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Today's News

  • Military-based communities need our support

    You probably haven’t heard much about it, but there’s an economic threat to South Carolina lurking on the horizon beyond the latest crises in Washington over the fiscal cliff and the federal debt.
    While this threat to our state hasn’t received much attention or publicity, it’s a threatened round of widespread military base closings throughout the nation.
    Military officials and other knowledgeable sources believe it’s likely to happen in the near future, possibly as soon as 2015.

  • Home and community based services provide valuable help

    Imagine doing everything by the book your entire life – working hard, making an honest living, providing for your family’s needs and planning responsibly for your retirement.
    This is a story I heard over and over again from numerous seniors while touring the state over the last few months. But oftentimes, what some of these seniors hadn’t prepared for was the unexpected – a sudden illness that claimed their independence and robbed them of their savings.

  • A night at the opera: Company celebrates second season in IL

    Opera has come to Indian Land.

    Opera Experience Southeast presented Puccini’s “La Boheme” to a full house Jan. 7 and 8 in the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Excitement and drama filled the theater from the opening scene to the final curtain. “La Boheme” tells the timeless story of a shy young woman who meets and falls in love with a passionate poet on a cold evening in Paris. Love, jealousy, forgiveness – all the necessary ingredients were neatly wrapped in music, with subtitles conveniently displayed.

  • Night deer hunters sentenced

    A trio of University of South Carolina Lancaster students received suspended sentences and fines in General Sessions Court on Monday, Feb. 11, two months after their arrests in an illegal night deer hunting case.

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said James Christopher Stewart, 18, Ryan Charles Manore, 19, and Blake George Shirley, 18, all pleaded guilty and were sentenced Monday on the charge of illegal night deer hunting, first offense.

    “We negotiated a sentence for them and each of them got the same sentence,” Barfield said.

  • City awards hospitality tax grants

    Nine local groups will benefit from the latest round of hospitality tax grants from the city of Lancaster.

    City Council unanimously approved the recommendation on how to divvy up $50,000 during its meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 12.

    The city received 14 applications for the 2012-13 hospitality tax grant cycle. Last week, its special Support Services committee recommended funding nine of those requests. Five projects were denied.

  • Council votes to reopen McGill convenience site

    When Ken Faulkenberry takes a walk through the woods, the last things he wants to see are piles of garbage bags, cast-off refrigerators or mounds of worn tires.

    But as county officials consider reducing the number of convenience sites throughout the county, those are exactly the types of items Faulkenberry predicts will soon pop up along county roadsides.

    Speaking at Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, Feb. 11, he urged council members to use caution as they move forward.

  • Discovery School students learn about Japanese culture

    Discovery School students are discovering the food, arts and traditions of Japan, thanks to the help of the school’s new intern, Ayumi Kanazaw.

    Kanazaw, 21, a third-year international relations major at Nihon University, is the latest Japanese student to take part in a long-running internship program between the university and Discovery School.

  • Underclassmen key in AJ soccer hopes

     

       

    The success of the 2013  Andrew Jackson men’s soccer team depends on the performance of underclassmen.

  • Lady Bruins, Lady Vols fall in playoffs

     

       

    Lancaster and Andrew Jackson saw their girls basketball seasons end with tough losses in first-round postseason play on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

  • Warriors club Knights

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – The beat goes on for the No. 5 Indian Land Warriors.