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Today's News

  • 'The Black Garbo'

    In downtown Lancaster, across from the historic courthouse, is the county’s Wall of Fame – five large portraits painted on the brick wall of the old Kimbrell’s Furniture building.

    Somewhat at odds among the likes of President Andrew Jackson, groundbreaking gynecologist Dr. J. Marion Sims, WWI flying ace and textile giant Col. Elliott Springs and Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke, is the portrait of a young black lady in a white smock and red headscarf.

  • Lady Bruins lasso Stallions, playoff bid

     

       

    The surging Lancaster High Lady Bruins punched their ticket to the Class AAAA Upper State basketball playoffs as a third seed after a 33-28 win over South Pointe on LHS senior night in the Bruins gym on Friday, Feb. 8.

  • Warriors wrap up crown

     

       

    The Indian Land High boys basketball team put the wraps on an unbeaten region season with an impressive home win over county rival Buford High School on Warriors senior night Friday, Feb. 8.

  • Rucker sweeps South to cap unbeaten seasons

    The Rucker Rams put the finishing touches on perfect seasons, sweeping rival South Middle School on Thursday, Feb. 7 in the Lancaster High School gym

    Each Rucker team won in impressive fashion on the way to completing perfect 12-0 marks for the 2012-13 basketball season.

  • Resident asks school board to be proactive in planning

    Editor’s note: This letter was addressed to Lancaster County School Board members Don McCorkle and Mary Etta Taylor and District Superintendent Gene Moore.
    I hope that 2013 is off to a great start for you. You may recall I have sent numerous e-mails asking for information on the new elementary school, as well as the plan for the Indian Land schools in general.

  • District releases new school plans

    Lancaster County school board members got a look at final plans for Indian Land’s new elementary school during their annual planning meeting Saturday, Feb. 2.

    Approved in 2011 and intended to serve students in Indian Land’s northern end, the new school will be at 10251 Harrisburg Road, across from the BridgeHampton neighborhood.

    With the new plans approved by the state, district officials said they’re now ready to move forward with the bidding process. School officials are aiming for a fall 2014 opening.

  • Council discusses peddlers, hawkers

    What’s the difference between a Girl Scout and a man selling vegetables on the side of a road?

    It sounds like the beginning of a corny joke, but it was actually one of many questions Lancaster County Council members lobbed at each other as they discussed the exact definition of peddlers and hawkers during their Jan. 28 meeting. 

  • DEW to reduce unemployment services in Chester

    The lines at the unemployment office in Lancaster are about to get a little longer.

    Starting Feb. 19, the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (SCDEW) is reducing the number of its statewide offices for employment services from 56 to 40.

    One of those offices is in neighboring Chester County. 

    That means those in Chester who need face-to-face help with unemployment benefits must drive farther and come to the office here, at 705 N. White St.

  • A celebration of sacrifice

    KERSHAW – The S.C. Highway Patrol has not forgotten the ultimate sacrifice of one of their own.

    Monday, Feb. 4, marked 74 years since Patrolman Walter T. Bell was killed in a head-on collision in the town of Kershaw.

    The Camden resident had been assigned to license-inspection duty in Lancaster County that day in 1939 – a Saturday – and was on his way home when he was instantly killed in an accident.

    He was 36 years old.

  • Bus driver claims intimidation by parent

    Tensions between a Lancaster County School District school bus driver and a student’s father led to accusations of intimidation against the father, but no charges.

    According to the Feb. 3, incident report, a bus driver dropping children off at a stop near Elm Street and Blue Lane called the Lancaster County School District bus depot to report a man “sitting on the sidewalk with a long gun across his lap.”