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Today's News

  • Thompson ready for Down Under Games

    Lancaster High School junior track runner Kendrick Thompson does his share of distance running and his effort is taking him a ways in the near future.

    This summer, the Bruins track standout will compete in the Down Under Sports track and field events for the 18th annual International Games July 8-18 in Gold Coast, Australia.

    The 2018 Down Under Sports program features competition in football, cross country, golf, track and field, basketball and volleyball.

  • Column: TLN underplayed Moore’s swearing-in

    The crowd was there at Heath Springs Town Hall. The newly elected mayor was there, and the former mayor was there. Everyone present was waiting in anticipation of what was about to take place.
    The hall was filled to standing room only. What was about to take place was the administering of the oath of office to the first African American ever to be elected to the office of mayor in Lancaster County. On this date, Jan. 16, 2018, Mr. Eddie Moore was the man to be so honored. This was a historic event. No question about it.

  • Few details in Thursday night shooting

    An argument landed a Lancaster man in the hospital Thursday night with gunshot wounds, though few details were available Friday.
    Sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield said deputies were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room around 10 p.m. about a 26-year-old man who’d been shot twice.
    Barfield said the man’s wounds were not life-threatening, but investigators were only able to get a limited amount of information from him before he was transferred to another hospital.

  • Reid Pointe faces big road repairs

    Residents are breathing easy in eight of the nine Indian Land subdivisions that received a county ultimatum two months ago about the deadline for getting their streets accepted into the county maintenance system.
    Not so in Reid Pointe, where nearly 80 percent of the streets are in “desperate need of repair,” County Attorney John Weaver said at Monday’s county council meeting.

  • County may sue opioid industry over local costs

    Lancaster County might join other local governments across the country in suing 24 opioid manufacturers and distributors to hold them accountable for their roles in the national drug crisis.
    “It’s epidemic everywhere,” said county council Chairman Steve Harper, noting there were 25 drug-overdose deaths in Lancaster County last year.

  • One doctor saves another

    Amir and Rashid Ansari, the youngest of four brothers, were inseparable growing up in Michigan. Two years apart, they have always been mistaken for twins.
    “You could say we were attached at the hip,” said Rashid Ansari, the younger of the pair. “I was his shadow.”
    They both became physicians, moved to South Carolina and worked at Springs Memorial Hospital.

  • Gifted-and-talented program expanding

    Lancaster County School District’s gifted-and-talented program will expand over the next four years from a project based at Discovery School to one in each elementary school.

    The new structure will place a gifted-and-talented teacher at each elementary to teach students and train other teachers in strategies for advanced students.

    Tom McDuffie, gifted-and-talented coordinator, said it will make life simpler.

    “It’s going to be more economical in the long run, because we won’t have to pay for transportation,” McDuffie said.

  • IL town vote set: 3-27-18

    The Indian Land incorporation vote will be held March 27.
    News of the special election date came Friday, more than two years after Voters for a Town of Indian Land rolled out its incorporation campaign.
    The three Indian Land incorporation election commissioners agreed to have county elections officials organize the vote for Tuesday, March 27, instead of a Saturday, April 7, date considered earlier in the week.

  • Salty talk on Democratic stump

    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble isn’t one to mince words, even with prospective supporters like Cary Kimmel.
    Noble and Kimmel had a scrappy exchange Thursday night during the local Democratic Party’s “Our Revolution South Carolina” forum at USC Lancaster.
    When discussing where the state falls in the nation’s public-education rankings, Noble forcefully challenged Kimmel’s assertion that South Carolina ranks 35th, and not dead last in the United States as Noble had said.

  • Column: Superb reviews for officials who OKd rate hikes for nuke project

    The S.C. Public Service Commission members who approved nine rate hikes for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project have performed flawlessly in their six-figure jobs – at least in the eyes of the legislative committee that essentially controls them.
    The S.C. Policy Council’s online publication The Nerve checked annual work-performance reviews done by the State Regulation of Public Utilities Review Committee (PURC) for fiscal 2014 through 2016. We found the exact cut-and-paste glowing language for all seven PSC members.