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Today's News

  • Warriors top Highlanders in York tourney

    The Indian Land High School basketball team snapped a five-game skid in a big way Wednesday in the opening round of the Wing Bonz Holiday Basketball Tournament at York High School.

    The Warriors, ending their slide, opened play in the three-day tourney with a 58-43 win over Heathwood Hall, a Columbia area private school.

    The Warriors, who hadn’t played since Dec. 18, got on track early to take a 19-14 lead after one period.

    Indian Land stretched its lead to eight, 29-21, at the break.

  • Psychologist finds quiet in Heath Springs, writes novel about his life

    Many people come to Lancaster County these days for high-end jobs and a busy suburban lifestyle.
    Dr. Charles Kaska, 74, moved here for peace and quiet.
    He and his artist wife, Patricia Gambino, plopped down in Heath Springs five years ago after leaving the Philadelphia suburbs.
    He retired after an intense four decades working as a forensic psychologist – interviewing criminal suspects to determine their level of sanity, providing expert testimony in court, and profiling criminals to determine motives and patterns.

  • IL tops in Eagles Duals

    The Indian Land High Warriors wrestling team continued to soar at the Airport High Eagles Duals on Saturday.

    The Warriors, ranked second in Class AAA wrestling according to the SC wrestling website SCMAT, topped the 16-team field at AHS with a 5-0 mark.

    Indian Land, with the first-place finish, improved to 13-3 on the season.

    ILHS’s tournament triumph was the Warriors’ third tourney crown of the 2017-18 season.

  • Mailcarrier injured in Fork Hill wreck

  • Lady Jackets finish fifth in Winborn tourney

    Buford rallied from an opening round loss to post two wins and finish fifth in the annual Y.C. Winborn girls basketball tournament at Rock Hill High School on Saturday.
    The Lady Jackets, after a first-round 60-26 loss to host Rock Hill High, rebounded to down two Class AAAA schools, Lugoff-Elgin High School and Airport High School of Columbia.
    BHS wrapped up fifth place with a 34-30 win over the Airport Lady Eagles.
    Buford, up 14-13 at the half, used a 9-4 third-period surge to take a 23-17 lead going into the final eight minutes.

  • Rec soccer teams win state crowns

    From LCPRC release

  • Column: Tax reform: A Christmas gift to the people

    My story is no secret. I grew up in a single-parent household in North Charleston. My mom worked 16-hour days as a nurse’s aide to provide for my brother and me. At times, we had to use the oven to heat the house. There were also times when we couldn’t afford Christmas presents.

  • Column: VTIL: Much of town’s budget would be taxes we already pay

    A huge portion of our town’s budget will come from tax money we already pay today.
    Every time money is spent in Indian Land, customers are charged a Local Option Sales Tax. That money is distributed between Lancaster County and the cities of Lancaster, Heath Springs, Kershaw and Van Wyck.
    Today, we do not have a claim on our own tax dollars. However, that changes when we become a town.
    What is the Local Option Sales Tax?

  • Wintry weather later this week?

    Some areas of Lancaster County could see a wintry mix of precipitation Thursday night into early Friday morning.
    According to the National Weather Service, there is a 20 percent chance of ice pellets and freezing rain moving in Thursday night. Models have the precipitation currently staying well east of Lancaster, and the Charlotte metropolitan area.
    If any ice pellets or freezing rain were to fall here, it would happen late Thursday night into early Friday morning (about 2 or 4 a.m.), with freezing ran lasting only around an hour.

  • Contest to cut coyote population

    The S.C. Department of Natural Resources, for the second year, is releasing 16 tagged coyotes into each of the state’s four game zones as part of its coyote-harvest incentive program.
    Anyone who kills one of the tagged coyotes will receive a lifetime hunting license in the state. Hunters must retain the carcass and contact S.C. DNR to claim the reward. Whoever wins a license may keep it or designate someone else to receive it.