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Today's News

  • 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.

  • Video Exclusive! Edwards says he won't ignore rural Americans

    John Edwards told a Lancaster audience Wednesday that if he's elected president, he won't forget where he came from.

    The Seneca native said rural America will be a true concern for him if he's elected.

    "You have been ignored for too long," he told a packed crowd at Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. "I will not ignore you as president."

  • Where Lancaster County residents vote in the presidential primary

    Some polling places consolidated

    You may be one of the Lancaster County residents who won't vote in your usual polling place for the Democratic presidential primary. The county combined several precincts because it did not get enough money from the state to open all precincts for the presidential primaries.

    The polling places that have been combined and where you'll vote are:

    - Antioch and Hyde Park - Hyde Park Baptist Church, 1898 Flat Creek Road

    - Belair and Belair II - Indian Land Recreation Center, 8286 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land

  • State 4-H seeks alumni names for 100th anniversary

    CLEMSON – Millions of young people in the Palmetto State have been involved in 4-H since the first corn club was founded in 1908.

    Its alumni can spend hours talking about the history of 4-H clubs and their memories.

    Since 4-H is celebrating 100 years in 2008, the South Carolina 4-H Teen Council is issuing a challenge to all Clemson Extension offices in the state to collect as many alumni names as possible.

    Anyone who has ever been a member of 4-H is asked to contact their local Clemson Extension office to get their names on record.

  • Man shot in French Street parking lot

    "Call 911. I'm dying."

    Those are the words a man shouted across a parking lot on French Street on Wednesday afternoon.

    A Masonic lodge, the Lancaster County Clemson Extension office, the Lancaster County Economic Development office, Discovery School and houses surround the parking lot.

    A witness, who asked not to be named, said she thought she heard a car backfire.

    "Then it went boom, boom, boom, boom, boom and I said, 'That's not a car,' " the woman said.