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Today's News

  • It’s time to choose: McMaster or Warren

    In the June 12 Republican primary, Lancaster County voters made it clear who they want to be South Carolina’s next governor.
    In a five-way race, interim Gov. Henry McMaster swamped the competition locally with nearly 58 percent of the vote.

  • Salkehatchie campers turn home repairs into a mission

    A house on Golf Course Road buzzed with construction noises Wednesday as a team from Lancaster’s Salkehatchie program got to work on repairs.
    Volunteers spread throughout the property, from the yard to the kitchen to the roof.
    “We’re helping the community all we can,” said David Hagins, stepping aside from the entrance to the house where building materials and tools were scattered across the ground.
    Hagins and his wife, Susan, have been running Lancaster’s Salkehatchie program for 15 years, since it was first established.

  • Money issues dominate mayor forum

    Four of the five Lancaster mayoral candidates faced off Monday night at a public forum focused mostly on financial issues – economic development, downtown revitalization and city-staff retention.
    Alston DeVenny, Sara Eddins, Tamara Green Garris and Don Geraghty spoke for an hour before a crowd of about 100 at the Lancaster Mayoral 2018 Candidate Forum at USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium.

  • Fierce heat settles in

    For construction workers at Lancaster High School, this week’s scorching heat means longer workdays, protracted breaks, mountains of empty plastic water bottles and impromptu gatherings in the shade.
    “You drink plenty of water and try to stay out of it as much as you possibly can,” said brick mason Londell Alston, as he spread a layer of mortar for a row of bricks on the façade of the new LHS multipurpose building.

  • Radio exec dies in IL motorcycle collision

    An N.C. man died Saturday after his motorcycle crashed into an SUV on S.C. 160 near Calvin Hall Road in Indian Land.
    The victim was Nathan Richie, 53, of Matthews, according to Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese. Richie was director of digital programming at Entercom Charlotte and an adjunct professor at Carolina School of Broadcasting.

  • Price tag for IL rec center comes in slightly under initial estimate

    Civil engineers have projected the cost of remodeling and expanding the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521 at $4.3 million, about $200,000 less than anticipated.
    The money would come from an $11 million bond referendum that voters could consider in November’s general election if Lancaster County Council approves three readings to have it added to the ballot. First reading of the referendum ordinance passed unanimously June 11.  

  • 5 community groups get $74K in hotel-tax money

    Five local causes are getting extra money from the local accommodations tax for marketing to boost tourism.
    Lancaster County Council passed a resolution Monday night that awards a little more than $73,000 to the Indian Land Fall Festival, Lancaster County Council of the Arts, Community Playhouse of Lancaster County, Lancaster County Council on Aging and The Children’s Council.
    An advisory committee chaired by Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, recommended the grant awards.

  • ‘Mack’ McDonald longtime IL fire volunteer, dies at 57

    On the outside, DeWayne “Mack” McDonald could sometimes come across as gruff. 

    But beneath that outer layer was a man who fiercely loved his family, his neighbors and the Indian Land community that he moved to in 1970.

    A diabetic and two-time kidney transplant recipient, McDonald died Friday after suffering a heart attack. He was 57.

  • Local produce drop-offs at Gregory YMCA

    The family-run farm Bush-N-Vine is bringing its Community Supported Agriculture program to Lancaster, with weekly drop-offs at the Gregory YMCA.
    The York-based farm has been in the Hall family for more than 150 years. It started the CSA program in 2010, when Sam Hall returned home after graduating from Clemson University.
    “I needed to bring something to the table,” explained Hall, who runs the farm with his father and is responsible for initiating the program.

  • Triple Eagles

    Denise Johnston
    For The Lancaster News

    Walker, Jackson and Grey Reeves started their Scouting careers at age 6, signing up as Tiger Cubs in Troop 502 at Harrison United Methodist Church in Pineville.
    Now the 16-year-old triplets, rising juniors at Indian Land High School, have reached Scouting’s pinnacle. They all became Eagle Scouts and won Good Citizenship Awards last month in ceremonies at the Anne Springs Close Greenway.