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Today's News

  • Advice for recent graduates

    Well, it is summertime and graduation has come and gone. For those who do not rush off to college, I am guessing mom and dad are probably encouraging you to get out and find a job.
    And with that being said, I have some advice for you related to the job interview process. No, I am not going to bore you with the mechanics of how to build a resume, merely tell you what employers are looking for in today’s work environment and prospective candidate.

  • New county deputy earns top class honor

    COLUMBIA – The Lancaster County Sheriffs Office is excited and honored to announce its newest deputy – Aaron Vrooman – earned the J.P. Strom Award for graduating at the top of his class at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
    Vrooman received the honor during a graduation ceremony held June 21.
    The J.P. Strom Award is presented to the academy graduate who obtains the highest academic average throughout the 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Certification program.  

  • Robber of Chester bank remains at large

    CHESTER – Authorities are still looking for the man who robbed a bank June 27.
    At approximately 3:10 p.m. that day, Spratt Savings and Loan on Saluda Street in Chester was reportedly robbed.
    Within minutes, law enforcement vehicles from the City of Chester Police Department and Chester County Sheriff's Office were at the scene and fanning out across the city in search of the suspect.
    At one point, 15 law enforcement vehicles were parked in front of the bank.

  • Lancaster soldier honored at site of South Dakota fire

    A Lancaster resident was among those honored in South Dakota on Monday, July 1, during a ceremony to dedicate a memorial site for six N.C. Air National Guardsmen whose C-130 airplane crashed while fighting the White Draw Fire.

    Four members of a six-man airborne firefighting crew from Charlotte’s N.C. Air National Guard 145th Airlift Wing died July 1, 2012, when strong winds from a thunderstorm caused their air tanker to crash on a ridge top northeast of Edgemont, S.D.

  • Council approves Lennar rezoning

    A brand-new residential development in Indian Land is back on track following a series of pledges from its developer and approval from Lancaster County Council. 

    Council members unanimously approved final reading of an ordinance to rezone property owned by developer Lennar Carolinas, LLC during council’s June 24 meeting. 

  • Latest Streetscape project is done

    The city of Lancaster’s most recent Streetscape project is now complete.

    This phase – the sixth in a series – brought new sidewalks, curbing, lighting and greenery to South Main Street, starting from Emmons Street and extending south past South Avenue. The end point is just north of the end of the Lancaster city limits.

    A $500,000 federal Community Development Block Grant allowed for the improvements to be made. Nearly $380,000 in local matching funds went toward the project.

  • Developer pulls TreeTops rezoning request

    Mattamy Homes has withdrawn its request to the county to rezone a 622-acre tract along Van Wyck Road for a residential development after opponents challenged its cluster subdivision overlay district proposal.

    Nearby property owners received notice of the zoning withdrawal late last week.

    “They want to make sure the text amendment will be approved and supported by the County Council,” said Penelope G. Karagounis, the county’s planning director. “For the time being, they would like to pull the rezoning application.”

  • LSS hosts six divisions Saturday

     

       

    The Lancaster Super Speedway will host six divisions of dirt track racing Saturday, July 6.

  • Recreation Commission's fall sports registration

    The Lancaster County Parks and and Recreation Commission has set fall sports registration.

    The LCPRC fall sports program will include a new program for fall baseball for boys ages 5-12 and girls softball for ages 5-12 as of Sept. 1, 2013.

  • Tigers top Stingrays swimmers

    The Lancaster Tigers topppled the Kershaw Stingrays, 320-224 in a meet at the Kershaw Aquatics Center on Saturday, June 29.

    The Tigers were led by Lauren Spencer and Jonathan Wade who had four wins each.