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Today's News

  • Vols top Warriors twice

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson, in much the same fashion in both games, used clutch play against rival Indian Land to keep the Vols squads unbeaten in region play with a sweep of the Warriors Jan. 19.
    In both games, the Vols held the edge for the most part, and saw their leads sliced to four late in the games, but AJ stayed in control for the wins.
    In the boys game, the host Warriors rallied late and sliced the margin to four, 58-54, on a Mark Morton bucket, but the Vols finished on a 9-4 run to take the 67-58 win.

  • Warriors notch two mat wins

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team improved its record to 13-7, 3-1 in Region IV-AA mat action, with a pair of mat wins in Columbia on Jan. 20.
    The Warriors topped Columbia, 48-12 and posted a 54-18 victory over Brookland-Cayce.  Dyllon McCord and Will Van Hoose each posted two pins in the Warriors’ sweep at Columbia High School.
    The Warriors went 1-2 in the Battery Creek Duals on Jan. 15-16, posting a 39-36 win over Bluffton.
    IL fell to Battery Creek, 57-21 and West Oak, 57-15.

  • My big fib in defense of Lancaster

    Now my mama wouldn’t approve of me sharing this chapter of my life with folks. The reason being that it was a great big fib to begin with.
    She might not mind, though, if she saw all the news stories a few years ago about how down and out Lancaster had become, with Springs gone, high unemployment and such. It was spread all over television and in the papers.

  • Norrell: ‘We’ve been duped’ after 25 years of GOP control

    Editor’s note: The S.C. Democratic Party picked Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell to deliver the party’s televised response to Gov. Nikki Haley’s State of the State Address Jan. 20. Here are excerpts of  Norrell’s speech:

    I am Mandy Powers Norrell, and I represent the southern half of Lancaster County in the S.C. House of Representatives.
    Like Gov. Haley, I was also born and raised in rural South Carolina, and educated in our public schools. But while we have similar backgrounds, we see things from different perspectives.

  • Haley agenda: Fix roads, schools

    Excerpts of Gov. Nikki Haley’s sixth State of the State Address, delivered Jan. 20 before a joint legislative session:

    With good reason, we talk a lot about the things South Carolina does well, the records we are breaking, the rankings that show us rising to the top.
    Number one in foreign investment. The number one exporter of tires. One of the fastest growing economies on the East Coast…. All of South Carolina should take pride in those facts. There are others, however, we talk about less. And that we should never be proud of.

  • State delays tax refunds until March 1 at earliest

    State taxpayers who file early tax returns electronically in hopes of getting a direct deposit refund as soon as possible will wait a bit longer this year.
    The S.C. Department of Revenue announced Jan. 19 that state taxpayers will not receive their state income tax refunds until after March 1, regardless of how early a return gets filed.
    Filing started Tuesday.

  • Postcards for Jaxon arriving from around the world

    Kyle Camp
    kcamp@thelancasternews.com

    Jaxon Ingram, an inquisitive 5-year-old who is fighting leukemia, loves maps and loves getting mail.
    His parents, Jason and Amy Ingram of Buford, have combined those two things, asking friends and relatives to mail him postcards from far-away places. When he gets a postcard, Jaxon finds that place on a map.
    “He’s just always wanted to know where things are,” Jason said. “He’ll see something on TV or a movie, and he’ll ask where that’s at.”

  • Whose road is it?

    HEATH SPRINGS – There are three homes, five driveways and four potholes, including two eroding more by the day on Mill Street in Heath Springs.
    “A couple of ’em (potholes) are pretty bad,” said Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes.
    And unless something changes, it appears that all of them could be there permanently.
    That’s because neither the state nor county will claim ownership of the 200-yard-long road, which would put them on the hook to make the needed repairs.

  • Lancaster Chamber’s annual gala honors those who serve others

    A hospital CEO, a former bank officer, a restaurant owner, a community servant and a national ministry’s public relations specialist were the honorees Thursday night during the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual awards banquet.
    This year’s soirée at the University of South Carolina Lancaster drew about 250 local business leaders and their guests for an event that not only honored some of the business community’s stars, but also celebrated the chamber’s 60th anniversary.

  • Ice predictions trigger mass fretting

    Lancaster County hunkered down for the worst overnight as the first significant winter storm of the season seeped in over the region, with freezing rain and sleet predicted across most of the Piedmont.
    The National Weather Service in Columbia issued a winter storm warning for Lancaster and Chesterfield counties from 1 a.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Saturday.