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Today's News

  • If the solicitor’s race were a job interview, who would you hire?

    We often hear that government should be run more like a business. Take the politics out of the solicitor’s race and it is nothing more than a job interview.

    You are the interviewers for that job and the candidates are presenting their resumes. If it were a job interview, who would you hire?

    I have more than 12 years of handling major criminal cases throughout our state. My opponent has barely three years as an attorney. I have put drug dealers, domestic abusers and murderers in jail.

  • Candidates visit IL Democrats

    S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto, Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and Dr. Tom Thompson attended the Indian Land Democratic Club meeting Sept. 25.
    Hutto, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, said it was time for South Carolina to have a U.S. senator focused on the needs of the state.
    “Lindsey Graham is talking about everything but South Carolina,” Hutto said.
    ”You see him on Sunday talk shows constantly and none of the time is he talking about us. I am running to be a U.S. senator for South Carolina, not to be the junior Secretary of State.”

  • Norell to serve as parade marshal

    Denyse Clark
    dclark@thelancasternews.com
    S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) has been named grand marshal of the 2014 city of Lancaster Christmas Parade, “Red Roses and Candy Canes.” The parade is 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in historic downtown Lancaster, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster SC.
    Hasty said the city’s selection committee for the Christmas Parade brings about 10 names for the honorary grand marshal position each year.

  • Brown, Yow vie for S.C. House 53 seat

    On Nov. 4, residents in eastern Lancaster County and Chesterfield County will choose between Democrat Amy Brown and Republican Richie Yow in a race to fill the open S.C. House District 53 seat currently held by Rep. Ted Vick (D).
    Vick, who served as a state representative for the past 10 years, decided to not seek re-election in 2014.
    Amy Brown
    Though this is Brown’s first try for the District 53 seat, she does have a history in politics.
    Brown has served the last 18 years on Chesterfield Town Council, including a stint as the town’s Mayor pro tem.

  • Pelham maintains allegations

    A Lancaster pastor and community activist spoke before the Lancaster County school board for a second time Tuesday evening, Oct. 21, maintaining allegations of racism in the district’s recent hiring of a new secondary education director.
    The Rev. AnThony Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church pastor says county school district officials and board members intentionally disregarded two better qualified black female candidates in July by hiring new secondary education director Butch Dutton, who is white.

  • Council reveals 'Project Rock'

    A tax agreement that will eventually result in better Internet connectivity for local Comporium customers was approved by county officials earlier this month.
    Minutes after revealing that a company previously known only as “Project Rock” was actually local Internet, telephone and cable provider Comporium, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved final reading of a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement for the company during council’s Oct. 13 meeting.

  • Helping her homeland

    For one Indian Land resident, the Ebola crisis in Liberia is very personal. Edith Kpaeyeh moved to America in 1991, fleeing the West African nation’s second civil war, but many of her family members remain there.
    They face hunger and disease in the midst of current crisis as the nation shuts down in response to the deadly virus.
    Kpaeyeh knows how challenging life can be in Liberia during a crisis, having lived through several before coming here.
    First civil war

  • Buford downs IL in rematch

    It was Indian Land versus Buford round two, and after week one’s loss to the Warriors, Buford High head coach Tripp Watts had a strong idea the next game between the two old Lancaster County rivals would be different.
    It took the determined Yellow Jackets recovering an onside kick and a clutch Wade Lambert 32-yard field goal with 10.6 seconds left to ultimately prove him right, and give late-charging Buford a 23-21 comeback Region IV-AA win.

  • Jackets foil LHS rally

    UNION – In a game packed with plenty of offense, a defensive play sealed the verdict.
    Lancaster, battling to the end after trailing host Union County 24-7 at the half, was finally blunted when the Yellow Jackets delivered a late stop to seal a 31-24 Region III-AAA win at Union County Stadium on Friday, Oct. 24.
    “Our players fought hard and played hard,” Lancaster coach Bobby Collins said. “We battled back and made it a game to the end.”
    The Yellow Jackets, with a strong start, forged a 24-7 halftime lead, but the game Bruins wouldn’t wilt on the cold night.

  • Chesterfield Rams spoil AJ homecoming

    KERSHAW – Chesterfield quarterback Danzel Rivers threw four touchdowns and rushed for another as the Rams claimed a 43-19 Region IV-AA football win over Andrew Jackson on the Volunteers’ annual homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 24.
    Chesterfield bolted to a 31-7 third-quarter lead when Andrew Jackson found lightning in a bottle. The Vols scored a pair of touchdowns in a span of 35 seconds to cut the Rams lead to 31-19.
    Heath Gandy, the AJ Iron Man, returned a Rivers’ punt 30 yards for a touchdown. McKenzie Denkins added the extra point to slice the CHS lead to 31-14.