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Today's News

  • Street safety at issue for IL schools

    An Indian Land Middle School parent has collected about 300 signatures on a petition pushing SCDOT to put in sidewalks and crosswalks on River Road and U.S. 521.
    “I don’t want someone to get hurt or killed before they decide to put in crosswalks and sidewalks,” said Pam Houge, who started the petition Oct. 26 and got about 300 signatures in two weeks. “It shouldn’t take someone getting killed before they do something.
    “I’m on a mission. I’m not going to stop until this is done.”

  • Bright-Nichols Wedding

    Jordan Leigh Bright and Matthew Neil Nichols were married August 5, 2017 at Mon-Aetna Baptist Church in Union.

    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth W. Bright of Union. She is the granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lancaster, the late Paul Eubanks, Mr. Wayne Bright and the late Mrs. Wanda Bright, all of Union. 

  • Dadisman-Ferguson Wedding

    Bethany Ryan Dadisman and Nicholas John Ferguson were married July 28, 2017, at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Chapin by the Rev. Dennis Willey.

  • McCulloch-Ferguson Wedding

    Kayla Marie McCulloch and Andrew Michael Ferguson were married May 13, 2017, at Greenbrier Farms in Greenville by Zack Brady.

    The bride is the daughter of Jim McCulloch and Donna McCulloch of Greenville. She is the granddaughter of Richard and Pat Barton of Simpsonville. 

  • Editor's Column: I could have brought my AK-47, says the raging man with the axe

    I can’t stop thinking about the 11th paragraph of a Nov. 8 story on our front page.
    A 44-year-old Lancaster man was accused of trying to break in on his estranged wife, screaming that he would dismember her and a fellow she was with. He had arrived with a .38 revolver, a knife, an axe, a metal baton and a set of throwing knives, according to the incident report.
    In the 11th graph, the suspect told the arresting deputy: “I could have come over here with my AK-47 and AR-15 and… nobody would have had a chance.”

  • Cherokee Speedway hosts second leg of Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100

    Leg two of the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100 continues today.
    Gaffney’s Cherokee Speedway will host day two of one of the Carolinas biggest dirt track races.
    The Blue Gray 100 is now known as the Mike Duvall Memorial Blue Gray 100, held in memory of Duvall, who died earlier this year.
    Duvall is regarded as a household name in dirt track racing across the country. Duvall’s car was known as the Flinstone Flyer.
    Fans, in Duvall’s heyday, said when he came to a track, the drivers were racing for second.

  • Blue Devils delivered 1967 Class C state crown

    HEATH SPRINGS – For The 1967 Heath Springs Blue Devils, the third time was the charm – a long-sought state championship football trophy was finally theirs.
    Heath Springs, denied the two previous seasons for the Class C state title, struck gridiron gold with the 1967 state championship.
    The golden anniversary of the Blue Devils’ blue ribbon season, a 10-2 finish with a 14-6 win over Lower State champion St. Stephen, was celebrated Saturday night at Heath Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall.

  • Gamecocks, Lancers team up for Big Thursday golf tourney victory

    The Gamecocks and Lancers had something to crow about late Thursday afternoon.
    The University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Lancaster backers captured annual bragging rights in the 16th annual Big Thursday Scholarship golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    The Gamecocks and Lancers team prevailed 6-4 in the 10 matches with the rival Clemson teams.

  • The day I saw Joe Biden

    Editor’s note: This occasional column takes you behind the scenes with Hannah Strong, who has been reporting for a little more than a year.

    I decide to wear my scallop-bottom black dress on a Tuesday – a step up from my normal newsroom attire.
    I know I’ll be surrounded by all the big-time reporters shortly.
    But more important – I’ll be in the same room as Vice President Joe Biden in just a few hours.

  • ILHS gets renewed $10K grant

    Indian Land High School has received a $10,000 grant for its automotive technology program for the third year in a row.
    The Real Tools for Schools grant from Ingersoll Rand has been given to the school each year since 2015 in an effort to improve the automotive vocational classes. The grant can be used to update equipment, to purchase supplies or for instructor training and curriculum.