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Today's News

  • Lady Jackets win to end skid

    BUFORD – The Buford girls got on track in Region IV-AA basketball play, while the Jackets fell shy in their bid to land their first region win Friday, Jan. 18 in the BHS gym.

    The Lady Jackets ignited in the third period to post a 41-30 win over the Lady Rams.

  • Trojans trip Bruins twice for region sweep

  • Vols, Warriors split tilts

     

       

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land and Andrew Jackson each sport teams ranked in the S.C. Basketball Coaches Association top 10 state poll.

    Friday night, each elite squad showed why.

  • Church provides toys for Springdale area

    New Life Free Will Baptist Church

    Several of the youth group leaders at New Life Free Will Baptist Church, 1622 Springdale Road, felt that God wanted them to teach children to serve others. They decided to take toys to the children in the community around the church. The leaders spoke with their pastor, the Rev. Douglas Pate, and approached him to ask if they could do the toy project, and to make sure that everyone involved would be safe.

  • Don't buy into hype of fitness myths

    Knowing what not to do is just as important as knowing what to do when it comes to your health and fitness.
    After all, you don’t want to be wasting any of your time doing something that’s wrong.

    Take this for example: did you know you should be eating within the first hour of waking up? This simple action trains your body to burn fat.

    If you are eating later than that, you’re doing just the opposite by training your body to store fat.

  • Upcoming events honoring MLK Jr. Day
    • The Lancaster Branch of the NAACP will hold a Martin Luther King Jr. program at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 at St. Paul AME Church on Barr Street. The speaker is the Rev. Lemuel Washington. For details, call (803) 283-3863.
  • Former LPD chief Benny Webb guilty of assault

    ATLANTIC BEACH – A former Atlantic Beach town manager and Lancaster Police Department chief was recently found guilty in an Horry County courtroom of assault on a town resident.

    Benny Webb, 54, of Sumter, was charged with third-degree assault and battery in May 2012 following a S.C. Law Enforcement Division investigation conducted at the request of the Atlantic Beach Police Department.

  • Runnin' for a reason

    Often, when schools raise money, students are sent home bearing boxes of candy bars, glossy brochures of flavored popcorn or other items to hawk door to door, most of which eventually gets sold by parents.

    Not North Elementary School. They went another route – like having students run around the gym awhile.

  • Barr Street alumni organize scholarship fund

    The legacy of one of Lancaster’s former schools is being further propelled with the creation of an academic scholarship.

    The Barr Street High School Foundation, which was formed last year, is organizing the scholarship, which will be given annually to a college-bound high school student in Lancaster County.

    Other specifics, such as the award amount, haven’t been finalized yet.

  • Council approves joining urban planning group

    With urbanized clusters now springing up in the Panhandle, Lancaster County Council discussed the future of highway funding in that area during its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 14.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said due to Indian Land’s burgeoning population, as reflected in the 2010 Census, several stretches of the area are now designated as urban by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG).

    As such, Wills said those areas no longer qualify for rural highway funding through COG, like the rest of Lancaster County.