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Today's News

  • Morris tough in trenches

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – The 2011 Indian Land High School football season is going about as well as could be expected for Warriors’ senior lineman Marc Morris.

  • Second-half goal lifts Lancers in revenge win

     

       

    The USC Lancaster Lancers women’s soccer program earned some long-sought revenge Wednesday.

  • Points tight as LMS season gears for finish

    The NDRA GM Performance Late Models headline action at Lancaster Motor Speedway.

    A week ago, Ron “Tha Bull” Parker came away with the NDRA Dirt Wars win and the $3,000 payday. Local track standout Steve Banal was second.

  • Flag-raising ceremony for POW/MIA on Friday

    There will be a flag raising ceremony to honor prisoners of war and those mission in action at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16 at the County Administration Building. Refreshments will be served.

  • Botched drug deal leads to home invasion

    Lancaster County sheriff's deputies arrested two Lancaster men Wednesday and warrants have been issued for a third man in connection with a botched drug deal which eventually led to a home invasion.
    Jonathan Randell Todd, 24, 6550 Shiloh Unity Road, was arrested and charged with first-degree burglary, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling and conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

  • S.C.’s low literacy rates impact employment

    On Aug. 25, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its State of Education Breakfast, an event that some of you attended. Guest speakers included Dr. Gene Moore, Lancaster County School Superintendent, Dr. Greg Rutherford, president of York Technical College, Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, and Robert C. Barnett, vice president of education for the S.C. Chamber of Commerce.

  • Naftal fired by council

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Only hours after sitting alongside Lancaster County Council on Monday night, Deputy County Administrator Jeff Naftal was relieved of his duties effective Tuesday.
    Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare confirmed the news Tuesday morning. She said Naftal, who served as the county’s deputy administrator for just over a year, was no longer an employee of Lancaster County.

  • Poverty impacts children

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    If you see four children walking around town, at least one of them is poor.  
    Though blunt and grim, that statement reflects statewide statistics released by the Annie E. Casey Foundation in its 2011 KIDS COUNT Data Book.
    The annual study, sponsored in the state by the S.C. Budget and Control Board, examines the impact of economic conditions on the nation’s children. The data was released last month.

  • We remember 9/11

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    INDIAN LAND – Sorrow, thanks and memories of fear and disbelief occupied the hearts and minds of many as America paused over the past week to recognize the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Such remembrances and reflections could be seen right here at home.
    PCI Group, a direct mail firm in Indian Land, unveiled a 9/11 memorial Sunday during its company picnic. The company’s 94 employees and their families – as well as local, state and federal public officials – attended.

  • Woman a ‘miracle, lucky’

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Vickie C. Robinson knows what it’s like to die.
    After a lifetime of heart and other serious health issues, the 60-year-old Lancaster wife, mother and grandmother’s heart finally gave out on Halloween day 2009, as she lie in Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Robinson died twice that day from heart attacks before doctors decided to sedate her and put her on life support as they waited for a new heart.