Today's News

  • 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.

  • J. Marion Sims makes $1.5 million in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation Inc. has made about $1.5 million in awards to 10 different community organizations in its adult literacy and responsive grants programs. The foundation awarded the following grants in its adult literacy and basic skills initiative:
    u Brooklyn Springs Elementary School, $61,237 two-year challenge grant for its “Home Literacy Trail” family literacy program

  • Four re-elected to board

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    Four community leaders from Lancaster and Chester counties have been re-elected to the board of  trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation for terms of service that began Oct. 1.
    Phyllis B. Bunkley, Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, Polly C. Jackson, and Pamela Y. Temple were re-elected by the board to three-year terms.
    Bunkley, senior vice-president of human resources/training for Founders Federal Credit Union, is a graduate of Kings College and the Credit Union National Association’s Human Resource Management School.

  • Officers arrest man wanted in Chester

    Jesef Williams
    Local authorities arrested a Lancaster man who had been wanted by Chester County deputies for an assault in July.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy came to Felly Lane on Monday evening in response to a call about a disturbance there, according to an incident report.
    The caller said a man was hiding in a yard and “watching law enforcement.” The deputy located the man on the property of a nearby resident, who had come outside to question what was going on.

  • Ponytails and Pigskins

    The element of surprise was not a factor when Buford Middle School opened football practice in August for the 2011 season. Not for BMS veteran football coach Greg Caskey, who among his new players was Tory Knight, 12.

    Knight, a Buford Middle seventh-grader, is a girl.

    Still for Caskey, it wasn’t stunning to see Knight out for the team.

    “I wasn’t surprised in the least bit,” Caskey said. “She had told me as a sixth-grader in my physical education class she was coming out for the team.