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  • Entries still sought for Veterans Day parade

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    One hour out of your day.
    Robin Helms, director of Lancaster County Veterans Affairs, says that’s all it will take Nov. 5 to show appreciation for those who’ve served our country in the armed forces.
    She hopes dozens more people will take heed of that, as her office is still accepting entries for the Veterans Day parade set for that morning.

  • Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    INDIAN LAND – Gerald Levern Vowell, 69, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Walsie and Opal Holcomb Vowell. He was married to Carla Rae Roberts Vowell for 49 years. 

    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Renee Howard and Cynthia Harre; a  brother, Cary Arnold Vowell; a sister, Melba Gene Clark; and two grandchildren.

  • Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 521 wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A motorcyclist died Saturday night after colliding with a pickup truck in Indian Land.
    Rusell Eugene Mangrum, 47, who lived in the Indian Land area, was driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle south on U.S. 521 when the accident happened, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.
    Mangrum was driving at about 9:40 p.m. when an Indian Land man, who was driving a 1999 Toyota pickup truck north on the road, attempted to make a left-hand turn, Elder said. That's when the two vehicles collided.

  • Council considers help for Indian Land EMS

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Council will consider ways to improve emergency response times in the Panhandle as membership with the Indian Land Rescue Squad has dipped to low levels. 

  • Council considers help for Indian Land EMS

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Council will consider ways to improve emergency response times in the Panhandle as membership with the Indian Land Rescue Squad has dipped to low levels. 

  • Residents oppose Deese Road closing

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    One after another, the small group of residents stepped to the podium. Some had homemade maps, while others just had heartfelt words, but all were concerned about a proposed plan to close part of their neighborhood road. 

  • EPA fines Ryland Homes

    A construction company that built homes in two Lancaster County residential developments has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a federal lawsuit.

    At the center of the lawsuit is Ryland Homes of Westlake Village, Calif. Over the years, the company has built homes in the Clairemont and Edenmoor residential developments in Indian Land.

  • Education standards may change

    The Lancaster County School District is waiting for word from the S.C. Department of Education on whether it will adopt a national set of common core standards, but moving ahead with plans to implement them.

    The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led, nonpartisan effort of the National Governors Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to set national English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards.

  • Police probe American Legion fight

    Two teens have been charged and police are looking for more suspects in a massive brawl a little more than a week ago at the Lancaster American Legion. 

    Lancaster police officers were conducting foot patrol along South Main Street shortly after midnight Oct. 15 because of the large group of people attending a party at the building. 

  • State health department gears up for flu season

    DHEC Press Release

    October marks the beginning of Senior Vaccination Season. From now until March, people of all ages are susceptible to influenza. Data by Flu.gov show that each year about 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized and an average of 23,600 people die of seasonal flu-related causes. 

    As high as 90 percent of the deaths occur in people age 65 and older. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine.