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Today's News

  • HS offers Sowell new deal

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council has drawn up a new contract with landscape contractor Darren Sowell to keep Heath Springs’ grass cut, shrubs clipped and trees trimmed.
    After council met behind closed doors for a half hour Tuesday night, Mayor Eddie Moore announced the new contract.
    “We’re waiting on Mr. Sowell to sign… hopefully on Friday,” Moore said.

  • City doubles reserve fund after years of belt-tightening

    Starting with the 2007 departure of Springs Industries and the Great Recession that followed, Lancaster has struggled financially. The city suffered another setback when Duracell announced its departure a few years ago.
    But the future is looking a little brighter for the Red Rose City. As the budget for fiscal 2019-20 takes shape, Lancaster’s financial reserves are so large it needs to shave a little off the top to invest in capital improvements.

  • TLN wins 36 prizes in S.C. press contest

    The Lancaster News won 36 awards, its highest total ever, in this month’s South Carolina Press Association annual competition, including 11 first places.
    The entire staff won the top honor for election and political coverage for the fifth straight year, propelled by coverage of the Indian Land incorporation fight, two Lancaster mayoral elections and a second year of articles about Lancaster City Council member Linda Blackmon’s run-in with state ethics officials.

  • MUSC considers expansion to IL

    INDIAN LAND – MUSC Health, which bought Springs Memorial Hospital last month, is eyeing Indian Land as a location for a future facility.
    Mack Wallace, MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center professional outreach director, spoke to a curious audience during a recent Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce event at Cross Ridge Café in Indian Land.
    “Indian Land is a focus for MUSC Health,” Wallace said. “So they’ve already deployed some resources to look at land and look at the needs of the community.”

  • Artsy eggs

    Easter eggs are a Redmond family tradition.
    When I was a child, my sisters and I would dye at least three dozen hard-boiled eggs for our Easter Sunday egg hunt. I don’t know where my brothers were, but I have wonderful memories of just us girls in the kitchen with eggs everywhere.

  • Sheriff’s office lists unclaimed property

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office often come across unclaimed, lost or abandoned property during the course of their duties.
    Under departmental policy, when a deputy takes possession of the property, it is placed into evidence for safekeeping while the sheriff’s office tries to reunite the items with their owners.
    After a 90-day period and exhausting all reasonable efforts to find legal property owners, the sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the items.

  • Column: Luring business: Are state’s millions well spent?

    In recent years, state lawmakers annually have earmarked a total of nearly $5 million to eight regional economic development organizations, presumably to help attract new companies to South Carolina.
    But whether taxpayers are getting significant, verifiable returns on their investment is questionable, The Nerve found in a review of required annual reports from four of the groups to the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Very active playtime

    There’s a new business in Lancaster that has children literally jumping for joy.
    The Jumpin Jax Fun Center, an indoor playground, opened Saturday with a giant soft play and climbing facility for kids – and parents – to enjoy.
    “You would be amazed at the workout just going through that thing,” business owner Christina Tucker said this week. “My kids sleep through, and I know why!”
    Jumpin Jax is Tucker’s second business venture in Lancaster, following Tumble-N-Roll, the cheer gym she opened downtown 20 years ago.

  • Vols edge Demons, 4-3

    The second-ranked Andrew Jackson Volunteers captured a hard-fought 4-3 win over host  Lugoff-Elgin High School, a Class AAAAA school, on Monday night.
    Mason McKittrick scored two goals, while Jared Truesdale and Rhett Bowers each netted a goal for the Vols, who are the Region IV-AA champions.
    Bowers added two assists and Avery Funderburk tallied an assist in the tight AJ win.
    Tyler Williams, in goal, notched 14 saves.
    In the junior varsity match, the Junior Vols blanked the LEHS jayvees, 7-0.

  • Rain big winner Saturday at dirt track

    April 27 has been reset as BACA (Bikers Against Child Abuse) Night after racing action was rained out last Saturday.
    The organization will hold a barbecue fundraiser. Plates (barbecue and two sides) are $8 each and pounds are $10 each.
    This week’s racing action includes the SECA Crate Late Models and Crate Sportsman divisions, along with the Super Stock, Renegade, Pure Stock V8, Vintage, Thunder Bomber and Extreme 4 classes.
    Also, the just-for-fun and bragging rights Cops Cars Rentals will be on the racing slate.