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Today's News

  • Lady Vols, Warriors post playoff shutouts

    The Andrew Jackson and Indian Land girls’ soccer teams opened the Class A-AA Upper State playoffs with impressive wins on Monday.

    The Lady Vols of head coach Ronnie Wallace forged a 4-0 halftime lead on the way to a 6-0 win over Ninety Six of Greenwood.

    Meanwhile, up in the Panhandle, Indian Land blanked Southside High School of Greenville, 6-0.

    The Andrew Jackson Lady VOLS soccer team improved to 8-9 with their shutout win over the Lady Wildcats.

    Amber Kelley had her third shutout of the season in the goal with eight saves.

  • Volunteers reason for successful fundraiser

    Calvin Miller doubted his faith just a little. Volunteers and organizers of the April 24 Family Promise yard sale were told if they raised $10,000, an anonymous donor would donate $10,000.

    The volunteers worked hard to organize the yard sale. Representatives from 15 churches met once a week for six weeks to plan the fundraiser.

    Miller, who is chairman of Family Promise, a network of local churches that provides homeless families with children food, shelter, clothing and counseling, was worried they couldn’t raise that much and thereby would lose that $10,000.

  • Lady Jackets stay alive

    BUFORD  Buford held on to stay alive in the Class A Upper State championship softball playoffs on Monday at the Lady Jackets’ field.

    The BHS girls, 25-6, downed Fox Creek 7-4 in a Class A Upper State elimination game to advance to another elimination game today at McBee.

    The Lady Jackets, who dropped a 6-2 home loss to McBee in the Class A Upper State series opener Saturday, visit McBee today for a 6 p.m. game.

    The winner advances to face Chesterfield, which is unbeaten in the Class A Upstate double elimination game playoffs.

  • Mangum nets two checkers in LMS action

    Timbo Mangum highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway action Saturday night, posting two wins at the half-mile dirt oval.

    Mangum won the Crate Late Model race and took the checkers in the Crate Sportsman division on a night he was also celebrating a birthday.

    With the Crate Late Model front row of Mangum and Brandy Baker, this was going to be interesting. The second row had Chris Steele and Ron Parker.

  • Mother's Day pin still has its luster

    – Editor’s note: Due to reader requests, we are reprinting this Remember When column, which was originally published in the May 13, 2007, edition of The Lancaster News.

    Time never dulls the luster of a mother’s love. I rarely addressed my mother – the late Azalee Scott Evans – by the so-called proper name of mother.

    She was, and still remains, Mama to me.

    She passed away in 1970 at the age of 63.

  • IL road gets new address numbers

    A short stretch of road near an Indian Land neighborhood must change its address numbers by the end of the month.

    Several businesses and houses along Carolina Commons Drive, which runs parallel to U.S. 521 in Indian Land, must comply with a county request to alter their address sequencing within the next few weeks. County planning director Chris Karres said the county is requesting the change due to a mistake made when the buildings and road were constructed.

  • The sound of soul

    William Mobley picks the guitar in a way that gives a rock ’n’ roll feel to many of his original gospel songs.

    Arthur Fisher also plays guitar and has a voice that says “classic soul.” He’s often compared to Bobby Womack, a famed soul singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

    Meanwhile, Cleo White pens and sings a wide array of songs that touch on everything from love to patriotism.

  • Fire officials await word on efforts to lower ISO rating

    Bobby Baker hopes a new county-wide insurance rating could soon benefit residents.

    Baker, chairman of the Lancaster County Fire Commission, spoke to County Council on April 12.

  • Red Rose Festival plans on track

    Local residents and people from afar should be in for a great time during the inaugural Red Rose Festival, organizers say.

    The event will be May 7 and 8 in downtown Lancaster.

    See Lancaster SC, the city’s marketing group, began planning the festival last year and is pleased with the progress. Musical acts have been booked and vendors have agreed to participate, said Teresa Meeks, the city of Lancaster’s support-services director.

  • County may raise fines for false alarms

    County officials are considering raising fines for false fire alarms.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the proposal is an effort between the county and the city of Lancaster to develop a consistent statute for all county residents. An ordinance revision would clarify the county’s fire service codes, making it clear who could be charged a fine.