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Today's News

  • Mollette column: Jesus did not discriminate, and we shouldn’t either

    Christians around the world celebrate Holy Week, Good Friday and Easter. This is the Christian holiday. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus from the grave.
    Intimidated, scared, crazy followers of Jesus were filled with courage and new hope as they saw and touched Jesus after his resurrection. Those young frightened men suddenly became world changers and were willing to die for what they had experienced. The hope they promoted and wrote about is still impacting billions of people on the planet today who follow Christ and the Bible.

  • A Capital Easter Celebration

    An Indian Land family has been invited to be among the more than 35,000 people from all 50 states and the District of Columbia to attend the White House Easter Egg Roll the Monday after Easter.
    Dr. Kristin Black of New Day Family Practice recently shared the good news about her family’s lottery win of free tickets for the traditional Easter event held on the White House South Lawn for more than 130 years.

  • County tops S.C. growth charts

    Driven by growth in Indian Land, Lancaster County surpassed York County and two others as the fastest-growing county in South Carolina between 2013-14, earning it a spot as one of the fastest growing counties in the country.
    According to U.S. Census Bureau data, Lancaster County grew by 2,640 new residents between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, from 80,520 to 83,160, an increase of 3.3 percent.
    By comparison, York County grew 2.5 percent during the year, from 239,415 to 245,346 residents, the fourth highest growth rate in the state.

  • LCEDC, officials exchange FOIA docs

    “Letting the sun shine in” is a phrase used to describe the public’s efforts to access information about government officials and actions.
    Based on that interpretation, the weather has been awfully sunny in Lancaster County following a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests filed during the last few months amongst county officials, media and the public.
    Revelations about some of those FOIA requests were made public during a recent joint workshop March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • April exhibit showcases 'Women Artists in Harmony'

    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts will host the “Women Artists in Harmony” exhibit in the Springs House Galleries during April.
    This spring show is a collaborative exhibit of 13 diverse local women artists. Each is a talented individual with a focus and style unique to their interests and media.
    Pattie Schlesner and Shirley Wood will have many of their fine jewelry designs available in a variety of stonework, beading and polymer clay.
    Juanita Wood and Melissa A. Lawson have chosen striking works in photography for exhibit.

  • Track gears for week three racing

     

    Lancaster Super Speedway returns to racing action Saturday night, April 4 for the third race of the 2015 racing season.

  • BHS unbeaten in tourney

     

    Buford moved its baseball record to 14-0 with its fourth straight win in the Mingo Bay Classic on Thursday.

    The Jackets advanced to the MBC title game with a 5-1 win over the Pendleton Bulldogs on Thursday, April 2.

  • IL has solid hope for fourth state title run

     

    The Indian Land Warriors are again in the hunt for the Class AA state soccer crown.

    The Warriors, who have played for the state title three straight years, have a strong cast of players back from the 20-6 team which won the 2014 Class AA Upstate crown for the third straight season.

  • Prepping for the Hunt

    Clients of the Lancaster/Chester Disabilities and Special Needs Center, 1158 Camp Creek Road, are joyous about hiding candy in plastic eggs at Easter, said Nikki Bramlett, director of day services at the center.
    These “consumers,” as Bramlett calls them, are experiencing their third year packing the eggs provided by the city of Lancaster for Rosie’s Easter Egg Hunt from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 4, at the Lancaster County Fairgrounds.

  • Council, LCEDC discuss concerns

    Are there concerns amongst state leaders about the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and have LCEDC leaders tried to meet with state delegates about those issues?
    Those questions, and more than a few answers, were brought up during a recent joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held inside council chambers and lasting almost three hours, the meeting touched upon a number of topics, including several weighing heavily on some council members’ minds.