• Business Briefcase 8-6-14

    IL business hosts family fun day
    PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
    Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
    Mackey offers health programs

  • County, state jobless rates fall

     Denyse Clark


    The tri-county region – Lancaster, Chester and York – as well as the state, continues to experience a drastic drop in unemployment. That’s really good news, officials say.

  • More than 300 at public hearing

    Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control held a public hearing Thursday, April 24 at the Kershaw Recreation Center to hear discussion for and against open pit mining for Haile Gold Mine.

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • Job fair set for Fort Lawn Community Center

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A job fair, co-sponsored by SC JUMMP (Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay) and DMSI Staffing, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Fort Lawn Community Center (FLCC). 

    A representative from DMSI Staffing says there are about 200 positions to be filled and prospective job seekers can expect to go to work almost immediately.

  • Permit data shows rise in building activity

    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) recently released information about building permit trends in the tri-county region (Chester, Lancaster and York counties).

  • Agape Hospice ribbon-cutting
  • Bell photo wins statewide award

    COLUMBIA – Sports photographer Travis Bell was awarded a top spot in the recent S.C. News Photographers Association annual Pictures of the Year Contest on Feb. 22.

    Bell’s image of former University of South Carolina Lady Gamecocks basketball team forward Ashley Bruner placed second in the sports action category.

    Bell, a Lancaster native, owns SIDELINE CAROLINA, a sports photography service that photographs college and pro sports.

  • State exporters post banner year


  • All-Star Vantage Point

    Travis Bell had one of the best seats in the house at last month’s NBA All-Star Game in Houston. 

    No, the Lancaster native wasn’t sitting in one of those pricey courtside seats. Rather, he was capturing the action with his camera for ESPN. 

    Bell, who runs his own photography business in Columbia, has been photographing events for the popular sports network for more than a decade. Past events include College GameDay and Monday Night Football.