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Today's News

  • Church floor collapses on Market Street

    A building in downtown Lancaster may be condemned after a large portion of its floor collapsed after this weekend’s torrential storm.
    Owned by Gary McWhirter, the building at 117 S. Market St. once housed the town’s Chevrolet dealership. Currently, it’s rented for worship services by two churches, Living Word Church and In His Presence.

  • County council votes for $98.7M budget

    The average taxpayer will see about a $28 increase on the county portion of their tax bills for fiscal 2019-20, under the $98.7 million budget that Lancaster County Council passed unanimously on first reading Monday night.
    The proposed budget, which requires three readings, is $4.7 million higher than the current budget.  
    The value of a tax mill is $349,838, and the budget was originally built with a 3.3-mill increase in the general fund (87.5 mills). But the amended version passed by council could climb as high as 4.5 mills once all the numbers are in.

  • Clyburn, Cureton join Education Hall of Fame

    Educators, county officials, community leaders, families and friends filled the Lancaster High Multipurpose Building on Tuesday for the 2019 Celebration of Excellence Luncheon.
    Longtime colleagues reunited and shared memories at the annual event, which recognizes exceptional educators – past and present – in Lancaster County.

    The Lancaster County School District inducted two members into the county’s Education Hall of Fame – Ernie Clyburn and Dr. Deborah Cureton – and recognized 37 retiring educators and other staffers.

  • Shots injure 2 at post-prom party

    Two people were injured in a shooting at a party after Lancaster High’s prom early Sunday morning near Twin Pines in Lancaster.
    The shooting took place between midnight and 1 a.m. at 1415 Charlotte Highway, a building that had been rented out for an “after-prom party,” according to Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Leadership Lancaster gets hands-on experience

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is wrapping up another year of Leadership Lancaster.
    Started in the late 1980s, the seven-month program offers an opportunity to learn more about the community in areas of history, education, leadership, health care, business and economic development, social service, government and law enforcement. It is open to Lancaster County residents and members of the business community.

  • Red Rose Festival this weekend in Lancaster

    The Red Rose Festival will celebrate its 10th anniversary May 17-18 with a weekend of family fun in the Cultural Arts District of Lancaster. The free two-day music festival also features children’s rides and activities, arts and crafts, vendors, a photo contest, pageant, dog show, car show and more. 
    The festival is 6-10:30 p.m. Friday, starting with the photo contest winners announcement at 6 p.m., and Rosie the Rabbit’s 10th birthday at 6:30 p.m. The pageant is at 7 p.m., followed by local favorite Whits End.  

  • May 15, 2019: Garage & Yard Sale Directory
  • Ablaze in color

    It started out as a plan to slap a fresh coat of paint on the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department – maybe something imaginative like… white.
    A month later, the little building is exploding with bright colors and images, thanks to Christina Chastain, Deah Stogner and their small army of helpers.

  • Give Local tops $200K for 1st time

    Give Local Lancaster was an even bigger success than usual this year, topping $200,000 in fundraising for the first time and far outstripping last year’s total of $159,305.
    “I really have limited words to express how amazed I am,” said Give Local Lancaster coordinator Holly Furr. “It’s amazing the support that is given to these nonprofit organizations.”
    The total as of Friday afternoon was $204,870, pending some final checks to be added in.

  • TLN wins 8 awards in LCNI competition

    The Lancaster News won eight awards, including four first places, in the annual competition among the 54 newspapers owned nationwide by Landmark Community Newspapers.
    Five of the awards were for visual journalism, with judges noting the newspaper’s sophisticated use of modern design techniques and integration of photo packages with stories.
    Design team leader Athena Redmond brought home two first-place awards, for front-page design and general design. She also won second place for general design at our sister paper the Pageland Progressive Journal.