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Today's News

  • Officers on look out for drunk drivers

    Local law enforcement agencies will be on the hunt for drunk drivers through the New Year's holiday.

    The S.C. Highway Patrol kicked off its Sober or Slammer campaign last weekend, said Lance Cpl. Ron Johnson. The goal of the campaign is to get drunk drivers off the roads.

    Johnson said more than 50 percent of traffic deaths on South Carolina highways are alcohol-related. The state has one of the top rates for alcohol-related traffic deaths in the nation.

  • Last of Springs manufacturing workers seek benefits

    It was the Wednesday before Christmas and the last of Springs Global manufacturing workers in South Carolina were signing up for unemployment benefits.

    The 11 employees seemed upbeat and ready to start a new chapter in their lives at the S.C. Employment Commission transition center, located at the nearly vacated Springs Grace Complex, which once employed 2,500.

  • Firemen hope holiday fireworks won't fuel brush fires

    For some, festive holidays and family fun go hand in hand with fireworks. But when the 2007 drought is figured in, local firefighters hope that enjoying fireworks this year won't have brush fires burning out of hand.

    According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, many reporting stations in the parched Carolinas are experiencing their driest year on record, which dates back to the 1880s. Right now, the Piedmont has experienced an almost 17-inch precipitation deficit for the year.

  • Christmas Basket tally tops $7,000

    The Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has raised more than $7,000 since the campaign began Nov. 19.

    The drive, sponsored by the local American Red Cross, provides $25 food vouchers to families in need of support. Recipients can use the vouchers at local grocery stores.

    Christian Services, the Lancaster County Department of Social Services and the Lancaster County Council on Aging identify the families in need.

  • Warriors honor fall stars

    INDIAN LAND- Indian Land High fall sports stars were honored for their season of brilliant play Wednesday night.

    The Warriors' fall sports stars took center stage at the annual awards night.

    IL athletes in football, volleyball, cross country and girls' tennis were honored in the Warriors' gym.

    Football standouts Chad Carlton and Keyadd Miller reaped top honors for the 1-9 team.

    Carlton, a versatile performer, was named the Offensive MVP, while Miller earned the Defensive MVP.

    Carlton, a sophomore, garnered All-Conference III-A honors.

  • Woman, 87, in serious condition after running car into house

    An 87-year-old Lancaster woman was involved in an unusual one-vehicle wreck Wednesday morning after she placed mail in the outside post office drop box.

    Virginia Flowers was leaving the Lancaster Post Office about 9:30 a.m. in her 1991 Chevrolet Corsica. She crossed Leroy Street to First Palmetto Savings Bank.

    She drove through the bank's parking lot, over the wall separating the sidewalk and landed in the middle of Main Street. She then drove into a house across the street, according to Anthony James, who witnessed the accident.

  • Heath Springs counil acted on bad info?

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man appealed to Town Council on Tuesday night to cast another vote for his rezoning request.

    Last month, the Heath Springs council denied Howard Martin Jr.'s request for a zoning change from R-15 classification to R-30. The zoning change would allow him to place a mobile home on the part of his property that lies within the town. Part of his property is outside the town.

  • LHS girls win to gain region split

    The Lancaster Lady Bruins used a pivotal fourth-period run to down York 50-43 in Region III-AAAA play.

    The LHS girls' win gave the Bruins a split of the league twin bill.

    York rallied in the second half for the 53-51 win in the boys' game.

    In the opener, Lancaster, which held the lead for the bulk of the first half, saw York charge to forge a 32-30 advantage in the third period.

    The Lady Cougars were down 25-20 at the break before the Lady Bruins got rolling.

    A 12-5 York run to open the third quarter gave the Lady Cougars a 32-30 edge.

  • Could truce impact the world?

    What if there were no hatred? No ill will? No jealousy? What if there were just reverence? Calmness?

    What if on one night a year everyone paused to reflect on the good?

    It’s happened before. Been documented in history, retold in books and recorded in songs.

    On Dec. 24, 1914, German troops began decorating the area around their trenches of Ypres, Belgium, for Christmas.

    They put candles on trees and sang Christmas carols. One of those was Stille Nacht (Silent Night.) British troops in trenches across from them responded by singing English carols.

  • Sellers' clutch FTs lift Vols

    INDIAN LAND – Andrew Jackson’s Justin Sellers hit four points, but all were huge in the Volunteers’ exciting 55-54 win over county rival Indian Land on Tuesday night.Sellers dropped in a free throw with no time on the clock to lift AJ to the thrilling one-point win.The Vols, down 36-29 after three periods, rallied to close the gap to three – 54-51 in the closing seconds.Sellers was fouled on a three-point shot to tie the game and went to the line and hit all three to knot the game at 54.“Justin was clutch for us,