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Today's News

  • Henry Harris Road improvements begin

    INDIAN LAND – Long-awaited improvements to Indian Land’s Henry Harris Road began Monday.
    The project is one of several county road projects paid for wholly or in part by the new Lancaster County capital project sales tax, expected to begin in coming weeks.
    S.C. Department of Transportation resident engineer Ken Wilson said crews with Granite Construction of Cornelius, N.C., began work Monday, Aug. 31, on the $1,486,000 project, starting at the intersection of Henry Harris and Marvin roads.

  • County moves forward on street renaming

    In February, when Chris Nunnery announced the county would be changing or modifying some streets with similar-sounding names in the interest of public safety, he said it would be a slow, deliberate and sometimes controversial process.
    And that’s just what it has been, said Nunnery, who is the county public safety communications director.

  • County looks to enhance fire service

    County officials formally accepted a grant last week that could stem the tide of shrinking volunteer firefighter numbers in Lancaster County.
    On Aug. 24, Lancaster County Council unanimously accepted a $1 million-plus federal grant to help recruit and retain local volunteer firefighters.
    The grant acceptance comes about a month after members of Lancaster County Fire Rescue learned in late July the county had been awarded the $1,048,905 four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Rubio stumps in Sun City

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Excited and enthusiastic crowds began arriving early Thursday morning, Aug. 27, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes to get a spot to see and hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president.  
    Rubio’s popularity rose significantly following his performance during the Aug. 6 Fox News debates, with many calling him the winner of the main event.    

  • City makes offer in administrator's job

    After meeting behind closed doors for about seven hours Saturday, Aug. 29, members of Lancaster City Council came into open session and agreed to make a conditional offer for the administrator’s position to Steven James “Flip” Hutfles.  
    According to a press release issued by the municipality Monday, Aug. 31, Hutfles is the city administrator of Fredonia, Kan.
    The vote was unanimous.

  • Physicals cornerstone of healthy school year

    There are many things that must be done before sending your child back to school. In addition to buying new clothes and stocking your child’s backpack with the right supplies, make sure she or he has an annual physical and the proper immunizations to start the new school year on a healthy foundation.

  • Prayer allowed in CFF

    I 90 percent agree with Carl M. Miles’s recent letter, “America needs to return to God.”

    The only reason I say 90 percent is that the Supreme Court did decree in 2001 that Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) was approved to conduct non-denominational Good News clubs, like Sunday school, in public schools in their after-school programs.

  • School district considers expanding Chromebook program to LHS

    A ‘one-to-one’ technology program which helped equip students at a local middle school with their own Chromebook devices may eventually expand to the largest school in the district, Lancaster High School.
    School district officials discussed applying for state budget proviso funding to help expand the program during Lancaster County school board’s Aug. 18 meeting.

  • Making do

    Mazie Bailey has never met a seed she didn’t like.
    In one sense, many of the flowers planted at 1890 Old Camden Highway, are new.
    But they are actually a new generation of the plants that filled the yard some 13 years ago when Bailey was awarded Yard of the Month by the Garden Clubs of Lancaster.
    She is probably one of the best seed harvesters to win the honor.
    Bailey’s yard is filled with “recycled annuals.”  
    The tall scarlet sage growing throughout her beds began as seeds from last year’s crop.  

  • Lady Jackets win over Vols

    The Buford High School volleyball team moved its record to 2-0 on the season with a 3-1 win over county and Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson High School on Thursday, Aug. 27.
    AJ opened with a 25-23 win, but Buford answered with three straight wins – 25-15, 25-22 and 25-19.
    “I can not brag enough on my girls last night (Thursday),” BHS coach Taylor Roberts said. “We made some major changes and the girls were able to implement and adjust effectively.