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  • ILHS band 10th in state here

    INDIAN LAND – Band director Mathew Willis said he’s proud of how well the Indian Land High School marching band performed this season, its first year in Class 2A.
    Indian Land finished 10th Saturday at the 2A state finals at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.
    Pendleton High School of Anderson County captured the championship.
    Thirteen bands competed in the Class 2A state finals Saturday – seven from Lower State and six from Upper State.

  • Veterans Day parade will be Saturday

    Get out your red, white and blue to cheer your local veterans this weekend.
    The county’s annual Veterans Day parade is Saturday in downtown Lancaster.
    More than 70 parade entries have signed up participate.
    “What we have now is absolutely wonderful,” county  Veterans Affairs Officer Robin Helms said about the number of entries. “This is right on target.”
    Lineup for the parade will begin at 9 a.m. at the Humana (Kanawha) parking lot on White Street.

  • Ladies Night Out set for Thursday

    Ladie’s fashion, shopping, food, and prizes. Can it get any better than that?
    The first annual Ladies Night Out promises an evening filled with all this and more while supporting the Lancaster County Council of the Arts.   
    On Thursday, the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will be filled with local and regional retailers presenting the latest fashion designs for women ages 20 and up.  
    Local models will wear casual, business and formal attire accessorized from head to toe.

  • Officers arrest 32 in roundup

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Thirty-two people were arrested last week as part of a joint roundup coordinated by local law enforcement.

  • County water, sewer district wins state award

    MYRTLE BEACH – The South Carolina Rural Water Association named the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) as its Wastewater Collection System of the Year at its 34th Technical Conference and Exhibit Show on Sept. 23.
    Brad Powers, president of the South Carolina Rural Water Association board, presented the award at the association’s annual banquet,

  • AJ, IL bands to compete for state title Saturday

    Two of the county’s high school marching bands will have a chance to capture the top prize this weekend.
    The bands at Andrew Jackson High School and Indian Land High School are competing at the  2A state championships Saturday at Spring Valley High School in Columbia.  
    The berths came after AJHS and ILHS placed fifth and sixth, respectively, last weekend at Upper State preliminaries at Boiling Spring High School in Spartanburg. The top six bands advanced to the state finals.

  • Saturday is night for trick and treats

    Trick-or-treaters usually have just one thing on their mind – which doors to knock on.
    But with Halloween falling on a Sunday this year, trick-or-treaters and their parents are wondering when they should collect their candy. Should they go Sunday or Saturday?
    Both the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and the Lancaster Police Department said Saturday is the official day for trick or treating.

  • Rest of S.C. 160 work paving to begin soon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – As motorists enjoy a newly paved stretch of S.C. 160 in Indian Land, crews are making plans to pave another portion of the highway.
    Kenneth Wilson, S.C. Department of Transportation construction engineer for Lancaster County, said a paving crew is hoping to soon begin work on a half-mile segment of the highway, from Barberville Road to Sugar Creek Bridge, which is the dividing line between Lancaster and York counties.

  • Clemson Extension Service cuts hours at Lancaster office

    The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in Lancaster has reduced the hours that someone will be at the French Street office due to budget cuts.
    The agency is moving to multi-county service centers after almost half of its state funding was cut in the last two years.
    Lancaster and Kershaw counties now share a service center in Camden after the administrative assistant’s position was eliminated here.
    Twenty-two of the state’s 46 county extension service offices no long have an administrative assistant.

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropped in September by 1.4 percent to 15.7 percent.
    The county’s jobless rate, however, remains above both the state and national rate.
    In September, the nation’s jobless rate stood at 9.6 percent, where it has been for much of 2010. The state’s jobless rate declined slightly in September to 11 percent.
    The state’s jobless rate in August was 11.1 percent. South Carolina had the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation in September.