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Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • District picks site for new IL high school

    By Hannah Strong
    hstrong@thelancasternews.com

    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 Millstone Creek subdivision. It is nearly 5 miles south of Indian Land High School.

  • Helms bags bounty in LSS win

    Lancaster Super Speedway featured top racing and amazing car counts Saturday night.
    In the Cauthen Motors Renegade Division, the front row had Ryan “Superstar” Whitaker and Robbie Helms. When the green flag waved to start the race, Whitaker, Helms, Brandy Baker and Andrew Baker battled for the lead entering turn one. Exiting turn two, Helms led with a dogfight for second between Whitaker, the Bakers and Steve Hinson.

  • Roberts blazes to club title

    Scott Roberts played outstanding golf to capture the Lancaster Golf Club championship on Sunday afternoon.
    Roberts, 45, had to because Lancaster High School junior golf star Brady Hinkle stayed on his heels until Roberts pulled away in the final three holes for a six-shot win.
    Roberts, who opened a five-shot lead in the first round Saturday with a sizzling 64, followed with a 70 Sunday for a 10-under 134 in the 36-hole tournament.

  • SC forces team for Classic victory

    The South rose on Indian Land’s “Reservation” on Saturday night.
    The Lancaster County forces – Andrew Jackson, Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster high schools – teamed to key South Carolina to a 35-20 win over the North Carolina teams in the annual Founders North-South Kickoff Classic at Indian Land High School.
    The host IL Warriors rallied late to cap the S.C. win with a 14-7 victory over Parkwood.
    AJ opened with a 7-0 win over Providence Day and Lancaster notched a 7-0 victory over Ardrey Kell.

  • Column: Trump’s behavior problems are way too big to set aside

    In a letter to the editor last Friday, Paul Lloret said that Donald Trump’s message resonates with a large number of Americans, so we shouldn’t be upset over his behavior problems and should “consider the source” of the criticism.
    While the resonating part may be true, I wholeheartedly disagree with the second bit.
    Criticism of Trump’s behavior isn’t coming only from other politicians. It’s coming from your neighbors as well.

  • Column: Remembering Harry Briggs Jr., S.C. child who stood for many

    We were sad to hear about last week’s passing of Harry Briggs Jr.
    In the late 1940s, when Harry was in elementary school in Clarendon County, his parents, Harry Briggs Sr. and Eliza Gamble Briggs, thought it was unfair that Harry Jr. and the other black children didn’t have a school bus like the white children did. So Harry Sr. and Eliza joined with other black parents and brought a lawsuit, represented by Thurgood Marshall of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund and local lawyer Harold Boulware.

  • Column: What does an average Medicare enrollee pay?

    Many people have a misconception that Medicare is free healthcare coverage for when they reach age 65.

    That is far from the truth.

    This column spells out some of the common costs that are associated with Medicare, to show future Medicare recipients what they might expect when they enroll. For a more detailed explanation of each of these parts of the program, visit Medicare.gov.