Today's News

  • Rock Street to be repaved

    Rock Street will soon be repaved.
    At its March 26 meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a recommendation to use county and state money to upgrade Rock Street, which runs from Arch Street to Chesterfield Avenue.
    The work will include patching, leveling and resurfacing, as well as new sidewalks, pedestrian ramps, curbs and gutters.
    City Administrator Helen Sowell told City Council members that the County Transportation Committee (CTC) was willing to assist in paving either Rock Street (Hampton Road) or Clinton Avenue.

  • Committee would deal with prospective developers

    How do development agreements affect the county? Is there a benefit between rooftop or impact fees? And who should developers talk to as they look to build in the area?
    County Planning Director Penelope G. Karagounis says these questions are proof that Lancaster County Council needs to form a development agreement committee for the county. Karagounis discussed the idea during council’s meeting March 25.

  • Search on for robbery suspect

    A man charged in three separate arrests last year is once again in trouble with authorities after failing to appear in court regarding one of the charges last month.
    A judge issued a General Sessions Court bench warrant March 19 for Daniel Thomas Strain, 25, 206 McCardell St., on the charge of failure to appear in court, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • The Tams to kick off rodeo events

    The 6th Annual Great Falls Rescue Squad Pro Rodeo, sanctioned by the International Professional Rodeo Association, will kick off with a performance by The Tams.

    The Tams will perform from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 7 at the Old Republic Ballfield behind the Great Falls Presbyterian Church at 500 Dearborn St., Great Falls.

    Gates open at 4 p.m.

    “Dancing will be allowed/expected,” Great Falls Rescue Squad Captain Terry Sims said. “And concessions will be available.”

  • Get Ex-SI-ted

    A TV celebrity is coming to Great Falls as part of the Great Falls Rescue Squad’s 6th Annual Pro Rodeo.

    Si “Uncle Si” Robertson, who appears on A&E’s most-watched reality television series, “Duck Dynasty,”will be at the rodeo for a “meet and greet” session.

    Back for a third season, “Duck Dynasty” features a Louisiana bayou family – the Robertson family – living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle.

  • Lancers split with Indians

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster baseball team posted its sixth win in seven games in a twin bill split with Region X foe USC Salkehatchie on Saturday, March 30 at the Lancaster High School baseball field.

    The Lancers split the twin bill, taking a 6-0 win in the opener.

  • Lancaster tennis team blanks South Pointe, 6-0

    The LHS boys tennis team equaled its win total from all of last season with a win at South Pointe on Thursday, March 28 in Rock Hill.

    The 5-3 Bruins started and finished strong to win 6-0 over the Stallions. LHS jumped to a quick 4-0 advantage with wins at the No. 1, 2, 3, and 5 singles spots.

  • Lady Volunteers notch three soccer victories

    The seventh-ranked Andrew Jackson High girls soccer team posted three wins in recent play.

    On Monday, March 25, AJ shut out Columbia High, 7-0.

  • Rain plagues early play

    Mother Nature was the dominating force in the Sandlapper Invitational at Gilbert High School on Monday, April 1.

    Rain late Sunday night and early Monday in the Midlands washed out all of action when Buford was slated to face Spring Valley and AJ was to battle Airport High.

  • Davenport’s dandy in taking second Crown



    Jonathan Davenport cruised to the checkers in the second annual Carolina Crown at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday, March 30.