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Today's News

  • County OKs heelsplitter measure

    County Council passed a resolution Monday night that will allow development to continue in an area inhabited by an endangered mussel.

    Council passed the resolution, which was hotly debated at its Jan. 7 meeting, in a 6-1 vote, with Councilman Jack Estridge dissenting. The resolution allows water and sewer line construction and other development to continue in the Six Mile Creek basin in Indian Land, where the Carolina heelsplitter has been found.

  • Video Exclusive: Take a virutal tour - IL surgery center ready to open

    INDIAN LAND - Some of the high-tech equipment is still in giant pieces of plastic and bubble wrap, but it won't be long before it's being used during surgery at Indian Land's newest medical facility.

    Employees were slated to start moving more equipment into Springs Memorial Hospital's The Surgery Center at Edgewater last week, said the center's administrator, Rob Bashore.

    It will likely be at least another three weeks before the first surgery is done, as the last few permits are obtained and approved.

  • Teen dies in wreck

    INDIAN LAND - The Indian Land High School family is mourning the death of one of their own.

    Derek Hammaker, a senior at the school, died Sunday night in a two-vehicle accident in York County.

    Hammaker, 18, was driving east on S.C. 160 in a 1994 Honda sedan when he collided head-on about 10:45 p.m. with a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Hammaker was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he died from injuries he suffered in the crash.

  • Get into Super Bowl spirit with team-themed recipes

    Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants will have football fans from Taxahaw to Bell Town and Coats Crossroads to Pleasant Valley glued to their television set for hours.

    When you count all of the "must-see" commercials and a halftime show that pulls out all of the stops, it's more than a football game.

    It's an event.

  • Chamber offices to move to Colonial Avenue

    The offices of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, including its affiliates - the Credit Bureau and Lancaster Collection Bureau - are moving.

    After 33 years at its North Main Street location, the chamber's new address will be 453 Colonial Ave., about two blocks off Main Street in the building formerly occupied by attorney Don Rushing.

  • I am 'passionate advocate for right to vote'

    An article appeared in the Charlotte Observer on Jan. 12, which attributed certain statements to me as quotes. I would like to explain what was actually said, as opposed to what appeared in the paper.

  • IL dedicates new middle school

    INDIAN LAND - Students, parents, teachers, school officials and visitors gathered Sunday afternoon to celebrate the dedication of Indian Land Middle School, the first school dedicated solely to middle school students in the history of the Indian Land schools.

    "We thought this day would never come," eighth-grade class president Michael Rodriguez told the audience at the school dedication Sunday. "But it is here, a school we can call ours, a middle school."

  • AJ lauds fall stars

    KERSHAW - A pair of ace underclassmen reaped top football honors at the Andrew Jackson High School fall sports banquet on Thursday night.

    Volunteers' junior quarterback Daniel Pardue, an all-county and All-Region VIII-AA pick, was named the Offensive MVP. He threw for 1,338 yards, hitting 110-232 passes for 11 touchdowns this season.

    Sophomore linebacker Dylan McKittrick, an all-county and all-region selection, was selected as the Defensive MVP. McKittrick racked up 84 tackles and an interception.

  • Survey will help group as it seeks grant funds

    Be on the lookout for a survey questionnaire that may appear in your mailbox over the next few days.

    The Lancaster County Prevention Coalition is conducting a survey to collect parents' opinions and concerns regarding youth behavior.

    Results will help the coalition determine what services and programs can most benefit local youth and their families.

    The surveys will be mailed Monday to the parents of all seventh- through 12th-grade students in the Lancaster County School District.

  • Video - Obama wins big here and in S.C.

    Barack Obama won big among Lancaster County voters, just as he did among those across the state in the Democratic presidential primary Saturday.

    The U.S. senator from Illinois routed Hillary Rodham Clinton in the racially charged South Carolina primary, regaining campaign momentum in the prelude to a Feb. 5 coast-to-coast competition for more than 1,600 Democratic National Convention delegates.