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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Bullet just misses officer

    A gunshot that almost hit an officer during an event Friday night at the American Legion building was among more than 10 shots that were fired within the city that night.

    A party at the American Legion on South Main Street was shut down about midnight after someone fired a shot inside the building, according to Lancaster police.

    The bullet hit a chair about a foot from where a Lancaster police officer was standing.

    That officer and another on-duty Lancaster police officer were patrolling the building because of the large crowd.

  • Mostly Democrats, incumbents file in first days of two-week period

    Thirteen residents, mostly Democrats, have filed for state and county offices as of Tuesday afternoon.

    Filing for Republican and Democrat, state and local offices began at noon Sunday.

    Democrats who filed are:

    - Sheriff, Barry Faile

    - Coroner, incumbent Mike Morris

    - Auditor, incumbent Cheryl Morgan

    - Treasurer, incumbent Dick Rowell

    - Clerk of Court, incumbent Jeff Hammond

    - County Council District 3, Dennis “Cotton” Cole

    - County Council District 5, incumbent Rudy Carter

  • Will County Council run DNA tests on dangerous dogs?

    I read the guest editorial "Dog breed regulations won't work" in the March 14 edition of The Lancaster News and it raised several questions.

    Is Lancaster County Council considering mandatory DNA tests of all dogs to prove they are or are not a dangerous breed?

    How else will they know for certain what a mixed dog has as ancestors or parents?

    How does designating a dog breed as a dangerous breed affect the owners liability especially regarding the homeowners insurance?

  • Great Falls residents can meet candidates at forum

    GREAT FALLS – A public political forum is planned for candidates vying in the Great Falls Town Council election.

    The forum will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. April 3 at the Great Falls High School Little Theater.

    The forum will be sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association, the Great Falls High School Student Council, the Great Falls Reporter and The News & Reporter.

    Candidates will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and make personal comments prior to a short round of questions from a moderator.

  • Mulvaney doesn't know our schools

    I recently noticed an obvious and hopefully, an innocent misprint in the March 9 edition of The Neighbors of York and Lancaster County in The Charlotte Observer.

    The story was the coverage of S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford's support of Mick Mulvaney, a Republican candidate for the S.C. Senate 16 District.

    The Lancaster News had already covered the story with the correct information. Along with the story was similar photo that was published in The Lancaster News. It was a photo of Sanford, Mulvaney and Mulvaney's wife.

  • Nuclear company headed to Panhandle

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

  • St Patrick's Purgatory a sanctuary of peace, reflection

    If you mention St. Patrick to Father John O’Holahan, his reply won’t center on wearing green, eating traditional Irish dishes or holiday parades.

    It will center on not wearing shoes, fasting on black tea and dry bread and three days of prayer and penance as he recalls the pilgrimage he made several years ago to the island lake St. Patrick’s Purgatory in Ireland.

    O’Holahan, who pastors St. Catherine Catholic Church in Lancaster, wrote an account of the time he visited the island that many consider the loneliest place in Ireland.