Today's News

  • Time to focus on positives of public schools

    It is always interesting to read articles in magazines and newspapers where people with great knowledge spill their wisdom concerning the feelings of our public school system.
    This had gone on for years and years. Yet, for some reason or other, all these wonderful ideas are wasted. The one big whipping pole is money or according to most of these wise people, money wasted on public school in South Carolina.

  • City takes lead in restoration

    Who would ever have thought the fascination of a 5-year-old child would result in helping rescue a building years later? But that is the catalyst that inspired the city of Lancaster to step up and fund repair work to the Cultural Arts Center.
    Restoration efforts had been underway sporadically since 1976, but progress was hampered by insufficient funding. With the reinfestation of bats in the early 1990s, use of the building ceased and repairs foundered.

  • County officials laud Comporium for community service

    There was plenty of thanks to go around as county officials heaped on the praise for Comporium and its employees during Lancaster County Council’s June 24 meeting.

    Stepping to the front of the room, Morris Russell kicked off a series of special recognitions by thanking a team of Comporium workers who joined the fray when a Cessna single-engine plane crashed into two trees along Shiloh Unity Road on April 18.

    As the county’s emergency management and fire service director, Russell helped coordinate efforts to rescue a pilot from the downed airplane.

  • City votes to increase towing fees

    If your vehicle is stopped by a Lancaster police officer and requires towing, you will now pay more for it.

    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its June 25 meeting to raise the amount of money partnering towing companies can charge when responding to a Lancaster Police Department call.

    This is when towing is needed as a result of traffic or other violations, abandonment or impoundment, among other reasons.

    “Owners of the wrecker companies would like to have the fees raised to reflect that of the S.C. Highway Patrol,” Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard said in a memo.

  • Fire damages apartment

    Through a thick haze of billowing smoke, a contingent of firefighters tackled a blaze inside an apartment home Wednesday, July 3.

    The fire, which began in a bathroom and quickly soared into the attic sometime before 2 p.m., was extinguished soon after firefighters arrived at the home in the 300 block of Elm Street. Responding firefighters included members of the Lancaster, Indian Land, Bell Town and McDonald Green fire departments. 

  • BHS student attends environmental summit

    A Buford High School student has just returned from a trip to Washington, D.C. where he was a South Carolina youth delegate for the 2013 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment.

  • Indian Land arrest leads to swindling charges

     A check on a group of people soliciting for a church along an Indian Land road turned up two people wanted in Charleston. 

  • Police probe fake money

    Police are looking into a case in which someone tried to use counterfeit money at two fast food restaurants late last month.

  • Safety before culture

    When the Olde Presbyterian Cultural Arts Center opened in June 2012, it was called a work in progress,

    That’s been especially true since mid-May.

    When the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation opened the doors, it opened all of them.

    However, the doors that face Gay Street have been sealed off by a chain link fence since early May as the front steps and retaining wall are replaced.

  • Darlings stars battle for state bid

    The Lancaster County 7-8 Darlings American softball all-stars and National all-stars were slated to play Saturday morning in the district championship round at the Rodman Athletic Complex in Chester County.

    The game was completed after The Lancaster News' deadline for the Sunday paper.