Today's News

  • Healing trauma’s invisible wounds

    Mental Health America of Lancaster County
    It could be a rape, bullying, poverty, neglect or even a hurricane or mass tragedy.  Whatever the cause, a traumatic event has a devastating impact on physical, emotional and mental well-being. Communities can be traumatized, as well.  

  • 200 volunteers help clean up Indian Land

    Jan Tacy
    Indian Land Action Council                        Litter Committee Co-Chair
    For a second year, the Indian Land community participated in the Great American Clean Up on April 28-29.
    More than 200 volunteers and several Adopt-a-Highway groups gave up their Saturday morning or Sunday afternoon to walk the roads of Indian Land, picking up litter.

  • Time to turn tassles Friday

    Reece Murphy
    Though it seems as if the school year just began, the reality is it’s all but done, a fact definitely not missed by the county’s 866 graduating seniors.
    This Friday, May 18, seniors district-wide will take part in staggered commencement ceremonies signifying the last act in their elementary, middle and secondary school careers – and a fitting start to their futures.

  • Second company looking for gold

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Can it now be called a gold rush?
    Well, not exactly, though curiosity about the resource in southern Lancaster County continues to grow.
    Strongbow Exploration Inc., a company based in the Canadian city of Vancouver, is the second group in recent years to perform exploratory drilling for gold near the town of Kershaw.

  • IL’s Shaqueena Biggers is bigger than Asperger’s syndrome

    – Editor’s note: In the next two issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012.
    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior Shaqueena Biggers looks uncomfortable about meeting a stranger and clutches her black patent leather purse like a security blanket.

  • Golden Age of Merit becomes Deese’s ministry

    Gregory A. Summers
    For many, the two most under-used phrases are “I was wrong” and “I’m sorry.”
    However, that’s not the case for 68-year-old Sally Deese.
    Deese’s personal list of not-used-enough phrases also includes, “thank you,” and each spring since 1989, she has tried to say that for senior citizens through the Golden Age of Merit Dinner.

  • County Council nixes B-3 rezoning ordinance

    Christopher Sardelli
    The long road toward revising commercial zoning in the Panhandle took another detour Monday, May 14, as Lancaster County Council voted to remove a potential ordinance from its agenda.
    After years of debate and wrangling, as well as several starts and stops, council was scheduled to hear first reading of an ordinance designed to address problems with the B-3 zoning classification in Indian Land.

  • Driver runs into motorcyclists on bypass, charged with DUI

    Christopher Sardelli
    A York County woman was recently arrested by city police officers after her car collided with a motorcycle at a stoplight.
    Amy Lynn Wood, 30, of Rock Hill, was arrested Saturday, May 5, and charged with first offense driving under the influence, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The accident happened at the intersection of S.C. 9 Bypass and Canterbury Drive, near Murphy’s gas station.

  • Police department receives federal grant to buy surveillance equipment

    Jesef Williams
    Though you may not know it, surveillance in Lancaster is about to be heightened.
    The Lancaster Police Department has received a $12,897 federal Justice Assistance Grant, which Police Chief Harlean Howard said will pay for security cameras.

  • Community honors officers

    Jesef Williams
    A section of Catawba Street behind the courthouse was blocked off to traffic. The area was filled with law enforcement, as officers huddled in circles to discuss their findings.
    That setting describes a typical emergency-response scene for local law enforcement. Patrol lights, sirens and crime-scene tape are all part of the experience.
    But an emergency was not the reason local officers convened on Catawba Street on Friday afternoon, May 11. The purpose was to simply celebrate and fellowship.