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Today's News

  • IL Warrior wrestlers win seven region titles

    The Region IV-AAA wrestling champion Indian Land High School had seven Warriors earn individual region weight class championships at the tournament Wednesday night in Camden.

    The Warriors, fresh off winning the region dual team championship with four wins, including two shutouts last Saturday afternoon, placed 11 wrestlers in the region individual tournament finals at CHS.

  • Kershaw suspect charged with domestic violence, kidnapping

    A Kershaw man was arrested last week after neighbors told authorities they had intervened to stop him from beating his girlfriend.
    Thomas Andrew Cattles, 35, is charged with first-degree domestic violence and kidnapping in the Jan. 23 incident.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 27-year-old victim said Cattles forced her into the bathroom during an argument that turned physical, grabbed her by the throat and shoved her into the bathtub, where he began strangling her.

  • Runoff creates mess in Black Horse Run

    Residents of Indian Land’s Black Horse Run neighborhood are asking for the county’s help in dealing with flooding as a result of development in the area.
    Black Horse Run residents Jason Reeves and Chris Davis made their appeal during the Jan. 22 Lancaster County Council meeting, saying flooding of the stream running through the neighborhood has increased consistently with Indian Land’s growth.

  • Feel the beat

    Sugarshine, Lancaster’s hometown reggae band, showed up Friday at Brooklyn Springs Elementary with 30 five-gallon buckets and 35 sets of brand new drumsticks for the music classes.
    It was the band’s first gift from its newly-formed Make A Wave Foundation. They hope to offer ongoing support to the community’s youth. 

  • IL campaign grows testier as vote nears

    With the vote on Indian Land incorporation coming March 27, groups on both sides of the issue are ramping up efforts to sway the voting public – and it isn’t always pretty.
    Both sides are reaching out to voters with door-to-door appeals, town hall meetings and campaign signs.
    Keeping track of the combatants isn’t easy. On the pro-town side, it’s one organization: Voters for a Town of Indian Land, which has spearheaded the effort for two years. It’s usually called VTIL, but sometimes people call it TOIL, for Town of Indian Land.

  • Soft-spoken trailblazer Eddie Moore

    “I don’t want to be the first black mayor. I want to be the first black mayor who does well and helps grow the town.”
    – Heath Springs Mayor Eddie Moore

    HEATH SPRINGS – When some politicians enter a room, all eyes turn to them, and conversations pause so the speech can begin.
    Eddie Moore isn’t one of those.

  • Column: 71 years seems like yesterday at class reunion

    My classmates in the Lancaster High School class of 1946 held a reunion lunch at the Wagon Wheel Restaurant on Dec. 9.

    As we all talked, 71 years seemed like only yesterday. Our class had over 100 graduates in May 1946. I recall thinking on that day that the ladies looked so nice in their cap-and-gown outfits.

    At our class reunion 71 years later, they still looked very attractive, and even the men didn't look like age had affected them much. Maybe their mustaches had grown a bit since '46.

  • I slam down the phone and stomp out of the newsroom

    I slam the phone down, grab my coat and storm out of the newsroom.

    Another gatekeeper has just told me that someone I desperately need to talk to is “unavailable.”

    Well, what’s new?

    I just have to laugh at how ridiculous this is. Again my job being made difficult because I’m blocked from getting information from public officials.

    A 3-year-old girl was murdered in our town, and I have questions about what happened and why.

  • Column: ‘My Black Is...,’ a prelude to Black History Month

    More than 550 people attended “My Black Is…,” a production of original skits, monologues and choreographed dance routines that enlightened the audience on the contributions of African Americans to history.

    Held at the Lancaster High School auditorium last Saturday, it served as the prelude to events the Lancaster community will host in observance of Black History Month. 

  • Column: Outreach Project thanks supporters for helping foster kids, many others

    The Lancaster County Outreach Project and Lancaster County DSS want to thank our many community supporters for all they did to make 2017 a success.

    It was quite a year. We feel lucky to have so many new partnerships, new opportunities to impact the community, new ideas implemented and donations received.

    Here are some of the year’s highlights.