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Today's News

  • IL halts skid, clips Falcons

    Indian Land snapped a three-game skid with a solid 50-36 win over Class AAAA foe Nation Ford on Wednesday night.

    The Warriors 14-point road win gave IL a split of the twin bill.

    The Lady Warriors dropped a 51-37 loss in the opener.

    Indian Land, up 21-17 at the break, ignited in the second half, outscoring the host Falcons 29-19.

  • Friends honor Joe Stephenson during a hero's memorial service

    Friends of Joe Lee Stephenson honored him earlier this month with a memorial service in front of his Laurel Court home.

    Joe Lee Stephenson, 60, died Nov. 11 after a bout with lung caner.

    The Lancaster resident served in the U.S. Army as an Airborne Ranger. A Vietnam veteran, Stephenson was awarded a Purple Heart after he was wounded during combat.

    His cancer had developed as a result of his exposure to Agent Orange while in service.

    Stephenson's funeral was Nov. 16 in Orange, N.J., and local friends held the memorial service for him Dec. 4.

  • Stage 4 water-use restrictions delayed

    It appears more stringent water-use restrictions can be delayed here with at least normal rainfall over the next few weeks.

    But with any less rain in that period, the county can expect to enter Stage 4 restrictions between mid-January and early February, officials say.

    Stage 4 restrictions would require residential and commercial users to reduce consumption by 30 percent.

  • HS center to retain senior programs

    HEATH SPRINGS – Seniors who visit the Heath Springs Senior Center for hot meals, special programming and recreation were distraught to learn that the Lancaster County Council on Aging would be pulling funds from the center starting in 2008.

    The likely result would be the center being vacated and seniors going to the Kershaw Satellite Senior Center.

    But the seniors who packed the fellowship hall at the center Wednesday morning didn't appear distraught.

  • Easy-to-make ornaments provide holiday joy

    Some of the best Christmas gifts ever received and given bear the touch of a child.

    Here are two low-cost ornaments that you can make with the help of your children that require little fuss and effort.

    Kids will have a jolly good time crafting non-edible Cinnamon Ornaments and Candy Trains for the Christmas tree and for their friends and family members.

  • County soccer stars place third

    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth all-star soccer teams each placed third in the state tournament at Patriots Pointe in Mt. Pleasant on Saturday. The 15-under squad, which was led by coach Johnny Dukes, rebounded from a 2-0 loss to Walhalla to defeat Hanahan 2-0.“We were disappointed we didn’t bring home a state title, but we felt our teams played hard and represented us real well,” said Hal Hiott, who coordinates the LCPRC youth soccer program.

  • Air filter firm to locate in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – A firm that makes specialized air filters is moving to Kershaw.

    Lancaster County Council approved paying $100,000 for building upgrades for ECN Inc., said Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    That's until the state Department of Commerce comes through with a grant to reimburse the county, Tunnell said.

    The money will never be paid to the owner of the company, but to MCON Construction as it completes the work at the building on Little Dude Avenue. The Department of Commerce will award the grant in March.

  • Letters to the Editor

    Family grateful for those who remember veterans

  • IL's LeRoy enjoys all-star experience

    CONWAY - In 34 years of coaching, veteran Indian Land High School assistant football coach Bob LeRoy ranks his North-South All-Star game experience among his best sideline momenormal.

    "It's way up there" said LeRoy on Saturday afternoon after the North stars rolled to a 26-10 win over the South in the 60th annual state all-star football game at Coastal's Brooks Stadium.

    "The North's 16-point win, its third straight and sixth in the last seven games, gave the Upstate stars a 34-24-2 lead in the all-time series.

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    If you can answer this question, you won't win a prize but you will receive a certificate proving that you know more than I know... the Webmaster! Not only am I a master of the web (LOL) but I am also a font of useless knowledge and sometimes worthless information.

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