Today's News

  • County Council discusses personnel policy, nepotism

    Christopher Sardelli
    The issue of nepotism, and its potential ramifications for county personnel, was hotly debated during Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 23 meeting.
    The discussion began after a request from Councilman Bob Bundy to look at possibly amending the county’s personnel policy in an effort to place stricter regulations on nepotism.
    “Mr. Bundy wanted to do something a little more stringent,” said  County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • City of Lancaster receives award for its financial reporting practices

    Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    For the third consecutive year, the City of Lancaster has received the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting, which is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting.
    Awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada, the certificate represents “a significant accomplishment by a government and its management,” according to the association’s press release.

  • Hall of fame induction, Pure Street race highlight LSS action


    Lancaster Super Speedway celebrated a special night Saturday, Sept. 28 as four new members were  inducted into the Lancaster Super Speedway Hall Of Fame.

    The inductees were Wayne Webster, Wayne Thrift, Frank Thomas along with Timmy Cauthen and Tommy Cauthen of Cauthen Motors.

  • Tri-County coaches salute three Vols

     RICHBURG – Three Andrew Jackson High School football standouts earned week five recognition for their play in the Volunteers’ 20-19 road loss to Class AA rival North Central High School on Friday, Sept. 27.

  • Taylor Banks earns Francis Marion honor


    After carding two career-low rounds of 69, senior golfer Taylor Banks has been named the Francis Marion University Student-Athlete of the Week for the week ending Sept. 29.

    Banks led the way for the Patriots at last week’s Cardinal Intercollegiate in Simpsonville, Ky.

  • LHS girls qualify for state swim meet


    Three members of the Lancaster High School swim team qualified for the Class AAAA state meet with their performances at the region meet held Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Rock Hill Aquatics Center.

  • AA Rivals tangle Friday


    A county rivalry highlights week six high school football play for Class AA schools.

    Andrew Jackson will host Buford in their annual football battle to kick off play in Region IV-AA.

  • Time for us to repay veterans

    Veteran’s Day and Memorial Day are two notable occasions we pause to honor those who have served and others who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation in the armed forces.
    There are other days and other ways.
    One is with the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office, which is looking for dedicated folks to serve as volunteer van drivers to take veterans to medical appointments in Columbia and Rock Hill.

  • Small: Stand by your pan

    How often has the doorbell rung or a child interrupted you while you were cooking, causing you to forget about the chicken you left sizzling on the stove – until smoke filled the house? This has happened in Lancaster on several occasions recently.

  • Hospital can help local residents navigate health-care changes

    Beginning Jan. 1, 2014, U.S. citizens are required to have health insurance – with few exceptions. Key initiatives of the Affordable Care Act (i.e., healthcare reform) are fast approaching Oct. 1. These are new initiatives and there will be a lot of surrounding confusion.
    As a key health provider in the Lancaster area, we want to provide education to our community members in an easy-to-understand way, as well as help them sign up for insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplaces, Medicaid and/or assistance with their premiums for medical coverage.