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Today's News

  • Remember When: Orange box, rut in grass, but I’m not complaining

    Editor’s note: When Bill Evans passed away last month, we had a few of his recent columns stockpiled, waiting to run. With his family’s permission, we will continue to publish them until we run out, in his honor.

    It has a bright orange color, so we sort of want it hidden out of sight. At least it ain’t as bad as them pink flamingos a neighbor once had.
    Mine used to be red, but it’s a bit faded now. The orange box is there so my newspaper carrier knows where to deposit my paper.

  • Blue lights and a black driver in tears

    Highway Patrol Trooper Albert Blackmon was cruising U.S. 521 in Indian Land about 6 p.m. July 13 when he saw a driver roll through a stop sign near Transformation Church.
    Blackmon flipped on his blue lights, and the two men pulled into the church parking lot. As he stepped toward the man’s car, what the trooper saw set off alarm bells. In the front seat was a 36-year-old black man in “full panic attack.”

  • County picks 4 roads for repaving

    Partnerships in and out of Lancaster County are working together to use $950,000 in one-time state funding to resurface four state secondary roads in the county.
    The four roads selected are Rowell Road, Oak Hill Church Road, Musket Road and Craig Farm Road.
    Lancaster County administrator Steve Willis said on average it costs $350,000 to reclaim and resurface 1 mile of a two-lane roadway, but the county will be able to complete far more than $950,000 worth of roadwork because of the partnerships between agencies in and out of the county.

  • Council agitated, confused by Estridge’s many motions

    Lancaster County Council deferred action on a pair of motions related to Indian Land’s Avondale development Monday night, as discussion of the matter devolved into a testy scrap over Robert’s Rules of Order.
    Located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads, the 189-acre mixed-use Avondale development is to have more than 500 homes and 200 residences for seniors, plus limited commercial and retail space.

  • Lancaster sewer projects move ahead

    Sewer upgrades continue to be a big priority for the city of Lancaster, with several projects moving forward.
    On June 12, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a $395,202 contract with Fla.-based VacVision Environmental, pending state approval, to reline sewer mains for the first phase of the Midway Neighborhood Revitalization Project.

  • Subway in Indian Land robbed

    An armed robber and his accomplice targeted the Subway restaurant in Indian Land Saturday night, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    According to the report, the robbery occurred about 9 p.m. when a man wearing a black mask over his face and black socks on his hands walked into the store at 9789 Charlotte Highway with a revolver.

  • Andrew Jackson State Park holds food drive

    COLUMBIA – State Parks across South Carolina are hoping visitors and members of their surrounding communities will help them pack park trucks full of canned goods and other non-perishables to help address hunger.

  • Kids Day 2016

    Madison Barrett
    For The Lancaster News

    More than 100 people gathered Saturday at Lancaster’s Preston Blackmon Park for the eighth-annual National Youth Empowerment Kids Day.
    Children laughed as they played on the jungle gym and swings. Adults tried to catch a cool breeze on the hot summer afternoon and catch up with friends they hadn’t seen in a while. Everyone chowed down on free food.

  • Good Samaritans all over the place

    We were almost on the road again, until my daughter Sherrie Bailey and her husband, Tim, had a mechanical problem with their pickup pulling their camper to Myrtle Beach Travel Park for a few days of vacation.
    I have always said anything manmade, mechanical or electrical, new or old, can and will eventually give you trouble. Tim always keeps his equipment in good condition. It was near Father’s Day, so Sherrie asked me and my lady friend, Martha, to go to Myrtle Beach with her and Tim for a few days.

  • Trucks demolishing IL road

    Residents of Indian Land’s Legacy Park subdivision say heavy construction traffic from a neighboring development is destroying two of the community’s roads.

    Leslie Jamieson of Xandra Court has lived in the neighborhood for seven years and walks her dogs along Vance Baker Road twice a day.

    Jamieson said since July 5, a steady stream of dump-truck traffic in and out of a new development at the end of the road has caused severe cracking along the shoulder of Vance Baker.