Today's News

  • Vision would turn downtown Lancaster into a showpiece

    Lancaster needs industry. Retirement is an industry. Downtown Lancaster needs a shot in the arm. Why could these not be coupled?
    Baby Boomers are entering retirement in large numbers and those numbers will continue for quite some time to come. People who have spent their working lives in the North and Midwest want to escape the long, frigid winters and, contrary to popular belief, not every retiree wants to live on a golf course. Many people desire the ambiance of a vibrant downtown, where everything is within easy walking distance.

  • Sheriff probes murder

    Reece Murphy
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating what may be yet another murder in Lancaster, this time in the Brooklyn neighborhood just south of the city limits.
    In a release late Friday afternoon, Sheriff's office Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were called to investigate what he called a "suspicious death" in a vacant home at 900 Starnes St. around 11 a.m.

  • Chow-down showdown

    Reece Murphy
    If you’re down for some good eatin’ – and up for helping a good cause – go ahead and clear your calendar now for lunch on Wednesday – you do not want to miss the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s second annual Soul Food Cook-off and Fundraiser.

  • Healthy Woman celebrates five years

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room was aglow with shades of pink Thursday night as women gathered to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Healthy Woman program, a resource of Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Heath Springs to absorb costs for lighting at its veterans monument

    Jesef Williams
    Heath Springs has decided to lend a monetary helping hand to the town's veterans association.
    Town Council voted 3-0 at its Tuesday meeting to pay the monthly electric bill for the Heath Springs Area Veterans Monument, which was dedicated in November.
    Councilmen Eddie Moore and Ted Sowell weren't present at Tuesday's meeting.

  • Council to discuss firearms recommendations at meeting

    Christopher Sardelli
    The balance between hunters' rights, public safety and gun ownership will be front and center Monday night as Lancaster County Council discusses suggestions for a proposed negligent firearms ordinance at its meeting.

  • Foundation honors Blackwell legacy with scholarships

    Reece Murphy
    Faith, hard work, academic excellence, service to others and the legacy of a young man who embodied all of those qualities was the theme Tuesday evening during the 11th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.
    Held at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room, the event drew nearly 175 guests who joined Blackwell's parents, Jan and Larry Blackwell, to honor their son's memory with four scholarships to Lancaster County high school students.

  • Kershaw Town Council gets positive audit report

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is in good financial standing, according to the town's most recent audit report.  
    Accountant Jan Pierce presented the report for the 2010-11 budget year at council's meeting Monday night. Pierce is part of the accounting firm Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green, LLP, which performed the town's audit.

  • Kershaw officials say new fire station needed

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Fire Department needs more space.
    Fire Chief Tracy Caldwell appeared at Monday’s Town Council meeting to give an update on the fire department’s issues with its Hampton Street station.
    The station, built in 1980, lacks room to effectively host training sessions and community events, isn’t energy-efficient and doesn’t have enough space to comfortably store all of the department’s fire apparatus, Caldwell said.

  • 92-year-old home destroyed by fire

    A late-afternoon fire destroyed the home of an elderly Indian Land man Wednesday.
    Indian Land firefighters responded to the home at 7165 Hancock Road about 5:45 p.m. to find the interior burning, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Frank Williams, 88, who lived alone in the home, said the fire started and spread quickly.