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Today's News

  • ‘No Trespassing’ on thoroughfare?

    Commuters and residents along the Lancaster County side of Regent Parkway at the Panhandle’s northern tip found unusual signs beside the heavily-traveled road Tuesday morning: Private Road. No Trespassing.
    Best known as the home of Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Heritage USA, Regent Parkway runs between Harrisburg Road in Indian Land and S.C. 21 in Fort Mill.
    The road is traveled by about 10,000 cars each day and is home to hundreds of Lancaster County residents on the half-mile Indian Land stretch ending at that county line at Sugar Creek.

  • What happened to winter? 80 degrees in mid-February

    Less than a month after we were making snowmen, Lancaster hit 80 degrees Friday, with beaming sunshine but damaging winds.
    Saturday the forecast high was to be 30 degrees cooler, then swinging back up into the high 70s by Tuesday.
    It’s as if spring and winter are trading punches as the change of season approaches.
    Friday’s high was a fabulous 23 degrees above normal for the date, but the winds got a little too gusty, topping 40 mph at times.

  • Flu creates shortage of bus drivers

    Anyone qualified to drive a school bus was subbing behind the wheel this week, as the flu kept home 13 percent of the Lancaster County School District’s drivers, making some bus routes run 30 to 45 minutes late.
    Administrators and coaches were forced to step in as 10 county school bus drivers were out with the flu or flu-like symptoms, said Bryan Vaughn, Lancaster County School District safety and transportation director.

  • Reid Pointe repairs may cost less than feared

    INDIAN LAND – There’s bad news and good for Reid Pointe, whose residents are scrambling to repair their subdivision’s streets so that the county will agree to accept them into its road system.
    The bad news is that the streets’ problems are not cosmetic issues with the asphalt, according to new county tests completed last week. They involve the road base, which is too weak to support the required amount of weight.

  • Morrow lone candidate in Heath Springs race

    Tameka Morrow, a teacher at North Elementary School, is running unopposed in the race for the open seat on Heath Springs Town Council.
    “Everyone has a voice, but I’d like to put the voice of the younger generation – the generation of the offspring of the retirees,” Morrow said. “It’s time for a younger generation to come in, and I would like to put a fresh face on council.”

  • Camaraderie over coffee

    The room smelled like coffee and sausage biscuits, and nearly everyone there wore a cap with a military designation.
    About 20 men, most middle-aged and older, gathered at this week’s Veterans Coffee Club, which has started meeting at 521 BBQ on Main Street in Lancaster.
    An expansion of the Indian Land club, the coffee club meets at 8 a.m. every Tuesday.
    “We’ve all got something in common,” Marine veteran Jim Campbell said. “Now we get a chance to come in here and chew the fat and just talk about old times.”

  • Bridge assault leads to multiple charges

    An intoxicated motorist was arrested Feb. 3 for domestic violence after deputies said he wrecked a car on the Nitrolee bridge on S.C. 200, then assaulted and chased the victim with a tire iron and threatened passersby who stopped to help her.
    Paul Nelly Poag III, 33, of York, was charged with first-degree domestic violence, malicious injury to personal property, possession of a controlled substance (Xanax), first offense DUI, third offense DUI (less than .10), and first offense driving under suspension.

  • 2 charged in threats on Chesterfield schools

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Two incidents of potential gun violence at Chesterfield Schools have followed the Feb. 14 fatal shootings at a Florida high school.
    In each case, threats were made but no guns were brought to Chesterfield schools, officials said.
    On Thursday, an administrator overheard a student threatening to bring a gun to Chesterfield-Rudy Middle School, according to the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Debutantes study social-media safety

    From release

    Social-media safety was the topic as Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s Iota Theta Omega Chapter hosted the 2017-18 debutantes for their second educational workshop Jan. 21.
    Connie Wilson of Affinity Health Center discussed the dangers of social media, including cyber bullying, inappropriate contact with strangers, and the potential risks of posting online.

  • How bacteria affect your metabolism

    When you think about the billions of tiny organisms living inside your body, it’s pretty mind-blowing. 
    No, it isn’t a new version of the movie “Alien” – none of them are going to take over your body – but they can really affect your health. 
    Think of the terms bloated feeling, abdominal pressure, indigestion. These are all signs of something being off with your microbiome.