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Today's News

  • Old IL ZIP code expires July 1

    Lancaster County Auditor Cheryl Morgan wants to remind Indian Land residents to change their addresses to reflect the community's new ZIP code.

    The old Indian Land ZIP code, 29715, expires July 1. The area shared the ZIP with the Fort Mill area in York County.

    Last year, Indian Land was issued a ZIP code of its own, 29707, although it's still listed as a Fort Mill ZIP.

  • Mother knows best

    Use the Reader Comments section below to post your mom's favorite quote. Your mom's favorite quote may be chosen to appear in the May 11th edition of The Lancaster News!

  • SMH honors its volunteers

    Thursday was a special night for the volunteers of Springs Memorial Hospital – a tribute to their many hours of service at the hospital in a variety of ways.

    The 131 volunteers gave more than 22,000 hours of their time in the past year in a variety of capacities, said hospital officials. Many worked at the hospital's busy front desk or gift shop, or provided help in the hospital's many units, such as being liaisons between staff and patients' families in the surgical care unit.

  • We need new attitude about water

    In the past year, we’ve been reminded more than once what an important resource the Catawba River is – not only to us in Lancaster County, but to residents of many counties in both South Carolina and North Carolina.

    First there was the drought that took hold last summer and brought water-use restrictions to communities in both Carolinas that draw water from the Catawba. Then there were the water wars that erupted between North and South Carolina after the cities of Concord and Kannapolis in North Carolina proposed to draw 10 million gallons a day from the river.

  • 'Southern Fried' author to speak at local library

    "Southern Fried" mystery series author Cathy Pickens is visiting Lancaster this week.

    Pickens, who lived for a time in Lancaster, will be guest speaker at the spring meeting of the Friends of the Library, which begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the library.

    Pickens grew up in Walhalla, and the Southern flavor of her writing is unmistakable, Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band said. She has been, under different names, a lawyer, business professor, university provost, clog-dancing coach, church organist and choir director and a typist.

  • Taking money from schools selfish act

    Selfish – prepared to sacrifice the feelings, needs, etc. of others to satisfy ones own desires.

    It is curious that Jeffery Donahue would use that word to describe those who do not favor school vouchers in his April 18 letter to the editor “Parents who want best for kids not ‘elitists.’ ”

  • Woman in fair condition after single-car wreck

    A Lancaster woman involved in a one-vehicle accident Tuesday morning on Camp Creek Road is in fair condition at a Charlotte hospital.

    Clarisse Freeman, 40, of 1128 Townes Avenue, was driving south in a 1995 Honda Accord at 9 a.m. when she ran off the left side of the road and struck a tree, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The wreck happened 8.4 miles east of Lancaster. The speed limit there is 45 mph. Gaskin said speed wasn't a factor, but said alcohol is believed to have been one.

  • Track dodges rain to get rolling again

    Four out of the past six weeks, Lancaster Speedway has had to call its events due to rain. As of 7 p.m. Saturday, it appeared Mother Nature would net another rainout. Thanks to the hard work of track crews, the drivers’ quick response in getting the races started, and the perseverance of the brave fans who “weathered” the rain, a full night of racing action was completed.First to the track was Lancaster’s young gun series. The front row consisted of a pair second-generation Andrews, Yandle and Blackwood.

  • Jackets alive with 10-5 win

    Buford used a clutch power surge to keep alive its Class AA Lower State playoff hopes with a 10-5 comeback win over Waccamaw on Tuesday at Buford.The Lady Jackets ignited for a key seven-run rally in the bottom of the fourth inning to notch the five-run softball win.Chandler Baxley’s three-run home run and Madisson Finley’s two-run shot triggered the Lady Jackets’ clutch seven-run rally.“We did a good job of hitting the ball and responded in a big way,” Buford coach Sam Page said.

  • Curfew takes effect in HS

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council has adopted a curfew that will give the town deputy authority in dealing with minors out in the early morning hours without parental or guardian supervision.

    The curfew applies to those 16 and younger.

    According to the new town ordinance, those 16 and younger cannot be out in town after 11 p.m. on weeknights while school is in session and not after 12 a.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The curfew is 11 p.m. on Sunday nights during the school year.