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Today's News

  • Crenco honors Jackets’ Vincent

    BUFORD – The high school football spotlight was once again on Buford High School star Noah Vincent on Tuesday night.

    Vincent, an ace linebacker and tight end on the Jackets’ football team, was honored with the second annual Crenco Food Stores Player of the Year.

    Vincent was presented the award, which honors the best football player in York, Chester and Lancaster counties, between the girls and boys varsity basketball games at BHS where the Jackets battled county rival Andrew Jackson on Tuesday.

  • Sports Talk: Plyler beams with a touch of mat class

    Buford High School wrestling coach Garrett Plyler had quite a surprise Wednesday morning.

    No, it wasn’t the snow, and that’s hard to beat.

    It was even better.

    Plyler received a special email from Orangeburg Prep wrestling coach Justin Ray.

    The night before in a three-way match at Camden Military Academy in Camden, Ray’s OP Indians mat squad had taken a lopsided loss from the BHS Jackets.

    For the record, BHS posted a 66-6 win.

  • Column: VTIL’s case all glittering generalities

    I’m a New Jersey native who retired and moved to Indian Land in 2014.
    After looking in York, Union and Mecklenburg counties, I finally decided on settling here in Indian Land. I found a thriving community with all the services my family needed, but less government and taxes than the other three counties offered.  

  • Fun night as chamber surprises honorees

    I arrived at Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual soiree at 6 p.m. to find a sea of business suits and other fine attire in the main hall of The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes.
    Most gathered around a small table where rows of nametags were being picked up and clipped on, some adorned with ribbons that said Silver Sponsor or Gold Sponsor. Others went to the adjacent bar, where wine and beer were not in short supply.

  • Pedestrian hit by SUV, dies from her injuries

    A Lancaster woman has died after a vehicle struck her Tuesday night on Baker Street near Springdale Road in Lancaster.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 43-year-old Patricia Morgan Pate.
    According to Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller, the victim was trying to cross Baker Street when she was struck by an SUV driven by 56-year-old Kendra Joy Melton of Lancaster.
    Gooches Volunteer Fire Department and Lancaster County EMS responded to the scene shortly after 7 p.m.

  • Exactly what schools get for $199M

    Eleven new playgrounds, 7,350 Chromebooks, at least 1,432 doors, and 12 parking lot and pick-up areas.
    That’s some of what the Lancaster County School District’s $199 million bond referendum is funding.
    And then there are the bigger projects – two new schools, three multipurpose buildings and three new artificial-turf athletic fields.
    About $121 million of the bond money will go to Indian Land, about $34 million to Lancaster, $33 million to Kershaw and $14 million to Buford.

  • Tombstone just appears out of nowhere

    Who are Elise and Norville Grant, and how did their tombstone end up dumped in the woods off Zion Road north of Lancaster?
    Dennis McAteer, who stumbled onto it at some property his girlfriend owns, would really like to know. Finding no answers himself, he called in the sheriff’s office, but they got no leads either.

  • Library board’s inaction draws fire

    Lancaster County Council members are turning up the heat on the library board for dragging its feet on plans to spend $8 million in voter-approved funds upgrading facilities in Lancaster, Kershaw and Indian Land.
    “We’ve been talking about the library and library board for a year now,” said frustrated council member Terry Graham.
    County Library Director Rita Vogel gave council members an update on the facilities plan during the Jan. 9 meeting of the council’s Infrastructure & Research Committee.

  • Abduction suspect sets off through dark woods, eludes cops

    A Lancaster man suspected of taking an infant from its grandmother led deputies on a massive chase Friday, wrecking his car in Van Wyck and running through the woods to elude a horde of officers, only to be nabbed later 5 miles away eating breakfast in Indian Land.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the Rock Hill Police Department issued a “be on the lookout” for Gabriel L’Ambiance Ingram about 1:40 a.m. Friday. Ingram, 28, was accused of taking a 9-month-old child from its grandmother without the mother’s permission.

  • Kershaw may need rec center property for new industrial park

    KERSHAW – No, the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center on North Matson Street isn’t for sale.
    But Kershaw town officials are exploring the possibility of buying it from the county.
    Engineering plans for Kershaw Commerce Park show the main entrance cutting through the rec center parking lot. The park must have two entrances, and a dirt road on the site isn’t wide enough for a southern entrance.
    “We didn’t find out about this until two weeks ago,” said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.