Today's News

  • More than 1,000 job-seekers attend fair

    RICHBURG – Darlene Owens is looking for the opportunity to help people. She is also looking for a job.
    Owens was one of more than 1,000 people that turned out Thursday for an SC Works job fair at the Gateway Conference Center. Forty businesses, organizations and industries were on hand trying to fill almost 600 available jobs in Chester, Lancaster and York.

  • Drive launched to help with tornado clean-up

    In the wake of the damage left behind by the devastating tornado that ripped through Moore, Okla., on May 21, a local youth group is asking for donations to help in the cleanup efforts.
    Kevin Hudson, youth leader at Oak Ridge ARP church in Lancaster, said he decided to put the donation effort together when his 5-year-old daughter came home from school and asked if he had heard about the tornado in Oklahoma.

  • Graduates who Inspire, Part 4

     Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2013.

    Michaela DeBruhl comes to life onstage.
    The Andrew Jackson High School graduating senior has developed a great passion for acting. She first became interested in drama in middle school and these days has her eyes set on a professional acting career.

  • Crown Cinema at a cinematic crossroads

    Since opening a little more than 38 years ago, the Crown Cinema on West Meeting Street has shown its share of blockbusters.

    However, there is a possibility that it might not be showing many more. The days of dialing up the homespun “what’s showing” telephone recording could be numbered.
    Its owner, James Trivett, finds himself at the same crossroads other small-town theater operators face. Not that business is bad.
    Trivett understands the up-and-down box-office roller coaster ride.

  • County misses out on defense jobs

    A massive manufacturing company dropped Lancaster County from its list of potential new facility sites this week, but preliminary plans are moving forward with a separate, large manufacturing facility.
    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell provided updates on the “one that could have been,” as well as success in moving forward with an as-yet-unnamed company simply dubbed ‘Project Vino,’ during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, May 20.

  • Unbeaten P-31 seniors club Clover

    On a cool night at Eggleton Field, the Lancaster Post 31 seniors’ bats were blazing.

    The P-31 seniors drilled 19 hits, including four homers, on the way to a 22-2 League V win over Clover Post 38 in the 70th Lancaster American Legion baseball home opener.

  • Bruins' cheerleaders Watts, Cauthen sign with Saints



    There was double reason for hoopla and cheers in the Lancaster High School conference room on Wednesday afternoon, May 22.

  • Pelham to play at SMC



    In Major League Baseball scouting terms, Lancaster High School senior baseball player C.D. Pelham is regarded as a “pop-up prospect.”

  • Governments should embrace transparency

    If you’ve ever wondered how your city or town council spends your hard-earned tax dollars, there’s a powerful tool that’s available at your fingertips.
    Using this tool, you could quickly and easily see which vendors your city or town does business with, along with amounts they’re being paid, what they’re providing and other important details.
    Residents of at least a dozen South Carolina counties, and an even higher number of municipalities in the state, already benefit from this service.

  • Put a legislator on nonprofit board if you want state money

    In 2011, S.C. Sen. Hugh Leatherman was among a group of state and local officials, including Gov. Nikki Haley, who attended the 49th International Paris Air Show.
    The $3,544 bill for the Florence County Republican’s trip, according to his state income-disclosure form, was covered by the North Eastern Strategic Alliance (NESA), a regional economic-development organization serving a nine-county area in the state’s northeast corner, including Florence County.