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Today's News

  • Kershaw fronts $100K for Church St. water line

    KERSHAW – People want to get paid for the work they do.
    Kershaw Town Officials have shifted $100,000 from one town account to another to make sure Corbett Construction – the company that’s installing a new 6,000-foot-long water line along Church Street – gets its money in a timely fashion.
    The water line is part of an ongoing $2.23 million project that ties Haile Gold Mine to the town’s water system.

  • AJ student wins 1st place at national welding contest

    An Andrew Jackson High student beat out 270 competitors to take first place at a national welding competition last weekend in Jacksonville, Fla.
    Matt Mungo, 17, won a $20,000 full-ride scholarship to Tulsa Welding School (TWS), which sponsored the contest.
    “I went down there thinking I wouldn’t do too good,” said Mungo, who also received a Lincoln Electric welding machine and welding supplies. “I did my best, and then I won.”

  • Barton repeats Class A-AA 220-pound title

    Buford High School’s Dakota Barton reached the top again to stake his claim as a multiple state wrestling champion at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday.

    Barton posted a tough 2-1 win over Cody Fleming of Ninety Six High School in Greenwood County to notch his second straight 220-pound state championship in the Class A-AA individual state tournament.

  • IL outburst halts council meeting

    More than 50 Indian Land homeowners, wearing red shirts and hot under the collar, stormed out of Monday night’s county council meeting after the council reversed itself and voted 5-2 in favor of McClancy Seasoning’s rezoning request.
    As the five hands went up in approval, people in the audience gasped, and some shouted out comments before abruptly leaving the council chambers.
    “You’re kidding me!”
    “See you in court!”
    “Shameful disgrace. We will vote you out!”

  • Vols’ first state titles comes in threes

    The Andrew Jackson High School wrestling team had an “orange-letter day” in the Class A-AA individual state tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday night.

    The Volunteers, in only their fifth year of wrestling, captured three state titles in the tourney.

    The Vols’ first state mat champions are sophomores Dalton Mackey (113), Hunter Haven (138) and senior Dalton “Tex” Haven (195).

  • Warriors duo earns gold, makes history

    The Indian Land High School wrestling team achieved gold and some Warriors’ wrestling history at the Class AAA state wrestling tournament at the Anderson Civic Center on Saturday.

    Indian Land High wrestlers Chad Milasauskas and Austin Ross each captured state crowns in their respective weight classes at the individual state tournament.

  • Lady Cavs roll by AJ for Upstate crown

    GREENVILLE – The Christ Church Lady Cavaliers have the last two Class A girls state basketball crowns in their trophy case, with another in Class AA in their grasp.

    CC, 26-2, looked quite capable of taking the AA girls hoops gold after rolling to a 63-25 win over Andrew Jackson High School in the Class AA Upper State title game Friday at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.

  • Vols hold off Bruins in Comporium tourney

    Andrew Jackson sent 11 batters to the plate in the fifth inning and scored five runs on the way to a 9-8 win over rival Lancaster in the AJ bracket of the Comporium Preseason Invitational baseball tournament at the Volunteers’ field on Monday night.

    Heath Gandy’s two-run double gave AJ what proved to be the winning run.

    Gavin Phillips also had a hit and drove in a pair of runs in the Vols’ winning rally.

  • Indian Land incorporation petition gets county’s OK

    Lancaster County election officials have certified the Indian Land incorporation petition, clearing the way for the group behind the effort to submit its proposal to the state for consideration.
    As the Indian Land proposal moves forward, a group pursuing incorporation for the Van Wyck community will head back to Columbia next week for a previously postponed hearing on its proposal.

  • Scott Grant named Lancaster police chief

    The Lancaster City Council on Tuesday night chose Capt. Scott Grant as the city's next police chief.
    Grant, 51, who has worked at the Lancaster Police Department since 1998, received the unanimous vote of the city council. He had served as interim chief since the retirement of Chief Harlean Carter late last year. She endorsed him for the job and told city council that he was the choice of the department's rank and file.