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Today's News

  • 13th Running for Ryan KLS county track meet Saturday

    Lancaster County high school track takes center stage Saturday for the 13th annual KLS Running for Ryan track meet at the Lancaster High School track.
    The annual meet, which features all four county track teams for girls and boys competition, is also held to promote a greater awareness of KLS – Klein Levin Syndrome.
    The meet is held in memory of Ryan McKinney, a former Lancaster High School track athlete who died in 2006 of cardiac arrhythmia.
    McKinney, at age 19, died two years following his Lancaster High School graduation.

  • Thread Trail mandate in UDO is safe for this year

    The Lancaster County Council has rejected removing the Carolina Thread Trail mandate from the county’s master zoning and development plan, and it will study the possibility of even stronger requirements.
    The council voted unanimously Monday night to take no action on the issue over the next 12 months, leaving in place a provision in the Unified Development Ordinance that requires subdivision developers to build Thread Trail sections into their projects.

  • IL Action Council needs new infusion of members, energy

    The Indian Land Action Council, a community group intended to educate and inform local residents about important local issues, is gearing up for its annual election of officers April 18.
    But the group’s participation is on the decline, according to ILAC President Evan Freeman.
    “We’re pretty low at this point,” Freeman said.
    In 2015, the group had 82 members, but the numbers have plummeted since then, with membership now sitting at 30.

  • Guilty plea on federal weapon charge

    COLUMBIA – Another Lancaster man faces up to 10 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, the third in four months to plead guilty to weapons charges in federal court.
    Deangelo Raheem Roseboro, 25, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a person who has been convicted of a crime punishable by imprisonment for a year.
    The charges stem from a December 2017 arrest by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies.

  • 2 preachers prone to smiles, prayers

    The shout, “Well Glory!” marked the life of Curtis Cameron just as bazookas and Bibles left an imprint on W.C. Wallace.
    We lost them – two of the county’s best-known ministers – in the past few days.
    Cameron, 85, died at his home March 22 and Wallace, 93, died Tuesday.
    I have been thinking about the legacy that they left us.
    At a small community newspaper, we don’t just write about folks. We really know them.

  • 'It's about the passion'

    KERSHAW – Christie Watson talks about food like what she is – a Cordon Bleu-trained chef.
    “What makes good food? Being fresh. A frozen burger versus a grass-fed burger, and a hormone-fed cow versus a free-grazing cow is way different. It’s about being the freshest of the fresh. It’s quality and it’s passion.
    “I am passionate about what I do,” she says, almost grabbing and shaking you with the words. “You have one shot, and that one shot will make you or break you.”

  • 5th graders imagine the Pettus Greenway

    Fifth-graders at Brooklyn Springs Elementary are overflowing with ideas for the Lindsay Pettus Greenway, and through a new art project, they are sharing them.
    The greenway is a planned trail across the city of Lancaster. Eventually about 5 miles long, it will connect people to places of interest, including schools, the hospital and medical facilities, the downtown district and other businesses. It will run alongside Gills Creek and accommodate walkers, runners and cyclists.

  • Column: Officials move toward selling Santee Cooper

    Last week the S.C. House made historic progress toward protecting South Carolina ratepayers and taxpayers. With Senate and House joint resolutions, consensus is building to sell the state-owned utility Santee Cooper.
    The House authorized the Public Service Authority Evaluation and Recommendation Committee to analyze bids to purchase the utility.
    A special legislative committee, comprised of four House members, four Senate members and the governor, started researching the potential sale of Santee Cooper eight months ago.

  • Second IL Relay For Life is Saturday

    After a successful debut last year, Indian Land’s second Relay For Life is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    “Lots of people think it’s a race – it’s not,” said the event’s leader, Lauren Thomas, who explained that Relay For Life is about bringing together the community to honor and celebrate cancer survivors and those fighting the disease. 

  • Miss Amazing Madelin Gray takes the stage to ribbon dance

    Last weekend, Melissa Gray cheered from the crowd as her 8-year-old daughter performed on stage at the 2019 South Carolina Miss Amazing Pageant.
    Madelin, a second grader at Fort Mill Elementary, sparkled on the red carpet, interviewed with the judges and exhibited her dance routine like any other pageant contestant at the event Saturday.
    But Miss Amazing isn’t your regular beauty pageant.
    It’s specifically designed for women and girls with special needs.