Today's News

  • LMS sets double points in all divisions Saturday



    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts seven exciting dirt track racing divisions Saturday night, with double points. Each division receives double points.

  • Team takes close win in Diabetes play



    The winning foursome posted a tight win in the ninth annual Diabetes Education Center golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club last Saturday.

  • Williams is Bruins' catalyst



    There’s no secret about the catalyst for the 2011 Lancaster High School football team.

    Foes know it, fans know it and so do the Bruins’ coaches.

  • Van Wyck gun store burglarized

    Christopher Sardelli
    Surveillance footage shows several men stealing several weapons from a Van Wyck gun store early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office released photos Thursday from a surveillance video that captured a burglary Aug. 28 inside Discount Guns, located at 5219 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

  • Proposal a win-win situation for county

    Local governments are considering an option to contract with Tax Management Associates to recoup tax dollars owed by residents who are improperly claiming tax credits and exemptions on property taxes.
    The city of Lancaster, town of Kershaw and Lancaster County Council recently heard a presentation about the program.
    Tax Management Associates conducts tax audits to catch residents improperly paying 4 percent taxes on homes listed as a primary residence; residents improperly claiming a homestead exemption; and businesses not paying their taxes properly.

  • America is a better place because of men like Murray

    As Americans, we’re blessed to live in the greatest nation in the world. But all too often we tend to take for granted the heroes among us who fought and sacrificed to protect us, our ideals, and our freedom.
    Col. Charles P. Murray Jr. was one such hero. In fact, he showed us the true meaning of the word “hero.”
    We lost a great South Carolinian on Aug. 12, when Col. Murray passed away. I was fortunate to have known Chuck as a friend for many years.

  • Define hawkers, peddlers

    Christopher Sardelli
    Who exactly are peddlers and hawkers?
    That was one of many questions spawned last week as Lancaster County Council discussed a change to a county code involving transient merchants.
    With an uptick in the number of roadside vendors selling wares throughout the county, particularly in the Panhandle area, council has taken an interest in revising an old and unused code governing peddlers and hawkers.  

  • Spreading the love of disc golf

    Jesef Williams
    Steve Lambert believes disc golf can become the next “big thing” in Lancaster County.
    Lambert has been playing the sport since the 1970s. He’s competed in 26 states and has even been to Europe twice to play in tournaments. However, his focus these days is exposing locals to the sport.

  • County-owned properties on agenda

    Christopher Sardelli
    A stretch of land near the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department. A building formerly used by Founders Federal Credit Union. Several acres sitting in a flood plain.
    These pieces of property, as well as several others, were the topic of conversation last week as Lancaster County Council debated what to do with several vacant and unused county-owned parcels of land.

  • ‘We’re here to help Lancaster’

    Jesef Williams
    A series of attractive white gowns hang from a rack against the wall inside a building on Main Street in Lancaster.
    Not far from those dresses are more clothes, a number of games, home accessories and several other items you might pay a pretty price for in a department store. But here, you could walk out with a bag full of items for $5 or less.