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Today's News

  • Jackets charge back, top Warriors, 34-31

    Lee McManus

    For The Lancaster News

    BUFORD – If it was not clear before Friday night, Buford versus Indian Land is Lancaster County's best football rivalry.

    The latest game was typical of the series: intense, with a number of emotional and momentum swings, and thanks to the turnovers and penalties, it felt longer than a “Lord of the Rings” movie.

  • Column: False choices limit the path to real change

    Neil Robinson is a man who should be listened to.
    He is an eminent Charleston attorney with a prestigious statewide law firm. He is respected by his peers and community. With his head full of white hair, his well-tailored suits and his air of quiet confidence, he has a distinguished and slightly imposing bearing.
    But none of this is why we should all listen to him.

  • County may lease office space in IL

    Panhandle residents might get some sort of satellite county government offices in the not-so-distant future.
    Lancaster County Council directed staff Monday night to flesh out the concept of leasing office space in Indian Land.
    “From a customer-service standpoint, it’s something we need to do, but we are under financial constraints,” said Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis.  

  • Kershaw man gets 10 years for drug dealing

    Daniel Ali Thompson, who faced a slew of drug charges from a 2013 arrest and last year’s massive Operation Fall Harvest roundup, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a plea agreement that dismissed all but five of the most serious older charges against him.
    Arrested in April, Thompson, 31, formerly of 195 Pine Ridge Drive in Kershaw, was among the last suspects nabbed in last year’s major drug operation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Fall Harvest.

  • Tinkering with stormwater ordinance sets off Carnes

    It didn’t take Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes long Monday night to vent his frustration over the proposed stormwater ordinance that would add $75 to the tax bills of Panhandle homeowners.
    Before the third and final reading on the ordinance, council members were presented a number of changes to the proposal, but had no time to study the 30-page document.
    An indignant Carnes immediately made a motion to postpone the final reading of the controversial ordinance until Sept. 11. The public hearing was held as scheduled Monday.

  • Public meeting on IL post office Thursday night

    The U.S. Postal Service is holding a public meeting on a newly proposed – and long-awaited – Indian Land post office.
    The meeting to gather public input and answer residents’ questions about the project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at York Technical College’s Indian Land Center, 1245 Rosemont Drive off S.C. 160 (Fort Mill Highway).
    USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said USPS is considering a property across from the college on Rosemont Drive as a potential location for the proposed 13,000-square-foot, full-service post office.

  • Huge cash stockpiles go missing at 2 homes

    Keeping huge stockpiles of cash around the house has cost one Lancaster County theft victim $20,000 and another $12,000, according to sheriff’s office reports.
    The first incident happened at a home on Oak Hill Church Road in the Buford community sometime between July 27 and Aug. 24.
    According to the report, the 68-year-old victim told the reporting deputy he’d put $27,700 cash he’d received following the death of his wife in a fireproof lockbox and hidden it covered by a shirt under the seat of a seldom-used pickup truck parked in the yard.

  • Van Wyck’s 1st municipal election Nov. 14

    With a successful vote for incorporation wrapped up two weeks ago, Van Wyck residents will take the next step in their historic journey as a community the second week in November with an election to choose the new town’s first government.  
    Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson said the non-partisan election to choose Van Wyck’s first mayor and four at-large council members is Nov. 14.

  • Springs Memorial names new CEO

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • Frye coaching at Newberry College

    Former Andrew Jackson High School head football coach C.J. Frye is coaching at the next level this season.

    Frye, who guided the AJ Volunteers for two seasons, has joined the Newberry College Wolves football staff, coaching the team’s tight ends.

    Frye, a former University of South Carolina offensive lineman, guided the Vols for two seasons, posting an 11-10 mark.

    He resigned as the AJ football coach July 8, and Vols assistant coach Todd Shigley was promoted to interim head coach.