to a spot near a podium during council’s meeting on Monday, Dec. 9. 

  • Lancaster High School swats Buford in prep wrestling

    The Lancaster Bruins posted their second wrestling win over Buford in as many days, taking a 57-15 victory over the Jackets at the BHS gym on Thursday, Dec. 12.

  • Local teams fall short in state soccer play

    A pair of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star soccer teams finished as state runners-up at the state tournament in Bluffton on Saturday, Dec. 7.

  • Fair a key player in Northwestern High School’s title run

    Lancaster County had a notable connection to the 2013 Northwestern High School state championship football team.