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Today's News

  • Yard of the Month: Landscaping improvements complement Mosier home

    Janice Smith knows a winner when she sees one.And that’s just what JoAnn and Jimmy Mosier have created at 2352 Country Club Drive.The Mosier home has been selected by the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs as the Yard of the Month for June. Smith is chairwoman of the selection committee.

  • Is water OK to drink?

    Indian Land resident Meta Wasson wants some answers.

    Wasson said Lancaster County Water and Sewer District officials won't answer questions about a public notice she received in her water bill on June 17. The notice warned her of a higher than normal contaminate level in the county's drinking water. Her questions were referred to the district's water treatment plant, but the director is on vacation.

    The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control hasn't been much help either, Wasson said.

    "Why were we not notified in a timely manner?" Wasson asked.

  • Common courtesy could have prevented graduation arrests

    This is in response to the arrests made during the Fort Mill and York high school graduation ceremonies.

    Although it should not have been necessary, these invited guests were told in advance, not once, but twice (in writing and verbally), of the respect and decorum that was expected of them during this extremely important time in the lives of the students and their families.

    The word “ceremony” and lack of cheerleaders should have tipped them off that it was not a football game.

  • Swimmers stay undefeated with home win over Chester

    The Lancaster County swim team capped its home regular-season schedule, taking a 424.5-153.5 win over the Chester Waves at the Lancaster County pool.Coulter Jackson and Bree Morgan each had four firsts to pace the LCST’s win.

  • Walters helps Lancers earn elite status

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s golf program is only in its second season since the sport was resurrected in 2007.

    In a short time, the Lancers’ golfers have come far.

    In its first season, coach Rick Walters’ team posted a 12-5 record and finished as the Region X runner-up to national power Louisburg (N.C.)

    The Lancers’ effort earned them a trip to the nationals in Lake Chautauqua, N.Y.

  • 29707 residents must begin using new ZIP

    INDIAN LAND – If you haven't made changes to your personal information using Indian Land's 29707 ZIP code issued last year, the time is now.

    The new ZIP – 29707 – was added to the U.S. Postal Service's database on July 1, 2007, to assist with the growth in that area, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Enola C. Rice said.

    Indian Land used to share a ZIP code – 29715 – with Fort Mill residents in neighboring York County.

  • Debs, Belles all-stars launch playoff hopes

    The Lancaster Dixie Belles and Debs all-star softball teams will open play in district tournaments at Chester this weekend.The Belles stars, ages 13-15, are led by manager Steve Middleton, who is assisted by D.J.

  • Post 31 snaps skid at Rock Hill

    Lancaster Post 31 snapped a five-game losing skid, taking a 10-9 League V road win over Rock Hill on Tuesday night.Ross Maiden went 3-5 with two RBIs to aid the win. Josh Eubanks also had three hits, including a double, and drove in four runs. Darius Cherry supplied two hits and two RBIs.Tyler Vaughn had a hit and a RBI as did Justin Hinson.Khoury Hammond, and J.R. Tripp each had a hit.Nick Ferguson worked the final two innings for the win, a scoreless stint.

  • City backs USCL drive

    The city of Lancaster wants to support the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, but doesn't want to approve more taxes to do it.

    As an amendment to the 2008-09 city budget, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay $33,350 out of a contingency fund account in the general budget to support a fundraiser, which will commemorate the university's 50th anniversary in 2009.

    Councilman Preston Blackmon was not present.

  • Teamwork's key in win

    The team of Ray Ackerman, Rodney Thomas, Jeff Reynolds and Bobby Fleming captured top honors in the seventh annual Matt Blackwell Foundation golf tournament on Saturday at the Lancaster Golf Club.The winning foursome topped the field with a 47.7.Ackerman said teamwork contributed to the team’s triumph.“We really teamed up well,” Ackerman said. “Seems like each member of our team had a hand in our first-place finish.“Rodney Thomas was clutch on some putts from 10 to 12 feet for us,” Ackerman said.