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Today's News

  • Column: No surprise Trump is drawing support

    I do not necessarily disagree with the Rev. Frankie Melton Jr.’s assessment of Donald Trump in his Dec. 30 guest column headlined “Why is Trump gaining support of evangelicals?” But I would merely suggest that he scrutinize leaders of the Democratic Party with the same stringent measure that he applies to the Republicans.
    He suggests that America cannot be great again without a “moral rudder.” May I submit – quite emphatically – that America is sinking under the “moral rudder” of the present administration.

  • Column: South Carolina needs a 21st century foreign policy

    Right up front, let’s be clear about what I’m suggesting here.
    No, our state does not need to have a foreign policy about putting “boots on the ground” to fight ISIS. Nor do we need a policy on the border dispute between China and Tibet, and we sure don’t need to try and send an ambassador to the United Nations. (I don’t think they would let us in if we tried.)

  • Indian Land man receives governor’s award

    Kelly Lessard
    For The Lancaster News

    Chandler Henry has never let his wheelchair define him. Though a spinal cord injury in his teens left his arms and legs paralyzed, Henry was determined to work and be successful. Now a senior tax professional for Bank of America and winner of the 2015 Governor’s NCWorks Award for Outstanding Workforce Development Adult, he has done exactly that.

  • New Year, New Me

    Local churches gathered to hold the “New Year, New Me 2016” celebration at Alpha Life Church on New Year’s Eve. Churches and organizations participating in the event were The Hope Center, of Lancaster, Harvest Ministries of  Rock Hill, Church of God of Prophecy of Gloverville, Church of God of Prophecy of Darlington, Fountain of Life Worship Center of Greenwood, Lynnwood Methodist Church of Lancaster, My Hope, the Billy Graham Association and the American Red Cross.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 6, 2016

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:
    ◆ Ladre Eddie, 422 Normandy Road, was charged Dec. 15, 2015, with third-degree assault and battery.
    According to the report, Eddie and the victim were arguing about a cell phone. This escalated into a fight, and she struck the victim several times. She told officers the victim tried to hit her and she defended herself. The report said she also told police the cuts on the victim’s face, neck and forearm were from a prior incident.

  • Kershaw man shot, no arrest made

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting in Kershaw Jan. 3.
    Deputies were dispatched about 10 p.m. to 605 E. Marion St., where they found a 29-year-old man on the front porch with a single gunshot wound, according to a sheriff’s office statement.
    The man was conscious and alert and spoke with deputies before being airlifted to a hospital.
    No arrest had been made in the shooting as of Monday afternoon.
    Sheriff’s officials did not release any further information in the case, citing the ongoing investigation.

  • Water, sewer projects top towns’ agendas

    Infrastructure is the top issue the county’s three municipalities will be addressing during the first quarter of 2016.
    For the city of Lancaster, it’s the time-sensitive EPA consent order the municipality was placed under in 2013 regarding its wastewater collection system.
    Issued by EPA, a consent order is a negotiated agreement that obligates parties to make specific improvements within a certain time period.

  • Avondale inching toward approval

    Looking out the window of his Indian Land home, Drew Rhodes has concerns about the proposed Avondale neighborhood, which could eventually begin construction across the street from him.
    With less than a week to go before Lancaster County Council considers second reading of three ordinances tied to the 189-acre mixed-use development, located between Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads, Rhodes remains “vehemently opposed” to Avondale.

  • IL group wants entire Panhandle

    A group of residents championing Indian Land incorporation has begun presenting its case to fellow Panhandle residents and gathering signatures to get the question on a ballot.
    Formed in February, Voters for a Town of Indian Land took up, reworked and recently relaunched an earlier stalled effort by Indian Land Voice begun in 2012.
    The nonprofit group is made up of seven core members, each of whom brings a range of experience and expertise to the cause.

  • GOP candidates visit SC

    If you’re interested in seeing some of 2016’s GOP presidential candidates, you have two chances this week.
    ◆ Donald Trump will hold a rally at 7 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Winthrop University Coliseum, 1162 Eden Terrace, Rock Hill. Doors open at 5 p.m. To register and receive a free ticket, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/donald-j-trump-in-rock-hill-sc-tickets-20149255967.