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Today's News

  • Schools back in full swing

    The hallways of Lancaster County’s schools came to life this week as nearly 13,000 students showed up to begin the 2016-17 academic year.
    Superintendent Gene Moore made his annual rounds to all of the schools on Monday for the 11th year in a row and said the county had a great first day.
    “The first day went very smoothly, and our year is off to a great start,” Moore said.

  • IL elementary school site plan unveiled

    The site plan for a new elementary school in Indian Land was presented to Lancaster County school board members during Tuesday night’s meeting.
    Architect Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects explained details of the plan, which is the same as Harrisburg Elementary School with minor changes.
    Amid many of the district’s upcoming projects, construction for the elementary school will start at the beginning of 2017, public information director David Knight said. The district plans to open the school in fall 2018, Knight said, with a capacity of 970 students.

  • Angie’s Closet gives away free clothes this Saturday

    Angela Porter of Lancaster is hosting her sixth clothing giveaway this Saturday, an idea that started with a spiritual inspiration.
    Angie’s Closet will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Upper Room of Jesus Outreach Tabernacle, 311 W. Gay St. in Lancaster.

  • Heath Springs will replace old, worn-out garbage truck

    The Heath Springs Town Council has decided it’s time to trash the old garbage truck and buy a new one.
    They don’t come cheap. A new truck will cost between $120,000 and $140,000, but the town had been expecting this and the money is already budgeted.

  • Lancaster gets 2nd big lottery win in 3 weeks

    Palmetto Cash 5 lottery tickets are hot in Lancaster, it seems, after a local player scored a six-figure win in Wednesday night’s drawing – the second big local win in less than three weeks.
    S.C. Education Lottery spokeswoman Holli Armstrong said the as yet unknown winner won $100,000 with the numbers 2, 3,11, 29 and 34, but also “Powered-up” for an additional $1, which doubled the win to $200,000.
    The odds of winning were 1 in 1,003,884.

  • 13K lose Comporium internet service

    An equipment malfunction caused a massive internet outage Wednesday for 13,000 Comporium Communications customers, many of them businesses that had to turn away customers of their own.
    Matthew Dosch, Comporium’s executive vice president of customer operations,  said the outage started shortly before 3 p.m. and ended about 5:15 p.m. It also cut service to about 7,000 cable TV subscribers.
    Dosch blamed the problems on a malfunctioning electronics card in a piece of equipment at a service node serving Lancaster County customers south of the Panhandle.

  • South end of Panhandle site for new high school

    The Lancaster County School District has agreed to pay $5.2 million for 142 acres along U.S. 521 and will build the new Indian Land high school there, according to Superintendent Gene Moore.
    The site is on the east side of 521 between Niven Road and Witherspoon Trail, across the highway from Steele Hill AME Zion Church and just north of the Millstone Creek subdivision. It is nearly 5 miles south of Indian Land High School.
    The entire tract is made up of four properties totaling 141.85 acres, and the contracted price is $5,269,900.

  • Springdale Recreation Center closed Monday morning

    The Springdale Recreation Department will be closed to the public until 2 p.m. Monday, according to Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.
    The county is making electrical repairs requiring the power to the building to be turned off. The work should be complete by Monday morning, but building inspectors have to review and approve the work before Duke Energy can restore the power to the building, Willis said.

  • Lancaster, York to revive ‘War of the Roses’

    A rather bloody battle between the houses of Lancaster and York that ended 529 years ago at Bosworth Field in England is about to be renewed at Buckelew Park.
    But his time, rights to the throne won’t be at stake, just bragging rights.
    The city of Lancaster has agreed to take on the town of York in a softball game and associated activities in mid-October during a second “War of the Roses.”

  • Targeting youth at century-old camp meeting

    The Lancaster City and Countywide Prayer Rally is dressing an age-old message in young hip clothes, and taking it to the historic annual Mount Carmel Camp Meeting next month.
    The group, formed in June for a rally on the courthouse grounds that drew hundreds of participants, will have its “prayer warriors” at the camp meeting Sept. 9-10.