Today's News

  • Warriors down Saluda, 4-1 for Upstate crown


    The Indian Land Warriors are playing for the Class AA state soccer title for the fourth straight season.

    The Warriors, 16-4, earned their bid to the Class AA title match with a 4-1 win over Saluda in the Class AA Upstate title match at IL's Reservation on Tuesday, May 12.

    The Warriors forged a 2-0 halftime edge on goals from Matt Medlock (direct kick) and Justin Penn off a Mason Heubsch assist.

  • Shannon column: Springs Memorial celebrates National Hospital Week

    Most people only visit hospitals occasionally, when a loved one is sick or a friend is having a baby. Associates at Springs Memorial Hospital are different in this regard. Each day, hundreds of associates come to the hospital to provide compassionate, personalized care for friends, neighbors and those they do not know. Our providers work together around the clock, seven days a week to make healthcare available any time it is needed, whether for one person or more in times of community crisis or natural disaster.

  • Lanning column: Jesus fulfills Isaiah’s greatest prophecy

    Long before Jesus’ birth, the prophet Isaiah wrote a prophecy about the “suffering servant of Jehovah,” found in Isaiah 52:13-53:12.  
    Eight passages in the New Testament declare that this passage describes the Lord Jesus Christ, including the words of Jesus himself, when he said, “This that is written must yet be accomplished in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things concerning me have an end.” (Luke 22:37)

  • Walker column: Happy Mother’s Day to all my moms

    I was blessed to have not only my own mother, Juanita B. Walker, but four surrogate mothers. Three of them are deceased, but I want their families to know how much I loved them and how much I appreciate them sharing their loved ones with me.
    I would first like to thank the Lancaster News for including my mother in the Black History Trivia Contest in February. She was truly a trailblazer in this community and local, state and national politics, but she never won any awards for that.

  • Rocky Creek Bridge to close Monday

    CHESTER – Beginning Monday, May 11, motorists who use S.C. 97 (Great Falls Road) will need to find an alternate route.

    S.C. Department of Transportation Resident Construction Engineer Jeremiah Bradley said construction on the Rocky Creek Bridge will begin Monday. Many Lancaster residents use that route to access I-77.

    Construction was scheduled to begin last November, but the project has been hampered by several delays. SCDOT hoped to start construction in mid-January, but that was also postponed due to environmental permitting issues.

  • Celebration seeks to unite community

    The streets were filled with dozens of residents and local fire, emergency and police officials ready to “Take Back the Night” at a celebration Thursday, May 7 at Palmetto Place, the former Pardue Street Apartments complex.

  • Fire at Bennett’s Landfill still smoldering

    According to the (Chester) News & Reporter, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is still monitoring a fire at Bennett’s Landfill officials believe may have started and been smoldering under the surface for up to 18 months.

  • Attorneys say DHEC out to ruin Indian Land recycler and associates

    Attorneys representing Pressley’s Recycling Center and associated companies say the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) engaged in a pattern of unfair and unethical behavior for years in an intentional effort to force owner Ron Olsen out of business to make way for another operator.

  • Lancaster Police Department officers now trained in youth mental health first aid

    The Lancaster Police Department holds the distinction as the first law enforcement agency in the Palmetto State to earn certification in Youth Mental Health First Aid.

  • School board reviews proposal for Indian Land Middle School expansion

    Extra classrooms, expanded dining areas and a brand-new wing were all features discussed by school district officials during a presentation late last month about proposed renovations to Indian Land Middle School.