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Today's News

  • Heath Springs votes to split hospitality tax with county

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council voted 4-0 Tuesday night to partner with Lancaster County to equally split the hospitality tax generated in Heath Springs.
    Mayor Ann Taylor was not at the meeting.
    Beginning Jan. 1, the hospitality tax will be applied to prepared food, beverage and alcohol sales in bars, restaurants, convenience stores with grills and other establishments in the Heath Springs corporate town limits.

  • $37K in jewels missing from pants pocket in woman’s closet

    A Lancaster woman reported the theft of nearly $37,000 worth of jewelry from her home sometime between Thanksgiving and Dec. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
    The 74-year-old Standing Timber Lane resident told the reporting deputy she had what was described as “very pricey jewelry” that she wore on occasion and otherwise kept hidden in the pocket of a pair of pants in her master bedroom closet.

  • Jockeying for Mulvaney seat begins

    With Donald Trump’s nomination of Mick Mulvaney to be  White House budget director, speculation has begun over who might run for the U.S. House District 5 seat.
    Senate Democrats have said they intend to grill Trump’s nominees, but confirmation isn’t expected to be a problem for the Indian Land Republican, a budget hawk elected to his fourth House term last month.

  • The scoop on Santa

    The Santa experts have finally spoken.
    They’ve given the inside scoop on what a Christmas Eve sleigh ride around the world really entails.
    They know exactly how many presents are loaded onto Santa’s sleigh before he takes off. His favorite cookie to eat and what he does after making his Christmas Eve rounds.
    These experts can be found in the classrooms of North and Brooklyn Springs elementary schools.

  • Column: 2014 reform failed to shift control from lawmakers

    In early 2014, Gov. Nikki Haley signed into law a bill that was supposed to reform state government. It created the Department of Administration and moved the Budget and Control Board’s functions under the governor’s control.
    The bill was widely hailed as historic, and the governor signed it with much fanfare. Yet nearly three years later, somehow it has been almost completely forgotten.
    Why? Perhaps because the bill changed so little.

  • Column: A child needs you: Volunteer for Guardian ad Litem work

    The holidays are upon us. Do you have a “wish list?” If so, what’s on your list? New clothes? Jewelry? Maybe the latest smartphone?
    What if your wish was not for material things? What if your wish was to be able to have a home where you are loved and protected? What if your wish was to see your brothers and sisters and play together again?
    These are the wishes of many S.C. children living in foster care. Fortunately, you can help make their wishes come true by volunteering for the Cass Elias McCarter Guardian ad Litem (GAL) Program.

  • Rucker rolls in sweep of South

    The A.R. Rucker Rams rolled to a pair of basketball wins over Lancaster area middle school rival South at the Lancaster High School gym on Monday night.
    The Rucker Lady Rams ripped the SMS Lady Mustangs in a 34-13 win and the unbeaten Rams downed the Mustangs in a 65-29 victory.
    The Lady Rams, 5-1, rebounded from their first loss, taking the 21-point win over the South girls.
    Rucker led 10-4 after one period, but took control in the second quarter when the Lady Rams outscored the Lady Mustangs, 18-4 to take a 28-8 halftime lead.

  • Warriors fifth in Fort Mill tourney

    The Indian Land Warriors placed fifth in the 10-team Mill Town Duals at Fort Mill High School on Saturday.
    The Warriors, after falling to Class AAAAA schools Lexington and Dorman high schools, rebounded to defeat Broome and Ridge View.
    ILHS fell to Lexington, 48-30 and Dorman, 46-23.
    Dorman is the defending Class AAAA champion. The Cavaliers are ranked second in the Class AAAAA state poll. Lexington is rated sixth in Class AAAAA.

  • Cavs net overtime win in sweep of BHS Jackets

    Lorie Sellers
    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – Cuthbertson swept host Buford in basketball Monday night, but the Cavaliers had to work extra to top the Jackets, 56-54 in overtime to complete the hardwood broom job.
    The Cavs, locked in a 51-all draw at the end of regulation, outscored the Jackets, 5-3 in the OT to take the tight win.
    Chris Grovanz, who led CHS with 20 points, scored 16 in the second half, with four coming in overtime.

  • IL’s Mayer goes to the Shrine Bowl

    SPARTANBURG – The overcast, dank day matched the post-game mood on the South Carolina sideline after North Carolina rallied for a 17-10 win in the 80th Shrine Bowl all-star football game Saturday at Gibbs Stadium on the Wofford College campus in Spartanburg.
    Outgoing Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer, who has resigned at the ILHS head coach and athletics director, said the loss didn’t tarnish a terrific week, just the raw day.