Today's News

  • USCL kicks off its 50th anniversary

    Sketches of future buildings and other structures highlighted the Feb. 19 breakfast that kicked off the 50th anniversary celebration at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    USCL officials and community leaders gathered in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building multipurpose room to look back at the past, reflect on the present and ponder the future.

    Dean Dr. John Catalano discussed USCL’s increasing enrollment numbers in recent years and the quality of the university’s current faculty.

  • It's Official

    Planning group to meet Tuesday

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 17, in Room 224 of the Lancaster County Administrative Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-6005.

    GOP organizational meeting Thursday

    The Lancaster County Republican Party will hold a precinct reorganization meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at the Indian Land Recreation Center.

  • DOT OKs stimulus funds

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission approved the use of up to $200 million in federal stimulus funds for projects that fall into these four categories:

    • Highway resurfacing and rehabilitation,  $100 million

    • Interstate highway maintenance, $50 million

    • Bridge replacement, $37.5 million

    • Safety improvements, $12.5 million

  • Put your dancing shoes on for Beach Bash and Boogie

    A chart-topping beach act is coming to Lancaster later this month for your entertainment pleasure and for the benefit of area children.

    Lancaster County First Steps is hosting its third annual Beach Boogie and Bash fundraiser March 21 from 7:30 to 11:30 p.m. at the Leroy Springs Fairway Room.

    The Out-Of-Towers band will be performing throughout the night.

    The band plays a mixture of beach, R&B and other oldies and has performed with groups such as Chairmen of the Board and Maurice Williams & the Zodiacs.

  • Crawford retains his silver medal

    Former Indian Land High School track star and Van Wyck native Shawn Crawford may not have the medal anymore, but Olympic records will list Crawford as the silver medalist in the men’s 200 meters at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

    Crawford’s finish was made final by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Friday.

    Netherlands Antilles sprinter Churandy Martina lost his appeal to be reinstated as silver medalist in the 200 meters at the Beijing Olympics with the ruling.

    The court ruled the decision made by the jury of appeal at the Olympics is final.

  • Locals nominated for human resources award

    The York County Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management and the York County Regional Chamber have partnered to recognize outstanding individuals in human resource management. The nominees will be recognized at the Second Annual Human Resource Management Awards Luncheon at the Rock Hill City Club at noon Thursday, March 12. 

    Local nominees are:

    • Lisa Bell, Jameson Corp

    • Phyllis Bunkley, Founders Federal Credit Union  

    • Jeff Bushardt, Comporium Communications  

  • Snow blankets Panhandle

    Missy Hinson said some of the pastures at Larkspur Ranch were under 4 feet of water Monday, after two days of heavy rain, followed by several inches of snow Sunday night.

    Hinson, the equine manager at the ranch, said she and husband, ranch owner Joe Hinson, had to open pasture gates late Sunday afternoon so their horses could reach higher ground. Older horses were put up in stalls to shelter them from the wet, heavy snow and wind.

  • Harris Teeter to open next week

    Harris Teeter is opening in Indian Land next week.

    The high-end grocery store will celebrate its grand opening March 18 at the Carolina Commons shopping center off U.S. 521 at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    The 48,000-square-foot store, which is larger than average, will feature a pharmacy and a Starbucks coffee shop.

    Catherine Reuhl, spokesperson for Harris Teeter, said the new store will have 106 employees, 50 of whom are new to the company. She said the company chose Indian Land because it is a fast-growing area.

  • County Council considers PV fire station, blue laws

    Lancaster County Council was to discuss a proposed bond to build the new Pleasant Valley fire station at its Monday meeting.

    The bond would be used to build a new station for the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department across from the southern entrance of the Fox Ridge subdivision on Possum Hollow Road. The S.C. 160 widening project will eventually take the road right into the fire department’s existing station on that highway.

  • District seeking ways to cut budget

    The Lancaster County School District may soon charge some students a fee to attend summer school as a way to make up for budget shortfalls.

    The matter was discussed at the school board’s Feb. 17 meeting.

    Carolyn Jordan, the district’s executive director of instructional services, said her office is looking at assessing a $25 fee for middle school students who need instruction during the summer.

    High school students are now the only ones in the district who have to pay for courses. Fees for other students are absorbed by the state, Jordan said.