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Today's News

  • Jordan is deserving of recent elite status

    When Phillip Mickles left South Middle School to become the A.R. Rucker Middle principal, he knew he was moving to a good situation in education, which included a top-notch media specialist.
    How good?
    Now she’s the best in the state.
    A.R. Rucker media specialist Leigh Jordan was recently named Media Specialist of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians.
    “She is the best,” Mickles said. “Our media center is the hub of the school and she is a major reason our school is so successful.”

  • New fire department fails to mention history

    The new Pleasant Valley Fire Department, which officially opened in February, held its grand opening on April 2. It is a beautiful building and I am very pleased with its progress over the years.
    I can remember when there was no fire department in Indian Land. The closest was in Fort Mill.
    I was raised in Indian Land and although I no longer live there I do own property in the Pleasant Valley area.

  • Caramel popcorn has its own day?

    Now, there are some holidays I just don’t understand.                    There’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day, which was Jan. 14. April 16 is International Juggler’s Day, which will probably have comedian Chris Bliss showing off to a Beatles song.

    What about Sept. 29, which has been designated as Poisoned Blackberries Day? Supposedly it dates back to the 1700s when blackberries caused more deaths than any other fruit. OK. 

  • Stormy night

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A severe thunderstorm whipped through Lancaster County early Tuesday morning causing close calls for at least two Lancaster County families and power outages and traffic havoc for hundreds more.
    Weather officials say the storm, which passed through Lancaster County beginning about 2  a.m., was the first significant spring thunderstorm of the season and almost certainly not the last.

  • Where will district lines be?

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Two council members for Indian Land? One less council member for Heath Springs or Kershaw? A council district stretching from one end of the county to the other?
    These are all possible scenarios Lancaster County Council could consider as it dives into redistricting, a process that happens every 10 years as council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.
    With those population numbers finally in from Census 2010, council began the discussion at its March 29 meeting.

  • Stranger wanders into two homes

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Christian Anderson hopes she never again wakes up to see a stranger inside her home.
    That’s what happened early Sunday morning about midnight when the 22-year-old Lancaster resident was jolted awake by the sound of her dog barking. At the time, she didn’t know her dog had been startled by a strange man wandering through the front door of her Elm Street home.

  • Fire station celebrates grand opening

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Public officials and community members turned out Saturday to join Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the official opening of the department’s new and long-awaited fire station.
    Nearly 300 people attended the open house for a celebration of the department and a firsthand look at the new 14,800-square-foot, $2.1 million Fire Station 14.
    Pleasant Valley Fire Chief Greg Nicholson welcomed the crowd and said the department has come a long way since it was founded in 1956.

  • Think pink

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
     CHARLOTTE – Todd Dawkins hadn’t had much time to consider the fact that every day, thousands of Carowinds visitors will have a chance to see his work.
    Dawkins, who lives in Heath Springs’ Cedar Creek community, won a bid for the second straight year to paint the horses that appear on the Character Carousel at the popular amusement park that sits on the border of the Carolinas.
    And this time around, there’s one horse that received special attention.  

  • LHS wins county meet

     

       

    Lancaster High School swept to a pair of wins in the annual Run for Ryan Lancaster County track meet on Saturday at the LHS track.

  • LHS girls battle Clover to draw