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Today's News

  • Bolt sparks Warriors in win over Pelion

    Indian Land, the fourth seed out of Region IV-AA, opened the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs, blanking top-seeded Pelion, 6-0 at the PHS field on Wednesday.
    The game was slated for Thursday, but moved ahead with the threat of rain.
    IL’s Nolan Bolt hurled the shutout, notching six strikeouts and allowed two hits.
    Indian Land broke on top with two runs in the first inning on a Daniel Gueldner double and an error.
    Reed Lilly, who had two hits, also had a first-inning single.

  • Bruins’ twin soccer titles

    The Lancaster High School girls’ soccer team will save the date – April 26, 2016 – as a blue-and-gold letter day in the Lady Bruins booters’ annals.
    The determined LHS girls soccer squad captured its first-ever region soccer championship with a decisive 6-0 Region III-AAA win over South Pointe High at the SPHS field in Rock Hill on Tuesday night.

  • Bruins' twin soccer titles

    The Lancaster Bruins captured the Region III-AAA soccer championship in exciting fashion, taking a 4-3 win over South Pointe on penalty kicks.
    Regulation ended at three-all, and the LHS players to score on penalty kicks were Zeke Williams, Jonathan Monsalvo, Trevor Latham, Corey Lucas and freshman Christian Diaz.
    With LHS up 5-4 in penalty kicks, Ben Rivers made a clutch stop on SPHS’s fifth penalty kick to give the Bruins the title-clinching win.

  • Lady Vols, Warriors tops in Region IV-AA track

    The Andrew Jackson girls and Indian Land boys each captured Region IV-AA track titles at the region meet at North Central High School on Tuesday.
    The AJ girls, with their second straight region title, had 141 points, followed by Indian Land 135, Cheraw 92, Buford 64, Central 42, North Central 33 and Chesterfield 32.
    The IL boys prevailed with 206 points, with Central second at 124. North Central 54, Chesterfield 51, Cheraw 50, Buford 45 and AJ 17 followed.

  • Column: Infrastructure investments essential to S.C.

    The S.C. legislature is battling over infrastructure improvements in our state. It’s part of a wider debate on how to become truly prosperous, with opportunity for all.
    The “conservative solution” is to cut spending, taxes, regulations and government and not raise the minimum wage. Get government out of the way, and personal responsibility and the free market will create prosperity for all. Some seem to believe that government is bad and cannot do anything right.

  • Column: Mr. Melton, who are you to decide sheriff’s candidate isn’t ‘respectable’?

    This is a response to various recent articles about Billy McCoy, plagiarism, and Barry Faile.
    Starting with the editor’s column, written by Brian Melton, excuse me if my punctuation in this column is “not” correct, or not up to your standards. I have not found any job descriptions for sheriff that list proper punctuation to be a job requirement.
    Who are you to determine if Mr. McCoy is a “respectable candidate”? Have you interviewed him? That’s something for the voters to decide.

  • Lancaster native Tucker co-writes faith-based film

    Terry Ward Tucker recalls the moment she walked down the aisle at Lancaster’s First Baptist Church to accept Jesus. It was a revival service in 1956, and she was 8.  
    That night, she said, a visiting evangelist explained the Gospel in simple terms.
    “Even as a child, I understood what he was teaching,” she said. “My mom and dad didn’t know I had planned to give my heart to God that particular evening, but they were glad about it.”

  • IL murder suspects face more charges

    The suspects in the Indian Land murder of Randy Tran were each served this week with new warrants in the case.
    Tony Eugene Maynard, 21, of Indian Land, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, formerly of Van Wyck, and David Antonio Kucinski, 21, and Chris Dawan Glass Jr., 22, of Fort Mill are each charged with murder in Tran’s April 5 shooting death.
    According to the Lancaster County Sixth Judicial Circuit index, all four men were served Tuesday with warrants for armed robbery.

  • County council considers stormwater management fee

    Lancaster County Council dealt with stormwater management, a noise ordinance, business registration and two grants during its Monday night meeting.

    Stormwater
    Council discussed options for handling the county’s stormwater. One option could result in a countywide fee to pay for the management of stormwater in the Panhandle.

  • City puts checkbook on website

    For the first time ever, if you want to see where every city of Lancaster check is going, it’s just a few mouse clicks away.
    The city has upgraded its website to give citizens more detailed information on municipal finances, as well as to provide them with the latest online data available.     
    “Anybody can see anything that they want about how we handle taxpayer money,” said Mayor John Howard.  
    City Finance Director James Absher unveiled the changes during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.