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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors rally for 59-50 win

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land’s playoff-bound Lady Warriors solidified their Class A Upper State postseason basketball bid with a 59-50 basketball win over North Central in their Conference III-A regular-season finale.The Lady Warriors’ win gave IL a split after the North Central boys took a 57-43 win over the Warriors in the nightcap.In the opener, the IL girls finished fast for the nine-point win over the Lady Knights.The contest was deadlocked at 20-all after one period and the IL girls held a 31-29 edge at the half.The Lady

  • From here on, I'll camp on the porch

    Last February, I turned 12 years old and as a result, I joined the Boy Scouts.

    I was growing up and I was lucky in more ways than one. Talk about a dream come true –Momma just about cleaned out the "Official Boy Scout Headquarters" equipment section inside Robinson-Cloud's clothing store on Main Street to get me the latest in Scout accoutrements.

    I was really amazed by all that stuff.

    I had been hankering for Boy Scout gear ever since I was a Cub Scout in Mrs. Ellie Pipkin's Cub Scout Pack, where she was our den mother.

  • Mulvaney highlights immigration bill

    In what can accurately be described as the first big piece of legislation of the 2008 session, the S.C. House passed its version of immigration reform last week.

    The bill was a monster in scope, with at least 16 different sections. I will do my best to hit the highlights, recognizing that a thorough analysis would take many pages:

    Government contracts

  • Sutton deserving of elite bid

    Scotland is a world away from the eastern Lancaster County community of Buford, but that's about how far Anthony "T" Sutton has come in his budding youth golf career over a short period of time.

    A first-grade student at Buford Elementary School, Sutton, 7, took up the game as a toddler after receiving some toy clubs. From there, he's fashioned a stellar career as a young golfer.

    How good?

  • Officials warn about fake GED services

    COLUMBIA – The national organization responsible for administering the General Educational Development tests is advising people that the GED credential cannot be earned on the Internet or through correspondence programs.

    State GED administrators nationwide have reported increasing numbers of complaints from individuals who paid steep fees to take what they thought were official GED tests, and upon passing, thought they had earned the highly recognized GED credential issued by their respective state GED testing agency.

  • Proposed ordinance on naming buildings gets cold reception

    Lancaster County resident John Baker cautioned County Council on Monday night against naming public facilities after living people.

    Baker presented an ordinance he wrote that would prohibit naming a government building, for example, after a person who is still alive. He pointed to former Lt. Gov. Earle Morris Jr., who has public facilities named after him in Columbia. The former Carolina Investors chairman was later found guilty and is now serving time for securities fraud in the downfall of Carolina Investors.

  • Great Falls 'a speed trap,' says Chester County councilman

    GREAT FALLS - Chester County Councilman Archie Lucas said motorists are afraid to drive through the town of Great Falls.

    "I had one person who lives on Wateree say they would not come to Great Falls because the police will pull you over," Lucas said.

    "Great Falls is not being considered a speed trap," Lucas said. "It is one."

    Lucas said some people mistakenly think he serves on Great Falls Town Council when they complain to him.

  • About a year remains before all TV broadcasts will be in digital format

    Some people with analog television sets are scratching their heads over how they'll continue enjoying TV once the federal government mandates all broadcasts be in digital come February 2009.

    Lone analog television sets without cable or satellite service won't be able to receive broadcasts then, but the government and other interests are now working to make analog owners aware of what can be done once the change-over goes into effect.

  • Hammaker caring, well-respected student

    Early morning Jan. 27, the Indian Land community and Indian Land High School lost Derek Hammaker, an outstanding young man. I feel blessed to have taught Derek in auto technology classes for the past four years. He lived each day as an example of how life should be lived. Derek was a caring and well-respected member of our student body and our community.

  • Ferguson headed to SMC to play baseball

    The Lancaster County to Spartanburg Methodist College baseball connection added a solid link Wednesday afternoon.

    Nick Ferguson, a Lancaster High School baseball standout, signed with the Pioneers in the Lancaster High School conference room.