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Today's News

  • Neighbor Traditions

    A week or so ago, I wrote an editorial on my family's Christmas traditions, which are now lost.This will be the second Christmas that my family and I have spent in Lancaster.My dad lives in Savannah, Georgia and due to a cardiologist appointment the day after Christmas,he can't spendthe holidaywith us this year.

  • Firm to bring 90 jobs

    INDIAN LAND – A direct-mail company is moving its headquarters to the Panhandle and bringing about 90 new jobs with it.

    The S.C. Department of Commerce and the Lancaster Economic Development Corp. announced that PCI Group Inc. will locate its corporate headquarters in Lancaster County.

    It will invest about $8.3 million to establish its operations in Indian Land and create at least 90 new jobs. The company will move into an existing building in Indian Land, but the company hasn't closed on it yet and officials haven't revealed its location.

  • ILMS to delay moving students to new school

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Middle School students will not be moving into the new school as soon as they return from their winter break.

    ILEMS Principal David McDonald announced the decision to delay moving into the new middle school building in a Dec. 12 letter to parents of Indian Land Middle School students. The first day of class in the middle school is now tentatively set for Jan. 15, the beginning of the new semester.

  • Thieves crack safe at Big Lots

    Big Lots had a visitor from the rooftop late Thursday or early Friday morning, and it wasn't Santa Claus.

    Burglars apparently cut holes in the roof of the S.C. 9 Bypass store to get inside and crack the store's safe.

    According to a Lancaster County Police Department incident report, an employee came to work at the store about 7 a.m. Friday and found that the office area of the store had been burglarized.

    Officers responded and found that the safe in the office had been broken open, the report said.

  • BMS students spread joy

    Smiles came from every corner of White Oak Manor on Dec. 12 as members of Buford Middle School's student council spread Christmas joy to residents of the assisted living home.

    The group of about 20 students went from room to room to greet each resident and give him or her a holiday card. Some of the students also sang Christmas carols for them.

    The visit, which lasted about an hour, was one of the student council's service learning projects.

  • Customize TV tailgatin' get-togethers

    If you are going to host a bowl game get-together this week or next for your friends, you can score big with your fellow couch potatoes by offering customized dishes that cater to individual tastes.

    And with 350 pizza slices consumed every second in the United States, it wins the coin toss every time.

    Few foods will score more points from your football buddies than pizza.

    Pita pizzas custom made by your guests, based on their individual likes, are the way to satisfy even the finicky eaters.

    It's not as hard as it sounds, either.

  • DeVenny falls for Father Frost

    Father Frost has a special place on the DeVenny mantle.

    The wooden figurine, carved from birch, reminds Susan DeVenny of her trip to Russia at the end of summer.

    The Santa-like carving holds a miniature pine tree, and his robe is painted with a sledding scene with two children.

    That reminds DeVenny of winters in Connecticut, sledding with her sister.

    DeVenny, director of S.C. First Steps, bought her Father Frost in Uglich, Russia, a place famous for its clock and watch making.

  • Warriors fall to Bearcats on mat

    The Indian Land Warriors fell to Class AAAA power Rock Hill in prep wrestling on Tuesday as the Bearcats rolled to a 65-12 win.

    The Warriors' wins came at 189 and heavyweight.

    Brian Gunter notched a pin and heavyweight Josh Gray also had a pin for the Warriors.

    "We knew going into the match that Rock Hill has a strong wrestling program, but that's how we're going to improve as a team," IL coach Mike Kersey said. "We have worked against some quality programs, like Lugoff-Elgin and Chesterfield, in December in order to get better.

  • Bruins rally to down Cougars

    Joe Craig continues to shine for the Lancaster High School wrestling team.

    Craig, the recently named Most Outstanding Wrestler in the Taco Bell Invitational at Spring Valley High School, came up big again for the Bruins.

    Craig, 13-2, notched a match-deciding pin to lift LHS to a 42-36 win over the host Cougars on Tuesday night in region action.

    "Joe has been coming up big for us and he did again," LHS coach Sam Robinson said. "Joe didn't surprise me because he has been a clutch wrestler for us.

  • Vols drawing 'quality' field

    KERSHAW - The ninth head coach in the history of Andrew Jackson High School football will come from a field of 50 applicants.

    "Right now, we have about 50 applicants for the job," said Volunteers' athletic director Dale Reeves, who also doubles as the Lancaster County Class AA school's boys basketball coach.

    "We will continue to accept applications through the first of the year and we may get in a few more, but right now it's in the area of 50."

    Reeves said he's impressed with the quantity and quality of the applications.