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Today's News

  • The sights (and smells) of local government

    You know the ugly face you make when something smells really bad? The moment you’re forced to hold your nose because the scent is so unbearable? 

    Imagine a group of 20 working professionals doing just that as they learn about local government.

    But what about government could produce an unpleasant scent? Take a trip to the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant and you’ll understand.

  • Speedway has exciting racing night

     

       

    Lancaster Super Speedway fans were treated to an exciting night of racing Saturday, April 13.

    The Super Street Division front row sported Brandy Baker and Timbo Mangum.

  • Lady Vols rally, nip LHS

     

        

     

  • A coward’s act mars Marathon

     

    And I thought Jackie Bradley’s hustling effort to snag Ben Zobrist’s sinking liner in left field was the worst part of Monday afternoon in Boston’s Fenway Park.

    Boy, was I wrong.

  • Flags half-staff for bombing victims

    President Barack Obama has directed that flags be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the victims in the Boston Marathon bombing, effective immediately and ending at sunset on Saturday, April 20, 2013.

  • Collins is a good choice to lead USCL

    The leadership for the future of the University of South Carolina Lancaster will be handled by a familiar figure.
    Dr. Walt Collins III, USCL assistant dean of student affairs, was selected from a field of three candidates to replace Dr. John Catalano and lead USCL into its promising future.
    Catalano, who guided USCL as dean for 11 years, announced his retirement in June, effective the end of the year.
    Collins, a Clinton, N.C. native, has been a key part of USCL since 2002.

  • Forgiveness offers political rebirth for former governor

    The power of Christian forgiveness – it’s a redeeming force in South Carolina politics.
    Former Gov. Mark Sanford, who was caught in an Argentinean tryst in June 2009, is now the GOP nominee to fill the 1st Congressional District’s seat. Voters made that decision in a GOP runoff election on April 2.
    Sanford will face Elizabeth Colbert Busch, winner of the Democratic primary, in the May 7 general election.

  • Sophie Small is youngest delegate to ever attend state 4-H legislative day

    A 10-year-old Lancaster County girl was recently the youngest delegate ever to attend the South Carolina State 4-H Teen Council’s Legislative Day in Columbia.

    Sophie Small, a fourth-grader at Heath Springs Elementary, was one of  only 12 delegates chosen statewide to join 10 junior council members during the 4-H Legislative Day event March 5.

  • Habitat for Humanity seeks public safety officers for upcoming triathlon

    Those who work in the field of public safety are known for going the extra mile and the local Habitat for Humanity organization is hoping that some of them are willing to go a little more than 11 combined miles by participating in a triathlon for a great cause.

    The organization is sponsoring Tri for the Roses, a public safety officer team challenge at 8 a.m. May 18. Registration is 7 a.m. at the University of South Carolina Lancaster Gregory Health and Fitness Center. The fundraiser coincides with the 2013 Red Rose Festival.

  • Police Briefs 04/14/13

    According to Lancaster Police Department incident reports: