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Today's News

  • Unity is at heart of community

     Words and images of hate in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., Tulsa, North Charleston and New York City. 

    Let’s be honest. By now, we’ve all heard and seen some of em’ just a little too much. 

    Most of those words surround racial tension, as well as cries of “no justice,” accompanied by riots, looting and fires.

  • County prep soccer teams launch playoffs

     

    State championships will be the stakes as eight Lancaster County high school soccer teams open the playoffs Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5.

    The girls open postseason play Monday, May 4, with the boys squads to kick off postseason play Tuesday, May 5.

  • AJ golfers push record to 19-0

     

    The Andrew Jackson golf team closed out regular season play with undefeated record – 19-0, 15-0 in Region IV-AA after a win over  North Central at Kershaw Golf Club.

    The Vols shot a 158 to North Central’s 216.

  • Jackets, Vols notch wins

     

    Buford and Andrew Jackson each posted wins to open the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs on Thursday, April 30.

    The third-ranked Jackets, 23-0, blanked Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro, while Andrew Jackson topped Pelion at the Volunteers’ field.

  • Staggering number of children are sexually abused

     When it comes to the sexual abuse of children in Lancaster County, the numbers are staggering. 

    Margo Dixon, Children’s Advocacy Center director and 6th Judicial Circuit lead forensic interviewer, said she deals with 35 to 45 local sexual abuse cases per month involving children ages 2 to 18.

    The youngest victim of sexual abuse she’s seen in recent months was just 6 weeks old, she said.

  • Indy to retire with Quinn

    For 26 years, Lancaster Police Department Cpl. Jimmy Quinn  has handled his share of tasks, from community policing to shift supervisor, as well as his favorite; serving as the school resource officer (SRO) for Lancaster High School. But that’s about to end.

    “When graduation’s over, I’m done,” he said with a chuckle.

  • Bender column: Let’s thank church that helped ILMS students

    On April 9-10, I helped chaperone a field trip for the Indian Land Middle School sixth-graders to Myrtle Beach. One-hundred-and-three folks took two rental buses on the trip, and we learned about medieval times, sharks, alligators and, eventually, we learned just a little bit about life.
    Right after lunch on Friday, we piled into the buses, counted our kids one last time, and began our ride home.

  • Little column: Why strengthening FOI Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal.
    The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides the general public, including journalists, with access to federal government records.

  • York contractor allegedly scams Sun City homeowner

    An Indian Land woman said she was a victim of a contractor arrested in York County recently for running a home improvement scam.

  • Cold case with few leads frustrates Faile

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile is asking for the public’s help in solving a  double murder three years ago outside a nightclub .