Today's News

  • Jackets sting Knights, stay unbeaten

    Staff Reports

    Buford upped its prep wrestling mark to 3-0 with a 64-18 win over Class A foe North Central on Thursday night in the Jackets’ gym.

  • Rucker splits with Indian Land in middle school basketball play

    Staff Reports

    The A.R. Rucker Middle School Rams basketball team split a twin bill with Indian Land last week.

  • Rezoning moratorium up for final vote

    Two proposed county ordinances have David McKinney worried about the future of development in the county.
    McKinney, an Indian Land resident and former owner of Lancaster Dodge Chrysler Jeep Inc., became concerned after seeing the two ordinances on council’s recent agendas. The ordinances include one that would suspend rezoning requests in the Panhandle and another to reduce the size of planned development districts throughout the whole county.

  • Filing dates set in special election to fill Senate seat

    Important dates have been announced for the process to fill the District 16 state Senate seat, which has been vacated by Mick Mulvaney.
    Mulvaney, an Indian Land Republican who recently won election to the U.S. House, submitted his letter of resignation Friday.
    Filing for the state Senate seat will begin at noon Dec. 31 and close at noon Jan. 10, said Garry Baum, a spokesman for the S.C. Election Commission.
    If two or more people file in one party, a primary will be held Feb. 22. The election will be April 12.

  • A tribute to one of their own

    By Reece Murphy

  • IL development still in limbo

    By Reece Murphy

    Troubled Indian Land residential development Edenmoor remains in limbo after stake-holders failed to claim 77 parcels of land Monday at a Lancaster County tax sale.
    Meanwhile, the county’s Forfeited Land Commission is now requesting bid proposals for 222 parcels offered at a tax sale last year.

  • Christmas Basket off to good start

    More than $3,000 has already been donated to this year’s Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations that are used to by food vouchers for less fortunate families in Lancaster County.
    Recipients can use those vouches at local grocery stores.
    Through Friday, $3,352 has been donated to the fund, said HOPE Director Elaine Adkins.
    Vouchers will be given based on the number of people in each household. However, each eligible household will receive at least one $25 food voucher.

  • Council to hear update on courthouse restoration

    County Council will hear a final report on the historic county courthouse project at its Tuesday meeting.
    As part of their agreement with the county, Chad Catledge with Lancaster’s Perception Builders and Danny Mullis with Charlotte’s BE&K Building Group will present their monthly reports on the county’s two courthouse projects.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said this will include Catledge’s final update on the historic courthouse, as renovations on that building come to a close.

  • LAPS, city police dept. to hold toy giveaway

    Children can come get free gifts while the adults learn more about deterring crime in their city.
    That’s the plan for an upcoming toy giveaway sponsored by crime-prevention group Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department.
    The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at several parks throughout the city.
    Organizers will be at each park for an hour. Following are the locations and the times.
    • 11 a.m. – Pardue Street Park, 101A Pardue Circle

  • New pantry helps hungry in Indian Land

    By Reece Murphy

    INDIAN LAND – In these days of economic uncertainty and a 14.2 percent local unemployment rate, it’s no secret there are a lot of people struggling to make ends meet in Lancaster County.
    And like the county, so it goes in Indian Land.
    Until recently, if you lived in the growing Panhandle community and happened to be among those struggling to put food on the table, you had few choices since the closest food pantries were in Lancaster and Fort Mill.