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Today's News

  • Funderburk to lead Buford

    Eric Funderburk is headed for home.Funderburk, a former Buford High School three-sport standout, is returning to the Jackets as the BHS head baseball coach.Funderburk, 36, comes to Buford after serving the last 10 years with the Lancaster High School baseball program.“We’re extremely excited about Eric coming to lead our baseball program,” Buford High School principal Jonathan Phipps said. “He’s coming home and we couldn’t be happier for him.

  • Board names principal for IL Elementary, new HR director

    Lancaster County school board named Beth Blum the new principal at Indian Land Elementary School on Tuesday.

    Blum, who is now principal at North Hartsville Elementary School, is bringing nine years of administration experience to the post. She has been in education for 20 years.

    "I feel like I've got the experience and the love of the children," Blum said. "I think those are the things needed to be an effective administrator."

  • Catawba-Wateree Drought group says Stage 3 drought continues

    Residents and businesses are being reminded by the Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group to continue restricting water use.

    Outdoor water uses, such as lawn irrigation and car washing, are still limited to no more than one day per week.

    The advisory group noted that drought conditions have not improved substantially over the last 30 days, and the Catawba-Wateree Basin remains in a Stage 3 drought.

  • Could volunteers staff new library in Indian Land?

    Maybe Lancaster County Council could save money by staffing the Del Webb Library at Indian Land with more volunteers rather than paid staff.

    Or maybe not.

    During a County Council budget discussion Thursday, Councilman Jack Estridge made the suggestion about volunteers.

    He said officials from Del Webb, the developer of Sun City Carolina Lakes, touted the volunteerism of the residents who move into Sun City communities.

  • State seeks input on what barriers to justice area residents face

    If you've had a problem, or even success, in the civil legal process, the S.C. Access to Justice Commission wants to hear your story on Thursday.

    The state commission will hold an information session to find out what access-to-justice issues there are locally from 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday at the Laancaster County Courthouse.

    "It's the public's chance to be heard," said Robin Wheeler, an attorney and sole administrator of the commission. "We want to know what's out there and what types of barriers people have experienced in the legal process."

  • Should schools close for holiday?

    While state, federal and most local offices in the county will be closed Monday for Memorial Day, classes will be in session in the Lancaster County School District.

    And at least one parent doesn't like that fact.

    Mary Hunt of Indian Land appeared before the school board Tuesday to let school officials know that she doesn't think classes should be held on Memorial Day.

  • Post 31 faces Fort Mill in League V opener

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team will seek to get back on track when they open their League V American League baseball schedule Monday night at home.Lancaster Post 31, in its League V opener at 7 p.m., takes on Fort Mill Post 43. Fort Mill is seeking to rebound from a 6-14 mark of last season.The Fort Mill Post 43 Legion baseball roster includes several Indian Land High School area players.Lancaster, 2-2, dropped an 11-1 home loss to Sumter on Thursday night.

  • Funding for agencies in question

    Rebecca Lyon cried as she addressed County Council on Thursday night.

    Council is considering not funding agencies, such as the Learning Institute for Tomorrow (LIFT) and Southside Adult Family Literacy, in this year's budget, even though it has funded them in the past.

    Lyon, a LIFT student, gave an emotional plea to council members, asking them to keep LIFT's funding in the budget. LIFT assists adults and older teens who have had mental illness or substance abuse problems to obtain GEDs (general equivalency diplomas), life skills and coping skills to succeed.

  • Clyburn pleased with Vols' progress

    KERSHAW – New Andrew Jackson High School head football coach Louis Clyburn said the Volunteers’ football program is “progressing nicely.”

  • Heath Springs annual budget boosted by federal, state grants

    HEATH SPRINGS – While it appears that much of the proposed 2008-09 Heath Springs town budget is larger than usual, it's really just a reflection of the town's good fortune.

    An $872,000 federal grant received last year for water system upgrades is included in the proposed budget. In fact, all grants received in the future are to be reflected as revenue in the town's budgets, Mayor Ann Taylor said.