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Today's News

  • Artisan Center gets a seasonal makeover for New Year's bash

    A ballerina adorned in lights. A fairy tale carriage.

    These sights fill the windows of the Artisans Center on Main Street, part of the center’s theme for New Year’s Eve ee" Winter Wonderland.

    The Artisans Center, 119 S. Main St., will formally celebrate its grand opening with a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The bash is also a fundraiser that Artisans Center founder and director Christina Chastain hopes will get an after-school arts program for all ages off the ground in the spring.

  • Two men face heroin charges

    Two Lancaster County men were arrested on heroin charges after drug officers conducted surveillance on Tuesday.

    Tristan Charles Mungo, 22, of 1789 University Park Lane, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking heroin and distribution of heroin.

    Daniel Elijah Weeks, 27, of 615 W. Hilton St., Kershaw, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin.

  • Council opposes property tax bill

    Members of Lancaster County Council are hoping a proposed state bill that would cap residential property taxes will not pass when it heads to the state Senate in January.

    Council voted Nov. 30 to oppose S.C. House Bill 3272, which passed the state House last year and is awaiting reading on the state Senate floor. The proposed legislation would remove point of sale valuation and eliminate increases in property tax revenue for schools, municipalities and counties.

  • At-home holiday getaway

    Gary and Susan McCorkle don’t know if their Henry Harris Road home will ever be inside a town. It could happen if Indian Land keeps growing.

    But if it doesn’t, that’s OK with them, seeing as there’s a town inside their home.

    And this town is something to behold. It just goes to show that the best Christmas lights aren’t always outside.

    Twenty years ago, the McCorkles started collecting pieces for a Department 56 Snow Village.

    They now have close to 60 buildings and hundreds of accessories.

  • I like wearing bathrobe to church

    I guess I was just too young to understand or didn’t know better.

    Having a manger scene in front of the courthouse or in your front yard was an accepted norm.

    Now, as one of the brightest (and best, I dare say) young men on the rolls at First Baptist Church, I didn’t bat an eye when Mama started getting her “boys” ready for the annual telling of the Christmas story out in the church sanctuary.

    She was more than my mom; she taught my Sunday school class, too. 

  • Poetry Out Loud

    Michaela DeBruhl uses poetry to bring joy to others while taking them to a place they’ve never been before.

    The Andrew Jackson High School freshman brought that joy center stage Dec. 16 when she captured first place in the Lancaster County School District’s second annual Poetry Out Loud contest.

    The competition requires students to memorize 19th or 20th century poems and recite them in front of judges at the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

  • Holiday Hoops crowns four champs

    The eighth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Holiday Hoops Classic, featuring 20 teams, capped play Saturday night when champions were crowned in four different divisions.

    The week-long tournament involved teams who participate in the Moriah Baptist Association League, from first graders to high school seniors.

    Games were played during the week at area church gyms (Hyde Park Baptist and First Baptist of Kershaw), with weekend games played at North Elementary School and Lancaster High School.

    All championship games were played at Lancaster High.

  • Lady Bruins earn third

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a strong finish to capture third place in the Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic at Rock Hill High School on Tuesday.

    The Lancaster girls, who evened their mark at 4-4, rolled to a 54-42 win over the host Lady Bearcats.

    The Lady Bruins, in a roller coaster game, used a 22-15 flurry to close the game to notch the 12-point win.

    Lancaster held a 15-12 lead after one period before turning up the pressure with a 14-2 run to gain a 29-14 halftime spread.

  • Open the door of opportunity

    Since his days as a firefighter for the city of Lancaster, local businessman Gonzie Mackey has been in the middle of bicycle sprockets, handle bars and kickstands this time of year.

    Mackey and the brothers of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church repair and recondition used bicycles to give to children as Christmas gifts.

    But this year, it’s been a little different. Mackey said There aren’t enough bicycles to go around.

    “Last year, we had bikes lined up as far as you could see,” Mackey said.

  • Landrie leads Warriors' effort in Lugoff-Elgin tournament

    Indian Land High School senior wrestler Dakota Landrie highlighted the Warriors’ effort in the Demon Classic at Lugoff-Elgin over the weekend with a runner-up finish in the 189-pound class.

    Landrie was 5-1 for the tournament which opened Friday and concluded Saturday.

    “Dakota had a solid tournament for the weekend and I was proud of his effort,” Indian Land coach Mike Kersey said. “He wrestled hard and gave it his best, but he lost to a better wrestler in the final round.”