Today's News

  • Group organizes to oppose landfill

    More than 120 county residents gathered at the Rich Hill Volunteer Fire Department on Friday night to organize opposition to a proposed solid waste landfill in the Flat Creek area.
    Billed as the first meeting of the Lancaster County Action Council, residents gathered to oppose the idea of changing the use of the Mineral Mining Landfill off S.C. 903 from a construction and demolition landfill to a solid waste landfill.

  • Woman, 75, hides from two intruders

    A  75-year-old woman hid from intruders after two people forced their way into her Lancaster home Thursday.
    Police officers responded to the woman’s South Hughes Street home early last Thursday morning when a prowler was reported at the house. When they arrived, they spoke with the woman’s grandson who told them someone had been inside the house and he was worried because his grandmother was missing.
    The officers searched the house and found the woman locked inside her bathroom, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.  

  • Names sought for veterans monument

    HEATH SPRINGS – A project to permanently honor past military servicemen and woman is coming along well, organizers say.
    David Williams of the Heath Springs Veterans Association gave Heath Springs Town Council an update Tuesday on plans for a veterans monument at the corner where the old water tower stood, facing North Main Street.
    The veterans association formed a special committee about 18 months ago to began planning for the granite monument, which will feature names of late Lancaster County residents who served in any branch of the military.

  • State recognizes county for its recruiting efforts

    As new businesses continue to knock on Lancaster County’s doors, the S.C. Department of Commerce has recognized the county for its recruiting efforts.
    In a recent article published by South Carolina Commerce Magazine,  Lancaster County was acknowledged in two separate top business rankings. The magazine looks at the state’s business environment and is sponsored by the SCDOC.

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  • Fort Lawn seniors will continue to meet, eat

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service
    FORT LAWN – When the decision was made last week to close the Fort Lawn Senior Center, the town’s mayor and Chester County leaders immediately sprang into action to seek alternatives to keep the center in operation.
    On Tuesday,  York County Council on Aging Director Wendy Duda informed  Chester County Council members that due to budget shortfalls and attendance numbers, the Fort Lawn Senior Center will close.

  • Kershaw employees to get new insurance coverage

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is in the market for a new heath care provider.
    Town Administrator Tony Starnes told council members Thursday that the town’s current provider, S.C. Local Government Assurance Group (LGAG), is dissolving in June.
    LGAG is run by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
    Kershaw has participated in LGAG for several years. But that group’s dwindling membership has lead to its end, Starnes said.

  • Council to vote on IL ordinances

    County Council will consider second reading on two Indian Land-related ordinances when its meets Tuesday night.
    After an overwhelming majority of residents voted last week to approve a proposed fire protection district in Indian Land, council will move forward with the process and hear second reading of the ordinance on Tuesday.

  • Council develops first strategic plan

    It began with a wall covered in sticky notes and scraps of paper, but ended with a rough draft for the county’s first-ever strategic plan.
    Armed with lists of ideas on how to improve the quality of life for county residents, several members of County Council, as well as other county staff members, met in Columbia  from Jan. 14 through Jan. 16 to hammer out ideas at a strategic planning session. Held at the University of South Carolina’s Institute for Governmental Services, the session allowed council to identify and prioritize the needs of the county.

  • Warriors roll, stay unbeaten in region



    Indian Land stayed unbeaten in early season Region IV-AA play, posting an 82-66 home win over fifth-rated Lee Central on Friday night.