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Today's News

  • City starts 2016-17 budget process

    Members of Lancaster City Council will start hashing out the municipality’s financial issues for the upcoming year by holding a budget goal session meeting Saturday, Feb. 6.
    The meeting is open to the public, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in council chambers at city hall.
    “We are now 50 percent through the budget year, which means we get to start planning for the next one,” said city Finance Director James Absher.  
    The meeting includes council discussions, as well as feedback from the city’s 10 department heads.

  • Deputies seek suspects in IL armed robbery

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in identifying two suspects in a Feb. 3 armed robbery.  
    About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies were dispatched to the home of an older couple on Cureton Taylor Drive, just south of Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75).
    The wife said while she was outside with the couple’s dog, two black men wearing masks approached her. One man had a black handgun with a long barrel, and the other a knife.

  • Mayoral candidate forum

    Candidates in Lancaster’s special election for mayor will discuss their views at a Feb. 15 candidate forum.
    The event, sponsored by the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, The Lancaster News and LearnTV, will be held at the Carol Ray Dowling Building at USC Lancaster. A public meet-and-greet session will start at 5 p.m., followed by the forum at 5:30.
    The moderator will be Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s director of government and community relations. Candidates will make opening statements and then answer questions from Jiran.

  • Penegar to play soccer at Limestone

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer star Bailey Penegar is headed to Limestone College in Gaffney where she will join some former Lady Warriors’ teammates in the LC women’s soccer program.
    Penegar said she’s looking forward to the reunion, but adds a former Andrew Jackson High School star soccer player played a key role in her decision to join the Lady Saints.
    Penegar’s cousin is former AJ Lady Volunteers’ soccer ace Leah Kennington, who produced a banner soccer career with the Lady Saints.

  • Warriors set for North Dakota all-star football game

    Indian Land High School football is in for a sweet opportunity Valentines Day.
    Indian Land High School football coaches and players will participate in the International Futures All-Star football game at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Feb. 14.
    The Warriors will have eight participants in the game which features top collegiate football prospects throughout the United States and Canada facing off at the Alerus Center at University of North Dakota.

  • Wolves sign IL’s Gordon

    INDIAN LAND – The Gordon legacy to college football has added another strong link.
    Indian Land High standout running back-defensive end Austin Gordon is headed to Newberry College to play for the Wolves.
    He’s following in the football footsteps as his father, IL assistant coach Bryan Gordon, who played at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
    “It’s been a dream of mine to play college football,” Gordon said. “When I signed, it was somewhat of a relief off my shoulders.

  • Jim Duncan’s due a golden football for SB V play

    Lancaster is due a golden football.
    To be more specific, the late Jim “Butch” Duncan, a former Barr Street High School great and Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer, is due one of those golden footballs, which in the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, is given to a coach or player who played in a past Super Bowl.

  • Column: Debunking the Hillary myth

    The myth that is Hillary Clinton defies explanation other than she is the elite candidate of the elites, who can see no fault in her primarily because they refuse to see the truth.
    Her record is one of mediocre performance and massive failure, and yet her supporters see only that she is just what America needs.

  • Column: Think ‘glocally’ to connect us to world issues

    A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative Internet and new technology strategies.
    Both the city and the mayor were wonderful. I thought about them today when I read an article in my local newspaper about plastics in the ocean globally – and in Charleston.

  • Warriors fall to Braves, Knights

    Indian Land capped its regular-season dual match campaign, dropping two losses to Region IV-AA foes Cheraw and North Central on Jan. 29.
    The CHS Braves, who won the region wrestling  title, topped the Warriors, 53-25.
    North Central, the region runner-up, downed the Warriors, 48-20.
    IL, 17-10 for regular-season action, finished 6-4 in region matches for third place in their final season of Class AA wrestling. IL is moving to the Class AAA ranks next season.