Today's News

  • First Soul Food Cook-off a success

    Reece Murphy
    All it took was one step through the doors of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Starr Hall Student Center Feb. 24 to kick the ol’ saliva glands into high gear.
    Inside, a kaleidoscope of smells filled the air, drifting up from tables adorned with all manner of down-home cooking: shrimp and grits, chicken creole, broccoli casserole, collard greens, cornbread and peach cobbler.

  • Hospital limits patient visits

    Reece Murphy
    Springs Memorial Hospital has issued flu season visitation restrictions.
    The hospital implemented the temporary restrictions in response to a surge in influenza cases, according to a press release sent out Feb. 24.
    As part of the restrictions:
    u Hand sanitization is required at all times by staff and visitors.
    u Children under the age of 18 and anyone with flu-like illness are asked not to visit.
    u Masks are available to any patients or visitors presenting flu-like symptoms.

  • Raiders halt Warriors' hopes



    As dusk fell outside the Bi-Lo Center in Greenville late Saturday afternoon, inside the massive arena Indian Land Warriors’ bright basketball season flickered to a tough close.

  • Lady Bruins battle Lady Warriors for Cyclone Cup



    Staff Reports

  • Truesdale, Pressley fall short in state title bids



    Indian Land High junior wrestler Rondreas Truesdale’s quest for a Class A-AA 160-pound state title fell short in a tough loss on Saturday at the Anderson Convention Center.

  • Vols roll in Comporium opener

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers were impressive in their opener in the Comporium Invitational preseason baseball tournament with an 18-1 win over Lakewood High of Sumter on Saturday at AJ.

  • One dies in morning wreck

    Reece Murphy
    An automobile accident Tuesday morning near Spring Hill Baptist Church in the Tradesville community killed a Heath Springs man and seriously injured his wife. Lancaster County Coronor Mike Morris identified the man as James “Jamie” Morgan Phillips, 41, of the 5100 block of Stoneboro Road, Heath Springs. The driver of the vehicle, Phillips’ wife, Heidi Marie Phillips, 37, was taken to Springs Memorial Hospital. A hospital spokesman said Tuesday afternoon Heidi Phillips was in stable condition.

  • Publix plans back on track

    Publix plans back on track

    Plans for a new Indian Land supermarket are back on track after Lancaster County Council moved forward Tuesday with an ordinance it tabled only a week before. 

    Progress on a proposed Publix grocery store halted briefly at the end of January after council tabled an ordinance to rezone several acres of land where it would be built. The store is planned to become the first tenant at the former site of Roy Hardin Park, at 8357 Collins Rd in Indian Land. 

  • Family Promise making a difference

    Family Promise has had a drastic impact on Lancaster County. For nearly two years now, Lancaster area churches have reached out to homeless families in an effort to give them a lift.
    Family Promise is a pioneering nonprofit organization dedicated to helping America’s low-income families secure lasting independence. Some 161 affiliates and 130,000 volunteers spanning 41 states provide annual assistance to more than 45,000 citizens.
    In 1988, the program went national and moved into communities across the nation, including Lancaster.

  • Back-row view of state spending problems

    We sit on the back row of the S.C. Senate, with a fairly good view of the good, the bad and the ugly in our state’s government.
    One of us is a Democrat and one of us is a Republican. But more important than party affiliation is a  commitment to responsible and honest government in our state. That’s why we have joined together to condemn the recent action of the Budget and Control Board to approve deficit spending by South Carolina agencies.