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Today's News

  • IL Walmart to open Aug. 18

    INDIAN LAND – A prototype Walmart store is almost ready to open in Indian Land.

    Shoppers are getting ready for the new store, located off U.S. 521 just before the state line, to open its doors on Aug. 18. Store manager John Clevenger said Walmart will begin moving into the 180,000-square-foot building on July 12, stocking shelves and readying for the grand opening.

    This will be one of Walmart’s new prototype stores, which will feature a new logo, a more natural outdoor color and a revamped in-store design.

  • Locals, visitors gather for heritage expo event

    Dr. Rubye Johnson moved away from Lancaster more than 40 years ago, but still maintains close ties to the city.

    Johnson, who taught English at the former Barr Street High School, said she’s concerned about the community’s future and wants to see the youth move in a positive direction.

    To reach that aim, you have to know yourself – and that everything else stems from that, she said.

  • Bruins spring game reset for Monday

    The Lancaster Bruins' football team will be hoping to dodge a forecast of late-afternoon showers Monday in hopes of getting in their annual spring football game at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, capping 10 days of spring practice, will hold their spring game at 5 p.m. Monday. The game was originally set for Friday, but late afternoon rain postponed the game to Monday.

    The game is open to the public and there's no admission.

  • Unity in Community to go on without county funds

    An annual festival will have to go on without the help of county funding.

    County Council recently said no to supporting the county’s 14th Annual Unity in the Community festival. Sponsored by nonprofit group the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, the festival is gearing up for its event on June 26, but still needs $2,500 in funding for administrative costs.

  • Rain plagues P-31 baseball schedule

    Mother Nature is holding the upper hand on Lancaster Post 31 American Legion baseball play.

    Rain has played havoc with the recent P-31 schedule.

    Lancaster opened the senior team season with a 13-8 win over Camden Post 17 at Eggleton Field last Thursday, but since then, the rain has kept the P-31 teams off the field.

    The Lancaster Legion baseball program, which is in its 67th season of play, was scheduled to host its showcase game last Friday night, but a late-afternoon rain shower washed out the action.

  • County Council says no to tougher false alarm fines

    County officials have decided not to increase the fines imposed on residents and businesses for  false fire alarms in the county.

    In April, County Council discussed charging more for fines, but has instead settled on an ordinance that clarifies the county’s position on false alarms and when someone can be fined. Council unanimously approved the ordinance last week.

  • Strickler wins Open Wheel Modified race

    The Open Wheel Modified division returned to Lancaster Speedway on Saturday night, with Kyle  Strickler securing the big win.

    With the front row of Strickler and Hank Edwards,the fans were on their feet.

    When the green flag dropped, it was Strickler powering to the lead, with Edwards on his bumper. Strickler and Edwards put distance between them and the rest of the field. The man on the move was rear starter Rob McLaughlin.

  • Warriors' Sweatt signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior soccer player Patrick Sweatt said he knows he will have to step up his game for the next level, and he’s ready to meet the challenge.

    “Playing in college is going to be a new challenge,” Sweatt said. “It’s something I’ll need to be prepared for because it’s coming up quick.”

    The college soccer season features play in the fall as opposed to spring for the high school season.

  • Cavaliers halt IL soccer run

    Class A Upper State champion Christ Church High  School halted Indian Land High School’s postseason soccer run with a 4-0 win over the Warriors in Greenville on May 15.

    The Cavaliers’ win advanced them to face Southside Christian, the Upper State’s No. 1 seed, for a bid to the state title match in Columbia. The Cavs edged SC on penalty kicks to stay alive.

    Christ Church faced Academic Magnet, which won the Lower State crown with a 1-0 victory over Hardeeville.

  • Sally Deese gives back to county's seniors

    Many Americans view Memorial Day as the holiday that ushers in summer.

    Others see it as the end of the school year and a time of pomp and circumstance that surrounds high school graduation.

    For some, it is a holiday to rightfully honor the forgotten men and women who served and died to protect America’s freedom.

    But at least one woman – Sally Deese – sees Memorial Day weekend as a chance to say thank you to a group that’s near and dear to her, and that’s what she does through the Golden Age of Merit dinner.