• Foxhole Landfill still a concern for residents

    Christopher Sardelli
    The plans may be on hold, but Joe Ramsey wants Lancaster County officials to remain cautious about a proposal to bring household trash to Ballantyne’s Foxhole Landfill.
    Concerned about the environmental impact a sanitary landfill could have in the Panhandle, the longtime Indian Land resident spoke at Lancaster County Council’s July 11 meeting, educating council about the landfill process and urging them to put some pressure on Mecklenburg County officials.

  • Council questions stalled development

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lancaster County Council had plenty of questions for the representative of a stalled housing development last week.
    Planned for an area split between Lancaster and Kershaw counties, the proposed Liberty Hill Farms Development was to provide a number of riverfront homes when it was approved in March 2008.

  • ‘Charlotte’s Web’ comes to life on USCL’s stage

    MaryBeth Rowell
    For The Lancaster News
    The beloved children’s story “Charlotte’s Web” is coming to life in Lancaster this week.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings the play to the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium stage July 21-24.     

  • Two charged with murder in Saturday shooting

    Jesef Williams
    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting death of a Lancaster man early Saturday.
    The Lancaster Police Department has charged both Junior Lee Kiker Jr., 29, 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, and Samantha Diane Humphries, 29, 708 Sumter St., with murder.
    Investigators learned that Humphries and Kiker conspired to rob David Brazzell at his home at 307 Rutledge St., according to a police department press release issued Monday.

  • Library system applies brakes to bookmobile

    The end of an era is coming for the Lancaster County Library system with the discontinuance of its bookmobile program.
    Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band said the program will wind down traditional service by the end of July, the victim of changing times.
    “It’s just not a very good resource any more,” Band said. “Times have changed and the bookmobile is more like a horse and buggy.”

  • Gunshot victim dies at hospital

    A Lancaster man died Saturday morning while being treated for a gunshot wound he suffered a few hours earlier.
    Police got a call around 3:20 a.m. Saturday about a shooting at 307 Rutledge St. When officers arrived, they found David Scott Brazzell, 41, who had been shot, said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.
    Emergency Medical Services personnel arrived on scene to treat Brazzell, who was then taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, Howard said.

  • Youth Serve program needs help

    KERSHAW – The time to act is now.
    Though that line may sound like a pitch from a TV infomercial, those words also apply to a serious need in the southern end of Lancaster County.
    Youth Serve, which recruits teens to make volunteer repairs to area homes, is $6,000 under budget and has to have that funding to continue its program.
    Youth Serve is part of Kershaw Area Resource Exchange, which provides an array of services to people in the southern portion of the county. The next series of home repairs is set to run this week.

  • ILHS classes 1930-'78 share memories at joint reunion

    More than 200 Indian Land High School graduates from the Classes of 1930 to 1978 gathered for lunch June 26 to reminisce about their earlier years, when the community was smaller and the schools were too.  
    The event is a homecoming that has nothing to do with football and everything to do with coming back to the people and the places of their youth.
    As the community grows, there are fewer people who remember it as the rural farming community it once was. But once a year, you can find many of them in the Indian Land Elementary School cafeteria.

  • Sure is hot!

    Reece Murphy
    A high-pressure system over the Midwest that caused two weeks of record-breaking high temperatures has crept eastward, bringing with it heat advisories from South Carolina to New York.
    As anyone who ventured outside the confines of their air-conditioned home Tuesday would know, it was H-O-T, with highs in the upper 90s – and a heat index, or “feels like temperature,” of between 105 and 109 degrees.
    National Weather Service meteorologist Tim Hawks expects more of the same for today.

  • Want to save money?

    Staff Reports
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    Inside The Lancaster News each week, readers will find a coupon package regularly valued at more than $100 in savings through manufacturer, retail and restaurant coupons. Subscribers will usually find they can recoup the cost of The Lancaster News subscription in just one week of coupon savings.