Today's News

  • Citadel signs IL's Seigler

    INDIAN LAND A high school media center is supposed to be one of the quietest places on campus during the school day, but for a brief, special moment that changed Friday afternoon at Indian Land High School.

    Just after ILHS senior offensive lineman Sam Seigler signed to play football at The Citadel, an admiring group of students and teachers applauded the moment.

  • Breaking News Winter storm forecast forces officials to cancel games

    The forecast for a winter storm forced Lancaster County School District officials to cancel two high school basketball games scheduled for Friday night.

    The Lancaster-Spring Valley Region IV-AAAA game scheduled for the Lancaster High School gym was postponed late Friday morning when Spring Valley High School officials contacted LHS and said they would be unable to travel after Richland County School officials canceled all after-school activities.

  • $2,500 reward offered for information in Cole's murder

    The Lancaster man who was one of the last people to see Deborah Cole alive still has $2,500 in reward money to offer for information about her death.

    The Lancaster News ran an article last week about the July 9, 2000, death of Cole. The case, which hasn’t been solved, was featured in the newspaper’s ongoing series focusing on cold cases.

    Franklin James said he was Cole’s boyfriend at the time of her death. He said he dropped Cole off at a friend’s house in the Midway area shortly after midnight on July 9 and never saw her again.

  • Choose faith over fear, says speaker

    Dawn Smith Jordan offered the crowd at the ninth annual Matt Blackwell Foundation scholarship dinner a choice – to embrace faith or fear.

    “What are you going to choose? To have faith or fall apart?” Jordan asked the crowd of more than 200 people at Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room on Tuesday. “Know that some good will come out of bad times.”

  • Breaking News Police apprehend, charge man in Jan. 16 murder

    A suspect wanted for a Jan. 16 murder at a Lancaster night club was arrested Friday afternoon.

    The Lancaster Police Department arrested Demarcus Lewis Davis, 20, about 3:45 p.m., Capt. Harlean Howard said. Davis was found hiding in a closet at 703 Pardue St.

    Davis has been charged with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and two counts of possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Heath Springs to give USCL $10,000 for classroom building

    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council will financially support building efforts at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    In an unanimous vote Tuesday night, council opted to contribute $10,000 over five years to the new classroom building in the works for the USCL campus.

    Council began talking about the possibility of contributing to USCL late last year.

    Mayor Ann Taylor said the town is prohibited from supporting private causes, but may contribute to something for the public good.

  • Breaking News Heath Springs, Kershaw without cable TV, high-speed Internet

    A fallen tree in the city of Lancaster has cut off Comporium Communications' high-speed Internet and cable TV services to Kershaw, Heath Springs and the southeastern part of Lancaster County.

    The tree fell behind the Lancaster County School District office on Catawba Street and landed on a power line, said Greg Austin, senior vice president of sales and business services for Comporium.

    The power line burned through Comporium fiber optics nearby and shut down the high speed Internet and cable services, Austin said.

  • Be Mine!

    Reshi Clyburn isn’t alone.

    When she selected a Valentine’s Day card for her husband, Mont, and daughters, India, 7, and Regan, 3, at Annette’s Hallmark on Friday, those little love notes number among the 190 million cards that will be exchanged in the United States today.

    But if you count the number of cards exchanged in classrooms this year, that number tops 1 billion, according to the Greeting Card Association.

    But how did cards become such a part of Valentine’s Day?

  • County Council OKs Brookchase study at meeting

    County Council unanimously approved an engineering study recently that could help with improvements in an Indian Land neighborhood.

    At its Feb. 1 meeting, council granted a request from the Brookchase Homeowners Association to use the neighborhood’s bond money for an engineering study.

    The study would examine what work needs to done on deteriorating infrastructure in the neighborhood, located off U.S. 521 not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light. This includes an overhaul of the neighborhood’s roadways and storm drains.

  • Work on new PVFD station to begin soon

    INDIAN LAND – The construction project for the Pleasant Valley Fire Department’s new fire station now has a contractor.

    Fire Chief Greg Nicholson announced the project’s contractor at Lancaster County Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. Nicholson told council the department opened the project’s bid process Dec. 15 and received bids from 13 contractors.

    Indian Land-based Farley Associates Inc. submitted the winning bid of $2,141,673.

    Nicholson said the bid, which breaks down to $143.63 per square foot, is a good price for the project.