Today's News

  • Lancaster AL all-stars fall in Little League district minor league play

    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball AA all-stars, ages 7-8, remained unbeaten in district tournament play with a 7-3 win over host Chester on Wednesday night.

    The Lancaster stars returned to Chester on Thursday, seeking a win to wrap up the district title and a bid to the state tournament.

  • Tigers take win at Camden



    The Lancaster Tigers pushed their summer swim team record to 5-0 with a 300-250 road win over Camden on Saturday, June 23.

  • Post 31 pounds Chester

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team bounced back in a big way Tuesday night at home.

    The P-31 seniors, coming off a 5-2 road loss to York Post 66 on Monday night, rebounded with a 20-2 rout of Chester Post 27.

  • Makos notch swim win over Lancaster Tigers



    The Lancaster Makos topped the Lancaster Tigers, 274-272 in a close meet at the Lancaster County pool on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Crawford launches run for Olympics

    Shawn Crawford’s bid for a 2012 Summer Olympics berth hits full stride today at the U.S. Olympic Trials at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Ore.

    Crawford, the Van Wyck native and former Indian Land High  star athlete, will run in the 200-meter qualifying race today at 4:45 p.m.

  • LMS hosts Independence Day Shootout on Saturday

    Champion Race Helmets will present the Independence Day Shootout on Saturday, June 30 at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    The race features the NDRA GM Performance Late Models with $1,200 to win and $100 to start. The NDRA GM Performance Late Models will be qualifying and running heat races.

  • Get ready for the heat

    If you thought last week was hot, you haven’t seen – or felt – anything yet.

    This weekend will usher in the year’s first days of triple-digit temperatures for Lancaster County, and meteorologists want locals to take precautions.

    The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Lancaster at 102 degrees.

    Saturday’s high could reach 104 degrees and Sunday’s may hit 103.

  • Lancaster man dies in Allvac accident

    An employee involved in an industrial site accident at the Allvac Rolling Plant in Richburg died Tuesday.

    Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker said Shawn Merritt, 33, of 2554 Country Club Drive, Lancaster, was pronounced dead at the scene at 9:33 p.m.  

    The official cause of death is listed as asphyxiation due to oxygen depletion, Tinker said. 

    The accident remains under investigation by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). 

  • County Council lifts zoning moratorium in Indian Land

    After two years of debate and a multitude of ordinances, prospective businesses received the green light this week to apply for commercial property rezonings in the Panhandle. 

    Lancaster County Council voted 3-2 at its meeting Monday, June 25, to remove a rezoning moratorium in Indian Land. 

    Councilmen Larry McCullough and Jack Estridge dissented, while Councilwomen Kathy Sistare and Charlene McGriff were not present. 

  • Tax increase to fund school district’s capital budget

    Lancaster County school board members unanimously approved the district’s 2012-13 budget Tuesday, June 26, which totals $91.1 million.

    The debt services budget includes a 3.5 mill tax increase for county property owners, while the general fund budget’s millage remains the same.

    Also during the meeting, school board members named Andrew Jackson Middle School Principal Butch Dutton to replace Jonathan Phipps as principal at Buford High School.

    Tax increase