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Today's News

  • ILMS’ good character is a shining example

    The  2010-11 school term has been an award-winning year for the Indian Land area schools.
    Earlier this spring, Indian Land High School earned a pair of Palmetto Gold awards. Those honors were quite a coup for academic success at the Lancaster County Panhandle Class AA high school.
    Now Indian Land Middle School is in the spotlight again with its second national award.

  • School choice not the answer

    The S.C. House of Representatives have before them House Bill 3407 for debate.  This bill is labeled the Educational Opportunity Act. It is intended to offer tax credits to parents who send their children to private schools.

  • Fighting back

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A group of residents peer through their window shades, afraid to go outside, as they watch scores of young people take over their neighborhood.
    They watch with trepidation as the swarm of strangers brazenly deals drugs in the homeowners’ back yards. And despite the “No Trespassing” signs posted on their property, residents watch helplessly as furniture is moved or stolen from their porches in broad daylight.

  • History restored

     American history was recently on display in the form of a green antique railroad car. 

    Her name is the Pullman Sunbeam, and she had been under wraps the last few years at the L&C Railway headquarters on South Main Street in Lancaster. 

    A Vermont museum asked Bob Willetts if he and others at the railway would take on the task of restoring the Sunbeam to its original form of more than 100 years ago. 

    Willetts agreed and now three years later, they talk proudly about a project that is just about complete. 

  • Don’t ever forget to share the good stuff

    Somewhere along the road to old age, I found myself too involved and in a hurry to get nowhere. 

    I’ve missed out on things by not taking the time to stop and smell the roses.

    Does any of this sound familiar? 

    You know, I think it’s partially due to our upbringing. Every daddy has the feeling he had a hard life growing up. That’s part of being a father. 

    Because of that, we silently vow to make up for it by making things easier for our children.

  • Water rate increase possible for Kershaw

    It’s looking more likely that residents in the town of Kershaw will soon face higher water and sewer rates. 

    Town Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday to include the rate increase in the first draft of the town’s 2011-12 budget. If passed, this would be the town’s first water and sewer rate increase in eight years. 

    Town Administrator Tony Starnes presented preliminary numbers Tuesday night that showed the town’s water and sewer fund overbudgeted by $62,307.  

  • ‘Rock’ of school district office retiring

    Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County School District is losing one of its most beloved employees to retirement.

    Superintendent’s Administrative Assistant JoAnne Mosier will wrap up 34 years of service with the district later this month. 

    She has served in her current position for the last 13 years working under three superintendents, John Taylor, Dr. Pat Burns and Dr. Gene Moore.

  • Engineers studying Brook Drive

    A familiar contractor is studying the road that will be the location for college housing in the near future. 

    At its most recent meeting May 24, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously to allow W.K. Dickson of Charlotte to provide engineering services for the city’s Brook Drive improvement project. 

    The city contracts with W.K. Dickson for most of its infrastructural work. It’s paying the firm $49,200 for these particular services.  

  • Junior golfers to open play Monday

    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tees off on its 17th season on Monday at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The LJGA begins play at 8 a.m. with play for youngsters, ages 6-18.

  • Juniors blank Rock Hill

    The Lancaster Post 31 junior team continued its winning ways with a 6-0 League V Legion baseball win over Rock Hill Post 34 on Thursday night.

    The shutout road win pushed the juniors record to 5-0 on the season.