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Today's News

  • Indian Land High's graduation moved to Winthrop Coliseum

    INDIAN LAND – For about a week this month, Indian Land High School seniors didn't know where their graduation would be held.

    Indian Land High had planned to hold its graduation ceremony at Winthrop University's Byrnes Auditorium on May 30, but was told a few weeks ago that the building will be undergoing renovations during that time, principal Kathy Faris said.

    Graduation will now be at Winthrop Coliseum, still at the same original time of 2:30 p.m.

  • Water district violates standard

    The Lancaster County Water and Sewer District has violated the same drinking water standard it did back in September.

    According to a public notice from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District, the area's drinking water had a higher than normal level of trihalomethanes found in the county's drinking water in December and January, said Mike Bailes, the district's water treatment plant operator.

    The amount of trihalomethanes allowed is .080 of a microgram per liter. The levels for December and January were .088 and .093 of a microgram per liter.

  • Mama's fruitcake always made my Friday nights extra special

    All of us can remember days and times we cherish more than others.During my grammar school days, (before part time jobs, church socials and such), Friday nights during cold winter months were extra special.Aunt Bess and Uncle Harry had long since turned in. Daddy had to be down at the cotton platform early on Saturday morning, so Mama and I had the kitchen to ourselves. Friday night was my free night.

  • Boling, Waters key LHS in region meet

    Shaun Boling and ShaQuandra Waters led the Lancaster High School track effort at the Region III-AAAA track meet at South Pointe High School in Rock Hill on Thursday.Boling and Waters each captured shot put titles in the region meet.

  • Council to vote on revised animal control ordinance Monday night

    County Council will reconsider second reading of its animal control ordinance Monday.

    Council has been working with a committee of residents since March to craft tougher animal control laws, namely those that target dangerous or vicious dogs.

  • City OKs zoning change for Founders

    Founders Federal Credit Union received the zoning designation it was seeking for its planned new headquarters from Lancaster City Council on Tuesday.

    But the daughter of a woman who lives near the site, which comprises nearly 27 acres at Plantation Road and Gillsbrook Road, and is often referred to as the "Deaton property," is concerned about Founders' plans.

    "I feel Founders could better meet its needs at a different location," said Benita Harrison, whose mother lives on Gillsbrook Road.

  • Ban on car washing lifted

    The restrictions on Lancaster County water customers' use of the precious resource have been further loosened.

    While the Catawba-Wateree Basin remains in Stage 3 restrictions due to the ongoing drought, the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Group has informed its members, which include water suppliers in Lancaster County, that residential vehicle washing with a control nozzle, lawn watering and swimming pool filling is permitted one day a week.

    The change goes into effect at 12:01 a.m. Saturday.

  • Relay for life surpasses $185,000 goal

    The 48 teams that participated in the 2008 Relay for Life had exceeded the local goal before the first funnel cake was cooked on Friday night.Together, they raised $187,240.29, which will be used by the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, along with cancer awareness and wellness programs.The goal for Lancaster County this year was $185,000, said Kimberly Gulledge, community field manager for the South Atlantic Division of the American Cancer Society.“These teams should be proud of themselves,” she said.

  • BHS's Banks medalist; Eagles win title

    Central of Pageland shot a 623 to capture the title in the Conference VIII-AA golf tournament at the Lancster Golf Club on Thursday.Buford, with a 660, placed second behind the Eagles. The Jackets were led by Trevor Banks, who shot a 143 (72-71) for the two-day event at the LGC .Taylor Banks gave the Jackets a solid one-two links punch with a 145 for the two-day tournament. Taylor Banks shot a 77-78.

  • Lady Jackets down WHS

    Buford, the fourth seed out of Conference VIII-AA, knocked off top-seeded Waccamaw 5-1 in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State softball playoffs on Thursday.

    Lady Jackets’ ace Jena Hallman hurled a six-hitter and struck out eight to lead BHS, 13-10, to the four-run win.

    Hallman, who allowed only one walk, aided her cause with three singles and drove home two runs. Madisson Finley and Chandler Baxley each had a double and drove in a run. Baxley also scored a run.