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Today's News

  • County wrestlers quest for crowns

    Three county prep wrestling teams head to different mat locales this weekend, but their goals are the same.Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster teams launch state championship hopes in the individual high school wrestling championships.Indian Land and Lancaster will compete in Upper State meets for their respective classes. Buford ventures to the Lower State in launching its postseason grappling hopes.The tournaments open today and continue through Saturday.

  • Reliving the struggles, traditions of slavery

    Slavery frustrated and drained Kessie so much that she asked God to take her life away.

    She had been dragged from her homeland of Africa, brought to America on a ship and forced into life as a slave. Through the process, she was separated from her family and doubted if she would ever see them again.

    Kessie's frequent loud calls to God and emotional hymns represented the pain she had been feeling for a long time.

    She and other slaves were often whipped by their masters, leaving blood running from their backs and mouths. She wondered if life could get any worse.

  • Early run keys Cats by Vols

    DILLON - The first period had a lasting impact on Dillon High School's 68-51 win over Andrew Jackson in the opening round of the Class AA Lower State basketball playoffs Wednesday night.

    The Wildcats, boosted by a 15-1 start, built a 22-6 first-quarter lead on the way to the 17-point win over the Volunteers.

  • Colonial banquet set for March 1

    GREAT FALLS - Come celebrate the Colonial period in upstate South Carolina at the sixth annual Colonial banquet, sponsored by the Great Falls Home Town Association.

    This sixth annual banquet and auction will be held March 1 at the Great Falls War Memorial Building to benefit the Battle of Beckhamville re-enactment and the work of the GFHTA. The event will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m.

  • Students tune in to Radio

    INDIAN LAND – Chants of "Radio" poured from the bleachers as James Kennedy entered the Indian Land High School gymnasium.

    The atmosphere was that of a rock star making his way on stage.

    Kennedy, who's better known by the nickname Radio, became a national icon after his life story was depicted in a feature film.

    Indian Land High seniors were pumped to see him and hear his story when he visited the school Tuesday.

  • Red Cross lays off workers

    Three part-time Lancaster County American Red Cross workers no longer have jobs after the chapter announced a merger with the York and Chester County chapter last week.

    Sherry Archie, board chairwoman of the Lancaster chapter, confirmed Wednesday that the three positions were cut from the local chapter.

    "It's just part of working through this transition period," Archie said. "Their employment had to end as a cost-saving factor."

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  • Convoy of Corvettes to drive through county on Saturday

    A staple of American automotive luster will be found in large quantity in downtown Lancaster on Saturday morning.

    At about 10 a.m., between 30 and 40 Chevrolet Corvettes, arguably America's preeminent sports car, will converge in the parking lot across from Charley's Cafe on Main Street to "jump off" for a drive through the Midlands.

  • FM squad mining IL for donations

    INDIAN LAND - Indian Land residents should be aware that their financial support of a nearby rescue squad will not benefit them at all.

    For years, the Fort Mill Rescue Squad in York County has sent letters and placed phone calls to Panhandle citizens, asking for money to improve protective services, said Lanny Bernard, Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services director.

  • Indian Land home running on sunshine

    INDIAN LAND - Peter Manfre's power meter sometimes runs backwards.

    Manfre is working with York Electric Cooperative in a net metering project. He collects solar power at his home on Henry Harris Road. What solar energy his home doesn't use goes back onto the power grid to be used by other customers of the utility.

    Manfre's system has 24 panels that collect solar power. They work best on cold, clear fall days, he said. On a recent overcast, chilly day, the system was likely generating almost nothing, maybe 300 watts, he said.