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Today's News

  • Hammond monument dedication is Sunday at Rich Hill Baptist Church

    The discovery of a family cemetery has led to the placing of a monument at another cemetery.

    On Sunday, the Hammond family will officially add a marker at the Rich Hill Baptist Church cemetery, 1557 E. Doc Garris Road, Heath Springs.

    The dedication service starts just after Sunday morning worship.

    Several Hammond descendants are buried at Rich Hill Baptist Church and Hammond family reunions are held there.

    The marker includes the names of American Revolution soldiers Raleigh Hammond and his son, Capt. Samuel Hammond.

  • Native, union official wants residents at Washington event

    Lancaster residents who’d like to participate in a march on Washington on Oct. 2 can catch the bus.

    The district office of the United Steel Workers in Charlotte is encouraging residents to get on the bus to march on Washington, D.C., as part of One Nation Working Together.

  • Old jail may be used for training

    Members of the Lancaster Fire Department may be able to use the old Lancaster jail as a venue to gain valuable training experience.

    Officials learned this summer that the historic jail, built in 1823, has suffered cracks in the ceiling caused by vibrations from nearby  road maintenance.

    County Council has since considered several options to address the problem.

    One idea is to have the city fire department repair the ceiling, which would satisfy the structural collapse portion of their ongoing training for USAR (urban search and rescue).

  • Crazy for cornhole

    Thwack!

    Thwack!

    Thwack!

    As country music blares from the speakers and salsa, tortilla chips and, yes, a few pitchers of beer circulate in the parking lot of La Maceta, there is also a competition involving slanted, wooden platforms and bean bags.

  • Indian Land fire chief: ‘We take care of our own’

    INDIAN LAND – It’s not the fires or emergency calls that Raymond Griffin remembers most, but the firefighters who have served by his side.

    Griffin, chief of the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, has seen his share of blazes, car accidents and rescue operations. But when he thinks back on his more than 30 years of service, it’s the faces of his family of firefighters he recalls most clearly.

    Walking through the lobby of the Indian Land fire station, Griffin scans a series of snapshots covering the walls. There’s a story behind each one.

  • HEATH SPRINGS – A father and son have been charged in connection with a fight that left one man with head injuries and one of the suspects with a gunshot wound last week.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Michael E. Hyatt, 60, of 668 Merle Lane, Heath Springs, and Aaron D. Hyatt, 32, of 6123 Lola Drive, Kershaw, with attempted murder.

    According to the sheriff's office, Kamil H. Nassrah, 59, of 1602 Rocky River Road, Lancaster, and Michael E. Hyatt got into an argument about 4 p.m. Thursday in the middle of Merle Lane.

  • IL seeks to stay unbeaten

    Indian Land, off to its best start in five seasons, is seeking to make it 4-0 as the Warriors travel to McBee for a non-region game Friday night.

    The Warriors are the county’s lone road team this week.

    Lancaster, Buford and Andrew Jackson will each be at home, with BHS hosting its annual homecoming clash in a 7:30 p.m. clash with North Central.

  • School bells will ring tomorrow

    It’s hard to believe that summer is nearly over for Lancaster County schoolchildren. While autumn doesn’t officially arrive until next month, Monday morning thousands of local students will say goodbye to the carefree days of summer and return to the classroom.

    This week, teachers began getting their rooms ready for their new students. Their planning and preparation will pay off as they welcome students back. Many students will be sporting new clothes and shoes and carrying new lunch boxes and backpacks full of new school supplies.

  • Having own sign shop is a good idea

    Lancaster County Council’s idea to set up its own sign-making shop is a good one. The county is going to have to replace road name signs and traffic signs in the county within the next few years to comply with a federal mandate.

    The new signs must have more reflective features, which are meant to increase highway safety.

    The mandate requires all regulatory signs, such as stop, yield and speed limit signs, be updated in the county by January 2015.

    The county must replace all of its road name signs by January 2018.

  • Rotary Open victor posts narrow win

    The winning team in the annual Founders Federal Credit Union Rotary Open posted a narrow victory at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday.

    The winning foursome shot a 58 to edge out the runner-up team by a shot.

    The winning team included Bryan Forbis, Bucy Baker, Tom Sharp and Stephan Schonberg. They posted a 30-28 to top a 22-team field.

    Two teams tied for second, each carding a 59. The team of Matthew Hubis, Jerry Williams, Sunil Lalla and Skip Stutts took second after a playoff.