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Today's News

  • Vikes deal Bruins second straight region loss

     

       

    Spartanburg held on to complete a Region III-AAAA sweep of host Lancaster High School on Wednesday night.

  • Warriors blitz Lions in prep wrestling victory

     

    Indian Land had matters pretty much in hand as the Warriors notched a 57-12 wrestling win over Lewisville in Richburg on Wednesday night.

    IL pin winners included Taylor Pendleton, Jonathon Rowe, Brad Newell, Eric Komorous, Rondreas Truesdale, Will Cox, Michael Bryant and Marc Morris.

  • Schools conduct surprise searches

    Lancaster County school board members heard an update Tuesday night about the implementation of the district’s new drugs and weapons search initiative at county schools.
    Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation, said in December school officials conducted 13 drug searches under the new policy. One search was conducted at each of the county’s five middle schools and each of the four high schools were searched twice.

  • Two shot in separate incidents

    A Lancaster teen was shot in the leg Wednesday night and another man was shot in the arm in a separate incident early Thursday morning.
    Lancaster police officers are investigating the two shooting incidents, which occurred during a 12-hour time span.
    The first shooting happened about 5 p.m. Wednesday.
    “In this case, the victim was walking in the area of Hampton Road and some cars came by and someone shot out of the car at him,” said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.

  • Fort Lawn senior center to close

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

  • IL voters OK fire district referendum

    INDIAN LAND – Voters in Indian Land overwhelmingly approved a proposed fire protection tax district in a non-binding advisory referendum Tuesday. The vote was 1,187 in favor and 86 opposed.
    The proposed district would raise money for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department through a $75 annual fee assessed on homes. Businesses and other users would be assessed at $75 per 2,500 square feet.
    The vote is intended to help Lancaster County Council members gauge the community’s support for the proposed district.

  • City Council unified on hospitality grants

    For the first time in a long while, Lancaster City Council did not have lengthy debate about the awarding of grants from the city’s hospitality tax fund.
    Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve funding for the second quarter of 2010-11 to the Lancaster Children’s Council and the Lancaster Bruins Booster Club.
    The Children’s Council applied for and was awarded $20,000 for its Prevention of Youth Substance Abuse project.
    The booster club applied for and was awarded $5,000 to make repairs to the Roddey Drive baseball facilities.

  • City receives ‘A’ on audit

    Despite one structural concern, the city of Lancaster received a favorable audit of its 2009-10 budget.
    Blair, Bohle & Whitsitt of Charlotte conducted the audit, which was presented to Lancaster City Council on Tuesday night.
    Accountant Steve Johnston said his firm issued a “clean opinion” of the city’s governmental and business activities, which means things are in good standing. The audit also reviewed each major city fund, its balance and its accounting practices.

  • Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach property

    Leroy Springs & Co.
    FORT MILL – Leroy Springs & Co. announced Thursday the selection of Charlestowne Hotels to manage Springmaid Beach Resort in Myrtle Beach.
    Springmaid Beach was built by Springs Cotton Mills following World War II and became a favorite vacation destination in communities where Springs Mills were located, including Lancaster County.

  • IL voters overwhelmingly approve fire district

    INDIAN LAND – Voters in Indian Land overwhelmingly approved a proposed fire protection tax district in a non-binding advisory referendum Tuesday.
    The vote was 1,187 in favor and 86 opposed.
    The fire protection district is intended to raise money for the Indian Land Fire Department through a $75 annual fee assessed on homes. Businesses and other users would be assessed at $75 per 2,500 square feet.