Today's News

  • LHS golf team wins, hosts region field

    Staff Reports

    The Lancaster High School golf team capped regular-season play with a 9-3 record after defeating Region III-AAAA foe Northwestern High School at Watorford Park Golf Club in Rock Hill.

    LHS carded a 169 to Northwestern’s 229.

    The LHS girls were led by Alexandria McCain and Emily Cox, who each posted a 40. Carly Funderburk notched a 44 and Ina Roberts had a 45.

    Rachel Hovis had a 48 and Carley Snyder posted a 53.

  • Seven arrested in drug search

    A raid on a Lancaster home Thursday evening uncovered thousands of dollars in drugs and led to the arrests of seven people.
    Authorities conducted a search of a house at 1942 Usher Road after the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office learned that people were selling illegal drugs at the home, according to a sheriff's office press release.
    A search warrant was obtained after a joint investigation involving the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force Team, the Lancaster Police Department and the Lancaster County Metro SWAT Team.  

  • Hospital deserves its awards and recognition

    If you have the misfortune of experiencing a life-threatening ordeal like a heart attack or stroke, you do have the good fortune of having a quality hospital nearby to help save your life.
    Doug Arbour, chief executive officer of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, is living proof.
    On a night in mid-May, Arbour awoke with what he thought was indigestion.
    It wasn’t. It was worse, much worse. In this case a massive heart attack.

  • Solyndra underscores flaws in ‘stimulus’ act

    If anyone needs more proof that the White House sold us a bill of goods when it pressured Congress to pass the “stimulus” act of 2009, just look at what has happened with Solyndra Inc.
     Those who’ve been following the news lately probably know that Solyndra was a California solar energy company that’s just filed for bankruptcy protection after receiving a half-billion dollar government loan under the stimulus act. The bankruptcy, of course, is terrible news for taxpayers.

  • Merger will increase access to broadband technology

    Some people think AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile USA is just a national or Wall Street issue, but it’s really a Main Street issue.
    The combination of these companies will bring together their resources and allow AT&T to expand its new cutting edge mobile network, 4G LTE, to more than 96 percent of South Carolinians.

  • ‘A community icon’

    Reece Murphy
    The flag hung solemnly at half-staff outside Indian Land Elementary School on Wednesday morning, fluttering in the breeze above a ring of flowers, hand-lettered cards and star-shaped balloons at the base of the flagpole.
    Out of the school’s shadow and into the sun out front walked a group of first-graders carrying notebooks and pencil bags, single file, one little girl with a finger to her lips shushing the boy in front of her.

  • Sixteen minors arrested at motel

    Reece Murphy
    A party at a Lancaster motel Sunday, Oct. 2, led to charges against a room full of underage revelers, including four juveniles.
    According to a police department incident report, Lancaster police got a call about 1 a.m. from a clerk at the Jameson Inn on Commerce Boulevard.
    The call came in response to guests’ complaints of people making noise outside their rooms and someone throwing up on the sidewalk.

  • Job fair draws 922 jobseekers

    Lancaster County
    Economic Development Corp.
    More than 900 people attended the Oct. 1 job fair at the Adult Education Campus at the old Barr Street High School.
    The purpose of the job fair, which was sponsored by the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LDEDC) and Lancaster County Workforce Action Team (WAT), was for unemployed workers to meet companies that are hiring in the region while collecting their information into a job seeker database.

  • New IL fire station opens Sunday

    Reece Murphy
    The Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department is getting ready to celebrate a significant milestone with the official opening of its new and improved fire station.
    Located at 185 Six Mile Creek Road, the department’s newly renovated Fire Station 10 will open at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9, with a grand “fire hose uncoupling ceremony.”
    The department, and the community it serves, have plenty of reason to be proud of the renovated station.

  • ‘I Do’ event Sunday

    Jesef Williams
    The dress. The decorations. Floral arrangements, music and, of course, the cake.
    With so much to consider when planning a wedding, an upcoming event aims to help make the task a little easier and less stressful.
    The Lancaster County Council of the Arts is hosting “I Do: Ladies Afternoon Out” from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Lancaster Golf Club Fairway Room, 1840 Springs Club Road.