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Today's News

  • County: 9 IL subdivisions may have to repair their own streets

    County officials have given the developers of nine Indian Land subdivisions a Dec. 31 deadline to file required letters of credit that would allow the county to take their streets into the county system.
    If they don’t, the subdivisions’ homeowners associations will take on permanent responsibility for all road maintenance.
    “The HOAs are gonna get ’em, which will irritate a lot of homeowners,” said County Attorney John Weaver. “They bought into these subdivisions believing the roads would be taken in the county.”  

  • Clippers go silent after half century on Grace Avenue

    Francis Faile opened his one-chair barbershop on Lancaster’s Grace Avenue in 1967, and he was still cutting hair there up until nine weeks ago.
    A small-business institution in the Erwin Farm community, Faile died Tuesday, two months after what he thought were kidney stones turned out to be inoperable cancer. He was 92.
    “He was content and never lost his great smile,” said his son, Frankie Faile. “Daddy would greet you with a smile and leave you with a smile.”
    Faile said his father never once grumbled about his diagnosis.

  • 2nd horse shot dead at Panhandle ranch

    For the second time in six years, Robbie and Julie Dunn have found one of their horses shot dead at their Panhandle ranch.
    The Dunns said someone shot their 28-year-old gelding Boss in the side of the head with a small-caliber weapon the morning of Nov. 18. The bullet did not kill the horse for hours, and its suffering and collapse were captured on surveillance video.
    Julie Dunn said she found Boss lying on his side dead near the barn at their ranch on Old Church Road when she went to feed him and his five stablemates that afternoon.

  • 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.