Today's News

  • Limit government overreach with Free Flow of Information Act

    The nation learned in May that the Justice Department secretly obtained the phone records of more than 100 Associated Press reporters and monitored Fox News reporter James Rosen’s personal email and cell phone records, branding him a “possible co-conspirator” in a classified leak case for asking questions of a government source.
    These revelations sent shockwaves throughout newsrooms nationwide. Reporters can no longer assure their sources that interviews will remain confidential because there is no way to tell whether the government is listening.

  • City Council gets LCCA report at meeting

    David Platts sees art as an equalizer when it comes to opportunities and access for children. 

    Platts, who works closely with Lancaster County Council of the Arts, spoke of the power of the arts during his visit to Lancaster City Hall on Tuesday, July 23. 

    He and LCCA Executive Director Debbie Jaillette gave City Council an update on the agency, which provides an array of arts-related programs geared toward children, adults, county residents and tourists. 

  • Schools will begin registration soon

    It may seem hard to believe, but summer is almost over with the start of the 2013-14 school year looming less than a month away – that means there are several dates, deadlines and requirements you need to know.

    Read on for basic information on starting the 2013-14 school year, including where you can find out more important information about each individual school’s requirements and dates.

    Start dates

  • City votes on smoking ordinance

    It appears the city of Lancaster wants to come onboard with the effort to restrict smoking in the county. 

    At its Tuesday, July 23, meeting, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to approve first reading of a city ordinance to ban smoking in restaurants, bars and other public-access places. 

    The ordinance draft is similar to the ones already adopted by Lancaster County Council, Kershaw Town Council and Heath Springs Town Council. 

  • County halts park rezoning

    As land continues to be developed at the under-construction Lancaster Air-Rail Park, county officials decided not to move forward Monday, July 22, with a planned rezoning change for the property.

    During Lancaster County Council’s recent meeting, County Administrator Steve Willis requested rescinding an application to rezone the property, located along S.C. 9 and near the county’s airport, from I-1 light industrial to I-2 heavy industrial. 

  • Boggs still at work

    An extensive list of money laundering and conspiracy indictments against a Monroe, N.C., construction company has not yet halted work on planned repairs to numerous crumbling roads in Lancaster County. 

    Boggs Paving Inc., which was awarded several paving projects earlier this year along Potter and Taxahaw roads in southern Lancaster County and all of Shelley Mullis Road in Indian Land, received a 29-count indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s office on Thursday, July 24, according to a Federal Bureau of Investigation press release. 

  • Minister for life

     Editor’s note: Former Lancaster resident Mike Taylor was recently honored for his 20 years of service as a volunteer chaplain at the Rowan County (N.C) Sheriff Office. His story and photos are reprinted with permission from the Salisbury Post.


    Shavonne Potts

    Salisbury Post

  • LSS hosts Southeastern Late Models


    Lancaster Super Speedway will feature one of the top Late Model touring series in the country as the Southeastern Late Model Series visits the half-mile dirt oval on Saturday, July 27.

    The Southeastern Late Model Series is based out of Georgia and is held for for Limited Late Model cars.

  • Sutton places second in Thornblade Classic


    Lancaster junior golfer Anthony “T” Sutton placed second in the Blade Classic in Greenville on July 16-17.

    The Blade Classic is considered the state’s top junior golf event and is by invitation only.

  • Six juniors notch 4th wins at Kershaw


    Six junior golfers registered their fourth wins of the season to highlight action in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament at the Kershaw Golf Club on Monday, July 15.