Today's News

  • Warriors' Sweatt signs to play at Newberry

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School senior soccer player Patrick Sweatt said he knows he will have to step up his game for the next level, and he’s ready to meet the challenge.

    “Playing in college is going to be a new challenge,” Sweatt said. “It’s something I’ll need to be prepared for because it’s coming up quick.”

    The college soccer season features play in the fall as opposed to spring for the high school season.

  • Cavaliers halt IL soccer run

    Class A Upper State champion Christ Church High  School halted Indian Land High School’s postseason soccer run with a 4-0 win over the Warriors in Greenville on May 15.

    The Cavaliers’ win advanced them to face Southside Christian, the Upper State’s No. 1 seed, for a bid to the state title match in Columbia. The Cavs edged SC on penalty kicks to stay alive.

    Christ Church faced Academic Magnet, which won the Lower State crown with a 1-0 victory over Hardeeville.

  • Sally Deese gives back to county's seniors

    Many Americans view Memorial Day as the holiday that ushers in summer.

    Others see it as the end of the school year and a time of pomp and circumstance that surrounds high school graduation.

    For some, it is a holiday to rightfully honor the forgotten men and women who served and died to protect America’s freedom.

    But at least one woman – Sally Deese – sees Memorial Day weekend as a chance to say thank you to a group that’s near and dear to her, and that’s what she does through the Golden Age of Merit dinner.

  • Work continues on Interstate exit in Richburg

    RICHBURG " Work continues to prepare for repairs to two bridges on Interstate 77 near Richburg in which cracked steel girders were discovered, according to the S.C. Department of Transportation.

    At the same time, similar cracked girders were found in another bridge on I-77 just outside Chester County.

    According to the SCDOT, plans to replace the steel-plated girders in both the northbound and southbound bridges on I-77 in Chester County at Exit 62 are moving forward.

  • Thrill, fill and spill

    Thrill, fill and spill.

    No, those words aren’t meant to describe the twists and turns of an amusement park ride or action adventure show.

    It’s a phrase that’s become a popular way to describe grouping together various plants in one container to create an instant wow factor.

  • Barnes remembered for singing talent, compassion

    The congregation of First Baptist Church is mourning the loss of a pastor known for his beautiful voice and compassion for all people.

    The Rev. Roy Barnes, 72, died Saturday at Springs Memorial Hospital.

    Barnes served as minister of music at First Baptist for more than 33 years, retiring in 2006. But he continued to take singing tours with professional church musicians, and sang with local choirs and at funerals and weddings.

  • Group appeals for help from county

    INDIAN LAND – Deborah Forbes wants Lancaster County officials to help save her community.

    Forbes, a member of the advocacy group Friends of Indian Land, or FOIL, is still waiting for a solution to problems residents are having with concrete plants in the Highway 521 Perimeter Light Industrial Park. In December, her organization sent a letter of complaint to the county about problems the nearby residents in the Brookchase and Lakeview Landing neighborhoods are having with excessive noise, glare and pollution from the plants.

  • Lancaster High School: ‘Have fun throughout life’s journey’

    Although the rain quickly intensified, James Washington vowed to remain in his seat until Keonna Wilson’s name was called.

    Washington said he’s proud of his sister and wasn’t going to let a little precipitation stop him from seeing her walk across the stage.

     “I’m not leaving,” Washington said, as he opened his umbrella and braced himself for the rainfall.

    His sister was one of nearly 400 students who graduated Friday from Lancaster High School. The ceremony was held at Lancaster Memorial Stadium.

  • Humana cuts more jobs here

    Just one week after announcing the elimination of 70 positions at its Lancaster office, Humana Inc. informed its employees Tuesday that more job cuts are expected.

    Humana spokesman Mitch Lubitz confirmed there will be further job eliminations at the company’s Lancaster office, but said he could not give details about how many jobs would be cut or when those cuts would be made.

  • Pageland Highway gas station robbed

    A man wielding a sawed-off shotgun robbed a gas station on Pageland Highway late Thursday night.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report, the clerk at Lloyd's Grocery was mopping the floor about 10:30 p.m. when a man came into the store and approached her.

    The man demanded the money out of the register, and the clerk noticed that he was armed with the shotgun, the report said.