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Today's News

  • Faris left her mark on Indian Land High

    The start of the 2011-12 school term will feature David Shamble in the principal’s office at Indian Land High School. Shamble, a former assistant principal since 2007, is replacing Kathy Faris.

    Faris, the IL principal for the last five years, resigned her post in mid-July, about a month before the start of the upcoming school term.

    Shamble, who considers Faris his mentor,  will no doubt continue many of the initiatives she started. But he will also have his own  agenda for the Class AA high school.

  • Stolen register found under home

    Lancaster police officers made a surprising discovery last week when a cash register stolen from a restaurant almost 10 months ago was found under a mobile home. 

    Officers arrived at a Westgate Circle home, located in a mobile home park near S.C. 9 Bypass, on July 27 about a report of several items found under a vacant rental unit, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Help needy students get school supplies

    It’s hard to believe that school is starting in just a few days. It seems like it was just yesterday that students and teachers were wrapping up the school year and looking forward to summer break. 

    Now teachers and other school personnel are busy preparing classrooms, unpacking books and planning study lessons.

    And many students and their parents are busy preparing for the new year by buying clothes and school supplies.

    But many families struggle getting back-to-school wardrobes and school supplies.

  • Tax-free what?

    By now you’ve no doubt heard of South Carolina’s annual back-to-school tradition called the Sales Tax Holiday.

    Now in its 12th year, the first weekend in August event has become the time for savings-conscientious parents to stock up on all their children’s back-to-school needs from crayons to corsets.

    Locally, the sales and use tax holiday means a savings of 8 cents per dollar ... Wait a minute. Corsets? 

    Yes, corsets. You didn’t read that wrong. 

  • Sumter honors Don Crolley

     

       

    Sumter District 2 Memorial Stadium is getting a new name with a familiar ring.

    The stadium, built in the 1980s, is now known as Donald L. Crolley Memorial Stadium.

  • Larry Davis to guide Lions’ hoops

     

       

    RICHBURG – He grew up in Denmark, South Carolina and now lives in the Charlotte area, but when he first visited Lewisville High School, Larry Davis said he felt right at home.

  • Prep teams scrimmage today

    A trio of county teams will launch their 2011 prep football scrimmage schedules today.

    Lancaster, after returning from preseason camp at Camp Bob Cooper in Summerton, will travel to Chesterfield to face the Class A Rams and Class AA Lee Central Stallions at 6 p.m.

  • LMS hosts seven racing divisions Saturday

    Lancaster Motor Speedway will be hosting seven divisions of dirt track racing Saturday night.

    u In the NDRA GM Performance Late Models, “The Royal Flush,” Timbo Mangum notched the NDRA Road Show win and also the $2,000 payday.

  • S.C. Republicans say no to debt deal

    After months of contentious negotiations, Congress approved a last-minute debt-limit compromise Monday and Tuesday that prevented the federal government from fiscal default – though South Carolina Republicans were not among those voting yes.
    The state’s sole Democrat, however, voted for the bill, which was based on negotiations between President Barack Obama and congressional leaders over the weekend.

  • Stormwater floods Sun City

    INDIAN LAND – Sun City Carolina Lakes resident says he is frustrated and getting nowhere fast trying to find someone to help him with flooding issues on his property and the street in front of his home.
    Larry Campbell of Yosemite Way lives in an area of the immense active adult community that is still under development. His home is located near several vacant properties and home sites under construction.