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Today's News

  • 'Reservation' source of pride for Catawbas

    You may have been surprised when you learned that some members of the Catawba Indian Nation would be on hand tonight to formally bless the new Indian Land High School football stadium.

    Indian dancers and drummers are also scheduled to perform as the Indian Land Warriors’ stadium, which is nicknamed “The Reservation,” is given a traditional Indian blessing as it is dedicated.

  • Catawba Indian Nation proud of 'The Reservation'

    Catawba Indian Nation proud of ‘The Reservation’

    The Catawba Indian Nation is proud to support the Indian Land community in naming the Indian Land High School Stadium “The Reservation.” This brings honor and respect to the Catawba people who were the first inhabitants of Indian Land.

    Indian Land gets its name because the Catawba used to live and hunt there. As a matter of fact, the Indian Land community was once part of the reservation. After several treaties, the land was taken by the state and divided among settlers who had befriended the Catawba.

  • We need true leadership

    Leadership. Vision. Judgment. These are the three essential ingredients of effective governance.

    In lieu of responding to all of the musings, individually, relative to increasing the sales tax, property tax increases, new courthouse, county government building security, etc., etc., that have recently appeared in The Lancaster News, let’s stop for a moment to examine our County Council’s record.

    Effective public leaders:

    n Have the foresight and responsibility to secure the government’s assets. This includes both human and physical assets.

  • Family loses everything in fire

    James Boone hates that all of his son's baby pictures are gone.

    A fire at his Reeves Road home Sunday morning not only ruined those photos, but destroyed everything else inside.

    As Boone and his live-in girlfriend, Tara Donahue, pick up the pieces, they remain puzzled about how the fire started.

    Boone, Donahue and their children were away at a park picnic when the fire started about 10 a.m. Sunday. Donahue's mother called her after a neighbor on Reeves Road called 911 and got in contact with Donahue's family, telling them about the fire.

  • Man pleads guilty to firearms charge

    A Kershaw man pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge last week.

    Laurkeda Montrell Montgomery, also known as "Magoo," 26, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies responded to an armed robbery in April. The victim told deputies that Montgomery had robbed him at gunpoint.

    Deputies found Montgomery's car in the area. Montgomery crashed the car after a brief chase, and then ran from deputies before he was caught.

  • Benjamin, Spratt-Ingram deserve honors

    The summer of 2008 will go down as a banner campaign in track and field.

    Indian Land’s own Shawn Crawford, a Van Wyck native, dashed to a third medal in the men’s 200-meter at the Beijing Olympics. He won a gold and silver in the 2004 Games at Athens.

    Crawford, who originally finished fourth in the race, appeared to have a silver medal locked up after two runners were disqualified for stepping out of their lanes.

    A counter protest from one of the runners is pending on whether Crawford will get the silver or the bronze.

  • Boy, 2, OK after being hit by SUV

    Police are no longer investigating a Sept. 5 incident in which a boy and his grandfather were struck by a vehicle in the Wal-Mart parking lot.

    Dana Michelle Sullivan, 26, of Kershaw, was driving a 2006 Honda Pilot when Jason Bolick, 2, ran out in front of her, according to a Lancaster Police Department accident report.

    When James Johnson, the boy's grandfather, reached under the SUV to get his grandson, the vehicle backed over Johnson's hand, the report said.

  • Bluegrass show aids state FWB children's home

    It was easy for Tony Shehane to fall in love with bluegrass music.

  • Speedway hosting second faster pastor race Saturday

    The second annual faster pastor race is on tap for Saturday night at Lancaster Motor Speedway.A year ago, the first race featured pastors racing in golf carts, but the second race will have them running in super stock four cars.“We really appreciate the super stock drivers allowing these pastors to use their cars for this special race,” said Jesse Adams, the track chaplin who also is the youth pastor at Pleasant Dale Baptist Church. “They were unselfish in allowing them to use their cars for this race.

  • Artist's mom takes prize; art to fill streets Friday night

    Like daughter, like mother.

    That's not necessarily how the old saying goes, but that's how it is for local artist Christina Chastain and her mother, Phyllis Chastain.

    Phyllis Chastain, 57, took first place in the annual Marian Hagins juried art competition with a painting called "4 Jens." The piece was created with a combination of oil and acrylic paint and pastels. It sat in a closet, unfinished, for about two months, until Christina encouraged her mother to finish it.

    And when Christina called to tell her mother about her win, Phyllis Chastain couldn't believe it.