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Today's News

  • Warriors fall to Cougars, 70-48, to cap holiday tournament play

    The Indian Land High School boys basketball team capped play in the annual Wing Bonz Holiday basketball tournament, dropping a 70-48 loss to tournament host York on Friday night.

    York, which trailed 4-0 to open the game, rallied and held a 15-10 lead after one period and pushed its edge to 31-22 at the break.

    The Cougars held a 49-34 advantage after three periods and outscored the Warriors, 21-14 in the final period to take the 22-point victory for third place in the three-day tournament.

  • IL church offers scouting options for kids

    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    The Boy Scouts of America announced plans last year to accept girls, marking a historic shift for the century-old organization and setting off a debate about where girls better learn how to be leaders.
    Amidst the tension caused by the Boy Scouts’ changes, one local church offers alternatives to scouting programs for youth that immediately filled with members. 

  • New year means new laws for S.C. drivers

    The new income tax credit to offset the gas tax increase isn’t the only change to impact South Carolinians this year.
    Three more provisions tied to the new legislation also went into effect Monday, Jan. 1.
    It now costs more to register cars and trucks with the S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles.
    Car and truck owners in the state will pay $16 more in registration fees every two years.

  • City, county goverments face weighty issues in 2018

    Lancaster zeros in on infrastructure, finances
    With the close of another year, the City of Lancaster is still facing major issues that will transition in to the coming 2018-year, and possibly further.
    Problems regarding infrastructure, the budget, public safety and economic development are at the forefront of city concerns.
    One of the priorities the continued focus on wastewater infrastructure and sewer lines.

  • Busy year of building for LCSD

    Nearly a dozen Lancaster County School District construction projects are starting or wrapping up during 2018.
    The new elementary school in the Panhandle is scheduled to be complete by the beginning of July. Attendance zones and the school’s name will be decided during the first few school board meetings of the year.
    Buford’s multipurpose building is set to be finished by May.
    Lancaster High’s multipurpose building and new administrative addition will be complete in July. The entrance of the school will be moved to Woodland Drive.

  • House fire on 11th St.

    A fire that broke out in an 11th Street home Monday afternoon is still under investigation.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said they believe the fire started outside of the house in the area near the back door.
    “It’s not a total loss, but it is not habitable,” Rogers said.
    The two residents of the home were able to make it out safely after a neighbor alerted them to the blaze. American Red Cross has assisted the family.

  • BUNDLE UP!

    Mark Manicone
    mmanicone@thelancasternews.com
    The Piedmont area and much of the state will be impacted bone-chilling cold this week.
    Temperatures will struggle to break the freezing mark, especially in the mountain areas, with lows in the mid-to- upper teens and wind chill values in the single digits, according to the National Weather Service.
    Lancaster County Schools are operating on a two-hour delay today for students because of the bitter cold. Staff reported to work at normal times this morning. 

  • 23 markers destroyed at historic cemetery

    Vandals desecrated the historic Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery in Lancaster overnight New Year’s Eve toppling, and breaking 23 gravestones, some dating back to the early 1800s.
    It’s the second time the cemetery has been vandalized in a year and a half.
    “It’s a travesty and outrageous,” said John Craig Jr., chairman of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation.

  • Column: Watch those tax deadlines

    While many of us are recovering from the holidays and looking forward to a busy 2018, it’s important that county homeowners remember the residential property tax deadline is coming soon. All residential property taxes are due in our office by Jan. 16.
    The late penalties can be costly, so please don’t be late.
    Those homeowners whose tax payments are postmarked after Jan. 16 will have a 3 percent penalty assessed. This penalty will rise to 10 percent after Feb. 1 and to 15 percent after March 16.

  • Commentary: Graham: Trump must push Iran, Korea, but leave Mueller alone

    Editor’s note: With deadly protests roiling Iran, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., appeared on CBS News’ “Face the Nation” Sunday. President Trump tweeted that “the world is watching” Iran’s response, calling on the regime to “respect their people’s rights, including right to express themselves.” Here are excerpts of Graham’s interview with CBS correspondent Major Garrett.