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Today's News

  • 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.

  • AJ Lady Vols rally to trip Lancaster

    Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.

  • Professor promotes reading for pleasure

    Literacy advocates were encouraged last week to remember the pleasure you can get from reading and to spread that joy with others.

    Dr. Linda Gambrell, president of the International Reading Association, was the guest speaker during a special luncheon on Thursday afternoon sponsored by the J. Marion Sims Foundation.

    The event, dubbed For the Love of Reading, was held at the multipurpose room of the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Two die in wreck

    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office has released the names of the two people killed in a car crash on Camp Creek Road on Tuesday.

    Heather D. Johnson, 19, of 2637 Home Place Lane, and Jose Luise Torres De La Luz, 23, of 1662 Ruth St., died in the crash, Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said Wednesday.

    De La Luz was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force head and chest trauma, Morris said.

    Johnson was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she died at 7:01 p.m. Tuesday of chest injuries.

  • March is National Nutrition Month

    Sifting through complex food and nutrition information can be a daunting task for consumers, with new information bombarding the airways and Internet almost daily.

    From food recalls and personal endorsements to secret ingredients, fad diets and conflicting information of dietary supplements, it can be complicated just to separate fact from fiction.

    During March – National Nutrition Month – the American Dietetic Association is urging consumers to look beyond the myths of nutrition to focus on the facts.