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Today's News

  • Springs Physical Therapy open to all

    INDIAN LAND – Springs Memorial Hospital has opened a second physical therapy office in Indian Land.
    Springs Physical Therapy opened Monday Jan. 3, in Suite 500 of the Shoppes at 521 shopping center, 9789 Charlotte Highway.
    The location is an extension of a physical therapy office operated by the hospital in Sun City Carolina Lakes, which has been in business for more than three years, but only open to residents of that development.

  • News honors best of 2010

     
     
     

        

     

    Three athletes who garnered statewide honors are The Lancaster News’ 2010 Athletes of the Year.

  • IL girls fall twice in York tourney

     

       

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors found the going tough in the Exxon On The Run girls basketball tournament at York High School this week.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a pair of games in the two-day tournament, which opened Tuesday.

  • Plan calls for modifying Mining Road Landfill

    The details behind a cryptic county ordinance were revealed last week, as county officials announced preliminary plans for a county landfill.
    At a special meeting Wednesday, County Council unanimously approved final reading of the ambiguously named Project December, an economic development ordinance that was fast-tracked through a number of special council meetings over the last few weeks.
    Council unanimously approved the first two readings of the ordinance at special meetings on Dec. 17 and Dec. 21.

  • Senate race gets more crowded

    The filing period has started for political hopefuls looking to become the area’s newest state senator.
    Nearly 10 people are believed to have interest in the District 16 Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney, who will be sworn in as a U.S. congressman on Wednesday.
    Filing for the senate seat began Friday and will end at noon Jan. 10.
    Lancaster pharmacist Hugh Mobley was among the first to announce intentions to run.

  • City officials talk 2011 goals

    Beatifying a blighted neighborhood and supporting economic development projects are goals Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw and City Administrator Helen Sowell have identified for 2011.
    The two recently reflected on the past year while looking forward to what lies ahead for the city of Lancaster.
    Sowell said one of the greatest accomplishments of 2010 was the city’s partnership with Lancaster County to reopen the former Springs Industries building on 15th Street in the Brooklyn neighborhood.

  • Manners matter to elementary school counselor

    Hungry restaurant patrons hunched over their plates, leaning on the table and shoveling clenched forkfuls of food into gaping mouths like it’s their last meal.
    While the scenario might be an extreme example, bad table manners are one of those things that once you notice it, you start seeing it everywhere.
    But one local elementary guidance counselor is doing her part to teach students the art of table manners.
    Anne Howey’s table etiquette lessons have been a staple at Brooklyn Springs Elementary School for the last few years.

  • Two women hospitalized after wreck

    Two Lancaster woman were in the hospital Thursday afternoon after their cars collided the night before.
    Trooper Billy Elder of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident occurred at 7:25 p.m. Wednesday on Taxahaw Road, about 6 miles east of the city of Lancaster.
    Rebkah Helms, 21, of 9034 NC Potter Road, Lancaster, was driving a 1996 Chevy Blazer sport utility vehicle west on Taxahaw Road when she ran off the right side of the road, Elder said. She overcorrected and crossed the center line where she hit another SUV, Elder said.

  • Three council members to be sworn in for new terms Tuesday

    Before County Council’s first meeting of the new year, three incumbent members will be sworn in for new terms.
    Council members Charlene McGriff, Larry Honeycutt and Jack Estridge, who represent Districts 2, 4 and 6, respectively, will take their oaths of office at a special swearing-in ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday. The three were re-elected to new four-year terms in the November election.
    Council officers will also be chosen at the ceremony, which will be held directly before council’s regular meeting in council chambers.

  • Little Big Chief shows his warrior spirit

    GREAT FALLS – He may be small, but Little Big Chief has a survival spirit that surpasses many adult warriors.
    Born premature at 24 weeks, Scott Thomas Price has fought battle after battle since his birth on June 25.
    Weighing only 1 pound, 5 ounces, the 12-inch long infant came into the world almost four months before his projected birth date.
    He could be held in the palm of your hand, his grandmother, Debra Terry, said.
    “Diapers made for premature babies were too large for him,” Terry said.