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Today's News

  • City council considers rec grant ideas

    Playground equipment, lighting for ball fields and the construction of a restroom area were all suggestions brought up for a wish list for Parks and Recreation funding by Lancaster city officials earlier this month. 

  • Two men hold up McDonald’s in Richburg

    The Chester County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two men who robbed McDonald’s in Richburg at gunpoint early Tuesday, Nov. 25.

  • Don’t be a victim on Black Friday

    With as many as  40 percent of Americans expected to shop on today, it’s a given that some will be out trying to ruin the thrill of the day and hamper your search for Christmas bargains. 

  • New Transformation Church opens Sunday

    INDIAN LAND – In 2010, former Carolina Panther-turned-pastor Derwin L. Gray launched Transformation Church with a donated gravel parking lot, theater seats bought on eBay and an astonishing 701 people who showed up to the first services.  

  • Ussery column: Mama fed us snake eggs in 1962

    First, a disclaimer: If you aren’t 65 or older, don’t read this. If you haven’t been exposed to farm life in the 1950s and ’60s, don’t read this. If it has been so long since you have been on the farm that you stand at the wrong end of the horse to get your information, don’t read this. If you don’t understand what you just read, don’t read this.

  • Columbia City Ballet takes center stage at LHS

    Monday, Nov. 24, was a long day for Columbia City Ballet principal dancer Claire McCaa and the 29 other members of the professional company.
    They left the state capital before dawn for the annual performance of “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School auditorium.
    “We left about 6:45 (a.m.) she said. “It wasn’t light yet.”

  • Education briefs 11-30-14

    Douglas has perfect attendance last year
    Ya’Dynasty Douglas had perfect attendance during her fourth-grade year at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School during the school’s 2013-14 year.
    Howey named to president’s list
    Anna Weeks Howey was named to the 2014 spring president’s list at Winthrop University for maintaining a 4.0 grade-point average at the university. She is majoring in physical education and will graduate in December 2014.

  • Strong finish for Warrior band

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School band finished its marching season with what ILHS band director Matt Willis called the “program’s crowning achievement over the past decade.”  
    On Oct. 25, the Warrior marching band placed fourth at the S.C. Band Directors Association’s 2A state finals with its “So, This is Earth...” show.
    “This was the band’s highest finish at state finals in a decade,” Willis said.

  • Noble column: Governor should travel more; it’s good for state’s economy

    Gov. Nikki Haley is on an 11-day trip to India. There are some who are grumbling, calling her trip just another post-election junket by a politician.
    I disagree. I’m glad she taking the trip and, in fact, I think she should make more international trips — a lot more. Several months ago in this space, I even criticized her for having not already gone to India.

  • Kershaw man hurt after hitting parked truck

    KERSHAW – An accident at South Matson Street (U.S. 521) and West Pine and West Sumter streets about 11:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, injured one driver and damaged two unoccupied vehicles.