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Today's News

  • Slideshow! July 4th celebration slideshow!

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  • State denies $200,000 for IL library

    INDIAN LAND – It's back to the drawing board for the new Indian Land library.

    With less than six months to go before the library is scheduled to open, it still doesn't have the money it needs to pay for furnishings and books.

    Lancaster County Library Director Richard Band was hoping that a $200,000 grant from the state would help complete the new Del Webb Library at Indian Land, but recently learned that the library did not get the grant.

  • Doomsday upgrade has coach beaming

    Doomsday Corner is sporting a new look and new Lancaster High School baseball coach Brett Blackmon is beaming with the result.“We’re really excited,” said Blackmon.

  • Post 31 clubs Clover 10-0

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team kept alive its postseason American Legion baseball hopes with a solid 10-0 road win over Clover Post 38 on Thursday night.Lancaster, rebounding from an 11-7 home loss to Fort Mill Post 43 on Monday night, received a solid mound effort from first-year hurler J.R. Tripp.Tripp, the side-arming right-hander who played at Lancaster High School, blanked Post 28 on two hits.

  • Quarter cases on display now

    Harold McDonald Jr. likes to work with wood.

    It has been a lifelong interest, beginning in shop class at Indian Land High School years ago and resulting in a 26-year stint with Van Wyck Pool Tables, where he uses his wood-working skills daily.

    "Once you've done four- or 5,000 of them, it's no big deal," McDonald said of the skill involved in crafting a pool table.

    Today, you can see some of his other creations at the Lancaster County Administration Building, where three of his wooden quarter holders are on display in the lobby.

  • Officials say all was quiet here on Independence Day

    Friday's Independence Day celebrations didn't result in any major incidents or misfortunes around the county, officials reported Saturday.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Johnny Cauthen said authorities are typically on the lookout for intoxicated motorists and fires that may start from July 4 fireworks.

    On Saturday afternoon, Cauthen said he hadn't heard of any fires or serious disturbances from the Fourth of July.

    "It's been quiet – nothing major," Cauthen said.

  • Heath Springs adjusts budget to fund fire department requests

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council unanimously passed final reading of its 2008-09 budget June 19 after it found a way to fund the purchase of some critical fire equipment.

    Fire Chief Joey Plyler asked for new equipment, such as protective suits and communications gear, in May.

    Council has allocated $8,760 to fund the fire department's request.

    Exactly $5,000 will come from the 2008-09 budget for the equipment, and $3,760 will come from the past year's budget surplus, said Mayor Ann Taylor.

  • Red Cross has

    The Lancaster County American Red Cross recently held a blood drive in its own office.

    The local Red Cross chapter, which merged earlier this year with York and Chester counties, had its home for decades in an upstairs office on Williams Street, which was not handicapped accessible. The local chapter recently moved to one of the strip mall buildings next to McDonald's on Woodland Drive. It's clearly marked with the agency's trademark red cross.

  • Sales tax committee chairman to appear before council Monday

    Lancaster County Council will hear from the chairman of its capital project sales tax committee Monday.

    Charles Harrell will speak to council about progress the group has made since it began meeting this spring. The group is looking at possible projects to include in a November referendum that will ask voters to OK a 1-cent sales tax.

    "The committee will seek council's input before any formal agreement is put before them to approve," said County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • LAUGH teaches children lessons in good health

    The aim is to eat more fruits and vegetables, rather than junk food, and to exercise more instead of spending time in front of the TV.

    After two weeks of fun and information, a dozen area children have a better understanding of what it takes to reach those goals.

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster recently concluded its first 2008 summer session for LAUGH, which stands for Learning and Understanding Good Health.