Today's News

  • Animals, landfills on council agenda

    As Lancaster County Council convenes for its first meeting of the month, dangerous animals and landfills are once again on the agenda, though absent is any planned discussion about amending the county’s newly-approved budget. 

  • Jaillette named new Arts Council director

    It all started in church, where she used to play the piano before services began. 

    Debbie Jaillette, who wasn’t even a teenager then, held on tightly to music through the years and used it as a gateway to discover the other arts. 

    Now equipped with much arts exposure and many years as a working professional, the Lancaster County native feels as if she is primed for her most recent position. 

    Jaillette is the new executive director of the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. Her first official day was July 1.

  • Lancaster teen serving prison sentence

    A Lancaster teen who was wanted by deputies in two counties is now serving a nearly two-year sentence in state prison. 

    The Lancaster News learned Friday that Donnie Lee Laney, 19, 943 15th St., remains at Kirkland Correctional Institution. The Columbia facility is one of several institutions that are part of the S.C. Department of Corrections.

    Laney was arrested in Chesterfield County after authorities there said he made several false calls to 911 on June 3. 

  • Customer arrested for throwing drink at store clerk

    Police arrested a woman only hours after she threw a drink at a convenience store clerk last week. 

    Elizabeth Marie Baxter, 40, 4880 Feed Lot Road, Catawba, N.C., was picked up by Lancaster police officers after the clerk reported the assault July 1. 

    Officers responded to Midway Grocery, located at 426 W. Meeting St., at 5:50 p.m. and spoke with the clerk who said she had just been assaulted by a customer, according to a police department incident report. 

  • FLC sets closing deadline for Edenmoor purchase

    The Lancaster County Forfeit Land Commission has set dates for closing on the purchase of Indian Land's Edenmoor residential development.

    The announcement came Wednesday during a motion following a closed-door briefing for FLC members by representatives of Eden Ventures, the development company working to buy the troubled residential development.

  • Here's a big thanks from the stoved-up

    Eating your own words (or thoughts) isn’t always the most appetizing thing on the menu. 

    Like castor oil, it can get something stuck out of your system.

    You know, I’ve read my share of letters to the editor from folks who want to thank others for doing the job they are paid to do. 

    And most of the time, I made light of their letters. 

    However, that chicken has come home to roost and is crowing away atop a house gutter.

  • Family first

    Within the next couple of months, Robert Truesdale’s “office” will be empty.

    That office is the seed counter in Ace Hardware and Garden Center of Lancaster, where Truesdale has weighed out seed of every kind and shape in the last 54 years. Truesdale, now a part time “feed and seed store” employee, will soon weigh out his last bag for one of the farmers who stop by to trade hearty stories and conversation.

    That’s because Lancaster is losing one of its oldest businesses. 

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Trish Hinson

    Name: Trish Hinson

    Age: 42

    Address: Hula Drive

    Family: Husband, Joel, 45, and a daughter, Katie Hope Hinson, 17  

    Pets: Zoe, a dapple dachshund, and four treeing walker hounds

    Job: Lancaster County 911 addressing 

    Church: Rich Hill Baptist Church

  • Area teams shine in Aquatics

    The Lancaster Tigers paced the effort at the two-day Aquatics Championships at the Lancaster County pool.

  • Juniors jolt Gaffney, 15-5



    After a couple of nail-biters, the Lancaster Post 31 junior baseball team put the hammer down on Gaffney.