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Today's News

  • Club tackles IL library landscaping

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    The entire Indian Land community can now enjoy the major landscaping project at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.

    “I have the most wonderful news,” said Carol Williams, president of the Sun City Carolina Lakes  Mums & Poppies Garden Keepers Club, who made this project their mission.

    “A very generous donation from one of our members was just received (last fall). This donation put us over the top. We have reached our goal of $6,246.99.

  • South Carolina needs stronger Freedom of Information Act

    It’s probably fair to say that a lot of people in our society feel a healthy dose of skepticism toward many politicians.
    It’s not unreasonable to feel that way, either.
    After all, if you read the paper or watch the news, it’s not very hard to find reasons to raise your eyebrows, or even your voice, over decisions they make about spending your money.

  • Serving proudly

    Hall finishes basic training
    U.S. Air Force Airman Michael L. Hall recently graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. During the eight weeks of training, he completed intensive training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills.
    Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

  • 'Beyond the Wild Wood comes the Wide World...'

    The friendship between a rat, mole, badger and toad is tested in the musical “The Wind in the Willows,” a production of The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County that opens Friday, March 1, at the Barr Street auditorium.

    The production, which runs until March 9, has catchy songs, plenty of comedy and audience participation that children and adults will enjoy, theater officials said.

  • Dean search at USCL down to three

    The University of South Carolina has announced three finalists in its search for a permanent dean to lead USC Lancaster.

    The announcement is a significant development in a search that began late last year to replace former USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano.

    Catalano stepped down Jan. 1 after 11 years at the helm of the university.

    Among the names on the short list are two current USCL officials: Dr. Maxie Myron “Ron” Cox Jr. and  Dr. Walter P. Collins III.

  • Tweet gets student in hot water

    A threatening comment on a popular social networking site led to a surprise meeting with the Secret Service for an Indian Land High School student earlier this month. 

    The meeting came soon after ILHS Principal David Shamble notified one of his school resource officers about the comment Feb. 12, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • March 5 job fair targets military veterans

    Resumes, job applications and interview etiquette are being emphasized as military veterans prepare for a major job fair next week. 

    Lancaster City Hall has been the location for readiness workshops led by Michael O’Donnell of SC Works – the state’s job-preparation network. It's part of the Department of Employment and Workforce.

    Four workshop were held at City Hall between Feb. 12 and Feb. 21. One is set for today and the final one is Thursday, Feb. 28. 

    The workshops run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • County Council gives nod to cleanup at abandoned cemetery

    An abandoned Kershaw cemetery littered with years of brush and debris will receive a slight facelift thanks to a group of dedicated residents and some help from Lancaster County Council.

    County Administrator Steve Willis presented a proposed during council’s Feb. 11 meeting plan to help restore Belk Cemetery.

    Located just off Jason Street and north of the Kershaw town limits, the cemetery has fallen into disrepair, Willis said.

  • Leadership Lancaster learns about economic development

    Attracting major industry to Lancaster County is no simple task.

    Many players are involved and negotiations are often long and drawn-out. 

    On top of that, economic and demographic conditions have to be suitable before a company will even consider making your county their home.

    The local Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Lancaster group spent a full day recently hearing from officials who have a hand in making major industry deals happen.

  • County Classic Softball tournament opens play

    The fourth annual Lancaster County Classic Softball tournament opens tonight with games at two county sites.

    The tournament opener is set for 5 p.m. today – Wednesday, Feb. 27 – when host Andrew Jackson will face the Lady Bruins of Lancaster High School.