Today's News

  • Still time to sign up for state chili championship

    INDIAN LAND – Plans for the first S.C. Chili Championship are progressing as the cook-off date of Sept. 25 approaches.

    Organized by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the cook-off will be held in conjunction with the fifth annual Indian Land Fall into Fun Festival at Indian Land Middle School.

    The winner of the state championship qualifies for the international championship to be held at Terlingua, Texas, in November.

  • Community remembers Peter Barry

    After more than 37 years of teaching history at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, Dr. Peter Barry became an important part of the college’s history himself.

    Barry, one of the most-senior members of USCL faculty and also member of the Lancaster County school board, died Friday at his home in Lancaster after a sudden illness. He was 69.

    USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano was in shock after hearing the news Friday afternoon.

  • Love helped young beauties pick perfect pageant dresses

    Many people remember seeing Anasue Love walking her beloved dog, Trooper, around town.

    But many women in Lancaster will remember Love, retired owner of The Dianne Shop, for the role she played in the lives of girls competing in beauty pageants.

    Love died Friday morning. She was 86.

    Love was the owner and buyer of The Dianne Shop in Lancaster, having inherited the children’s clothing shop after the death of her mother, Beulah Mae Roddey, in 1992.

  • Junior Bruins, Jackets register rivalry wins

    The Lancaster Junior Bruins roared to a 55-8 win over Andrew Jackson to open the 2010 junior varsity football season.

    Lancaster forged a 28-8 lead at the half and cruised to the win on Thursday.

  • Lancaster swimmers prevail in opener

    The Lancaster High School swim team opened its season with a 168-147 win over South Pointe of Rock Hill at the Lancaster County pool.

    The Bruins host Northwestern on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Lancaster hosts Rock Hill on Sept. 7.

    Following are the results:

    200 freestyle (girls) 2. Jena Aeschbacher, 4. Rochelle Jewett, 5. Beth Tomlin; (boys) 2. Johnathan Catoe, 3. Jonah Faile, 4. Brandon Gossman

    200 IM (girls) 3. Hannah Jacobs; (boys): 1. Chris James, 4. Nathan Spencer

  • Bruins ignite, claw Vols

    A 21-0 points blitz to ignite the second half triggered Lancaster in a 35-16 win over county rival Andrew Jackson on Friday night at Memorial Stadium.

    The Bruins, in the 41st meeting between the two county schools, forged a 14-0 lead a the break before breaking open the issue with three key scores in a 4:22 stretch of the third quarter.

  • Warriors' early surge jolts Jackets

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land struck in lightning-quick fashion to build an early lead on the way to a 28-13 win over county rival Buford at the IL Reservation on Friday night.

    The game marked the opener for both schools.

    Buford, in its Wing-T attack, was controlling time of possession in the opening period, but the favorable BHS start was foiled with a bobbled handoff which landed in the hands of the Warriors’ Jarrell Robinson, who raced untouched for 78 yards for a 6-0 score.

  • Can Lancaster become a college town?

    Dr. John Catalano needs the county’s help to turn Lancaster into a college town.

    Catalano, dean of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, enlisted the help of County Council on Tuesday night to help fund a new classroom building on the college’s campus. With high unemployment and a lack of available jobs in the county, Catalano said the key to improving the Lancaster area’s economic situation begins at USCL.

  • Growth in IL biggest issue for Pleasant Valley

    INDIAN LAND – Greg Nicholson remembers the ominous glow he saw as the fire from an Indian Land printing company lit up the sky for miles.

    It was about 2 a.m. on a freezing-cold night in December 1993 when Nicholson, then assistant chief of Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, headed to the blaze at a plastic bag printing company.

    “I remember seeing that glow when we turned onto Possum Hollow Road off of S.C. 160,” Nicholson said. “I knew we’d need help when I saw it light up that sky.”

  • School board honors top teachers

    Four teachers who received Lancaster County School District’s highest honor for educators were recognized at the Aug. 24 school board meeting.  

    Each year, the district awards four educators with the Celebrate Great Teaching award – one for a beginning teacher, one for an elementary school teacher, one for a middle school teacher and one for a high school teacher.

    The 2010 winners are:

    • Wendy Bartell – literacy coach, Buford Middle School (middle school)