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Today's News

  • 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.

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    Mattamy Homes has withdrawn its request to the county to rezone a 622-acre tract along Van Wyck Road for a residential development after opponents challenged its cluster subdivision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

  • 13 stars district champs

    The Lancaster Dixie Boys 13 all-stars are headed to the state tournament in Aiken after winning the District 10 championship in York.

    The Lancaster 13s captured the district crown and state bid with an 8-3 win over the Rock Hill all-stars on Tuesday, July 2.

  • Angels National stars look to state

     

       

    The Lancaster County Recreation Commission Angels National all-stars, fresh off winning the District Two championship, open state play Saturday, July 6 at 11 a.m. when they play Boiling Springs in North Charleston.

  • Wanted man found hiding in closet

    A Lancaster man wanted on an attempted murder charge was found hiding inside a closet Tuesday, July 2. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant announced Wednesday that a large group of authorities arrested Markevious Demond Samuel, 21, 1344 Locustwood Ave., on the charges of attempted murder and armed robbery. 

  • Have fun but safe July 4th

    Declaring independence from the mother country England was to be celebrated with devotion to God, pomp, parades, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one end of the United  States to the other – forever more. That was how John Adams said the American colonies were to claim their freedom on July 2, 1776.
    However, the official declaration day wasn’t until two days later and some historians still debate the official day.

  • Is this America’s last birthday?

    America is the first country in history to be founded based on individual liberty. The principles of liberty are timeless. The concepts apply as much today just as they did more than 200 years ago.
    Our founders knew firsthand the misery and suffering caused by tyranny. They came from societies where government controlled its citizens with an iron fist. They had a solid understanding of the consequences of unchecked power.