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Today's News

  • Warriors scalp Knights

     Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer’s concern about the Warriors’ starting strong was an afterthought by halftime.

    The unbeaten Warriors, off to their best start in five seasons, bolted to a 28-0 halftime lead on the way to a 49-7 road win over Class A foe North Central High School on Friday night.

    The Warriors used their share of big plays to pound the 1-4 Knights.

  • Bartell works closely with teachers, students at BMS

    Some students achieve more success in the classroom when hands-on activities are built into daily lessons, while others may find it easier to work in small groups.

    Finding what strategies work best for students and communicating those techniques to teachers is just part of what Wendy Bartell does.

    The Buford Middle School literacy coach and instructional facilitator works daily with teachers and students. She helps teachers with their lesson plans, facilitates workshops and speaks to students about literacy.

    Bartell said no two days are alike.

  • Woman hit in Walmart parking lot

    A Lancaster teenager was charged with reckless driving after police say she hit a woman in the parking lot of Walmart on Wednesday.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the parking lot about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

    Officers found Taqueshia Patrice Boyd, 17, of 765 W. Brooklyn Ave., seated in a 2001 Honda. She appeared shaken and upset, the report said.

  • Tradesville department almost 50 years old

    The all-volunteer fire brigade in the easternmost part of Lancaster County near the Chesterfield County line relies on a time-tested, sure-fire, tried-and-true method for swelling its ranks.

    They grow their own.

    “It works every time,” said Joel Laney, a longtime member of the Tradesville Volunteer Fire Department.

    Laney should know.

    His son, Jason, who used to follow him around to community functions, training sessions and fires, is the fire chief there. He’s been chief for about seven years.  

  • Wanted: Residents to serve on commissions, boards

    One of the hardest parts of Rudy Carter’s job is probably not what you’d expect.

    Carter, chairman of County Council, routinely deals with complicated issues, from balancing the budget to reviewing zoning ordinances. But one of the most difficult parts of his job is trying to find volunteers to serve on the county’s various boards and commissions.

    “Most of the time it’s a thankless job that doesn’t pay anything,” Carter said.

  • North Corner Grocery robbed

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an armed robbery at North Corner Grocery on Thursday.

    The clerk told deputies that he was sitting behind the counter about 5 p.m. when two men, one black and one white, came into the store wearing scarves over their faces and black, hooded sweatshirts.

    One of the men had a silver handgun, and they demanded that the clerk give them all the money, according to an incident report.

    The clerk said he gave the robbers some $10 and $20 bills from the register, and the men ran out of the store toward the back.

  • Junior Vols down Camden in 15-14 victory

    The Andrew Jackson junior varsity team evened its football record at 2-2 with a 15-14 win over Camden on Thursday night.

    The Junior Vols had scoring runs from Dustin Eddins and David Holt in posting the victory. Brett Lucas kicked an extra point and the Vols tallied two points on a team safety.

    South nets shutout

    South Middle School improved to 3-0 on the season with a 16-0 win over Fairfield Middle School.

  • Council to consider IL fire district

    County Council will discuss forming an Indian Land fire protection district at its Tuesday meeting.

    Council is scheduled to consider options for creating a unified fire district for Indian Land residents. The idea was introduced by members of the grass-roots organization, Indian Land Action Council, as a way to generate more revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Bulldogs charge, trip Vols, 33-14

    Camden High School rolled up 515 yards of total offense en route to a 33-14 non-conference victory at Andrew Jackson on Friday night.

    The game was an offensive fireworks display as AJ garnered 300 yards in total offense.

    “We played a good game tonight, unfortunately, we played against a very good Camden team,” said AJ coach David Moore. “Our defense played with great heart, although the statistics may not show it.”

  • USCL captures first soccer win

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster women’s soccer team made history in its home match Saturday with Tri-County Technical College.

    The Lancers built a 2-0 halftime lead on the way to a 3-1 win over the Tri-County Hawks to notch their first-ever soccer win.

    “This was a big achievement for our women’s soccer program,” USCL coach Randy Jordan said. “This is a goal the girls had set.