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Today's News

  • Drought persists, despite some heavy rainfall in recent weeks

    Lancaster County has seen some rain in recent days, but residents are still being asked to conserve water.

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group recommends the region continue the current Stage 3 water restrictions implemented last fall to ensure an adequate water supply is available.  In their implementation of Stage 3 water restrictions, most public water systems in the river basin are prohibiting lawn watering.

  • Lancers golfers make strides

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers golf team competed in the Tusculum Invitational at the Links Country Club in Greeneville, Tenn., on March 8-9.Although the event was reduced to a one-day event, due to snow on March 8, the USCL team continued to show signs of improvement.The Lancers carded a 315 total, an improvement over last year’s average. Shorter College from Rome, Ga., won the event with a 288 total. Two USCL golfers – Drew Walters and Phillip Knezevich – finished in the elite field in the top 40.

  • Lady Jackets sting AJ Vols

    Buford used a three-run sixth inning rally to take control of the game on the way to a 4-1 softball win over second-ranked Andrew Jackson.

    Leslie Pressley’s two-run double with the bases-loaded put host BHS up 3-1 and the Lady Jackets added another run on Kim Cauthen’s RBI-bunt single.

    “This was a great win for our girls,” BHS coach Sam Page said. “We played well and made some clutch plays. We really responded in that sixth inning.”

    BHS sophomore ace Jena Hallman hurled the win, scattering five hits and two walks.

  • Crawford relocates funeral home

    When Cauthen Funeral Home on West Meeting Street closed, a new door opened for Crawford Funeral Home.

    Crawford Funeral Home has been open on South Market Street for 32 years. But A. Glen Crawford,  president of the funeral home, said his business was running out of space, so he bought the former Cauthen Funeral Home building at 410 W. Meeting St.

    “I have admired this facility for some time,” Glen Crawford said in his new office. “I just like the space. There’s much more operating space here.”

  • Auction of old Pageland hotel delayed

    PAGELAND – The auction of the old Blakeney Hotel in downtown Pageland has been put on hold until later this month.

    One of Pageland’s oldest landmarks was set to be auction March 14, but has been postponed until March 28, said owner Robert Scherer.

    “The auction had so many inquires that they wanted to devote more time to publicity,” Scherer said. “That’s the only word that I’ve gotten.”

  • URS to bring 400 jobs to county

    INDIAN LAND – A nuclear energy construction company is moving its headquarters into the former offices of HSBC Mortgage Services in Indian Land.

    URS Corp. announced Friday that the company’s Washington Division has opened the URS Nuclear Center in Indian Land, which will serve as the headquarters for the Washington Division’s commercial nuclear energy engineering and construction business. The new office complements the division’s existing offices focused on the nuclear market in Princeton, N.J., and Aiken.

  • CU's new breed is no paper tiger

    In the world of college basketball, these are not your grandfather’s Clemson Tigers. Or even your dad’s. These are a new breed of Clemson Tigers and their bite is as bad as their roar. Over the weekend, across the ACC, it was pretty loud and obvious.OK, sure the Tigers didn’t win the ACC tournament. North Carolina captured the crown in the Carolinas’ Queen City with a tough 86-81 win over those upstart Tigers.You expected the regular-season champion Heels to be there.Clemson?

  • Long to run for state House

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Republican Deborah Long announced last week that she will seek the District 45 seat in the S.C.  House of Representatives.

    She will face Republican Bruce Miller of Sun City Carolina Lakes in the June 10 primary for the seat being vacated by incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, is running for the District 16 seat in the S.C. Senate, now held by Sen. Greg Gregory, who is not seeking re-election.

  • Severe storms fail to dampen enthusiasm at Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration

    Amidst the sounds of the hammer dulcimer and musket fire, history came to life Saturday at Andrew Jackson State Park. March 15, 2008, marked the 241st birthday of the nation’s seventh president.

    Logan Waldo, a fifth-grader at the Discovery School, was excited to be at the celebration Saturday.

    “The event was an opportunity to go back in time,” said Logan, who was dressed in colonial garb, complete with a toy musket.

    Dressing up and re-enacting was also on fourth-grader Jordan Reeves’ mind.

  • Meeting place needed in IL

    To conduct business in the Panhandle, some local officials have had to play a game of musical meeting sites. But that changed recently when Merrifield Partners, the developer of 521 Commerce Center on U.S. 521, donated a 1,300-square-foot space in its Pinckney Building.

    Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the local office of the S.C. Employment Security Commission will use the space.

    "Often times, all of us have had a need for office space, a place to meet” in Indian Land, said LCEDC President Keith Tunnell.