Today's News

  • Warriors edge Jackets, 4-3

    Indian Land’s Justin Hayes’ pinch-hit RBI-hit lifted Indian Land to a 4-3 Conference III-A baseball win over county rival Buford on Saturday afternoon at IL.

    Hayes’ clutch hit scored Daniel Thomas.

    Thomas, who worked two-thirds of an inning, was the winner in relief of Tyler Watkins, who hurled 6.1 innings.

    Watkins fanned seven and allowed a walk and hit a batter.

    Logan Segee, who pitched three innings, took the loss. He allowed a run, four hits and two walks. He fanned three.

  • Conditions right to buy homes

    With the availability of low interest rates and federal tax credits, now is the time to buy a new home.

    That was the advice from Pat Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., who spoke to about 100 people at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon March 23 at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    Riley discussed national, regional and local housing market trends, as well as the future outlook for Lancaster and surrounding counties.

  • Holy Week celebrations

    Several county churches have special Easter services planned this week.

    They include cantatas, Maundy Thursday services, the Last Supper, Good Friday, and the crucifixion of Christ and His resurrection on Easter Sunday. Here is a look so you can make plans to attend.


    – The choir of Camp Creek Baptist Church, 998 Potter Road, will present the  Easter cantata “Because He Lives” at 11 a.m. today. For details, call (803) 285-0645.

    Holy week revivals

  • Candidates begin to file for offices

    A number of candidates seeking to run for a variety of offices this year filed with the county’s political parties last week.

    Incumbent, Democratic Lancaster County Council members who filed last week are Charlene McGriff in District 2, Larry Honeycutt in District 4 and Jack Estridge in District 6. Sandy Estridge has also filed to continue as probate judge. She is also a Democrat.

  • Firefighting class at high schools a good idea

    How do you get young people trained to fight fires? Well, it’s not easy.

    It requires 300 hours of training to be certified by the state as a firefighter.

    And that naturally takes time – time that not too many people can commit to a job that, in most cases, is a volunteer job.

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell has an innovative idea about how to get more young people interested in the fire service. He wants the schools to develop a two-year, four-hour elective class for the county’s high schools.

  • Telephone directories add to IL vs. FM confusion

    Talking about the census and the 29707 ZIP code, it doesn’t help much when businesses like our local telephone company still list residents of Indian Land in the Fort Mill, York County, directory. We have complained for three years and haven’t gotten anywhere.

  • Kershaw man shot to death Saturday

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man was killed after an ongoing disagreement ended in a shooting on Saturday night, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

    According to a sheriff's office press release, Quintal Nehemiah James, 28, of 6534 Palmetto Street, was shot several times at his home about 8:30 p.m. Saturday.

    Investigators said that Rodney Thompson, 41, of  215 Jason St., Kershaw, came to James’ house, according to the press release. When James opened his door, Thompson fired a pistol and shot several times. Thompson then fled the scene.

  • Friends of land trust plan cleanup of trail

    GREAT FALLS – Katawba Valley Land Trust has established a friends group.

    One of the first projects initiated by this new group is a cleanup at the Rocky Creek Trail in Great Falls.

    In 2009, the trail, which is open to the public, was designated as an Audubon Important Bird Area and one of the first official legs of the proposed Carolina Thread Trail.

    Activities are planned on April 24, starting with a guided nature walk along the trail and transitioning into a cleanup, filled with contests and prizes for those who collect the most trash.

  • Budget must force S.C. to live within its means

    The S.C. House of Representatives is now debating the 2010-11 budget.

    Debating and prioritizing the wisest use of your tax dollars is the single biggest responsibility you place on us as legislators.

    As a conservative, I start any budget with the premise that we are not spending the government’s money, we are spending your money.

  • Conservatives frequently make liberal a bad word

    On the morning of Feb. 11, 1, Henry Remache and I were driving to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. It was about 7:30 a.m. We were in the right lane near Doug Crenshaw’s Energy Center.

    A young lady blew past us. I noticed a sticker in her rear window that said, “You can’t fix stupid.”

    Henry speaks English as a second language. I showed him the sticker and we laughed.