Today's News

  • County misses out on defense jobs

    A massive manufacturing company dropped Lancaster County from its list of potential new facility sites this week, but preliminary plans are moving forward with a separate, large manufacturing facility.
    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell provided updates on the “one that could have been,” as well as success in moving forward with an as-yet-unnamed company simply dubbed ‘Project Vino,’ during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, May 20.

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Police charge man with CDV in stabbing

    A Lancaster woman is recovering after she was stabbed in the arm Saturday, May 18, and police have arrested a man in connection with the case.
    Adrian Jamal Foster, 23, 622 Eastview Court, was charged May 18 with aggravated criminal domestic violence, said Lancaster Police Capt. Paul Smith. Foster was also jailed for owing money on a previous fine, Smith said.
    Police responded to Springs Memorial Hospital Emergency Room just after 3:30 p.m. about a woman with a stab wound, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • Graduates who Inspire, Part 4

     Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013.

    Michaela DeBruhl comes to life onstage.
    The Andrew Jackson High School graduating senior has developed a great passion for acting. She first became interested in drama in middle school and these days has her eyes set on a professional acting career.

  • Unbeaten P-31 seniors club Clover

    On a cool night at Eggleton Field, the Lancaster Post 31 seniors’ bats were blazing.

    The P-31 seniors drilled 19 hits, including four homers, on the way to a 22-2 League V win over Clover Post 38 in the 70th Lancaster American Legion baseball home opener.

  • Bruins' cheerleaders Watts, Cauthen sign with Saints



    There was double reason for hoopla and cheers in the Lancaster High School conference room on Wednesday afternoon, May 22.

  • Pelham to play at SMC



    In Major League Baseball scouting terms, Lancaster High School senior baseball player C.D. Pelham is regarded as a “pop-up prospect.”

  • Governments should embrace transparency

    If you’ve ever wondered how your city or town council spends your hard-earned tax dollars, there’s a powerful tool that’s available at your fingertips.
    Using this tool, you could quickly and easily see which vendors your city or town does business with, along with amounts they’re being paid, what they’re providing and other important details.
    Residents of at least a dozen South Carolina counties, and an even higher number of municipalities in the state, already benefit from this service.

  • Put a legislator on nonprofit board if you want state money

    In 2011, S.C. Sen. Hugh Leatherman was among a group of state and local officials, including Gov. Nikki Haley, who attended the 49th International Paris Air Show.
    The $3,544 bill for the Florence County Republican’s trip, according to his state income-disclosure form, was covered by the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA), a regional economic-development organization serving a nine-county area in the state’s northeast corner, including Florence County.

  • Proposed school budgets for 2013-14 set at $95.4 million

    Lancaster County School Board members got their first look at the district’s proposed 2013-14 budgets during their meeting Tuesday night, May 21.

    The proposed financial plans for the upcoming fiscal year include an $80.5 million general fund budget and a $14.9 million debt services budget, and calls for a slight increase in total millage for county taxpayers.