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Today's News

  • Raynor signs to play for USCL volleyball

    INDIAN LAND – The University of South Carolina Lancaster volleyball program is adding another key link from the Indian Land High School volleyball team.

    Kailey Raynor will join Lady Warriors’ teammate Olivia Falk, an ace middle blocker/hitter, on the Lancers volleyball team next fall.

    Falk signed with USCL two weeks ago. Raynor joined the Lancers volleyball team April 5, signing a scholarship offer in the ILHS media center.

  • African pro-life activist to speak

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, the Women’s Enrichment Center and the Fatherhood Project are partnering to host the internationally acclaimed pro-life speaker and strategist Obianuju “Uju” Ekeocha next week.

  • What’s next for Van Wyck?

    With the rejection of the proposed Indian Land incorporation, the pressure on the town of Van Wyck to aggressively annex has finally subsided.
    But local officials say there is no plan for the town to stop its continuing annexation push.
    “It definitely has relieved the pressure,” said Town Administrator Linda Vaughan. “But we still have people interested in annexing, and as long as we have anyone to petition to annex, we’ll do that.”
    Councilman Xavier Kee agrees.

  • Native American Studies Center gets $10,000 donation

    USC Lancaster

    USC Lancaster’s Native American Studies Center has received a $10,000 donation from OceanaGold/Haile Operation, which will sponsor four speakers for the monthly Lunch and Learn programs, held the third Friday of each month in the center’s galleries.  
    The four Lunch and Learn programs include:
    April 20: Dr. Katherine Osburn, Arizona State University, “The ‘Identified Full-Bloods’ in Mississippi: Race and Choctaw Identity, 1898-1918.”

  • Cost estimates too low for sidewalks near ILMS

    Lancaster County and school district officials may have to start over on a plan to build sidewalks near Indian Land Middle School on River Road.
    County Administrator Steve Willis told Lancaster County Council members Monday that S.C. Department of Transportation cost estimates for the project were too low.
    “They gave us inaccurate cost data,” Willis said. “It should’ve been more, but I don’t have the final figures yet.”

  • City eyes Main St. ‘road diet’

    Changes could be coming this year to the lane configuration on part of Main Street.
    Lancaster City Council gave its unanimous approval Tuesday to a proposed “road diet” that would turn the current four-lane section of Main Street from Woodland Drive to Barr Street into two lanes with a center turn lane.
    A “road diet” is a lane reduction with the goal of improving safety and to provide additional space for other modes of travel, explained City Administrator Flip Hutfles.

  • Column: Bad-haircut Benghazi partisan is washing his hands of politics

    You may know Trey Gowdy as the man with the most notorious haircut in Congress, but he also has wonderful, self-deprecating sense of humor.
    There was his 2016 campaign ad set in a barber shop, trumpeting his conservative credentials while poking fun at his series of bad hair days. The tagline: “Trey Gowdy: Consistent Conservative, Inconsistent Haircuts.”
    All of this is in stark contrast to the role the Greenville Republican played during the Benghazi hearings.

  • Column: Let’s thank those who answer our most desperate phone calls

    Lancaster County’s telecommunication officers serve as the lifeline between citizens in need and the public safety agencies that can help them.
    Each year, the public safety TCOs at Lancaster County Public Safety Communications handle about 200,000 phone calls, including about 50,000 to 911. Every day, hundreds of people depend on the skill, expertise and commitment of the TCOs who work in public safety communications.

  • The fun is back!

    The revamped playground at Stevens Park in Kershaw opened Thursday afternoon.

  • 2 arrested in Lancaster man’s killing

    Two men have been arrested in connection with the Tuesday afternoon murder of Lancaster resident Mardarius Bailey.
    Bailey was found shot near the intersection of S.C. 5 and Adnah Church Road in Rock Hill when he flagged down a Highway Patrol officer, seeking medical attention.
    Bailey died at the scene, according to the York County Coroner’s Office.