Today's News

  • Rain dampens spring festival at IL school

    INDIAN LAND – Brianna Malinowski was persistent in her aim to toss a small bean bag into a bucket Saturday.

    After a few unsuccessful tries, Brianna, 7, made two tosses in a row. As she went to claim her game prize, you could detect her satisfaction and the joy that came along with it. Similar smiles and laughs could be found all around during the 11th annual Indian Land Elementary/Middle School Spring Festival.

    Because of rain, the festival was held inside the elementary school. But that didn’t put a damper on the mood at all.

  • Help us celebrate Fair Housing Month

    Lancaster County Council was pleased to recognize that April is Fair Housing Month by the passage of Resolution 680. The federal Fair Housing Act originated from Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968. South Carolina enacted the South Carolina Fair Housing Law in 1989. This law makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status or national origin in the sale, rental or provision of other housing services.

  • Air Force mourns loss of Airey

    A dear friend and confidant, former Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Paul Wesley Airey, died March 11 in Panama City, Fla., home of Tyndall Air Force Base.

    “Chief Airey was an airman’s airman and one of the true pioneers for our service,” said Gen. Norton Schwartz, Air Force Chief of Staff. “He was a warrior, an innovator… and a leader with vision well ahead of his time. His legacy lives today in the truly professional enlisted force we have serving our nation… and for that we owe him a debt of gratitude.”

  • Reporter becomes fan

    There was this guy recently in the Lancaster High gymnasium looking like he was having the time of his life.

    It was March 12, when the Harlem MagicMasters basketball team came to town for an exhibition.

    With every fancy dribble or breath-taking dunk, this spectator shouted and cheered. Many of the stunts even brought him out his seat.

    You could easily tell this person was enjoying himself at this game, which was held to raise money for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project.

  • Critical Need Response Fund awards three grants

    Three Lancaster County nonprofit groups will receive the final grants from the Lancaster Critical Need Response Fund.

    A total of $16,767 has been awarded since January to shelter, feed, clothe and keep warm those in need.

     The following organizations will receive the grants:

    - $2,008 to HOPE in Lancaster Inc. for electricity and gas assistance and food, rent and mortgage payments

    - $2,500 to Kershaw Area Community Resource Exchange Inc. for shelter,  electricity, gas and kerosene assistance

  • USCL solution to economic downturn

    While I agree with Gov. Mark Sanford’s fiscal conservatism, in theory, his proposal to cut off funding to the University of South Carolina at Lancaster would be like a farmer disconnecting the water supply to his crops – hoping rain will do.

  • April Fool your family with SPAM dessert

    For an April Fools Day prank your family won’t soon forget – get ’em when they least expect it – at the dinner table with this one-of-a-kind Baked Apples with SPAM Streusel recipe.

  • Fish fry to raise funds to help Miles with medical expenses

    Two local men will be frying up fish this weekend to raise money for a Lancaster resident who needs a liver transplant.

    Jody Miles, 56, who has served as director of Christian Services for 17 years, contracted hepatitis C in the 1980s from a blood transfusion, and the disease has damaged her liver.

    The fish fry will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Municipal Justice Park, next to the Lancaster Police Department on Arch Street.

    Plates cost $6 and include fish, slaw, beans and bread. Drinks and dessert cost $1 each.

  • ILHS color guard unit to compete Saturday

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School’s winter guard group has a chance to end its season on a high note as it will compete in the Carolina Winter Ensemble Association championships Saturday.

    The 12-member Indian Land group is scheduled to perform at 8:21 a.m. at the championships, which are being held in Rock Hill, band director Mathew Willis said.

    The Warriors are competing in the CWEA’s Scholastic Regional A.

    This is the first year Indian Land has fielded a winter color guard group.

  • Veterans event will explain benefits

    COLUMBIA " Members of the military and their families will have the opportunity to learn more about their benefits at an upcoming event sponsored by the state Veterans Affairs office.

    The “Welcome Home Event” will be held Wednesday from 11 a.m until 3 p.m. at the Dorn VA Medical Center, 6439 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia.

    Registration for the drop-in event will take place in Building 106, Room D100. The event is open to any Operation Enduring Freedom or Operation Iraqi Freedom combat veteran, active duty service members or their families.