Today's News

  • ‘A lot of people need help’

    KERSHAW – Nicole Seegars didn’t have a lot to say as she picked up food Tuesday morning at Second Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    Though she said little, the Kershaw resident didn’t hold back on expressing gratitude. The smile and glow in her eyes seemed to tell the story.
    Seegars was one of a few hundred locals who received free food during a giveaway sponsored by Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE). Items included frozen meats, juices, canned goods and paper towels.

  • Shamble named principal at ILHS

    Lancaster County school board has chosen a replacement for outgoing Indian Land High School Principal Kathy Faris — ILHS Assistant Principal David Shamble.
    School board members made the decision Monday morning, a little over two weeks after Faris an-nounced July 14 she was stepping down in order to teach high school math in another school district.
    Shamble has served as an assistant principal at the school since 2007.

  • Council looking at top needs

    Water and sewer improvements, the rehabilitation of vacant buildings and economic development are part of the list of needs Lancaster city officials hope to soon address. 

    With limited funding these days, they’re looking to a familiar resource to help pay for some of the initiatives. 

    Grazier Rhea from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) spoke Tuesday at Lancaster City Council’s meeting about applying for Community Development Block Grant funds, which the city has sought in the past. 

  • Here to stay the course

    Glancing at the various plaques and awards that line the walls of the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, Lt. Eric Brown is quick to talk about his duties with the department and his future career goals. 

    But what Brown is a little more humble about is the fact he joined the ranks of those honored deputies hanging on the wall, as well as others throughout the state, when he was named South Carolina's Deputy Sheriff of the Year by the S.C. Sheriff’s Association.

  • Preps kick off practice

    Robert Howey
    No strike here as preparations for the 2011 Lancaster County high school football season begins.
    Buford and Lancaster had the early jump with opening practices Friday.
    The Bruins, under coach Bennie McMurray, hit the field for a morning workout at 8. The LHS team also practiced at 6 p.m. Friday.
    The Bruins held an 8 a.m. practice Saturday.
    Lancaster will return to practice Monday at 8 a.m. and depart for preseason camp Monday afternoon.

  • IL woman takes trash pickup to new level

    Sheilah Plonk of Indian Land has a thing about littering.

    Going to the store, going to work, at work, running errands, on road trips, if Plonk sees a bad case of trash strewn along the side of the road, chances are she's going to stop and pick it up.

    "I got it bad," Plonk said, smiling at the recognition of what has become as much an obsession as a pastime. 

  • Junior golfers wrap up season

    From Release
    The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association wrapped up its season this week with the playing of the two-day Roy Small Tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club.
    “We were extremely fortunate to be able to complete two days of golf with the weather being what it was,” said Raymon Chisom, Lancaster chapter director. “The heat brought in a large storm that dumped a lot of rain on the course Monday night, but Phil Small and Ross Baker, along with their staff had the course in excellent condition Tuesday morning.

  • Tough loss ends Ozone all-stars’ run

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster Dixie Baseball Ozone all-stars had a tough finish in the state tournament at Sumter’s Patriots Park on Thursday night.
    Sumter National, the same team which defeated Lancaster in its state tournament opener, scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to post a 3-2 win.
    Sumter NL’s Ryan Touchberry, on a 2-1 pitch and a runner at third base, belted a two-run homer to lift the home team to the one-run win.

  • IL boy off to nationals

    From release

    Indian Land’s Christopher Venditti, 12, has qualified as one of the top 42 motocross riders in the nation for his age class. 

    The dirt-bike racer has qualified for the fifth time for the largest amateur motocross race in the world, the 30th annual Red Bull AMA Amateur National Motocross Championships, set for Aug. 1-6 at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in Hurricane Mills, Tenn. 

    Christopher competed with more than 20,000 hopefuls from across America to earn one of 1,386 qualifying spots.

  • President using fear mongering to address debt ceiling

    As we all sit waiting, watching the drama being played out on the television and read all of the blogs or news stories about the debt ceiling, wondering if the checks will arrive in our bank accounts in August, or if the United States can pay the bills or even if we can pay our own bills, I get more and more dismayed.
    Are we really playing this game? With people’s minds, money, lives? If it looks this bad to me, what does President Barack Obama look like to the rest of the world? Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to answer this.