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Today's News

  • Column: IL long-timer: County council has sold us out

    I am writing in reference to several letters that I have read over the past months concerning the proposed town of Indian Land.
    Just to give some background, my family is originally from Indian Land (150 or so years), and my parents moved down to Lancaster when I was a small child. My husband and I moved back to Indian Land 27 years ago so that our children could attend a small community school and we could build a home on the original family land. I have many fond memories of Lancaster and Indian Land.

  • Inmate stabbed at Kershaw prison

    An inmate was stabbed Tuesday during an assault at Kershaw Correctional Institution in Lancaster County.
    The incident happened about 12:30 p.m., said S.C. Department of Corrections spokesman Jeffrey Taillon,
    “The inmate was taken offsite for medical treatment,” Taillon said.
    The victim’s name and information on his condition were not released, but Taillon noted he was returned to KCI the same day.

  • Women’s warming center opens as frigid air settles in

    A women and children’s warming center opened Tuesday at 1232 Trestle Ln. in Lancaster, just in time for this week’s big freeze, but no guests showed up the first two nights.
    “It takes a couple of days to catch on,” said Deborah Boulware, director of Lancaster County United Way, which is spearheading the initiative.
    The center will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily through mid-March, Boulware said. Meals are served and security guards, provided through the Salvation Army, stay through the night.

  • Sheriff: Program to help the elderly among 2018 goals

    Sheriff Barry Faile is charged with protecting all the citizens of Lancaster County, but when it comes to new goals for 2018, he’s targeting senior citizens.
    The sheriff’s office already has a program in place to trace elderly residents with cognitive disorders prone to wandering, but Faile said one of his major goals this year is to make sure senior citizens have more information and assistance to keep them safe.

  • Virginia utility to pay $14B for SCANA Corp.

    Utility giant Dominion Energy of Virginia announced Wednesday it will buy SCANA Corp. for $14.6 billion, as fallout continues from the abandoned V.C. Summer Nuclear Station expansion in Fairfield County.
    One of the terms of the deal is providing $1.3 billion in refunds to 600,000-plus S.C. Electric & Gas power customers who experienced nine rate increases to partially bankroll the defunct project. SCANA is the parent company of SCE&G.

  • Brrrrrrrrrr!

    Blistering cold and high winds gripped Lancaster County Thursday, extending a weeklong spell of frigid weather, and there’s no sign of a letup until Monday.
    “It’s been at least several years since it’s been this cold,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis. “Last year we just skated along.”
    Friday will be the 12th consecutive day of below-average temperatures here. The county has struggled to break freezing most days, with highs in low to mid-30s.

  • Volunteers fall twice at Cheraw

    David Kellin

    For The Lancaster News

    CHERAW – The Andrew Jackson Volunteers dropped both Region IV-AA road  games against the Cheraw Braves on Tuesday night.

    The Braves scored a 15-point victory, 70-55 against the AJ boys, and the Lady Vols fought to a nail-biting finish to lose by two to the Cheraw girls, 44-42.

  • Gregory leads Warriors awards

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School two-way star John Gregory led the Warriors’ 2017 honors at the annual ILHS football awards at Cross Ridge in Indian Land on Wednesday night.

    Gregory, college-bound to play at the next level for Miami of Ohio, was honored as the ILHS football MVP to highlight the ceremonies.

    Gregory, an ace wide receiver and defensive back, reaped all-region and all-county honors by The Lancaster News.

  • Faith Funderburke Realty to sponsor Super Stock Shootout at Speedway

    Early in the 2018 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season, the Super Stock Division will see its own big race.

    Thanks to longtime Lancaster Motor Speedway sponsor and supporter on April 14, the Super Stock Division drivers will be racing in the Faith Funderburke Realty Super Stock Shootout.

    Full details for this special race are yet to be set, but with the way other LMS races are shaping up for the 2018 racing season, this race will be one of the biggest events on the upcoming racing season for the Super Stock Division.

  • Lancaster woman charged in toddler's beating death

    A 25-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged in the Dec. 18 beating death of her boyfriend’s 3-year-old daughter.
    Kayla Marie Cook was charged with homicide by child abuse in the killing of Lilly Schroeder, whom first responders picked up at their home, 418 Heath Circle in Lancaster.
    Cook was arrested in Kings Mountain, N.C., by the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office on Dec. 29.
    The arrest warrant says numerous bruises were “observed on several parts of the victim’s body.”