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Today's News

  • Springs Memorial limits visitation, citing flu cases

    From release

    Springs Memorial Hospital on Monday announced immediate temporary restrictions on visitation at the hospital, citing the current high incidence of flu in the area.
    Children younger than 12 should not visit patient rooms or visit parents who are being treated in the emergency department, the hospital said. Children also should not come to the waiting room of the emergency department unless they are being seen as a patient.

  • Police making recruits useful earlier

    The Lancaster Police Department has modified its training procedures to help the city get more valuable work out of new recruits before they attend the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy.
    Under the changes approved by city council, the police department will now use its own certified instructors to train and test recruits in-house the same way as it trains and tests volunteer reserve officers.
    After that initial training phase, the recruits will eventually attend the criminal justice academy.

  • Kids quiz him: ‘Are you the mayor?’

    Superintendent Gene Moore hopped on a school bus Monday afternoon outside Indian Land Elementary, joining students as they wound up another day.
    It’s a routine he has enjoyed over the years, two or three times a semester, and he doesn’t have many more rides left before he retires in July.
    The students seldom know who he is at first.
    “Are you the mayor,” one asked him Monday, standing in line before boarding.
    “No,” he said, laughing.

  • Kershaw Golf Course’s putting greens get protection during winter

    KERSHAW – The refurbished Kershaw Golf Course has added $9,000 worth of breathable covers for 11 putting greens to protect sensitive grass from damage during frigid winter weather.
    It’s a move to safeguard the town’s recent investment of $40,000 in improvements at the municipal course, said Kershaw Town Councilman Jody Connell, chairman of the town’s golf course advisory committee.
    “When the temperature gets below 25 degrees, you need to protect the grass,” Connell said.  

  • Proposed IL rec center’s $14.7M cost stuns council

    The Lancaster County Council has gotten its first look at a proposed new Indian Land recreation center occupying 10 acres donated by Avondale’s developers, but the jaw-dropping $14.7 million price tag sent the plan back to the drawing board.
    For comparison, the 100-acre mega sports complex that the county hopes to build at a central location just north of Lancaster using hospitality-tax revenues is expected to cost $17 million.

  • Long prison terms in Soren’s slaying

    Soren Chilson would have celebrated her ninth birthday Tuesday had she not died the morning of March 5, 2013, from repeated beatings by Bryan Gleason and a blind eye turned by her mother, Vickie Gleason.

    Bryan Gleason, 31, was sentenced to 38 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Vickie Gleason, 31, received an 18-year sentence on three counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

  • Warriors finish strong, sweep Lions

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School basketball teams stepped out of region play Thursday night and stepped up to the hardwood challenge.

    The Warriors, hosting Class A foe Lewisville, took two from the visiting Lions.

    The IL boys, with a strong finish, notched a 75-66 win to complete the sweep.

  • Bruins honor football standouts

    The 2016 Lancaster High School football season didn’t go as planned, but the team had its share of stars and they took their final Bruins bows Monday night in the LHS auditorium.

    The LHS coaching staff honored a host of players for their play on the 2016 season, a 5-6 record and a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    “Our record wasn’t what we wanted it to be, but we want to recognize our players and their achievements on the season,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said.

  • Editor's Column – Mulvaney: I was sloppy, not greedy

    Mick Mulvaney’s political career, which has rocketed upward since his first election win in 2006, jumped to light speed six weeks ago, when Donald Trump nominated him as White House budget director.
    The guy who quietly blended in at my Rotary breakfast a couple of months back – affable, low-key, not the center of attention – had pole-vaulted into Trump Tower. Suddenly, we were envisioning him a stone’s throw from the Oval Office, with the federal budget in a headlock.

  • ILMS wins state crown

    The Indian Land Middle School wrestling team capped a banner season with a 10-1 record and the school’s first-ever middle school state championship at the Carolina Invitational Middle School state tournament at Lexington High School on Jan. 21.

    The ILMS Warriors topped a 75-team field with 134.5 points and an individual state crown in the 82-pound weight class.