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Today's News

  • Proposed IL rec center’s $14.7M cost stuns council

    The Lancaster County Council has gotten its first look at a proposed new Indian Land recreation center occupying 10 acres donated by Avondale’s developers, but the jaw-dropping $14.7 million price tag sent the plan back to the drawing board.
    For comparison, the 100-acre mega sports complex that the county hopes to build at a central location just north of Lancaster using hospitality-tax revenues is expected to cost $17 million.

  • Long prison terms in Soren’s slaying

    Soren Chilson would have celebrated her ninth birthday Tuesday had she not died the morning of March 5, 2013, from repeated beatings by Bryan Gleason and a blind eye turned by her mother, Vickie Gleason.

    Bryan Gleason, 31, was sentenced to 38 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to voluntary manslaughter and two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Vickie Gleason, 31, received an 18-year sentence on three counts of unlawful conduct toward a child.

  • Warriors finish strong, sweep Lions

    Eric Rowell

    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land High School basketball teams stepped out of region play Thursday night and stepped up to the hardwood challenge.

    The Warriors, hosting Class A foe Lewisville, took two from the visiting Lions.

    The IL boys, with a strong finish, notched a 75-66 win to complete the sweep.

  • Bruins honor football standouts

    The 2016 Lancaster High School football season didn’t go as planned, but the team had its share of stars and they took their final Bruins bows Monday night in the LHS auditorium.

    The LHS coaching staff honored a host of players for their play on the 2016 season, a 5-6 record and a Class AAAA Upper State playoff bid.

    “Our record wasn’t what we wanted it to be, but we want to recognize our players and their achievements on the season,” LHS coach Bobby Collins said.

  • Editor's Column – Mulvaney: I was sloppy, not greedy

    Mick Mulvaney’s political career, which has rocketed upward since his first election win in 2006, jumped to light speed six weeks ago, when Donald Trump nominated him as White House budget director.
    The guy who quietly blended in at my Rotary breakfast a couple of months back – affable, low-key, not the center of attention – had pole-vaulted into Trump Tower. Suddenly, we were envisioning him a stone’s throw from the Oval Office, with the federal budget in a headlock.

  • ILMS wins state crown

    The Indian Land Middle School wrestling team capped a banner season with a 10-1 record and the school’s first-ever middle school state championship at the Carolina Invitational Middle School state tournament at Lexington High School on Jan. 21.

    The ILMS Warriors topped a 75-team field with 134.5 points and an individual state crown in the 82-pound weight class.

  • S.C. Baseball Coaches Hall to induct McMurray

    Lancaster native Bennie McMurray, who built prep baseball powerhouse teams at Lewisville and Buford high schools, has been selected as a 2017 inductee for the S.C. Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame.

    McMurray, who won 419 games as a high school baseball coach at three different schools, will be inducted along with the late Strother Sligh (Irmo High School), Jerry Stoots (Stall High School of Charleston) and Forrest “Whitey” Kendall of Parker High School in Greenville.

  • School Improvement Council at Clinton makes honor roll

    Clinton Elementary’s School Improvement Council was named to the S.C. School Improvement Council Honor Roll for 2017 along with 15 others in the state.

    Five finalists from the 16 honor roll winners will be selected in February, and one will advance to win the annual Riley Award for SIC Excellence in March. 

    Kenneth Stinson, Clinton SIC chairman and parent, said the award is a great accomplishment for Clinton.

  • Duke donates $22K to 4 local nonprofits

    Duke Energy last year gave $22,100 to four Lancaster County nonprofit agencies, part of its $2.8 million in donations across the state.
    “The Duke Energy Foundation provides philanthropic support to address the needs of the communities where its customers live and work,” said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy VP of Community Relations.
    Duke Energy awarded the local grants to the Women’s Enrichment Center, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Katawba Valley Land Trust, and Lancaster County Partners for Youth.

  • Lancaster woman marched in Washington

    Lauren Kornegay of Lancaster demonstrated with hundreds of thousands at the Women’s March in Washington, D.C., last weekend.
    Kornegay, 28, attended with three friends from her hometown in Maryland. She stressed that the march for her was about respect – about showing up and being “for” something more than marching “against” incoming President Donald Trump.