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Today's News

  • Teams seek wins for bids

      

       

    Week 10 of the Lancaster County prep football season finds wins key for teams as the regular-season winds to a close.

  • UDC presents book to library

    The Lancaster Chapter of the United Daughters of Confederacy has presented a 12-volume set of “Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-1865 through World War I,” to the Del Webb Library in Indian Land.
    The 12-volume set was compiled by the UDC from diaries, journals, newspaper articles dating as far back as 1896 and personal interviews of South Carolina soldiers and their family members. They were published in 1986 as an educational resource.

  • Warriors corral Stallions

     

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land rebounded in impressive fashion to roll to a 45-12 Conference IV-AA football win over Lee Central on Friday night at the Reservation.

  • A love for language

    There’s a slogan, written in Spanish, that Sandra Ovalles tells her students all the time. You can even find it from time to time on her blackboard.
    It’s “nada es imposible, todo es posible,” which means “nothing is impossible, everything is possible” in English.
    Ovalles believes you can achieve whatever you set your mind to, and she tries to help her students carry that same attitude – all through the teaching of language.

  • Rest of S.C. 160 work paving to begin soon

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – As motorists enjoy a newly paved stretch of S.C. 160 in Indian Land, crews are making plans to pave another portion of the highway.
    Kenneth Wilson, S.C. Department of Transportation construction engineer for Lancaster County, said a paving crew is hoping to soon begin work on a half-mile segment of the highway, from Barberville Road to Sugar Creek Bridge, which is the dividing line between Lancaster and York counties.

  • Council to consider tax districts

    County Council will consider the creation of two special tax districts at its Tuesday meeting.
    As part of its agenda, council will look at resolutions for forming two separate special districts in the Indian Land area.
    One resolution calls for creating a tax district for Indian Land’s Brookchase neighborhood. Voters in the neighborhood recently approved a referendum in a special election to create the district. Now council has to approve it.

  • Clemson Extension Service cuts hours at Lancaster office

    The Clemson University Cooperative Extension Service in Lancaster has reduced the hours that someone will be at the French Street office due to budget cuts.
    The agency is moving to multi-county service centers after almost half of its state funding was cut in the last two years.
    Lancaster and Kershaw counties now share a service center in Camden after the administrative assistant’s position was eliminated here.
    Twenty-two of the state’s 46 county extension service offices no long have an administrative assistant.

  • Final forum is Monday night

    The four candidates for mayor of Lancaster are scheduled to address questions Monday at the Before You Vote 2010 Candidate Forum at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.
    Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., and the forum begins at 6 p.m.
    Mayoral candidates are Joe Shaw (incumbent), Linda Blackmon-Brace, Donnie Birchfield and Mary Helen Yarborough.

  • County’s jobless rate declines

    Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropped in September by 1.4 percent to 15.7 percent.
    The county’s jobless rate, however, remains above both the state and national rate.
    In September, the nation’s jobless rate stood at 9.6 percent, where it has been for much of 2010. The state’s jobless rate declined slightly in September to 11 percent.
    The state’s jobless rate in August was 11.1 percent. South Carolina had the sixth-highest jobless rate in the nation in September.

  • Time for students to apply for Leroy Springs loans

    Applications for  Leroy Springs student loans will be available on Nov. 1 for students seeking assistance for college costs for the spring semester. The deadline for receipt of applications is Dec. 1.
    The Springs Close Foundation Inc. has made 133 interest-free loans so far this year to college students who live in Lancaster County and the Chester and Fort Mill areas.