Today's News

  • Church to host Kids/Family Day

    You may compare this event to a carnival. The main difference, though, is that none of the activities will cost you anything. 

    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church will host its second annual Kids/Family Day this Saturday. The event, beginning at 11 a.m., will be held at the church, located at 1697 N. Rocky River Road in the Buford community. 

    There will be several games and activities for children, including inflatables, a petting zoo and face painting. Horseback riding will also be available.

  • Register now for Hi Kee summer literacy program

    From release

    Registration is open for the Hi Kee summer enrichment program, sponsored by Steele Hill Community Partners Inc. 

    Hi Kee is a six-week literacy-based program for students who will be in grades kindergarten through eighth grade in the fall. 

    "Research indicates that students who are not actively engaged in some type of educational program during the summer lose some of what they learned during the school year," said Hi Kee program director Fred Witherspoon.

  • Warriors outshine Emerald in 2 OTs



    Indian Land High School soccer coach Adam Cole stressed to the Warriors that a “complete game” was needed in IL’s Class AA Upper State third-round match with Emerald on Saturday at the Reservation.

  • Truesdale hurdles state champ



    Indian Land High School junior sprinter Rondreas Truesdale realized a season-long goal with a golden moment Saturday at the Class AA state track meet at Spring Valley High School in Pontiac.

  • Volunteers honor sports standouts



    Andrew Jackson High School honored its top sports performers for the Vols’ 2010-11 athletic year Monday in the AJ cafeteria. The event was hosted by the Andrew Jackson Volunteer Booster Club.

  • P-31 Legion Baseball

    Lancaster American Legion Post 31 baseball will host its opening day Friday with its traditional juniors vs. seniors game.

    The game will be held at Eggleton Field starting at 7 p.m.

  • Everything is coming up ‘Red Roses’

    Despite some wet weather, locals and tourists alike still came out in strong numbers for the second annual Red Rose Festival, held Friday and Saturday in downtown Lancaster. 

    This year’s festival featured a healthy mixture of performers and vendors – giving onlookers a chance to experience live music, try new foods and buy original arts and crafts. 

    There was a chance for rain the entire weekend. Organizer Caroline Hasty said she expected rain Friday evening. 

  • Brandon McClain’s driving force for success is vow made to his grandmother

    Indian Land High School senior Brandon McClain came close to dropping out this year.

    The way McClain tells it, the decision crept into his mind sometime during spring break as he lounged around the friend’s house where he was staying with nothing to do, and feeling just fine about it.

    McClain’s logic, he said, was that he was 18, independent, and nobody could stop him if he did. Why not? Quit school and be done with it.

  • Animal control officers can now be armed

    County animal control officers now have better protection against dangerous animals.

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved a resolution May 9 allowing animal control officers to be armed with long guns. The resolution adopts an animal control firearms usage policy detailing when, where and how a firearm can be used against a dangerous animal. 

    The policy says euthanizing an animal is authorized as a last resort or under several circumstances, including if an animal control officer or resident is being attacked. 

  • Warriors Upstate match reset

    Heavy rain and lightning in the Gilbert area forced GHS officials to cancel the Indian Land vs. Gilbert Class AA Upper State

    soccer match on Tuesday.

    The match was reset for today with a 6 p.m. kickoff.

    Indian Land, seeded No. 2 in the AA Upstate, advanced to the AA Upstate title match with a 3-1 comeback win over Emerald High of Greenwood on Saturday. Gilbert, seeded No. 1 in the Class AA Upstate poll, advanced with a 4-2 win over Batesburg-Leesville.