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Today's News

  • IL Warriors face challenging season

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School basketball teams are looking to return to the playoffs this season, but each faces a challenge on the court to accomplish the feat.
    The Warriors, led by veteran coach Nate Smith, have a solid cast, but Smith is looking to find the right mix to reverse ILHS’s 6-17 mark of last season.
    The Lady Warriors, who earned a playoff bid as the runner-up team in region play, will also search for the right combination after losing five seniors off the 2016-17 squad.

  • LMS points awards this Saturday

    The Lancaster Motor Speedway annual points banquet is Saturday at La Chalupa Mexican Restaurant located on 775 Lancaster Bypass E, Lancaster, SC 29720.
    The banquet begins at 6 p.m. and is scheduled to end at 10:30.
    The cost is $10 per person for the all-you-can-eat buffet.
    Awards will be presented to the top five drivers in each division and the rookie of the year award.
    LMS co-promoters Shannon Munn and Eric Caskey will be at the banquet to answer questions about the 2018 racing season.

  • Tigers ruling roost against rival Gamecocks

    COLUMBIA – The Palmetto Bowl is steadily sporting a strong shade of Orange.
    Clemson, rolling in the prime of football success in the history of the Tigers’ program, has a stranglehold on the Palmetto Bowl trophy, Clemson-Carolina football rivalry.
    Clemson, the defending national champion and the nation’s new No.1, made it four straight wins over old foe South Carolina, taking a 34-10 convincing win over the rival Gamecocks at soldout Williams-Brice Stadium.

  • Warriors top of pile at wrestling tourney

    MONROE – The fourth-ranked Indian Land High School wrestling team captured top honors at the Red Hawk Invitational at Monroe High School (N.C.) on Saturday.
    The Warriors, with six first-place finishes, topped the 13-team field with 212.5 points.
    Indian Land was led by weight class winners Solomon Cortez (113), Austin Ross (120), Juan Alejandro (132), Kyle Daley (160), Wesley Johnson (170) and Erick Neil (220).

  • Lady Vols win Tip-off tourney

    RICHBURG – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers were impressive in capturing the title in the Lewisville Tip-off girls basketball tournament at Lewisville High School in Richburg on Nov. 21.
    The Lady Vols, led by tournament MVP Danielle Ussery, defeated tournament host Lewisville, 54-31 to take the crown at the Chester County Class A school.
    AJ, 18-8, was the Class AA Upper State runner-up after winning the Region IV-AA regular-season championship last season.

  • Column: Guns essential for protection against crime, totalitarianism

    Ninety-eight percent of mass shootings in America since the 1950s, according to the Crime Prevention Research Center, have occurred in gun-free zones. That is why people die, because it’s the place of choice for the mentally ill perps. No one to shoot back.

  • Column: Sheriff’s Indian Land estimates raise parity issue across county

    Friday’s Lancaster News article on law-enforcement costs for an incorporated Indian Land highlights a significant discrepancy in charges for similar services throughout the county.
    Until this year, the sheriff’s office provided law enforcement services for the incorporated area of Heath Springs. When the cost for those services increased from $23,500 to $38,500 earlier this year, Heath Springs chose not to renew the contract.  Presumably, they still receive some level of coverage from the sheriff because they are still part of Lancaster County.

  • Christmas classic hits the stage

    The Peanuts gang is getting together for Christmas!
    Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Peppermint Patty and all their friends will take the stage for The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County’s performance of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” this weekend.
    The story has been adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, but is based on the beloved “Peanuts” cartoons by Charles M. Schulz. In the story, Charlie Brown and the whole gang learn the true meaning of Christmas.
    Diana Kiger,13, is performing for her second year in this production.

  • Sims Foundation donates at least $50K to Community Foundation

    The J. Marion Sims Foundation on Monday announced  plans to donate $50,000 to the Lancaster County Community Foundation and match up to $25,000 in additional donations.
    The money will be used in a broad variety of community-building efforts.
    “We applaud the generosity of the J. Marion Sims Foundation,” said Chip Cox, chair of the Lancaster County Community Foundation. “We have been studying the data, looking at indicators of community health, and we believe we can make a bigger impact together.”

  • Van Wyck council gets down to business

    VAN WYCK – Less than two weeks after the town’s first-ever election, Van Wyck’s mayor and council aren’t wasting time.
    They’re already moving ahead with plans to grow town boundaries through annexation.
    Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said 16 property owners turned in annexation petitions during a Nov. 18 swearing-in ceremony and barbecue at Van Wyck Presbyterian Church, while several others expressed interest.