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Today's News

  • Man, 29, shot after holdup at nightclub

    Ulyses Oliver believes he might have been killed if an assault on him occurred just a few moments later.

    When Oliver stepped outside the Grown Folks club off Kershaw Camden Highway early Friday morning to go home, three men approached him and demanded money. Two had guns and the other man had his hands under his shirt pretending to have a firearm, he said.

    Oliver said one of the men told him that they had "wanted to get (him)" for a while.

  • Waxhaws Chapter, DAR kept focus on history in county

    I am sad that it has come to my attention that the Waxhaws Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, has experienced "automatic disbandment" from the National Society.

    Waxhaws Chapter was organized in 1941 with Mrs. E. Lee Skipper as organizing regent.

    Another regent, Mrs. Ben C. Hough Sr., was largely responsible for the establishment of Andrew Jackson State Park.

    Many of the historic markers in Lancaster County are the result of work by the members.

    Constitution Park at the corner of Main Street and Woodland Drive was dedicated by Waxhaws Chapter.

  • Woman charged with arson in Brooklyn fires

    A Lancaster woman has been charged with arson after her apartment and another building in her neighborhood burned early Tuesday morning.

  • Vols net Rose Classic crown

    Andrew Jackson scored a pair of goals over a five-minute flurry to take a 2-1 win over Lancaster High School and capture the first Rose City Soccer Classic championship on Saturday.The Volunteers’ win capped a 3-0 run in the two-day tournament which was played at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.The field included all four county boys’ soccer teams.LHS, which went 0-1-2 in the tourney, broke on top as Drew Christensen scored off a Ethan Kramer corner kick five minutes into the match.The Vols answered as Daniel Wright tallied a goal to s

  • Researcher looking for cemetery information

    I have become aware that there are many cemeteries hidden throughout Lancaster County that are more or less unknown.

    Small cemeteries such as the Baskins Cemetery in Rich Hill and others can provide a wealth of information to researchers with an interest in the folks buried in a family plot or a private cemetery.

    I suspect there are many such cemeteries. You may have stumbled across one in an obscure area or deep in the woods.

  • Death to PACT bill has local support

    The standardized test that South Carolina students have been taking over the last several years may soon be a thing of the past.

    Last week, the state House voted unanimously on a bill to do away with the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test, which was created in response to the state's 1998 Education Accountability Act.

    The "Death to the PACT" bill moved to the state Senate this week.

  • Keep rescue squad donations here

    Well, it's happened again. Despite Indian Land residents now having a different ZIP code than our counterparts across the creek, Fort Mill's Rescue Squad is still hitting us up for donations.

    And it's no wonder Lanny Bernard, director of Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services, is seeing red over the issue.

    Bernard has repeatedly asked Mark Garrick, captain of Fort Mill's Rescue Squad, to stop soliciting from Indian Land residents, whom Fort Mill's squad do not serve, except as a rarely used backup.

  • Faile shines in debut

    Louisiana State University freshman softball player Casey Faile posted her first collegiate win in the Lady Tigers’ 4-2 win over Tulsa in the Easton Purple and Gold Challenge at LSU’s Tiger Park on Saturday.The ninth-ranked Lady Tigers captured the tournament title over the weekend, going 5-1.A former Andrew Jackson High School softball star, Faile allowed two runs, five hits and walked two. She struck out six in the complete-game effort.

  • More than light in city now

    INDIAN LAND - Employees are moving in, and a new building is under construction at Inspiration Ministries' City of Light campus on U.S. 521.

    About 300 people will move into the completed WorldReach Center, a 118,029-square-foot headquarters building, over the next few weeks, said John Roos, senior vice president of corporate communications and research for Inspiration Ministries.

  • Council wants more input before acting on dangerous dog ordinance

    Most showed up to defend man's best friends - in this case, pit bulldogs.

    Others handed out police incident reports and photographs of wounds suffered at the mouths of pit bulls.

    It was clear in County Council chambers Monday night - either you love pit bulls, or you hate them, and the county needs to do more work on a proposed ordinance that targets dangerous dogs.