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Today's News

  • Griffen new ILES assistant principal

     A Fort Mill fifth-grade teacher with family ties to Indian Land has been named assistant principal at Indian Land Elementary School. 

    Jad Griffen, a teacher at Fort Mill’s Pleasant Knoll Elementary, was pegged to fill the position vacated by former ILES Assistant Principal Steven Puckett, who was named principal of the Harrisburg Elementary School.

    Griffen’s first official day on the job is July 28.

  • Work at Harrisburg Elementary site at brisk pace

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School project manager Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects said after some concern about rain and other delays in the past two months, work on the school is moving at a brisk pace in anticipation of the August opening. 

    Wilhide said contractors would begin pouring asphalt at the school Wednesday June 25. 

    The project’s final stage inspection is scheduled for July 10, he said, with furniture move-in set to begin July 14. 

  • City’s home garbage service is in the red

     Lancaster City Council members and a city employee literally talked trash to each other during a meeting Tuesday, June 24. 

    Marty Cauthen, director of sanitation and maintenance operations, told the council the municipality will lose about $250,000 in its residential garbage operation unless steps are taken to modify services or increase fees for services.

    “We can’t continue to operate and lose this much money,” he said.

  • United Way exceeds campaign

     

    The United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its 2013-14 campaign finale Thursday, June 19, at The Coker Ranch.

    About 80 donors and volunteers attended the barbecue, where  United Way announced its 2013-14 pledge total and presented awards to its donors, businesses and volunteers in various categories.  

  • Tempers flare at special meeting

    There were more questions than answers at a special called meeting of Lancaster County Council on Friday, June 27, to discuss funding for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. 

    Among the questions were why was Lancaster County rejected from the I-77 Alliance?

    Did a secret recording take place during an executive session of an Alliance meeting?

    Will the county reinstate the frozen LCEDC funds?

  • Angels National all-stars fall short in district play

     

    Host Chester played the spoiler as it defeated the Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Dixie Softball Angels National League all-star softball team Thursday, June 26.

    The National Angels, ages ages 9-10, were eliminated from the Dixie Softball District 2 tournament with the loss to Chester.

  • P-31 seniors seeking to rebound

     

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior squad will seek to get back on track in League V American Legion baseball play with a home twin bill with Clover Post 38 on Monday, June 30.

    Lancaster, 3-5 in League V play, had a tough week as it dropped three games.

  • Evans nets second win in LJGA play

     

    Baylee Evans posted her second straight win in the girls 14-18 age division of the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association tournament Monday, June 23.

    The chapter played a split tournament with the age 13-over golfers competing at the Edgewater Golf Club and the 12-under golfers playing at the Lancaster Golf Club.

  • Ozone NL wins district

     

    GAFFNEY – The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone National League all-stars, ages 11-12, did it the hard way, but accomplished the diamond mission.

  • Balcom-Brasington Wedding

    Courtney Michelle Balcom, 19, and Alexander Kyle Brasington, 20, were married at 10 a.m. May 19, 2014, at the Lancaster County Courthouse.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Balcom of Monroe. She is a 2013 graduate of Monroe High School.
    The groom is the son of Daniel and Nancy Brasington of Lancaster. He is the grandson of Joyce Brasington of Lancaster and the late James Brasington. He is a 2013 graduate of Buford High School.
    Maid of Honor was Kaila Brasington of Lancaster, sister-in-law of the bride.