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Today's News

  • Longtime girls coach leaving ILHS

    Tamara Jacobus, who molded Indian Land High School’s volleyball and girls basketball teams into state powers, is leaving the Lancaster County Class AA school.
    Jacobus, a McBee native, is moving to Class AAAA Clover High School, where she will coach the Lady Blue Eagles’ volleyball team and teach math in the school’s freshman academy. Her assistant coach will be former Indian Land volleyball and basketball star Jean Marie Harris.
    Jacobus said the move came after making “one of the toughest decisions” in her life.

  • Tips for the perfect summer lawn

    The extreme heat and drought last year was hard on lawns and gardens. 

    “Many gardeners are facing a blank slate of bare soil, masses of dead patches that were once lawn or a bit of grass interspersed in a sea of weeds,” gardening expert Melinda Myers said.
    Myers recommends following a few simple steps to improve lawns this season:

  • Quartet returns to Lancaster Sunday

    An acclaimed New York City trombone quartet, The Guidonian Hand, is returning to Lancaster.

    This performance will be the 19th Vivian Major Robinson Classical Concert, sponsored by the Lancaster County Council of the Arts. The purpose of the concert series is to promote appreciation for – and enjoyment of – classical music in a variety of styles.

  • Legacy of Blessings

    Lots of people enjoy cooking, but few people have their cooking become a community phenomenon that lasts for more than half a century.

    86-year-old Ruth McGriff has been cooking for others for at least 60 years, learning the skill when she was just a girl of 13. Now she celebrates becoming a first-time author with the release of “Ruth McGriff: Legacy of Blessings” cookbook.

  • Man wanted for pointing gun during argument

    An argument turned frightening for two Lancaster residents who reported that a man pointed a handgun at them late Saturday, April 20.

    Deputies responded at 9:41 p.m. to the 900 block of Suttle Road about someone pointing a firearm at two people outside a home, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    At the scene, deputies spoke with one of the victims, who said he was inside a shop building playing pool when he noticed a white SUV pull into the driveway.

  • USCL honors Boston bombing victims

    University of South Carolina Lancaster students and faculty honored victims of last week’s Boston Marathon bombing with a memorial ceremony culminating in personal commitments from participants to do their part to stop violence.

    The ceremony, Monday, April 22, came a week after homemade bombs placed near the marathon’s finish line injured 282 and killed three, Martin Richard, 8, Lu Lingzi, 23 and Krystle Campbell, 29.

    MIT police officer Sean Collier, 26, also died, shot to death by the bombing suspects April 16.

  • Principal David McDonald leaving ILMS at end of year r

    Indian Land Middle School Principal David McDonald announced this week he is stepping down at the end of the school year to take a job at a school in Travelers Rest.

    McDonald, ILMS’ first principal, led the school to state and national acclaim for its performance and was himself recognized in 2012 as the South Carolina Middle School Principal of the Year.

  • Walnut Creek complex opens

    After years in the making, Lancaster County is the proud owner of a new 60-acre, $7 million park complex in Indian Land: Walnut Creek Park.

    Residents of Walnut Creek, the once-troubled neighborhood formerly known as Edenmoor, joined the subdivision’s developers and county officials Wednesday, April 24, for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the park’s turnover to county control.

  • LAPS to assist with GEDs, criminal records

    A local crime-awareness group wants to spread the word about two initiatives aimed to help residents find work.

    LAPS (Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy) is accepting information from county residents who want to clean their criminal record and who don’t have a high school diploma.

  • Deer soars through pickup on north main

    A Monroe, N.C., man found himself face to face with a deer moments after the animal crashed through the driver’s side window of his pickup Tuesday, April 23, on North Main Street. 

    The crash, which also sent shattered glass flying into the face of another driver, happened at about 3:50 p.m. near the Lancaster Square shopping center. 

    Donald Belk Jr., 62, was headed north on U.S. 521 when the deer hit the side of his white Ford pickup, according to a Lancaster Police Department traffic collision report.