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Today's News

  • Warriors edge Seneca for Class AAA Upstate title bid

    Robert Howey
    rhowey@thelancasternews.com
    The Indian Land Warriors made the most of a lone goal to edge Seneca High School, 1-0 on Saturday and advance to the Class AAA Upper State title soccer match with Pendleton High School on Tuesday night.
    ILHS’s Brandon Sanchez tallied in the 26th minute and the Warriors made it stand in their 1-0 win over the host SHS Bobcats.
    Addison Guild had an assist on the Sanchez goal.
    ILHS keeper Gabe Burris had four saves in the Warriors’ shutout.

  • Rotary Club 5K race set May 18

    Lancaster Rotary Club is partnering with Lancaster Runs to host a 5k Race for Charity on May 18.
    Net proceeds from the race fund service projects in the Lancaster community. While the specific recipients of this year's funds have not yet been determined, Lancaster Rotary Club's board of directors has elected to support the most vulnerable members of our community through youth and seniors-related projects.
    The Tot Trot is at 7:30 a.m., with the 5K run and walk at 8.

  • Warriors advance six to Class AAA state track field

    Six Indian Land High School track athletes – two girls and four boys – have qualified for the Class AAA state meet after competing in the Class AAA Upper State meet at Seneca High School.
    In the girls meet, Leah Henry and London Johnson each finished second in their events.
    Henry had a 16-11.5 in the long jump, while Johnson heaved the shot 34-0.50.
    The Warriors are sending four athletes to the Class AAA state field.

  • Furman mourning passing of Coach Satterfield

    From Release
    GREENVILLE – Jimmy Satterfield, head coach of Furman University's 1988 NCAA I-AA (FCS) National Championship football team and member of both Furman and South Carolina Athletic Halls of Fame, died Monday following a brief illness.  He was 79 years old.

  • Coats to lead LHS swim team

    Jordan Coats will lead the Lancaster High School swim team.
    Coats, a Kershaw native, has been named as the coach, replacing coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is moving from the area. Sanchez-Gelpke led the LHS swim team for one season.
    Coats, 26, will be assisted by veteran aide Denise Walker.
    “This is a very good program and we want to keep that going,” Coats said. “I’m looking forward to working with the swimmers and parents.”
    Coats is 2011 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School.

  • HS sewer project cost rises $10K

    HEATH SPRINGS – Replacing one of its aging sewer lift stations and repairing two others will cost the town about $10,000 more than anticipated.
    “It’s going to be little a more than we thought,” said Heath Springs Mayor Eddie Moore.
    The original construction cost was estimated at $490,000, but the low bid of came in at $595,500.
    But the town doesn’t have to pay the entire amount for the lift stations – high-voltage pumps that move wastewater uphill.

  • County’s credit rating upgraded

    Moody’s Investors Service has upgraded Lancaster County’s credit rating to the second-highest level, which will lower the interest rates the county pays when it borrows money by issuing bonds.
    The rating agency moved the county’s status to Aa1 from Aa2 on April 30.
    “The local economy continues to diversify, with a growing financial services, technology and healthcare industry presence,” a Moody’s news release states.
    The new score should lower borrowing costs in the future.

  • Don’t forget letter carrier food drive

    The 27th-annual Letter Carriers’ Stamp Out Food Drive is this Saturday.
    The U.S. Postal Service is partnering with United Way of Lancaster County to collect non-perishable food donations for HOPE in Lancaster.
    This week, letter carriers will leave Stamp Out Hunger bags in mailboxes. Residents are asked to leave a donation of non-perishable food items next to their mailboxes for letter carriers to collect Saturday as they deliver mail along their routes.
    The bags are then taken to the post office on North Main Street to be sorted and delivered to HOPE.

  • Local murder convict tries prison break in Greenville

    Thirteen years after he drew national attention in a Lancaster murder, convicted killer David Rollings Cauthen tried to escape from a Greenville County correctional facility Sunday.
    Cauthen, 54, was missing from his cell Sunday morning but was soon found hiding under a storage container for construction materials inside the institution, according to Chrysti Shain, spokesperson for S.C. Department of Corrections.
    He is serving a life sentence at the Perry Correctional Institution for the 2004 murder of his girlfriend Brenda Steen.

  • County GOP holds annual convention

    From release

    The Lancaster County Republican Party held its annual convention April 25, electing officers and also delegates to the state convention.
    About 95 people attended the meeting at Mike Williams Builders in Lancaster, which county Chair Sandy McGarry called one of the local party’s largest turnouts ever.