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Today's News

  • Couple dies in 12th Street fire early Sunday

    The Lancaster County Coroner's Office has released the names of a couple killed in a house fire early Sunday morning.

    Nakim Omarsabrii, 35, and his wife, Jacqueline S. Omarsabrii, 39, died of carbon monoxide poisoning, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Shannon Evans on Monday.

  • Overturned truck backs up traffic
  • Heritage tract preserves river shore
  • Mayer has strong feelings about new Warriors weights

    Indian Land High School athletic director Mike Mayer ranks the schools new weight facility with the states best.

    The Warriors weight room, located in the gym area of the new high school, is complete with new weights.

    A total of $29,495 was raised to purchase the new equipment which is featured in the weight room.

    Our goal was $30,000 and all this money to pay for the equipment was raised from private donations, said Mayer, who made the first donation of $1,000 a year ago. We raised that $29,000 in about nine months. It was all paid for by the first day of school.

  • Ball players, reporter help students with assignment

    Students across the school district met at Covenant Baptist Church on Feb. 8 for the 12th annual READ-In.

    Forty middle school students from area schools were divided into different groups to discuss the book, "Last Shot: A Final Four Mystery" by John Feinstein.

    A.R. Rucker sixth-grader JeNae Jones enjoyed the book.

    "I like the book because it's about sports... Basketball is a great sport and it's competitive," Jones said.

    Just like the characters in the book, students received pointers about being a reporter.

  • Chamber, LCEDC get IL office

    INDIAN LAND - Business leaders, chamber of commerce members and employment officials now have a place to meet in the Panhandle.

    Merrifield Partners, the developer of 521 Commerce Center on U.S. 521, donated a 1,300-square-foot space in the Pinckney Building for use by Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce and the local office of the S.C. Employment Security Commission.

    The three entities will share the cost of a monthly $565 maintenance fee, said LCEDC President Keith Tunnell.

  • Valentine's Day inspires couple to marry at probate judge's office

    Jacqueline Montgomery and Robert Barber decided to express their love in a major way on Valentine's Day - they got married.

    After Barber proposed to the Lancaster native last year, he told her that she could pick the wedding date. After initially planning to wed in the fall, she thought that Valentine's Day would be the most appropriate day.

    "Today is a special day for us," she said while glazing into Barber's eyes. "It's the perfect day for us to unite."

  • IL United soccer team showing some progress its indoor soccer league

    The Indian Land United indoor soccer team took an early exit from the playoffs, but coach Tony Sweatt said the season was a success.

    The IL United, in its second season playing in the Charlotte area league, fashioned a 5-2-1 record.

    The United went 5-1-1 in regular-season play, but lost to Ardrell Kell 4-0 in the playoffs on Saturday night (Feb. 9) at the Sports Connection in Charlotte. The team finished fourth in a 12-team league heading into postseason play.

    The 2006 Indian Land United posted only one win.

  • Church baptizes woman at 104

    Recently members and guests of Flint Ridge Baptist Church witnessed something that no one ever has before.

    Florence Alexander was among four others who were baptized on Feb. 10.

    What makes Alexander so unique?

    She's 104 years old.

    Pastor Kelvin Hinson of Flint Ridge introduced his brother, Pastor Stacey Hinson of Higher Ground Christian Church, who would be baptizing Alexander.

    Their church "adopted" Alexander after several members visited her before Christmas to see if she had any needs.

  • Harriet Tubman's relative talks to students here

    Students at Discovery School recently got the chance to hear the story of Harriet Tubman from a unique perspective.

    Rashelle Glover, a 13-year-old descendant of Tubman, spoke to students Friday morning, sharing family stories and items she's collected.

    Glover, 13, is Tubman's great-great-great-great grand niece on her father's side. She lives in Auburn, N.Y., where Tubman settled and is buried.