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Today's News

  • Warriors fall to Griffins Thursday night

    The Indian Land Warriors had a tough night on the hardwood at Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro on Thursday night.

    The Warriors dropped both ends of the Region IV-AAA hoops doubleheader with the Griffins.

    The games were originally scheduled for Tuesday, but moved to Thursday after Fairfield Central High School officials asked the games to be reset due to illness on the team.

    The Griffins, in the boys game, took a 79-55 win over the Warriors.

  • AJ girls complete unbeaten season

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Middle School girls basketball team capped a perfect season for the conference championship with a resounding win Thursday night at North Central Middle School in Boonetown.

    The AJMS Lady Vols, 14-0, used a fast start to key a 42-6 win over NCMS.

    AJ Middle wasted no time in getting started, bolting to a 13-0 lead after a quarter of play.

  • AJ’s Sowell tabbed for Classic

    KERSHAW – Prior to the 2016-17 high school basketball season, Andrew Jackson High School Lady Volunteers star Alexxus Sowell was tabbed as one of the top senior girls players in Class AA.

    Sowell’s play over the season has earned her recognition as one of the Carolinas’ top girls players.

  • My mom knew how to handle mischievous passel of sons

    Kevin Cauthen
    Special to The Lancaster News

    Editor's note: Kevin Cauthen sent us this evocative remembrance of his mother, Barbara Day Cauthen of Heath Springs, who passed away Dec. 31 at age 87.  

    Mom was not one to go out and socialize a lot. The people she was closest to were her family and her many church friends. She loved people and was patient, giving, caring and kind to all.  

  • 'Love Languages'

    With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, Buford Elementary School students are exploring how they express love and connect with others through “love languages.”
    They studied the five love languages – words of affirmation, acts of service, receiving gifts, quality time and physical touch.
    For 9-year-old Anthony Sanchez, it’s quality time, especially with his mother.

  • Multiple IL businesses hit by property crimes

    Thieves have targeted Indian Land businesses during a string of burglaries, larcenies and vandalisms since before Christmas that have caused more than $600,000 in losses and damage.
    At least 16 businesses and one church were targeted between Dec. 20 and early February, according to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports.
    Sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said investigators have good leads in many of the cases, though the investigations are ongoing.

  • Judge rules against Richburg man in Doberman case

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    Jordan James Johnson, the Richburg man whose 116 Dobermans were rescued from disgusting conditions on his property, will not be getting the dogs back, a judge ruled on Thursday.
    Johnson, 48, was arrested last September after animal control officers found the dogs living in “grossly unsanitary” conditions. He initially faced 198 changes ranging from ill treatment of animals to violating the state rabies control law.

  • Cops’ mission: Get to know regular folks, their concerns

    Don’t be surprised if a Lancaster police officer just walks right up to you this week and starts chatting.
    Sure, there’s a chance he suspects you of a crime or wants you to snitch on someone, but more likely he just wants to hear what’s on your mind.
    On Wednesday, the Lancaster Police Department rolled out Take Five, a systematic way for officers to connect with the people they protect and serve.

  • Beating back every 'no'

    It’s hard to say no to 9-year-old Alyssa Mangum.
    Last year, she amassed hundreds of yeses in three months.
    Alyssa was the No. 1 Girl Scout cookie seller in Lancaster County. The Heath Springs fourth grader sold 1,005 boxes of cookies, most in the sparsely populated southeastern end of the county.
    The 2017 cookie campaign has begun, and Alyssa is going strong. She has already sold 200 boxes and has about six weeks remaining.

  • ‘Amazing’ turnaround

    Charlee Rivers, the Lancaster 4-year-old who spent much of last year in and out of Levine Children’s Hospital fighting a congenital heart defect, has improved so much that she has been removed from the heart-transplant list.
    According to her parents, Chucky and Dustee Rivers, Charlee underwent a complication-plagued heart surgery in April, but then her condition improved dramatically, and she continued getting better throughout the year.