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Today's News

  • Faile will 'get things done' as sheriff

    I'm writing to let the citizens of Lancaster County know that my wife and I know Wilford Faile and his son, Barry Faile. Both men are fine people.

    Barry Faile is an upstanding citizen and member of this community with the knowledge to run our Sheriff's Office.

    He knows the job like the back of his hand and will work hard to the best of his ability.

    He has worked in many divisions while employed with the Sheriff's Office and understands they all have to work as a team to protect the safety and well-being of Lancaster County citizens.

  • Witherspoon’s leaving, but not for good

    Veteran police officer Tim Witherspoon is leaving the Lancaster Police Department, but not some of the duties he’s performed in 25 years of an outstanding career in law enforcement.

    Witherspoon, 45, retired from the Lancaster Police Department earlier this month, but he’s likely to be spotted in his police uniform. Chances are you will find him working at Lancaster High School.

    He is now a resource officer at LHS, the county’s largest high school.

    Having Witherspoon around, no matter what duties he performs, can only be viewed as a plus.

  • Stellar finish keys IL win over Buford

    Indian Land used a strong finish to earn a 46-27 win over county rival Buford in the BHS gym on Wednesday night.The Warriors’ 19-point win gave IL a sweep of the season’s series.A week ago at Indian Land, the Warriors rallied for a 46-30 victory over BHS.With six weight classes to go, IL, 13-6, held a narrow 24-21 edge, but closed with a 22-6 rally to cap the win.“I was proud of our finish,” Indian Land High School coach Mike Kersey said.

  • Sutton earns European Golf Championship tourney bid

    Lancaster area youth golf star Anthony "T" Sutton has received an invitation to play in the European Golf Championship.

    Sutton, a first-grade student at Buford Elementary, earned the invitation following his stellar play at the World Championship and National Championship.

    Sutton placed 13th and 12th in those elite tournaments.

    He shot an 85 (41-44) in the national tournament at Jekyll Island, Ga., and posted a 117 (39-38-40) in the world championship at Pinehurst, N.C.

  • Ending parole makes system accountable

    We should abolish parole for all crimes. This will save lives, save money and add certainty and accountability to our system. We should allow the prison director to award up to 15 percent off as an incentive for good behavior and to provide hope. But everyone must serve at least 85 percent. No more parole hearings, no loopholes, no exceptions.

  • Two Indian Land residents say they will file for County Council seat

    INDIAN LAND – Two Indian Land residents have announced their intentions to run for County Council District 1.

    Longtime Indian Land resident Alan Patterson and Larry McCullough, a newcomer to Sun City Carolina Lakes, told Indian Land Action Council members at their Monday night meeting that they intend to run for the seat. Both intend to run as Republicans.

    Filing for the partisan seats up for election this year will be March 17-31.

    Patterson wants to get off sidelines

  • Democrats get their say in presidential contest

    The race for the Democratic Party nomination for president is a historic one.

    For the first time in history, the two leading candidates are a woman, Hillary Clinton, and a black man, Barack Obama.

    The candidate in third place – in both the delegate race and in most polls in the state and nation – is John Edwards, the former U.S. senator from North Carolina. If Edwards won the nominee and then were elected president, he'd be the first president to claim the Palmetto State as his birthplace since Andrew Jackson. Edwards was born in Seneca.

  • LHS wrestlers split in home matches

    Lancaster split a pair of wrestling matches in a home tri-match Tuesday night.The Bruins blitzed Class AA Central of Pageland, 78-0, but dropped a 43-31 Region III-AAAA loss to Northwestern High of Rock Hill.In the win over Central, LHS had nine forfeits. Pin winners included Justin Smith, Tyrese White, Marquis Perry and Donald Heath.In the Northwestern match, Lancaster bolted to a 21-0 lead, but the Trojans rallied for the 12-point win. Pin victors against the Trojans were Clay Rollings, Casey Truesdale and Joe Craig.

  • Jackets hope to build on win

    The Buford High School boys basketball team was looking for a complete effort and the Jackets delivered Tuesday night.

    BHS knocked off two-time defending Class AA boys state champion Lee Central 51-47 on the Stallions' home floor.

    "We just played together the whole game," BHS assistant coach Neil Couch said. "We had a steady effort. Lee Central made some runs, but we didn't get rattled."

    Couch wasn't surprised.

  • Humane society off to strong start

    Two pit bull puppies were among the attendees of the Indian Land Action Council's meeting Monday night.

    The brindle and blond pups gave out happy kisses and helped drive home the message from the council's guests - members of the newly formed Humane Society of Lancaster County.

    The humane society has gone from "zero to 100 miles an hour in 90 days," said its vice president, B.J. Mishoe, who has been a volunteer at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter for the past several years.