Today's News

  • Call center training is an asset to Lancaster County

    Jobs. Jobs. Jobs. That’s the hot topic of discussion. Over the past 10 years, we have lost close to 10,000 jobs with the closing of Springs Industries. This has caused great hardship on the local citizens as they scramble to find a replacement for their lost income.

    The Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Council, the city of Lancaster and all of the employment agencies have been working overtime to attract new industries to our county. This is not an easy task, but we continue to go after all those that show an interest in moving here.

  • 2010 Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital is Sunday

    Angela Gwinn did not choose music as a career. Music chose her, and, she’s glad it did. 

    “When God gives you a gift, you have to do with it what you can,” said the Cedar Falls, Iowa, native who now lives in Fort Mill.

    The talented opera soprano is one of nine musicians who will perform here Sunday in the annual Helen Robinson Memorial Music Recital at First United Methodist Church.

    While Gwinn has performed on stages from New York to New Zealand, she is right at home standing on a church pulpit.

  • Candidate filing under way

    Candidate filing with the county’s political parties began Tuesday for those who intend to seek office  in several races this year.

    Republican or Democratic candidates who wish to run are required to file with their parties by noon March 30.

    Offices that are up for election this year include County Council Districts 2, 4, and 6, probate judge and state House seats for District 44 and District 45.

  • Red Ventures to hold job fair Tuesday at its new IL facility

    INDIAN LAND – Online marketing and sales company Red Ventures is hosting a job fair and plans to fill 80 positions by the end of March.  

    The company has experienced rapid growth during the last year and is looking for qualified sales agents to work across its many businesses.

    A job fair is slated for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Red Ventures corporate headquarters at 1091 521 Corporate Center Drive, Indian Land.

  • City responds to paper's FOI request

    The city of Lancaster has complied with The Lancaster News’ Freedom of Information Act request for complaints filed against a Lancaster Police Department officer.

    Pat Parsons, 50, was fired as a police officer on March 2 after Angela Thompson and her son, La’Darius Truesdale, 18, filed complaints with the police department that Parsons harassed Truesdale at Twin’s Grocery on Jan. 31 about a stolen scooter case he was investigating, called Truesdale names and made threats to Truesdale and his family.

  • Census questionnaires to arrive at households next week

    Fill it out, mail it back. It’s easy, safe and important to the state.  

    The 2010 Census questionnaire will arrive at households throughout South Carolina from March 15 through 17.  

    U.S. Census Bureau officials ask you to watch for the 10-question form, fill it out and mail it back immediately in the provided, postage-paid envelope. This is the easiest way to participate in the census that takes place every decade, as required by the U.S. Constitution.  

  • North Elementary to host Spring Fling

    The Spring Fling festival at North Elementary School will have a cowboy theme of sorts.

    The 12th annual fundraiser is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school grounds. The public is invited to attend.

    This year’s festival will feature lassoing, a mechanical bull and wagon rides. Cowboy hats and bandannas will be on sale as well, said Amanda Steele, chairwoman for the Spring Fling committee.

  • DeMint challenger visits IL

    INDIAN LAND – Speaking to a small crowd at a Sun City Carolina Lakes home on Thursday morning, Vic Rawl hoped to build the foundations of his campaign for U.S. Senate.

    Rawl, 64, announced this week his intention to run as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Jim DeMint.

    Rawl is a former state House representative and circuit court judge and current member of the Charleston County Council.

    Rawl met with residents at a coffee reception at the home of Bob John, president of the Sun City Democratic Club.

  • Don't go watering with two friends

    Old sayings often end up being right on the mark.

    One of them which I know to be true is, “Two’s company and three’s a crowd.”

    When two friends get together, they can sort out whether to attempt some undertaking or decide on a different approach.

    Three people get into a bind because, two agree and the third one just follows along until a falling out occurs.

    When I reached the age of a responsible teenager, one of my jobs was seeing to a herd of Black Angus cattle on our farm just below Bell Town.

  • Bowater lays off 30 workers

    AbitibiBowater has laid off 30 employees at its Catawba plant.

    The announcement came Wednesday and the reduction was effective immediately, said Barry Baker, human resources manager for the mill, located just across the Lancaster County line off S.C. 5.

    Baker said the move is part of the company’s reorganization effort to operate more efficiently and at lower costs. The company has been in Chapter 11 bankruptcy since April 2009, he said.