.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local News

  • Red Ventures to hold job fair Tuesday at its new IL facility

    INDIAN LAND – Online marketing and sales company Red Ventures is hosting a job fair and plans to fill 80 positions by the end of March.  

    The company has experienced rapid growth during the last year and is looking for qualified sales agents to work across its many businesses.

    A job fair is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Red Ventures corporate headquarters at 1091 521 Corporate Center Drive, Indian Land.

  • City responds to paper's FOI request

    The city of Lancaster has complied with The Lancaster News’ Freedom of Information Act request for complaints filed against a Lancaster Police Department officer.

    Pat Parsons, 50, was fired as a police officer on March 2 after Angela Thompson and her son, La’Darius Truesdale, 18, filed complaints with the police department that Parsons harassed Truesdale at Twin’s Grocery on Jan. 31 about a stolen scooter case he was investigating, called Truesdale names and made threats to Truesdale and his family.

  • Census questionnaires to arrive at households next week

    Fill it out, mail it back. It’s easy, safe and important to the state.  

    The 2010 Census questionnaire will arrive at households throughout South Carolina from March 15 through 17.  

    U.S. Census Bureau officials ask you to watch for the 10-question form, fill it out and mail it back immediately in the provided, postage-paid envelope. This is the easiest way to participate in the census that takes place every decade, as required by the U.S. Constitution.  

  • North Elementary to host Spring Fling

    The Spring Fling festival at North Elementary School will have a cowboy theme of sorts.

    The 12th annual fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school grounds. The public is invited to attend.

    This year’s festival will feature lassoing, a mechanical bull and wagon rides. Cowboy hats and bandannas will be on sale as well, said Amanda Steele, chairwoman for the Spring Fling committee.

  • DeMint challenger visits IL

    INDIAN LAND – Speaking to a small crowd at a Sun City Carolina Lakes home on Thursday morning, Vic Rawl hoped to build the foundations of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

    Rawl, 64, announced this week his intention to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jim DeMint.

    Rawl is a former state House representative and circuit court judge and current member of the Charleston County Council.

    Rawl met with residents at a coffee reception at the home of Bob John, president of the Sun City Democratic Club.

  • Bowater lays off 30 workers

    AbitibiBowater has laid off 30 employees at its Catawba plant.

    The announcement came Wednesday and the reduction was effective immediately, said Barry Baker, human resources manager for the mill, located just across the Lancaster County line off S.C. 5.

    Baker said the move is part of the company’s reorganization effort to operate more efficiently and at lower costs. The company has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since April 2009, he said.

  • Local woman wins $100,000 in state lottery

    A Lancaster resident is the latest player to score a $100,000 win on a Bags of Cash instant ticket.

    The player bought her ticket at Food Lion on North Main Street in Lancaster.

    She wants to remain anonymous, but lives in Lancaster, according to S.C. Education Lottery officials.

    The store earned a $1,000 sales incentive. Every retailer that sells a claimed ticket of $10,000 or more earns a 1 percent commission. The sales incentive is capped at $50,000.

    Bags of Cash is a $10 ticket with more than $1 million in prizes remaining in the game.

  • Spratt seeks support at Dem event

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt told a crowd of area Democrats on Monday his thoughts on a new health-care bill, the President’s stimulus plan and why he should be re-elected for another term in office.

    Spratt, D-5th District, spoke at the Lancaster County Democratic Party’s 2010 County Convention on Monday. Spratt, who has held the seat since 1982, asked for the crowd’s support as he runs for another term.

    “Little did I realize how long I’d serve or how often I’d fight every other year for the seat,” Spratt said.

  • Woman accused of leaving children in car while shopping in Walmart

    A Heath Springs woman was arrested after Lancaster police found her children unattended in a car in the Walmart parking lot on  the S.C. 9 Bypass on Thursday.

    Ursula Xenia Hinson, 26, of 121-D Clyde St., Heath Springs, was charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, a Great Falls man told police that he came to the store about 7 p.m. Thursday and pulled in beside a Pontiac Bonneville in the parking lot.

  • USCL offers oral history workshop

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster will host a workshop on April 1 designed to give local community members training in oral history collection.

    Recognizing that families, churches and other centers of worship, and even businesses and civic organizations, often have histories that are not written down, but are carried in the memories of elders in the community, USCL is bringing together a group of scholars and oral historians to promote the collection of oral history and local community traditions.