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Today's News

  • I forgot about my buried treasure

    In their heyday, Long John Silver, Blackbeard and Jesse James stole plenty of money and jewels.

    Bless Pete, somewhere out there are hundreds of old treasure maps with bloody directions scrawled on ’em as to where all those strong boxes are buried.

    That’s how you keep secrets from prying, greedy eyes.

    It seems foolish to bury good stuff, though, seeing how something always happens to prevent us from digging it up later.

    Sometimes, well-meaning folks will fill boxes with current information and plant it in places they call cornerstones.

  • IL wrestlers falter on parents’ night

    Indian Land High School capped its regular-season wrestling schedule, dropping a pair of matches to neighboring North Carolina schools Jan. 28.

    Providence Day of Mecklenburg County, N.C., topped the Warriors, 41-33, and Marvin Ridge of Union County, N.C., downed IL 37-34 on IL wrestling parents night.

  • Warriors drop two close matches on parents night

    Indian Land capped its regular-season wrestling schedule, dropping a pair of matches to neighboring N.C. schools Thursday night.

    Providence Day of Mecklenburg, N.C., topped the Warriors 41-33 and Marvin Ridge of Union County, N.C., downed IL 37-34 on IL wrestling parents night.

  • Exit exam scores decline

    Local school officials saw a dip in the number of students who passed the state exit exam on their first attempt in 2009.

    The Lancaster County school board and district personnel discussed the results at Tuesday’s board meeting. The state released the data in November.

    Slightly more than 74 percent of 10th graders in the Lancaster County School District passed the English and math sections of the High School Assessment Program, or HSAP, during the last school year. That’s a 3-point decline from 2008 when 77.4 percent of 10th graders passed both sections.

  • County seeks to acquire properties at IL community

    Lancaster County Council has agreed to begin the condemnation process for several properties at the stalled Edenmoor community in Indian Land.

    Council met in closed session Jan. 25 to discuss a recommendation from the county attorney for condemning two properties at the Edenmoor site, an Emergency Medical Services station and a 68-acre park.

    In open session, council approved drafting a letter of condemnation, which would eventually bring both properties under control of the county.

  • Some groups raising funds for Haiti relief

    While this is not a complete list of local organizations raising money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, here is the contact information for several groups:

    • American Red Cross of Lancaster County: Call (803) 283-4072 or visit www.upredcross.org and click on “Upper Palmetto.” Checks and credit card donations can be made at the local office at 106 Woodland Dr. Make checks out to “American Red Cross” and write “Haiti relief” in the memo section.

  • Breaking News Residents evacuated as road washes away

    As heavy rain showers blasted through the county on Friday, Lancaster County Council called an emergency meeting to help residents along a severely flooded road.

    Council convened for an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday to discuss what to do for residents along the recently flooded Gills Creek Drive near Buford. Council will vote on an expedited condemnation of property near the dead end of the road, which will allow the county to use land to create an alternate road into the neighborhood.

  • High scoring Warriors sweep Lions

    Indian Land used a pair of high-scoring efforts to sweep a road twin bill with Lewisville to keep pace in the Conference III-A race Tuesday.

    The Warriors, who improved to 8-4, 6-1, rolled to a 100-80 win over the Lions in a game which IL coach Nate Smith said was the first 100-point boys’ game in school history.

    “This was a key region road win for us,” Smith said. “In our region, all road games are tough, so it was good to come out a winner no matter what the score said.

  • Murder suspect flees from traffic stop

    A man charged with murder in a Jan. 16 shooting at a Lancaster nightclub is still on the run.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said deputies stopped a car for a traffic violation Wednesday night, and a passenger, later found to be Demarcus Lewis Davis, got out and ran from deputies.

    Warrants were issued by the Lancaster Police Department charging Davis, 20, with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and two counts of possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime shortly after the shooting.

  • Council OKs incentives for Project Shield

    County Council has taken the first steps toward bringing a defense-type business to the county.

    Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday to enter into a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement with a Delaware-based company, which has not yet been publicly named. The county is dubbing this “Project Shield” until an agreement with the company is finalized.

    The firm is looking at the former BMB Steering Innovation building on S.C. 160.