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Today's News

  • TLN staff brings home SCPA President’s Cup

    GREENVILLE – The editorial staff of The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway came home from the S.C. Press Association winter meeting on Saturday, March 23, with a record-setting 28 awards for newspaper excellence.

    The Lancaster News competes with other papers in the Palmetto State that are published two to three times a week. The Lancaster News also received the President’s Award Cup in 2012 for its overall design, writing and photography as the highest scoring newspaper in that division.   

  • IL resident still upset over no-parking signs

    A skirmish over no-parking signs between a group of Indian Land residents and their homeowners association came back to Lancaster County Council earlier this month. 

    At the forefront of the debate, about whether an HOA can post no-parking signs along county roads and subsequently tow those cars, is Panhandle resident Erwin Feiner, who lives on Largo Lane in the Arlington neighborhood. 

    Feiner spoke during council’s March 11 meeting, a little more than a month after he first brought the problem to council’s attention. 

  • Heath Springs council talks about parks and rec slot

    HEATH SPRINGS – Discussion about recommending a parks and recreation board representative wound up being a moot point at the Tuesday, March 19, Heath Springs Town Council meeting.

    For the third straight month, council’s meeting agenda included an item regarding the county’s Joint Recreation Commission. For nearly two years, there had been an open slot on the 10-member commission since Ellenia Russell stepped down.

  • Lady Warriors defeat Lady Vols

     

       

    The fourth-ranked Indian Land Lady Warriors posted a 4-1 Conference IV-AA win over Andrew Jackson High at IL’s Warrior Stadium on Thursday, March 21.

  • Action-packed event highlights annual Martial Arts Championship

     

       

    The 39th Universal Martial Arts Championships, held March 9 at the Springdale Recreation Center, featured an action-packed event.

  • Roberts happy with Invitational

    Competitive play highlighted the first Bruin Invitational golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Saturday, March 16.

    The captain’s choice tournament, held as a fundraiser to benefit the Lancaster High School golf teams, featured 48 players – 12 teams of four players.

  • ADs pleased with action

     

       

    County high school athletic directors are confident action taken at the annual S.C. High School League convention of athletic directors and principals will be key in keeping the state’s governing body of high school athletics intact.

  • Lady Lancers net one win at Pitt CC

     

       

    The University of South Carolina Lady Lancers’ softball team took one win in four games with the Pitt Community College Lady Bulldogs on Saturday, March 16 and Sunday, March 17.

  • Judge denies self-defense motion

    The Lancaster man charged last year in the killing of a former professional baseball player had his motion for self defense dismissed this week.

    Derrick McIlwain, 38, appeared before Circuit Court Judge Brooks Goldsmith in General Sessions court on Thursday, March 21, to see if he could avoid prosecution on the grounds of the “Castle Doctrine.”

    That law justifies use of deadly force when a person feels his or her life is threatened.

    McIlwain is charged with murder for the Feb. 7, 2012, shooting death of Danny Clyburn Jr.

  • Judge grants bond to Gleason

    There will be no prom night. No college. Not even a first day of school.

    Wanda Chilson listed those events as signature moments her step-granddaughter will never experience. It’s hard for her to cope with the loss of a 5-year-old who was “full of sweetness and goodness.”

    That child – Soren Victoria Chilson – died March 5 as a result of what authorities say was head trauma.