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Today's News

  • Wright signs with Lions

     

       

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers basketball star Bre Wright made a little history with her signing with Mackie Brown College on Wednesday, April 10 in the Lancaster County Class AA high school’s media center.

  • Brumfield receives Order of the Palmetto

    Staff reports
    Founders Federal Credit Union President and CEO Bruce Brumfield has received the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor.
    Sen. Greg Gregory (R-16) presented Brumfield the award on Tuesday, April 9, on behalf of Gov. Nikki Haley.
    Gregory read Haley’s letter that commended Brumfield on his unwavering commitment to service and dedication to empowering and improving the lives of citizens in South Carolina.

  • Table salt on envelope causes Comporium hazmat scare

    A pocketful of table salt had emergency responders in a tizzy outside the Comporium office near the intersection of Airport Road and Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) on Wednesday morning, April 10. 

    After a search of the building and interviews with employees, the scene was secured and responders learned there was no emergency, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw.

    “They cleaned up and cleared out,” Shaw said. “It wasn’t anything serious. It was table salt.”

  • Congrats to schools for their awards

    There’s a lot of Palmetto pride on display in Lancaster County schools these days and with good reason – 11 of the county’s schools recently won Palmetto Gold and Silver awards for the 2011-12 school year from the S.C. Department of Education.
    And while that total number is lower than last year’s 16 winning county schools, the number of gold award winners actually doubled from four last year to eight this year, despite a more rigourus criteria.

  • Why you can’t read half the state budget

    The South Carolina state budget is split into two major pieces, part 1A and part 1B. While both parts are excruciatingly boring to read, the first part, 1A, is at least understandable. At least it looks like a budget.
    Each agency has its own chart of line items showing how much money is allocated to each agency, program, function, etc. That’s why, when members of the news media talk about “the budget,” they’re almost always talking about that portion of the budget they can read, part 1A.

  • Happy birthday to all of you!

    A Pageland couple got a very happy birthday surprise on Tuesday, April 2, and Springs Memorial Hospital has a new event to add to their history books.

    Carl and Lagana Blakeney share the same birthday, April 2, and while that isn’t unusual, the birth of their daughter, Lacaria, on the same day, is.

  • Avoiding the treadmill cycle

    I was at a local gym the other day and noticed a sign on the wall. The sign read, “One hour of exercise is four percent of your day.”  

    That made me think; if we’re doing the exercise wrong, what percentage will we end up with? To gauge that from an efficient and exercise productivity stand point, I would say zero percent.

  • Injured vet can't walk . . . but he can ride

    INDIAN LAND – American hero Jonathan Alan Roberts returned home from the War on Terror in August 2005. But for Roberts, the real battle of his life had just begun, one he continues to fight every day of his life.  

    Roberts, who joined the U.S. Army in summer 2002 as a Special Forces candidate, was deployed to Iraq with the 18th Airborne Corps following school and training at Forts Benning and Bragg.

  • County’s B-3 talks get back on track

    Imagine a landscape of abandoned gas stations dotting the sides of U.S. 521, complete with shuttered windows and layers of spray-paint graffiti.

    That’s what Indian Land resident Pat Eudy is worried could eventually happen to the Panhandle if the county doesn’t revise its process for B-3 commercial zoning.

    Eudy was one of several residents to speak out at Lancaster County Council’s meeting Monday, April 8.

  • Pressley’s Recycling Center offers $50,000 reward for fire info

    INDIAN LAND – Pressley’s Recycling Center owner Ron Olsen is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person, or people, responsible for burning a piece of heavy equipment at his company in December.

    Pleasant Valley and Indian Land volunteer fire departments responded to the business at 9531 Charlotte Highway just before midnight Dec. 9, 2012, in regards to what was originally believed to have been a brush fire.