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Today's News

  • Family gets keys to 15th local Habitat home

    For years, Shawnta Lang wanted more for her children, but her American dream of owning a home was out of reach.
    Not anymore. Thanks to Habitat for Humanity, that dream became a reality Monday when the mother of three reached out and took the door keys of 1123 Ten Oaks Drive from Barry Felner and Jerri Lynn Sanders.
    “Welcome to your new home,” Felner told Lang, putting the keys in her hand.
    A shy and tearful Lang thanked everyone who made her dream of homeownership come true.

  • Hundreds leave ILHS due to social-media fears

    Desks sat empty and some classes were half-full at Indian Land High School on Monday, Feb. 8, after a student comment spread on social media, causing almost 200 students to either stay home or leave early from school.
    Bryan Vaughn, safety director for the Lancaster County School District, said the mass exodus of students, about 20 percent of the student population, stemmed from concerns about a vague student comment reported Friday.

  • Pianist pairs Beatles songs with Chopin

    Steinway artist Pamela Howland is a classically trained concert pianist, a specialist in the works of Polish composer Frederic Chopin, and a fan of the Beatles. But primarily, she communicates emotions to audiences through the language of music.
    Vivacious, imaginative, sensitive and a bit unconventional, she is that rare classically trained performing artist who thrives as an entertainer. Now, Howland has created original piano arrangements of beloved Beatles tunes, transporting the Fab Four back to Chopin’s musical landscape.

  • Warriors sweep Jackets, keep region crown hopes alive

    Indian Land swept Buford and kept alive its Region IV-AA basketball titles hopes with the Warriors’ two road wins over the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday night.
    The ninth-ranked Lady Warriors finished strong for a 47-33 win over the Lady Jackets and the IL boys followed with a tough 68-60 win over BHS to seal the sweep.
    Indian Land, with the two wins at BHS, heads to rival Andrew Jackson for a pair of region hardwood showdowns with the Volunteers.
    The boys game at AJ will decide the region crown, with the winner taking the regular-season championship.

  • Junior Bruins teams capture region titles

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins’ basketball teams wrapped up Region III-AAA crowns with impressive road hoops sweeps Monday night at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill.
    The Lady Bruins posted a 46-34 overtime win and the Junior Bruins notched a 45-37 victory in the second game.
    The Junior Bruins, who finished 11-3, 9-1, were paced by Roshawn McGriff’s 20 points.
    Ty Thompson netted eight and Majae Ingram scored six. Desmond Stowers hit five points.

  • Great Scott

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High has a new queen of Lady Volunteers’ courts points.
    Lady Vols veteran player Elizabeth Scott netted two second-half free throws in the AJ girls’ 61-37 win over Chesterfield to earn her the school’s all-time leading scorer.
    Scott, entering the Tuesday game, needed 17 points to tie the mark, which was held by former AJ girls hoops star Lorraine Truesdale.
    Scott scored 18 points, with her second foul shot on a second-half bonus free throw giving her the new mark.

  • Lady Bruins rip Stallions

    Lancaster High School Bruins’ basketball senior night was a split, with the delight the LHS girls posting at least a tie for the Region III-AAA girls championship.
    The Lady Bruins, with a torrid finish, roared to a 64-38 win over South Pointe in the varsity opener.
    The LHS girls, the Class AAA defending state champions, can wrap up the region title – their third straight, with a win over the SPHS Lady Stallions tonight in Rock Hill.

  • Vols rebound, roll in rout of Rams

    KERSHAW – After two frustrating losses last week, the Andrew Jackson High boys team was determined not to let that happen again Tuesday night in the Region III-AAA home game against Chesterfield.
    The hot-shooting Vols jumped to a 30-15 first-quarter lead and didn’t slow down in the second quarter for 53-20 halftime lead.
    Sophomore phenom Dontarius James had an incredible 32 points by half time, including six trays.
    Even with AJ coach Danny Wright playing reserves a great deal, the Vols led 80-32 by the end of the third quarter.

  • Column: Helms seeks another term as treasurer

    After five years as your county treasurer, I have decided to seek another term so I can continue working to put Lancaster County taxpayers first. Since I first took office in January 2011, I have been hard at work making sure county taxpayers have gotten the absolute best in customer service.
    Since taking office, I have been a hands-on public official. If you come to the Treasurer’s Office, you will usually find me there, working alongside my employees.

  • Column: 1,300 churches join gun debate

    The mental images of churches and guns are about as incongruous as possible. Churches are quiet, reverent places of worship. They are places of peace, healing and comfort. Guns are loud, sudden and violent. They are about blood, pain and death.
    They exist in two different realms.
    Add to this the idea that S.C. churches and synagogues would get involved in nitty gritty politics – that they would delve into lobbying and legislative deal making – well, that’s more than many of us can fathom.