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Today's News

  • Lady Vols capture win over NC girls

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    The Lady Vols continued their winning streak as they defeated the North Central Lady Knights 53-48 in overtime on Friday night.

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers lost a close game to the rival Knights in a 59-53 loss.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Vols kept up the pressure to win in overtime against the North Central Lady Knights 53-48.

    The Lady Vols came out strong with a 4-point lead 13-9. They continued to push forward to the halftime score 22-11.

  • Stallions dash in sweep of Jackets

    Lorie Sellers

    For The Lancaster News

    BISHOPVILLE – Lee Central took two from visiting Buford in Region IV-AA basketball on Friday night.

    The fourth-ranked Stallions took an early lead and cruised to a 78-39 win over the Jackets to complete the sweep.

    The LC boys opened an 11-3 lead after a period of play and then used a 22-8 second period surge to take a 33-11 advantage on the Jackets.

    The Stallions led 61-28 after three quarters on the way to the 39-point win.

  • Warriors fall twice at Camden High

    CAMDEN – Indian Land had a rocky road trip to Camden for a pair of Region IV-AAA  games with Camden High School on Friday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the varsity twin bill, with the winless Lady Warriors falling 51-20, and the ILHS boys losing, 58-52.

    A slow start hampered the Warriors in their six-point loss to the Bulldogs in the nightcap.

    Camden bolted to a 17-6 lead after one quarter and stayed on top for the six-point win.

  • Commentary: Trump sought to limit effect of shutdown, Mulvaney says

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and former congressman from Indian Land, was back on the Sunday talk shows this week with an insider’s view of the first government shutdown since 2013. Here are excerpts of his interview with John Dickerson on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”

    John Dickerson: The president said this shutdown would be a present for him. His son Eric Trump said this is good for the administration. Why is it good for the administration?

  • Women bond in ‘Steel Magnolias’

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County brings another well-known drama to life this weekend with an adaptation of the 1989 film “Steel Magnolias,” the story of small-town women bonding at Truvy’s Beauty Salon in Chinquapin, La.
    “It was a very iconic film, with some of the best stars of the ’80s,” said the play’s director, Sheri Marvin. “You really will laugh until you cry then cry until you laugh. It’s the funniest, most heartwarming show in a very, very long time.”

  • Job growth requires ready facilities

    Lancaster County is primed for continued job growth this year, county Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert says, and it’s scrambling to find enough good facilities to meet their needs.

    “The top issue is clearly product development,” said department Director Jamie Gilbert, discussing the county’s 2018 goals for job creation.

    “There is strong interest by some local industries looking to expand that need locations for their operations,” Gilbert said.

  • Officers from across region salute slain York Co. deputy

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and about 50 of his deputies joined officers from across the region Monday at the funeral of a York County sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty last week.
    Detective Mike Doty, 37, died Jan. 17, one day after he and three other officers were shot while responding to a domestic violence call on Farrier Lane outside York.

  • County officials will run IL incorporation election

    Members of the newly appointed commission tasked with overseeing the Indian Land incorporation vote have opted to let Lancaster County organize and run the special election.
    Although no date has been set for the election, the commission met with local election officials Tuesday to discuss the matter.
    Melvin Threatt, one of three Indian Land incorporation election commissioners, said he and fellow commissioners Mike Sykes and Ryan Potter were meeting with county Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson to discuss how to proceed.

  • Battling state’s opioid crisis with information

    Counseling Services of Lancaster is rolling out a new campaign aimed at getting the public involved in the statewide crusade against the opioid epidemic.
    The campaign, called Just Plain Killers, is a project of the S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) under which Counseling Services of Lancaster operates as a local substance-abuse commission.
    The goal, both statewide and locally, is to raise and deepen public awareness of opioid use and abuse in the state while reducing the stigma placed on addicts.

  • 300 suggest names, colors, mascot for new IL school

    More than 300 people have given the Lancaster County School District input on naming the new Panhandle elementary school and selecting colors and a mascot.
    In the online survey, which is now finished, popular names included Andrew Jackson Elementary, Catawba Elementary, Charles Duke Elementary, Creekside Elementary, Osceola Elementary, Pleasant Valley Elementary, Van Wyck Elementary and Walnut Creek Elementary.
    Dr. Jonathan Phipps, LCSD superintendent, said it’s important for a community to feel like it “owns” its schools.