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Today's News

  • LHS player signs with Flying Fleet

    The Lancaster High School media center had a late morning buzz Monday.
    It wasn’t about a book fair, but rather a “pretty fair country ballplayer.”
    The ace player creating the stir was Bruins’ outfielder and pitcher Neil Taylor.
    Taylor, as he is often on the Bruins’ diamond, was the center of attention as a host of family, friends and baseball coaches were on hand for Taylor’s big moment.
    Taylor, looking dapper in his suit with bowtie, was the draw as he signed to play baseball at Erskine College in Due West.

  • Lancers looking for solid season

    Optimism abounds as the University of South Carolina Lancaster prepares to open its 2016 baseball season – the Lancers’ eighth overall campaign. USCL, 32-19 last spring, had a strong finish to cap 2015 under veteran coach Steve Williams, who has guided the team since its inception.
    The Lancers finished fourth in regular season play last year, but ignited in the Region X tournament in Burlington, N.C., where USCL captured the tournament title with four straight wins.

  • Brown-Washington leads LHS in region mat tourney

    Lancaster High School senior 138-pound wrestler Tyree Brown-Washington led the way for the LHS wrestlers in the Region III-AAA mat tournament at Chester High School on Saturday.
    Brown-Washington, who has come on strong in the second half of the LHS mat season, won the region crown at 138.
    “Tyree did well and wrestled hard for us,” LHS coach Rob Hill said. “He’s had a solid season and improved with each match. The region title was his goal.”

  • Porcelly signs to play at Surry

    Indian Land baseball coach Joey Robinson said Warriors’ senior pitcher-first baseman James Porcelly is intense when it comes to the diamond.
    Porcelly’s baseball focus is fine for his future.
    Porcelly, a four-year IL baseball player and three-year starter, is headed to the next level to play at Surry Community College in Dobson, N.C.
    Surry is a Region X member of the National Junior College Athletic Association.

  • Melissa Prince: The chamber’s ambassador

    Editor’s note: This is the presentation speech by Janice Dabney honoring Melissa Prince, vice president of corporate communications for INSP Television Network, as  the Lancaster chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.

    It is with great pleasure that I present to you the Lancaster County chamber’s Ambassador of the Year.

  • Tracking system finds stolen Bobcat at IL home site

    A vehicle tracking system led to the Jan. 14 discovery of a piece of stolen construction equipment at a new home site in Indian Land.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an employee for LoJack Corp. called a deputy to Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road because his location system was pinging on a piece of stolen equipment nearby.
    The deputy reported that he and the man from LoJack followed the signal down Belt Lane, where they found the signal source, a Bobcat mini-excavator stolen from a job site in Huntersville, N.C.

  • Lancaster man gets 12-year prison term for domestic violence

    From release

    Steven LaMont Williams, 53, of Lancaster was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Monday, Feb. 1, on aggravated domestic violence charges.
    The case, in Lancaster County General Sessions Court, was prosecuted by Assistant Solicitor Cassity Brewer under new domestic violence laws enacted last June in South Carolina, according to a statement from the solicitor’s office. Williams was sentenced by Sixth Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons.

  • Returning to greatness requires thicker skin than we’re displaying

    “One of the first signs that a ‘society’ is beginning to decline, is the inability of its citizens to cope.” (Anonymous)
    Can anyone see a parallel to that quote in what is happening throughout our nation and the world today?
    As political correctness becomes the norm, we see more and more people becoming upset and offended by mere words. To me that is a perfect example of our society losing its ability to cope.

  • Water main project under way on U.S. 521

    Installing a huge water main along U.S. 521 in Indian Land is expected to take about four months, but officials say the impact on traffic should be minimal.
    The $1.2 million project will upgrade northern Indian Land’s water main from 12-inch-diameter pipe to 20-inch pipe, said Stephen White,  Lancaster County Water and Sewer District manager.
    The project runs nearly 2 miles along the highway’s west side from Dobys Bridge Road to the area of Lodge Road at Masonic Lodge 414 and Windsor Trace.

  • Sun City welcomes presidential hopeful’s sister

    by Beverly Lane Lorenz/For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – An eager group of Jeb Bush supporters welcomed the presidential candidate’s sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, to the Sun City Carolina Lakes LakeHouse on Monday.
     “I am thrilled to talk to you about my brother Jeb,” Doro Koch told the crowd. She was there with her sister-in-law Tricia Koch.
    An author and philanthropist, Koch was ready to talk about the GOP candidate’s record as Florida governor.