Today's News

  • Change coming to Kershaw council

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council will have a different look this year.

    Two of its members have chosen not to seek re-election. They are District 3 Councilman Randy Seegars and District 4 Councilman Morris Russell.

    Seegars, who’s in his first term, said his health is the sole reason he’s not seeking re-election. He’s dealing with knee issues and a hernia, and has two upcoming surgeries, he said.

    Within the last year, he believes he’s missed five or six Town Council meetings for health reasons.

  • Council approves IL firefighter grant

    Despite an administrative snafu, Lancaster County Council approved matching a federal grant for the

    Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department during its meeting late last month.

    Council voted 6-0 at its Jan. 28 meeting to approve a $2,000 local match to fund a new breathing air compressor for the fire department. Councilman Steve Harper was absent from the vote on a previously scheduled trip.

    The amount is 5 percent of the total grant, with $38,000 funded by the federal government.

  • '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.