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Today's News

  • Lady Warriors rip York

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors forged a 6-0 halftime lead on the way to a 10-0 home win over Class AAAA foe York on Wednesday.

    York is ranked No. 10 in Class AAAA girls soccer.

    Kelsey Long had four goals, while Summer Bishop tallied three goals.

    Brianna Bishop netted two goals and Kailee Erwin added one.

    The Lady Warriors had 27 shots to seven for York.

    ILHS keeper Emma Thompson tallied four saves. Shelby Ryberg teamed with Thompson for the shutout.

  • LHS Lady Bruins blank South Aiken

    Region III-AAAA champion Lancaster blanked South Aiken, 5-0 to open the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs on Wednesday night.

    LHS senior southpaw pitcher Summer Clinton, the Region III-AAAA Player of the Year and a North-South All-Star selection, tossed a two-hitter, a no-hitter for six innings, and struck out eight. She walked one.

    LHS scored two runs in the third and a pair in the fourth to take a 4-0 spread.

    Senior catcher Gracie Revels, in the bottom of the fifth, drilled a solo home run for the five-run spread.

  • Vols, Warriors win in playoff openers

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers opened the Class AA Upper State District III baseball playoffs, rolling to a convincing 11-1 road win over top-seeded and and sixth-ranked Saluda High School on Wednesday night.

    The Vols, the fourth seed out of Region IV-AA, thumped the Region III-AA champion Tigers in five innings when the game ended with the 10-run mercy rule.

    Griffin Gardner, in 5.1 innings, hurled the win, striking out eight.

    He allowed three hits and a walk.

    Will Hudson worked two-thirds of an inning and struck out two.

  • Bruins roar to region golf title

    The Lancaster High School golf team was way on top of its game taking the Region III-AAAA championship for the fourth straight season Wednesday afternoon at the Lancaster Golf Club.

    The Bruins, with an even-par 288 for 18 holes, were led by freshman Trey Crenshaw who shot a sizzling two-under 70.

    Crenshaw, one of five Bruins to reap all-region honors, earned the region medalist for the second time in three seasons.

    Lancaster, in dominating fashion, captured the region crown by 54 shots.

    York was the region runner-up with a 342 team total.

  • IL school sidewalk plan hits roadblock

    The plan to build sidewalks near Indian Land Middle School on River Road is on hold for now after county officials learned this week that the estimated cost of construction has soared from $161,000 to $248,000.
    County council was told earlier this month that S.C. Department of Transportation cost estimates for the project were too low. DOT gave new higher estimates to the county April 19.  

  • Top-to-bottom overhaul done, AJMS reopens for excited kids

    Nearly two months after fire blackened Andrew Jackson Middle School, students, teachers and faculty jammed the halls again Tuesday morning, delighted to be back home.
    “It’s been wonderful to be back,” said Kelly Phillips, assistant principal at AJMS. “There’s been a lot of excitement in the air. A lot of people have been commenting on how bright the school looks and how clean the walls are.”
    Steve Mann, a seventh-grade math teacher, said everyone was relieved and eager to get back to normal.

  • Top-to-bottom overhaul done, AJMS reopens for excited kids
    Nearly two months after fire blackened Andrew Jackson Middle School, students, teachers and faculty jammed the halls again Tuesday morning, delighted to be back home.
    “It’s been wonderful to be back,” said Kelly Phillips, assistant principal at AJMS. “There’s been a lot of excitement in the air. A lot of people have been commenting on how bright the school looks and how clean the walls are.”
    Steve Mann, a seventh-grade math teacher, said everyone was relieved and eager to get back to normal.
  • Chamber is China-bound

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce is betting that a 15,000-mile excursion will bring local business people – and the community as a whole – closer together.

    The organization, led by incoming chairwoman Melissa Prince and Vice President Melissa Walker-Price, is inviting chamber members – and anyone else who wants in – on a sight-seeing tour of China.

  • Column: How about controlling ammunition?

    The Second Amendment and gun control. These two topics make big headlines every time there is a mass shooting.
    Murder, rape, abuse and robbery involving guns and other weapons are the staple of our daily local news broadcasts. After the massacre in a Florida school, I could no longer resist expressing my feelings.
    I know what it feels like to lose a loved one. I lost my wife to cancer. The loss of a child must be even more devastating.

  • Column: So much good has come from AJMS setback

    Our students and staff walked into a shiny, refurbished Andrew Jackson Middle School on Tuesday – a school thoroughly scrubbed, with new paint, new ceiling tiles and a like-new cafeteria.
    They even used a new entrance from U.S. 521 and a car-stacking loop – safer for parents and students as they wait to unload because now there’s enough room to get off 521 as they wait.