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Today's News

  • 4 planning commission members resign

    The Carolina heelsplitter flexed its muscle again, leading to the resignation of four Lancaster County Planning Commission members on Thursday night.

    Chairman Frankie Faile, who represents District 5, Val Marz of District 1, Tim Hinson of District 7 and Bobby Hegler of District 3 all resigned during the commission's monthly work session.

    "Needless to say, we were a little shocked," said county Planning Director Chris Karres.

  • Eagles solid in sweep of Jackets

    BUFORD - Buford had a tough night on the hardwood as visiting Central High School of Pageland posted a pair of Conference VIII-AA wins over the Jackets on Friday night.

    The Lady Eagles opened the night, taking a 67-35 win and the Eagles capped the sweep with a 61-39 victory.

    In the nightcap, the contest was tight to the third period when the Eagles began to take control on the way to the 22-point win.

    The Eagles, up 21-19 at the break, used a 21-12 third-period run to forge a 40-33 lead.

  • Veteran patrolman to oversee state telecommunications unit

    A veteran Highway Patrolman has been promoted to oversee the state's 175 telecommunications officers.

    Lancaster native Michael Oliver has been promoted from lieutenant to captain to serve as the commander of the Highway Patrol telecommunications unit, which includes the command center in Blythewood and five other centers statewide. The telecommunications centers serve as a vital link between the motoring public and the troopers.

  • Bruins wing Falcons twice

    Lancaster High School basketball teams used stellar second-half play to post a Region III-AAAA sweep of Nation Ford on Friday night. The Lady Bruins picked up their play in the third period to take control on the way to a 45-39 win over the Lady Falcons.

    In the nightcap, the Bruins turned up their defense and downed NFHS 50-37 in a solid league win. The third period proved crucial for each team in its win. The Bruins, 7-5, 2-4, were relentless in their defensive effort on the way to the 13-point win.

  • Firm breaks ground for $13.5M plant

    State, county and city of Lancaster officials stood united in their welcoming of Metso Power Corp. to the county at a groundbreaking ceremony Friday in the Lancaster Business Park.

    Players involved in the $13.5 million investment gathered under a big white tent on the 21.5-acre site for the ceremony. Metso is expected to bring at least 50 new jobs that will pay between $15 and $30 an hour. Keith Corp. of Charlotte is developing the site.

  • Lady Warriors hold off Red Devils

    GREAT FALLS - The Indian Land Lady Warriors might be young, but at this point in the Conference III-A basketball season, they're just as stunning.

    The IL girls improved to 2-0 in conference play, topping Great Falls in a split with the host Red Devils on Friday night.

    The Lady Warriors, who opened the conference season with a 48-46 road win over McBee High School on Tuesday night, downed the Lady Red Devils 48-45.

  • Students' project benefits school

    KERSHAW - Thanks to a service learning project, teachers and students at Andrew Jackson Middle School can enjoy the outdoors while eating lunch or having class.

    About 20 students took on the task last semester of building eight picnic-style tables that now sit on a grassy area behind the school-s gymnasium. In the past, when a teacher wanted to have class outdoors, everyone usually had to sit on the ground.

  • Bowles says there was no way to keep jobs here

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce celebrated the legacy of Springs Industries at its annual meeting Thursday night.

    About 300 people attended the meeting, held at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club. The theme for the evening was Thanks for the Memories.

    The chamber recognized its volunteer and small business of the year, and gave out a citizenship award. Silent and live auctions were also part of the fun.

    Bowles speaks

    But the draw of the evening was likely retired Springs Global's CEO Crandall Close Bowles, the evening's speaker.

  • What you need to know to vote in presidential primaries

    The election season is cranking up.

    Lancaster County voters will have a chance to cast a ballot in either the Republican or Democratic presidential primaries in the state on Jan. 19 and Jan. 26, respectively.

    Saturday voting

    The two presidential primaries are being held on Saturdays.

    Voting for the Republican presidential primary will be from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 19.

    The Democratic primary will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 26.

  • Signs may soon mark way to Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND - A Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce committee is looking into marking Indian Land with signs.

    The committee is part of the Indian Land Council of the chamber, and is led by longtime Indian Land resident Bennett Gunter.

    Gunter said the chamber has applied to the S.C. Department of Transportation for six green, rectangular highway signs that will identify Indian Land.

    "Every community in the county is marked except for Indian Land - some communities we haven-t even heard much about," Gunter said. "There should be something that identifies the community."