Today's News

  • Daughter gets surprise visit from dad before he deploys

    INDIAN LAND – Army Staff Sgt. Robert Lathan may be the soldier, but his ex-wife, Monica Lathan, was the one with the mission April 7 – pulling off his surprise visit for their daughter, Danielle, before he deploys to Iraq.

    The last time Lathan saw his daughter, she was in a wheelchair following a Feb. 20 car accident. Danielle Lathan, 14, was a passenger in a car that wrecked at Harrisburg and Barberville roads.

    She was thrown from the vehicle and broke her collarbone and femur. Three others were injured less severely.

  • Community garden worth the sweat

    Vegetable gardens were once commonplace in Lancaster County. So, when springtime rolled around, it was time to prepare the garden.

    Time to plow the ground, fertilize the soil and plant the seeds for what would hopefully be a bountiful summer crop. Green beans, limas, peas, okra, squash, cucumbers, tomatoes and corn. Yum, how tasty they were when they were fresh  from the garden in the good ole summertime.

  • Glen Laurel residents waiting for County Council’s decision on roads

    At least a dozen Glen Laurel residents waited to hear some good news about their neighborhood’s roads at Lancaster County Council’s meeting on April 6.

    But despite their presence, council decided to table a request to add their roads to the county’s system.

    Residents from the Indian Land neighborhood had hoped council would incorporate their roads, allowing them to be maintained by the county.

    But with the absence of documentation from the owner of the roads, council unanimously decided to table the issue until its April 27 meeting.

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  • Community Playhouse to stage ‘Gypsy’

    Whether he’s sewing an evening dress for a lead character, or getting on stage to show child actors how to make a scene perfect, Eric Grace holds the musical “Gypsy” close to his heart.

    “Gypsy,” considered to be one of the greatest American musicals, will be performed by the Community Playhouse of Lancaster County on April 24 and 25 and May 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. in Stevens Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    A matinee will be performed at 3 p.m. April 26.

  • Call center could bring 600 jobs

    More than 600 call center jobs could become available in Lancaster, but only if the local workforce meets specific criteria.

    Keith Tunnell, president of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., said a call center company is interested in relocating to the city of Lancaster.

    The company, which has not released its name, is comparing Lancaster’s available workforce with two other cities in consideration. The other cities have also not been named.

  • Student pursuing his dream

    INDIAN LAND - As he prepares for an upcoming performance in downtown Charlotte, Tyler Mitchell remembers how his life as a musician began.

    It all started singing in the background as his father, Robert, played guitar. His father gave Tyler his own guitar when he was about 3. That’s when Tyler first discovered his calling.

    “I was just a young kid singing with my dad. It was great,” Mitchell said. “I’ve been around music my whole life.”

  • City seeks college students for intern program

    A paid summer internship may be waiting for you.

    The city of Lancaster is looking for three college students to work for 10 weeks during the summer.

    Interns from previous summers have worked with the city’s courts, building and grounds and at City Hall with the human resources and finance departments.

    Shelia Thompson, the city’s human resources assistant, said where an intern is placed depends on the students’ interests.

    Each participant gets paid $7 an hour.

    This will be the fourth year for the summer internship program.

  • Roy Hardin Park swap gets first OK

    Councilman Jack Estridge raised several concerns about plans to relocate Indian Land’s Roy Hardin Park at Lancaster County Council’s meeting April 6.

    The plan, requested by York Development Group, LLC, would move the park from near Collins Road to an area one street over, near Shelley Mullis Road.

    There are only 2 acres of usable park space at the current park, out of a total 9.9 acres, and the company has requested moving the park in order to develop the land in another way. The new park would have 4.9 usable acres of space.

  • Lancers drop four losses at Pitt Community College

    A long road trip to eastern North Carolina wasn’t kind to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team over the weekend.

    The Lancers, 11-18, dropped doubleheader defeats to Pitt Community College of Greenville, N.C., on Saturday and Sunday. Two of the losses came in extra innings by one run.

    The Lancers, after dropping two on Saturday, fell twice Sunday.

    In the opener, USCL dropped a 2-1 setback in eight innings.