Today's News

  • Springs Memorial singles out three employees for top honors

    Springs Memorial Hospital is recognizing three of its employees with honors for the work they’ve done at the hospital in Lancaster.

    Debra Izzard has been named the 2009 Springs Memorial Hospital Employee of the Year.

    Izzard is a member of the Environmental Services Department and has been employed with the hospital since 2002.

  • Tourney's boost for IL girls

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors went 1-2 in the annual Y.C. Winborn Holiday Classic, but IL coach Tamara Jacobus said overall the three-day tournament was a good experience.

    “We always want to win when we take the floor, but at this stage, we were looking to gain experience as he head into region play,” Jacobus said. “We faced some larger schools and competed well.”

    Indian Land, 5-3, capped play, dropping a 57-46 loss to Myers Park of Charlotte at Rock Hill High School on Tuesday.

  • AJ hosts Comporium Classic on Tuesday

    The annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson will tip off play Tuesday.

    The two-day tournament concludes play on Wednesday in the AJ gym.

    The opening round features four games, with the host Vols playing in the evening sessions.

    The action Tuesday begins at 4:30 p.m. when Chesterfield will face the Great Falls High School girls. The second game is set for a 6 p.m. start as Marion battles Great Falls.

    The AJ Lady Vols swing into play at 7:30 when they battle North Central.

  • Holiday tournament play tips off for county teams

    The school calendar says holidays, but a host of Lancaster County high school basketball teams will be busy over the next few days.

    Andrew Jackson and Buford will have both their varsity teams in action in holiday basketball play.

    AJ hosts the annual Comporium Christmas Classic at Andrew Jackson where play tips off Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. when the first of four games each day begins.

    Buford has its teams headed in opposite directions in holiday tournament play.

  • Basket Fund tops $16,000

    Christmas has come for a local charity that will help struggling families in Lancaster County buy food for the holidays.

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, operated by HOPE in Lancaster, collected a total of $16,446.60 through Wednesday, said HOPE director Elaine Adkins.

  • Artisan Center gets a seasonal makeover for New Year's bash

    A ballerina adorned in lights. A fairy tale carriage.

    These sights fill the windows of the Artisans Center on Main Street, part of the center’s theme for New Year’s Eve ee" Winter Wonderland.

    The Artisans Center, 119 S. Main St., will formally celebrate its grand opening with a New Year’s Eve bash from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday.

    The bash is also a fundraiser that Artisans Center founder and director Christina Chastain hopes will get an after-school arts program for all ages off the ground in the spring.

  • Two men face heroin charges

    Two Lancaster County men were arrested on heroin charges after drug officers conducted surveillance on Tuesday.

    Tristan Charles Mungo, 22, of 1789 University Park Lane, was charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking heroin and distribution of heroin.

    Daniel Elijah Weeks, 27, of 615 W. Hilton St., Kershaw, was charged with possession with intent to distribute heroin.

  • Council opposes property tax bill

    Members of Lancaster County Council are hoping a proposed state bill that would cap residential property taxes will not pass when it heads to the state Senate in January.

    Council voted Nov. 30 to oppose S.C. House Bill 3272, which passed the state House last year and is awaiting reading on the state Senate floor. The proposed legislation would remove point of sale valuation and eliminate increases in property tax revenue for schools, municipalities and counties.

  • At-home holiday getaway

    Gary and Susan McCorkle don’t know if their Henry Harris Road home will ever be inside a town. It could happen if Indian Land keeps growing.

    But if it doesn’t, that’s OK with them, seeing as there’s a town inside their home.

    And this town is something to behold. It just goes to show that the best Christmas lights aren’t always outside.

    Twenty years ago, the McCorkles started collecting pieces for a Department 56 Snow Village.

    They now have close to 60 buildings and hundreds of accessories.

  • I like wearing bathrobe to church

    I guess I was just too young to understand or didn’t know better.

    Having a manger scene in front of the courthouse or in your front yard was an accepted norm.

    Now, as one of the brightest (and best, I dare say) young men on the rolls at First Baptist Church, I didn’t bat an eye when Mama started getting her “boys” ready for the annual telling of the Christmas story out in the church sanctuary.

    She was more than my mom; she taught my Sunday school class, too.