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Today's News

  • City to restart bidding for MJC repaving

    City officials are restarting the bidding process for repaving at the Municipal Justice Center.

  • Good advice from a pro

    The 2013 Dixie Majors State Baseball Tournament is underway in Lancaster this week.
    Eight teams from across the state are playing in the double elimination tournament that began Saturday, July 13, at Doomsday Corner.
    The winner of the tournament, which wraps up today, July 17, will advance to the Dixie Majors World Series in North Charleston later this month.  
    This is the second year in a row that Lancaster has been the host city.
    Lynn James, state director of Dixie Majors Baseball, is pleased that the tournament is back in Lancaster.  

  • County man to coach Barbados national team

    by Mac Banks/For The Lancaster News
    Indian Land resident Brian Good has a giant task ahead of him over the next three years – to lead the Barbados National Basketball Team to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.  
    Good, the men’s head basketball coach at Wingate University near Charlotte, has quietly lived in Indian Land over the past nine years while coaching at Queens University and now Wingate.
    A native of Indiana, Good moved to the area when he took over the Queens program in 2004.

  • Wasson column: Black Horse Run resident protests DOT decision

    The S.C. Department of Transportation has decided to close the crossover at the entrance of Black Horse Run on U.S. 521 due to “safety concerns.”
    This affects 150-plus families who use the crossover daily.
    Black Horse Run has been developed for more than 40 years, long before Indian Land became the “hot spot” for development of strip shopping centers with little or no planning as to what the area, which is beginning to look like Cherry Road, might look like in the future.

  • Whittlesey column: Washington politicians: Do as I say, not as I do

    What’s the best way to explain or analyze what a moderate Republican and a liberal Democratic represent?  
    The word I find in Roget’s New Thesaurus (expanded edition) is “hypocrite.”  
    Words such as hypocrisy, hypocritical, hypocriticalness, complacent, smug and self-contented best explain the actions and thinking of moderate Republicans and Democrats.   

  • Police issue warrants in armed robbery

    Authorities have identified a man they believe was involved in the armed assault of a motorist outside a Lancaster gas station early Saturday, July 13.

    Police have issued arrest warrants on Donald Joseph Wheeler III, 27, for the charges of attempted carjacking and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant revealed the charges on Tuesday afternoon, about four days after the assault, and said Wheeler had not yet been found. 

  • TLN staff photographer Aaron Morrison injured in 3-car collision

     

  • Ann Taylor deserves recognition

    Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor recently received a nice surprise.
    Taylor, the Heath Springs mayor since 1990, received the Hettie Ricket Leadership Award last month in North Myrtle Beach.
    The award was presented by the S.C. Community Development Association which honors community development leaders. The group is affiliated with the Municipal Association of South Carolina.
    The Hettie Ricket Leadership Award is named after Hettie Ricket, a Cassatt native from neighboring Kershaw County who worked to get water service for her  community.

  • Cluster development – Not now, maybe never

    One of the major mistakes in development that has led to the difficult situation in Indian Land is the failure to anticipate and provide for the infrastructure required to support that development.
    Developers build houses and houses become homes because people come to live in them. Those people need roads, traffic control, schools, libraries, water and sewers, police and fire protection and EMS and 911 services.

  • Agritourism weekend a huge success

    Cherry Doster
    Special to The Lancaster News

    The reports coming in from the sites who participated in the Ag+ArtTour of Lancaster County show the event was a great success both for the participants and for visitors, many whom toured the sites for the first time.