Today's News

  • Hear USA improving hearing

    INDIAN LAND – Listen up – Hear USA has moved into Southend Plaza to help local residents improve their hearing health.

    The audiology clinic was started in West Palm Beach, Fla., 20 years ago and now has 200 clinics nationwide.  

    HearUSA moved to the Carolinas recently, and the Indian Land office is its first new location. Other area offices are former audiology clinics that were bought by HearUSA.

    The business provides hearing screenings, as well as hearing aid fitting and maintenance services.

  • Rivalry clashes Friday

    Rivalry games highlight week three of the Lancaster County high school football schedule.

    Lancaster, home for the second straight week, faces Buford in the annual clash.

    Andrew Jackson takes a short bus trip to Boonetown where the Vols battle the Knights in a clash of winless teams.

    Indian Land puts its 2-0 mark on the line as the Warriors hit the road for the first time in 2009 as IL visits Central of Pageland, 2-0.

    Lancaster puts its unbeaten record at stake as the Bruins face the Class A Jackets.

  • Track has colorful night of dirt racing

    Children learn their colors in pre-school, or simply by watching “Sesame Street.” They surely would have learned their colors Saturday night when the American Air Heating and Cooling All-Star Race rolled into the Lancaster Motor Speedway. The race had a little bit of green, some red, even a few shades of blue and yellow aplenty.

  • Sutton registers 40th victory in junior golf play

    “T” Sutton recently reached a youth golf milestone, posting his 40th win in three and half years of playing competitive junior golf.

    Sutton posted his 40th win in a U.S. Kids Golf tournament at Etowah Valley Country Club in Hendersonville, N.C.

    Sutton, a Buford Elementary third grader and a member of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, captured the boys age 8 division at the U.S. Kids Golf tournament.

    The field included seven other golfers from Tennessee and the Carolinas.

  • Foursome's 15-under tops Founders Rotary Club field

    The winning foursome in the annual Founders Rotary Club golf tournament shot a 15 under to take a two-shot victory on Thursday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The team of Ray Rainey, Jay Rainey, Lynn Martin and Dean Faile combined on a 57 to take the win in the event sponsored by the Lancaster Breakfast Rotary Club and the Lancaster Lunch Rotary Club.

    The winning effort included an eagle on No. 16. The team shot six under on the front and carded a nine under on the back nine.

  • Truesdale leads by example

    Lancaster High School head football coach Bennie McMurray said a host of adjectives aptly describe Bruins’ senior running back Zed Truesdale.

    One quality McMurray stresses is that Truesdale, a three-sport athlete, sets a good example.

    “We tell our players to lead by example,” McMurray said. “Zed is a senior leader and role model to our younger players. He works hard in the weight room and does all the little things you have to do.”

    Truesdale, a six-foot, 185-pounder, has even learned from himself.

  • LCPRC honors summer basketball participants

    A summer basketball program held at the Springdale Recreation Center was a success, according to program supervisor Dennis Brown.

    The five-week program drew 60 participants who ranged in age from 10-16.

    “We felt the program went well,” Brown said. “The idea was that we didn’t have any coaches in the league, but the program was designed to instill basketball knowledge instead of having someone on the sidelines thinking for the players.

  • Police taking joking holdup seriously

    A Lancaster man told police that his threat to rob the Crenco convenience store on the S.C. 9 Bypass early Sunday was just a prank.

    Officers weren’t amused, and the man – William Brandon Johnson, 31, of 2552 Deertrack Circle – has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with attempted armed robbery.

    According to an incident report, the clerk at the store said two men tried to rob him about 2:55 a.m.  They drove off in a small silver car on Arundel Road behind the store.

  • Fires were a wake-up call for better building security

    Fires at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse and 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield’s office in August 2008 served as a $322,922 wake-up call for better security for county government buildings.

    The courthouse, which was built in 1828, was still being used as a court facility at the time of the fire. Officials agreed that it was woefully inadequate in security, and was not equipped with even burglar or fire alarms at the time of the fire.

    One judge even wrote county officials a few years ago about his concerns about safety in the courtroom.

  • Swine flu case confirmed in schools

    School resumed in the Lancaster County School District last week, and the district already has its first confirmed case of H1N1 or swine flu.

    A case of  H1N1 was reported at Andrew Jackson High School on Wednesday and later confirmed. There is also a suspected case at Indian Land High School, but it hasn’t been confirmed.

    District personnel aren’t saying whether the two cases are students, faculty or staff.