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Today's News

  • Bruins third in Southern Cross field

    The Lancaster High School golf team, fresh off winning the Region III-AAAA championship for the fourth straight season, finished third in the prestigious Southern Cross golf tournament at the Palmetto Golf Club in Aiken over the weekend of April 27-28.

    The tournament featured 22 teams from across the Carolinas.

    LHS shot a 444 (221-223) to finish behind Boiling Springs with a 434 (220-214) and Cannon School of Concord, N.C., with a 437 (223-214), was second.

  • IL Loughry to play for Pride

    INDIAN LAND – David Loughry is ready for his next challenge – the next level.

    Loughry, the Indian Land High School senior quarterback who came back from a tough injury, is set to play college football.

    Loughry is headed to Greensboro College, a NCAA Division III school which plays in the USA South Conference.

    Loughry, a 6-3, 185-pounder who broke his femur – thigh bone– and missed the last half of his junior season, rebounded to produce a solid senior year at ILHS.

  • Bruins, Warriors show strength at liftathon

    The annual Lancaster High School liftathon, which included Indian Land, was heavy on fundraising attempts by both county schools.

    The annual event, held in the spring, serves as a fundraiser as football players, with the completion of winter workouts centered on the weight room, seek pledges for the bench press. The more pounds the more money for the effort.

    Lancaster invited Indian Land to be a part of the liftathon, held in the LHS gym on April 28.

  • Foursome’s 19-under wins Fore The Kids golf tournament

    A record 116 golfers enjoyed a day of golf, food and fellowship at the eighth annual Fore The Children golf tournament April 20 at the Edgewater Golf Club.

    The tournament is held to benefit the Lancaster, Chester and York chapters of the Child Evangelism Fellowship.

    The winning team, which posted a 19-under, included Cliff Henson, Caleb Henson, Bruce McCaskill and Matthew Broughton.

    The second-place team, with a 16 under, featured Steve Price, Dave Faulk, Harvey Funderburk and JaRon Stevenson.

  • AJ’s Crosby to play at Claflin

    KERSHAW – Claflin University is the right place for Andrew Jackson High School senior volleyball star Makaylen Crosby.

    So good that the Lady Volunteers ace student-athlete is going to spend the next four years at the Orangeburg college, a NCAA Div. II member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

    Crosby made it official, signing with the Lady Panthers volleyball program on April 27 in the AJ media center.

    “Claflin feels like home,” Crosby said. “When I went there, it felt like home.

  • Bolt boosts IL to playoff win

    CAMDEN – Indian Land Bolted into the winner’s bracket of the Class AAA Upper State championship baseball playoffs Thursday in Camden.

    The 21-7 Warriors, bolstered by ace senior pitcher Nolan Bolt, opened the Class AA Upstate title tournament with a 4-1 win over Camden High School.

    Camden, the Region IV-AAA runner-up to Indian Land during regular-season play, didn’t have an answer for Bolt on the mound, or at the plate.

  • Fighting opioid scourge with information

    Lancaster County’s opioid crisis is not only bad – it’s getting worse.
    “It’s sad, and it’s frustrating, because it’s only gaining momentum,” Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese said.
    “In 2016, we had five opioid deaths and none of them contained illicit fentanyl,” Deese said. “By the time we closed out 2017, we had 25 deaths, and 18 of those contained fentanyl. So we had a 400 percent increase in opioid deaths in just one year.”

  • 5 charged in drug-trafficking busts

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested five Lancaster residents Thursday and Friday on multiple drug-trafficking charges.
    Christopher Michael Rollings, 36, his wife Natasha Jean Rollings, 33, and William James Gainey Jr., 55, all of 2120 Barnett St., were arrested Thursday morning.
    Marqwevius Devonte Seegars, 26, and Tangie Phatrice Craig, 30, both of 254 South Avenue, were arrested early Friday.

  • Businessman charged in sex case involving 2 young teens

    Lancaster business owner and former civic leader Chris Tillman has been arrested again, this time on sex-offense charges involving two young girls, both under age 15.
    According to an arrest warrant, one of the girls told the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in March that there had been repeated incidences over a two-year period in which Tillman sexually gratified himself by using her feet.
    The girl said this happened during teen sleepovers at Tillman’s house. She said he would find her when the lights went out or everyone else was asleep.

  • Picking site for new animal shelter

    County officials are moving ahead to build a new animal shelter at a cost of $1.25 million to $1.75 million, and they will select the site this month.
    The list of possible locations has been trimmed to two. The preferred site is near the public works complex on Pageland Highway.  
    The other option is on the southern side of S.C. 9 Bypass West between West Meeting Street and Grace Avenue near the air rail park.