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Today's News

  • Column: Barbara Ann Howze, Hopewell UMC saved Buford Battleground

    There are those of us in the Buford area who are extremely pleased that the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will be partnering with a national battleground preservation group and the Katawba Valley Land Trust to preserve the Buford Battleground site for future generations.

  • Column: John Howard’s decades of service make him most qualified candidate

    When I first heard about the untimely death of Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years, I started reflecting on his many years of service and what he meant to Lancaster city government. He was always available to listen to your complaints, concerns and suggestions, no matter the situation. His dedication and desire to be the best servant of the citizens of Lancaster and act accordingly is what I believe most residents will miss.

  • Penegar to play soccer at Limestone

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer star Bailey Penegar is headed to Limestone College in Gaffney where she will join some former Lady Warriors’ teammates in the LC women’s soccer program.
    Penegar said she’s looking forward to the reunion, but adds a former Andrew Jackson High School star soccer player played a key role in her decision to join the Lady Saints.
    Penegar’s cousin is former AJ Lady Volunteers’ soccer ace Leah Kennington, who produced a banner soccer career with the Lady Saints.

  • Warriors set for North Dakota all-star football game

    Indian Land High School football is in for a sweet opportunity Valentines Day.
    Indian Land High School football coaches and players will participate in the International Futures All-Star football game at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Feb. 14.
    The Warriors will have eight participants in the game which features top collegiate football prospects throughout the United States and Canada facing off at the Alerus Center at University of North Dakota.

  • Wolves sign IL’s Gordon

    INDIAN LAND – The Gordon legacy to college football has added another strong link.
    Indian Land High standout running back-defensive end Austin Gordon is headed to Newberry College to play for the Wolves.
    He’s following in the football footsteps as his father, IL assistant coach Bryan Gordon, who played at Gardner-Webb in Boiling Springs, N.C.
    “It’s been a dream of mine to play college football,” Gordon said. “When I signed, it was somewhat of a relief off my shoulders.

  • Jim Duncan’s due a golden football for SB V play

    Lancaster is due a golden football.
    To be more specific, the late Jim “Butch” Duncan, a former Barr Street High School great and Lancaster Athletic Hall of Famer, is due one of those golden footballs, which in the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl, is given to a coach or player who played in a past Super Bowl.

  • Column: Debunking the Hillary myth

    The myth that is Hillary Clinton defies explanation other than she is the elite candidate of the elites, who can see no fault in her primarily because they refuse to see the truth.
    Her record is one of mediocre performance and massive failure, and yet her supporters see only that she is just what America needs.

  • Column: Think ‘glocally’ to connect us to world issues

    A few years ago my company did some work for the city and mayor of Barcelona, Spain, developing innovative Internet and new technology strategies.
    Both the city and the mayor were wonderful. I thought about them today when I read an article in my local newspaper about plastics in the ocean globally – and in Charleston.

  • Lancaster Children’s Home volunteer charged with giving alcohol to minor

    A volunteer with Lancaster Children’s Home has been charged with giving a teenage resident alcohol.
    Heather Myers, 46, of 2622 Knotty Pine Drive, Lancaster, was charged Tuesday with one misdemeanor count of giving beer or wine to a minor, transfer or gift.  
    Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said Myers was listed in investigative reports as a “direct care giver” with the organization.

  • Scammers: Grandson arrested, pay bail in iTunes cards

    Phone scammers posing as cops almost succeeded last month when they targeted an Indian Land woman and demanded an unusual payment method to get her grandson out of jail – iTunes gift cards.
    The 78-year-old Sun City Carolina Lakes resident told the reporting Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy she’d gotten a phone call from a man identifying himself as “Officer Jonathan Griffin” of the Monroe, N.C., Police Department saying her grandson had been arrested.