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Today's News

  • Senate bill would give schools more freedom to set calendars

    Lancaster County School District officials believe it’s important to finish the first semester of school before winter break.
    That’s why they are hoping state legislators will pass a Senate bill that would allow each district to set its own start dates, without the present requirement to wait until at least the third Monday in August.
    LCSD is in the process of building its 2018-19 academic calendar, which will be voted on by the school board during its February meeting.

  • Metzler-Garris Wedding

    Jessica Lee Metzler and Michael Dillon Garris, both of Lancaster, were married at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at Fellowship Bible Church of Lancaster, by Dr. Huey A. Mills and the Rev. Jesse Adams.

    The bride is the daughter of David and Janet Metzler. She is the granddaughter of Vic and Linda Metzler and Julius and Joyce Bowers. 

  • Harrison-Pikos Wedding

    Rebecca Anne Harrison of Lancaster and Anthony Michael Pikos of Tarpon Springs, Fla., were married at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at The Greek Orthodox Church of The Holy Trinity in Charleston by Father Aristotle Damaskos.

  • Page-Woods Engagement

    Mr. and Mrs. William Carey Page announce the engagement of their daughter, Caitlyn Michelle Page, all of Chapin, to Joshua Adam Woods of Jacksonville, N.C.

    The wedding is planned for 4 p.m. Saturday, May 26, 2018, in Irmo.

  • Mackey Anniversary

    Sammy and Billie Mackey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 23, 2017.

    A party was given in their honor by their children, Debbie Hamby and her husband, Larry, of Laurens and Chuck Mackey and his wife, Linda, of Lancaster, on Dec. 2, 2017, at Taylors Grove Baptist Church of Lancaster.

  • Essay: Abolish poverty, violence, hatred

    The world isn’t a perfect place. It has poverty, pollution, violence, and the list continues.
    I have a dream to better the world that we live in. Like the great Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream to have racial equality, I have a dream to help the world and its people.
    I want to make it known to everyone that we can all do better at making the world safer and cleaner. l want to let people know that we can get rid of poverty, violence and hatred in the world to become at peace with one another.

  • Essay: Keep progressing, even with small steps

    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that,” said Martin Luther King Jr. “I have decided to stick to love. Hate is too great of a burden to bear.”
    For many years, our nation has lacked peace and unity. From war to segregation to this present time, Dr. King’s dream sometimes seems to become a nightmare.
    As we stand collectively in the midst of controversy and challenge, it often seems the dream of unity and peace has been forgotten.

  • Felder returns to school, USC hoops

    COLUMBIA – Rakym Felder, the former Indian Land High School basketball star, is back with the University of South Carolina basketball team.
    Felder was at the USC practice Thursday after Gamecocks coach Frank Martin announced Felder would return to school and to the team this semester.
    Charges against Felder, stemming for a June 30 incident in Columbia, were later dismissed. He wasn’t in school during the fall semester, but Martin said in late December that Felder was set to return and be a part of the team.

  • Stingers sign IL’s Gueldner

    INDIAN LAND – The start of the 2018 Indian Land High School baseball season is more than a month away, but Warriors’ senior shortstop Daniel Gueldner knows his academic and diamond future.
    Gueldner, a four-year varsity starter for the ILHS baseball team, has signed to play baseball at Florence-Darlington Technical College.
    “I love the entire coaching staff and the way they handled the whole situation,” Gueldner said. “On my visit, I could easily tell they were a program that always wanted to win.

  • Dickerson kicking in third straight International Bowl

    Indian Land High School’s Brandon Dickerson is again heading west to get his kicks.
    Dickerson, the ILHS Warriors kicking specialist, will be playing with the U18 team in the International Bowl in AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys and college football’s Cotton Bowl, on Wednesday.
    Dickerson, who has become a fixture in the elite game due to his kicking prowess, will be making his third straight appearance in the International Bowl which features a team of top U.S. high school players against a Canadian team.