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Today's News

  • P-31 baseball honors standouts at banquet

     

       

    Lancaster Post 31 recently saluted its top performers from the P-31 American Legion baseball season during the annual banquet.

    The P-31 baseball program features a senior team and junior squad.

  • Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    INDIAN LAND – Gerald Levern Vowell, 69, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Walsie and Opal Holcomb Vowell. He was married to Carla Rae Roberts Vowell for 49 years. 

    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Renee Howard and Cynthia Harre; a  brother, Cary Arnold Vowell; a sister, Melba Gene Clark; and two grandchildren.

  • Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 521 wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A motorcyclist died Saturday night after colliding with a pickup truck in Indian Land.
    Rusell Eugene Mangrum, 47, who lived in the Indian Land area, was driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle south on U.S. 521 when the accident happened, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.
    Mangrum was driving at about 9:40 p.m. when an Indian Land man, who was driving a 1999 Toyota pickup truck north on the road, attempted to make a left-hand turn, Elder said. That's when the two vehicles collided.

  • Council considers help for Indian Land EMS

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Council will consider ways to improve emergency response times in the Panhandle as membership with the Indian Land Rescue Squad has dipped to low levels. 

  • Council considers help for Indian Land EMS

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Council will consider ways to improve emergency response times in the Panhandle as membership with the Indian Land Rescue Squad has dipped to low levels. 

  • BZA’s ruling baffling

    The recent Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals vote to overturn the county decision on the nonconforming-use status of Thomas Concrete left us scratching our heads.
    What looked like a simple case of a plant losing its grandfathered status, and thus its right to operate, got a lot more complicated at the Oct. 11 BZA hearing.

  • They will eventually get used to Halloween

    It’s almost Halloween and it seems I’m the only one in the family who is excited about it.

    Sometimes, my offspring can be a bunch of fuddy-duddies. But that’s OK. I’ll take up the slack for their indifference by setting the mood, just as I did last year.

    With great-grandkids running around under foot and nobody else showing much interest, I figured it was up to me to teach them the intricacies of trickin’ and treatin.’

  • Meet Your Neighbor – Danny Johnson

    Name: Danny Johnson

    Age: 58

    Address: Loading Road

    Family: Wife, Barbara, 52; a daughter, Stephanie Roney, 29

    Pets: Two ducks on my pond 

    Job: Retired service technician for Pepsi Cola (18 years)

    Church: Pastor of Heartland Freewill Baptist Church

    Hobbies: Pastoring and farming with my tractor

  • Seeing pink twice

    For Jan Hicks, the pink ribbon on her Springs Memorial Hospital employee badge isn’t a reminder that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

    As a registered nurse and case manager, Hicks doesn’t need a decal on her name tag to remember that. 

    Right now, many in the medical field are supporting men and women who have survived, or are battling breast cancer. 

    That comes with the territory for Hicks and her colleagues. 

  • Springs Memorial team’s 58 tops Rub of the Green field

    The Springs Memorial Hospital team topped a 17-team field to win the 19th annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Rub of the Green golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday afternoon.

    The Springs Memorial team, which shot a 14-under 58, included Nathan Crabtree, Doug Arbour, Charles Wright and Ronnie Daves.