• Inaccuracies found in report card

    The S.C. Department of Education upgraded Indian Land High School’s report card after officials discovered inaccuracies in their ratings.

    The change, which also affected 14 other state high schools and four school districts, raised ILHS’s “absolute rating” from “good” to “excellent.”

    Absolute ratings are a measure of overall student performance on standardized tests.

  • Elected officials discuss bleak economy at legislative breakfast

    Elected officials painted a bleak picture of the economy and other aspects of government for South Carolina and the nation during a special breakfast Friday morning in Lancaster. 

    State Sen. Vincent Sheheen, state Rep. Deborah Long, U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney and S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl were the guest speakers at the 2011 Legislative Breakfast, hosted by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce. 

    The event was held at the Fairway Room at the Lancaster Golf Course. 

    Federal problems 

  • Sheriff’s town hall attracts crowd

    Sammie Marshall has seen a lot during his years in the Elgin community, but there’s one thing he wishes he’d never see again – crime. 

    That’s why he and his wife, Fran, regularly attend meetings for the Elgin Crime Watch, held at St. Luke Methodist Church, gathering with local residents to share news and safety tips.

    But this week the Marshalls had another reason to gather, joining with at least 25 other neighbors and friends on Monday to hear a special presentation from Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile. 

  • 4-H offers youth chance to raise chickens

    Clemson Extension
    Raising baby chicks from day one to egg-laying age can be a rewarding experience for 4-H youth in Chester, Lancaster, York and Union counties.
    For the past several years, 4-H has offered this particular animal project to youth between ages 5 and 19. With the success of recent years, 4-H will again be conducting the project through the local Clemson Extension Office.
    Youth can order 25 chicks to grow out over the summer, and return five of the chickens to be auctioned at the Fall Pullet Sale the first Saturday in November.

  • Leroy Springs student loans available April 1

    Leroy Springs
    Applications for Leroy Springs student loans will be available April 1 for students who are planning to attend a four-year accredited college or university in South Carolina or York Technical College in the fall.
    Loans are primarily based on need and are for tuition, room and board and fees.
    They are available for undergraduate and nursing students, students enrolled in medical or dental school and students attending York Tech.

  • ILHS drama department presents play this weekend

    From Release
    The Indian Land High School Drama Department will hold its annual spring show this weekend.
    This year’s original play, written by ILHS junior Brandon Byron, is “About a Name.”
    Set in a struggling vaudeville theater in New York City during the late 1920s, the play has been described as a “variety show wrapped inside a dramatic performance.”
    The play will be held Friday and Saturday night at 7 in Hammill Hall at Harrison United Methodist Church on Old Lancaster Highway and Providence Road West.

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  • City waives fees for Habitat

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster City Council continued its partnership with Habitat for Humanity on Tuesday night by agreeing to help the organization with a project on Penny Street.
    The action came during a meeting in which council also approved proposed changes to the Joint Recreation Commission and a resolution awarding this quarter’s hospitality tax grant.
    Tuesday night’s Habitat for Humanity decision concerned a home at 106 Penny St. donated to the organization by Wells Fargo late last year.

  • House sprayed with bullets

    Christopher Sardelli
    Officers are searching for whoever shot several bullets into a Lancaster house early Wednesday morning.
    Lancaster police officers responded to a house in the 200 block of Thomas Lane on March 23 about reports of shots fired inside the home.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, when officers arrived at 5:32 a.m. they found the front door of the home had been forced open.
    The officers found several bullet holes and casings as they searched the home, the report said.

  • Haile Gold Mine holds open house in Kershaw

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Safe mining practices, hundreds of jobs and a commitment to Lancaster County for many years to come.
    Those were some of the pledges heard Tuesday evening, as officials with Haile Gold Mine Inc. answered questions from the public during an open-house event at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center in Kershaw.