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Today's News

  • Warriors post two wins in tri-match at CHS

    The Indian Land High wrestling team posted two wins in a three-way  match at Chesterfield on Thursday.
    The Warriors, 17-8 overall, 6-2 in Region IV-AA, downed Chesterfield, 42-35. IL also posted a 54-18 win over Union Academy in the tri-match.
    On Wednesday at Buford, the Warriors posted two wins, downing the Jackets, 39-30 and AJ, 40-39.
    Buford also edged the Vols, 40-39 in the match.
    The match was slated to be held Jan. 22, but was moved to Jan. 27 due to the winter storm.

  • Warriors net sweep of CHS Eagles

    INDIAN LAND – The host Indian Land Warriors kept pace in the Region IV-AA race, notching a hoops sweep of visiting Central High of Pageland on Friday night in the ILHS gym.
    The Lady Warriors, 12-3, 8-1, cruised to a 74-45 win and the Indian Land boys posted a 75-52 victory in the nightcap.
    The Lady Warriors built an early spread and coasted to the 29-point win over the Lady Eagles.
    The IL girls opened strong as they ignited on a 25-6 lead after the opening quarter.

  • Bruins split with Cycs

    CHESTER – The Lancaster Bruins’ Region III-AAA road trip to Chester had mixed reviews Friday night.
    The opener was smooth, but the nightcap was bumpy.
    The LHS teams split, with the second-ranked Lady Bruins taking a 67-46 win, but the boys dropped a 68-64 loss to the Cyclones.
    The Lancaster High girls, 14-2, 6-0, ignited in the second half to notch the 21-point win.
    Chester battled in the early going, with LHS holding a 16-14 lead after one period.

  • Jackie Brown: Volunteer of the Year

    Editor’s note: This is last week’s presentation speech by Todd Wallace honoring Jackie Brown of Jackie’s Place as the Lancaster chamber’s Volunteer of the Year. Coming Wednesday: Melissa Prince.

    I am honored to present this year’s volunteer of the year award.
    Tonight’s recipient is not the volunteer of this year, but for many. She is the volunteer for every year for more than 20 years.

  • Column: National TV puts Haley in spotlight

    It’s the call that every aspirant in the political hinterland dreams of: “Will you give our party’s response to the president’s State of the Union Address?”
    The answer is always “yes” – and then the drama begins. The stakes are incredibly high. Many fail, some miserably (see Gov. Bobby Jindal in 2009) but the opportunity is exposure to more than 30 million people as the alternative voice to the president of the United States.

  • Icy weather was more complicated in old days

    Recently I described my Chesterfield Avenue neighborhood as two-story wooden framed homes with wide, breezy porches. Well, that’s not the whole picture.
    The television variety of weather folks didn’t exist back in the days of my youth. In fact, television didn’t exist. We got our weather predications from the Esso Weatherman on WBT radio out of Charlotte.

  • Football Food Faceoff

    Note: All recipes are available in .pdf format at the end of the story.

    Super Bowl Sunday is a week away, but it’s not too early to put together a game plan for that all-important game-day menu.
    It’s one of the two days each year when food, fellowship and football collide, which gives credence to the notion that football is indeed America’s favorite sport.  
    Only Thanksgiving surpasses Super Bowl Sunday in food consumption, according to the USDA.

  • Police Reports: Jan. 31, 2016

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    Shoplifters at Walmart in Indian Land are not unusual, though sometimes what they steal can be, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    One such case happened the evening of Jan. 10 when two men who may have been trying to cash in on a New Year’s resolution black market walked into the store and stole more than four dozen boxes of smoking-cessation aids.

  • Council OKs using $2.3M for radios, courthouse

    A slew of courthouse upgrades, as well as a new public safety radio system, will receive almost $2.3 million in funding thanks to a surplus of revenue in the county’s courthouse sales-tax account.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Monday, Jan. 25, to fund the items using money remaining from a one-cent sales tax. Voters approved the tax in 2008 to help repay bonds used to build the county’s new courthouse, though the county finished paying off those bonds last June.

  • 20-year teacher accused of theft

    A 20-year veteran teacher with the Lancaster County School District has been charged with stealing money raised by students and staff last year for the American Cancer Society.
    Yvonne Johnson Oswald, 48, of 2213 White Pine Court, Lancaster, was arrested on one count of breach of trust, a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail or both.