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Today's News

  • ILES celebrates Earth Day

    INDIAN LAND – The EcoWarriors of Indian Land Elementary School held their third annual Earth Day celebration on April 22 to encourage students and residents to do what they can to help the planet.

    Fifteen kindergarten through fifth-grade students are in the club, which sponsors the school's recycling efforts.

    The group reported that it has collected 3,570 bottles and 867 cans this school year, in addition to 1,690 pounds of paper.

  • Kershaw woman vies for state NAACP Woman of the Year

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw NAACP Woman of the Year is Dianne McGriff, and she thinks she's got what it will takes to win on the state level and, in turn, be competitive nationally.

    McGriff, who recently won the title from the Kershaw NAACP, is now charged with raising as much money as she can in four weeks to try to win the NAACP's S.C. State Conference Woman of the Year. She will vie for that honor with other title holders from local branches across the state.

  • Soccer teams open playoffs

    County soccer teams launch their state title hopes this week as postseason play opens in all classes.The girls begin playoff action Monday, with the boys’ teams slated to open play Tuesday.Andrew Jackson and Indian Land will have girls’ teams involved in the Class AA playoffs.The IL girls host Greenville Tech in the opening round Monday at 6 p.m.

  • Homeless shelter group gets greenlight from city

    The group working to organize a homeless shelter network here has been given the greenlight to use a building on Arch Street as a day center.

    The Lancaster Board of Zoning Appeals on April 21 unanimously approved a special exception request to allow a day facility at the building, a former day-care center, at 304 E. Arch St.

  • CMP hosts One Lap of America

    Carolina Motorsports Park will host One Lap of America on Wednesday.One Lap of America is a racing series similar to the Cannonball Run format.Drivers go from race track to race track with the goal of being the fastest at the track on that day.The series features 7-8 tracks, according to Jochen Tartak of CMP.The competition is open to the public and will be held between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • Council looking at a 60/40 split with school district

    County Council is considering collecting fees from developers that could go to the Lancaster County School District.

    Council has started talking about splitting fees it collects through development agreements for residential developers 60/40 with the school district. If the county collects $10,000 per home, $4,000 of that would go to the school district, for example.

  • Discovery school requires commitment

    In Wynette Burchfield’s letter, “Election is not a popularity contest,” in the April 27 edition of The Lancaster News, some statements were made that might give people the wrong impression of Discovery School.

  • ‘Prostitution free zones’ not way to combat problem

    OK, we admit it – we don’t quite get it. Lancaster County Council’s consideration of an ordinance that would declare three areas just outside the city of Lancaster as “prostitution-free zones” just doesn’t quite make sense to us.

    Prostitution-free zone? Who came up with phrase and concept? It’s something we’ve never heard of and, frankly, wouldn’t have thought Lancaster County needed.

  • Couple swim to safety after plane crashes into Catawba

    A local couple suffered no injuries Friday afternoon when their small airplane crash landed in the Catawba River at S.C. 9.

    Fort Lawn resident John Sedberry and his wife, Bobbie, had taken off from the Lancaster County Airport in a one-engine Glasair airplane. They were flying to Port St. Lucie, Fla.

    Millard Lipsey and two of his friends were fishing in a boat on the river when they saw the plane fly over the river and gradually start to descend.

    “We thought it was going to land, but it kept bouncing until it started sinking,” he said.

  • Poking fun of front porch nappers can haunt you later in life

    Growing up, I could never refrain from making glib comments about the things I saw.

    Several years ago, I made what I perceived to be, some cute remarks about Uncle Walter’s frequent snoring bouts in his front porch rocking chair.

    He would sit there with his eyes shut tight, drooping head and wide-open mouth sleeping away.

    More than once, I secretly wished that a housefly would glide in his open cavity with the precision of the B-17 Flying Fortresses from the movie reels that made it back to England after a successful bombing mission over Germany.