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Today's News

  • Reserve your seat for chamber's 54th annual meeting

    The 54th annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is scheduled for Jan. 28 and will include new features. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club, with a reception preceding the dinner meeting.

  • Bruins claw 'Cats twice

    The Lancaster Bruins offered no buzzer-beaters Friday night, but still plenty to buzz about in the Bruins’ Den.

    The No. 10 Bruins, who have had their share of dramatic wins this season, including a two-point thriller in a region-opening 56-54 road win over South Pointe on Monday, were firmly in control.

    Lancaster capped a Region IV-AAAA home sweep, taking two from visiting Rock Hill.

  • Warriors roll in sweep of Knights

    Indian Land bounced back and the Lady Warriors continued their stellar play in a Conference III-A sweep on Friday in the IL gym.

    The Warriors, who fell to Great Falls on Tuesday, rebounded with a solid 66-46 win over North Central to complete the league sweep.

    The IL girls opened play, ripping the Knights 79-21.

    The Warriors, who improved to 3-1 in region play, took charge in the second half behind the third-period play of Jay Edge.

  • Junior Jackets' balance aids 53-36 win

    The Buford Junior Jackets opened region home play in impressive style, taking a 53-36 win over the Chesterfield Junior Rams on Monday night.

    The BHS jayvees, in posting the 17-point win, used a balanced attack.

    Josh Roach paced Buford with 12 points. Matt Ellis and Jonathan Soliman each scored nine points. Nick Parris hit eight.

    Mikeem McKinney, Nate Saxon and Jay Chambers each tallied four points. Donovan Lang scored two and Evan Joplin added one point.

  • Jackets surge to top LHS Bruins

    Buford capped a season’s wrestling sweep of county rival Lancaster to highlight a Jackets’ home tri-match on Thursday night.

    Lancaster, 1-8, held a 17-12 lead after a Ben Ghent pin, Chris Stevenson forfeit win and Jeff Strickland technical fall, but the Jackets used a 42-6 run to notch the 54-23 win.

    BHS downed Lancaster 51-30 last month.

    Buford’s key charge was boosted by pins from Dylan Altman, Devin Starnes, Rashad Cunningham and Eric McPhearson. Gabe Griffin and James Mackey each had a decision to aid the Jackets’ charge.

  • County looks at capital plan

    Lancaster County Council has begun collecting information for its long-range capital-improvement plan.

    Council discussed its previous and upcoming plans at its Jan. 4 meeting. The capital-improvement plan, which lists priorities for capital projects and purchases in the county over the next few years, was last revised in 2006 and planned through 2011.

    With a comprehensive county plan also due this year, council has begun compiling information for its new capital-improvement plan.

  • Founders' new headquarters should be finished earlier than expected

    Founders Federal Credit Union’s new headquarters in Lancaster will be up and running sooner than what officials with the institution had expected.

    Work on the three-level building at Gillsbrook and Plantation roads is moving ahead of schedule, as all the employees should be moved in by the end of June, spokeswoman Nicki Nash said.

    The building’s basic framework has been up for a while. Crews are now painting, working on molding and installing audio and video connections, among other detailed tasks.

  • City rezones property where tax service business seeks to relocate its offices

    RB Tax, LLC will now be able to proceed will plans to relocate its business to Chesterfield Avenue.

    City Council voted unanimously Jan. 12 to give final approval of an ordinance to rezone property at 1209 Chesterfield Ave. from residential (R-6) to neighborhood commercial (B-2).

    RB Tax, which has been in business 10 years, has outgrown its South White Street location and needs another building to operate efficiently, said Greg Blackmon, who owns the business with Jim Robinson.

  • Owner gets dog back after rescue from creek

    INDIAN LAND – Polly is one lucky dog.

    On Jan. 3, someone called the Fort Mill Rescue Squad after hearing a dog howling nearby. Rescue squad members Anthony Villeneuve, Chris Robertson and Peter Ruckerl responded and discovered Polly, a 13-year-old chow, stuck in a deep creek.

    She was hopelessly trapped, with her front paws buried in quicksand-like mud.

    The team used swift water rescue techniques and their hands to painstakingly dig the dog’s feet out from hard mud while standing in frigid water for more than an hour.

  • DHEC tours Edenmoor 'canyon'

    INDIAN LAND ee" Edenmoor residents have dubbed the unique landmark the “Grand Canyon.”

    Formed from heavily eroded soil, what was once a vacant lot of red and brown dirt across from several homes in Indian Land’s Edenmoor neighborhood now resembles the Arizona state park.

    Large crevasses have developed, some opening into cave-like pockets that drop more than 10 feet. And just like sites used by prehistoric man, drawings adorn the walls of the caves, except these were done by local teenagers.