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Today's News

  • Razorbacks hold off Warriors

    WALHALLA – Indian Land High School’s late run to knock off eighth-ranked Walhalla fell short at the Razorbacks’ gym on Friday, Feb. 16.
    The Warriors, who started slowly, charged in the second half, but fell short in a 63-52 loss to WHS in the second round of the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs.
    “We gave it a good shot and cut a 23-point Walhalla lead to seven, but we couldn’t complete the job,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said. “Walhalla is a good basketball team, but we battled them to the end.

  • See column: Let’s look at IL town vote through lens of our history

    With Indian Land and the Panhandle growing so rapidly, it is now home to many newcomers from all over the country.
    I am constantly meeting transplants from the Midwest and Northeast. They have a lot of questions about this incorporation vote on March 27, and they don’t know a lot about the history of our region.

  • Warriors sport 4 top seeds for individual Upstate field

    Indian Land High School, the Region IV-AAA champion, has four No. 1 seeds heading into the Class AAA Upper State individual wrestling tournament this weekend (Feb. 17-18) at Powdersville High School in Greenville.
    The Warriors’ top seeds are Solomon Cortez (106), Austin Ross (113), Xavier Dreese (145) and Kyle Daley (152).
    Ross is a defending state champion.
    Juan Alejandro, at 126, is a third seed.
    The Warriors have two wrestlers seeded fifth – Weston Nguyen (120) and Alfred Cortez (182).

  • Warriors win, face Walhalla in second hoops playoff

    GREENVILLE – Indian Land went on the road and came home an upset winner to open the Class AAA Upper State boys basketball playoffs Tuesday, Feb. 13.
    The third-seeded Warriors, 11-13, used a strong start to take a 62-49 win over Berea, a second seed in the Class AAA Upstate playoffs.
    “In our final regular season game at Fairfield Central, we said it was like a playoff game because it was on the road and we knew we were going to be on the road for the playoffs,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • 1st S.C. pediatric death from flu

    South Carolina has seen its first pediatric death of the flu season, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The reported death occurred in the Midlands region, which consists of 12 counties including Lancaster. DHEC would not specify the county where the child died.
    “The most information we can release is the region that the death occurred in,” said a DHEC spokesman.

  • County schools restrict entries

    All Lancaster County school lobbies have been reconfigured to prevent unauthorized entry, school officials said Thursday, Feb. 15, and one-button lockdowns are in place at all Indian Land and Buford campuses.
    Lancaster and Kershaw schools are still receiving the security upgrades that are part of the $199 million bond issue approved by voters in 2016. The improvements include new classroom doors that can be secured from the inside.

  • Warriors post win, look to playoffs

    The Indian Land Warriors, fine-tuning their focus for what’s next, treated their regular-season basketball finale as a playoff game Thursday, Feb. 8, at Fairfield Central.
    The approach worked as the Warriors won 69-57 over Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro for a Region IV-AAA hoops split.
    “We felt the game had a playoff atmosphere and we needed to have a complete game, four quarters of solid basketball,” ILHS coach Nate Smith said.

  • Be on lookout for ‘card skimmers’

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be on guard for possible card skimmers on local gas pumps.
    Skimmers are electronic devices that “skim” information from credit and debit card magnetic strips when the cards are swiped.
    The sheriff’s office issued the “skimmer alert” on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

  • Fairfield Central girls defeat ILHS, 50-27

    Fairfield Central High School started strong on the way to a 50-27 win over the Indian Land High School girls basketball team on Thursday night.
    The Lady Griffins’ win gave FCHS a split in the Region IV-AAA twin bill.
    The Indian Land High boys won the nightcap.
    The Fairfield Central girls bolted to a 25-8 lead and stayed on top for the 23-point win.
    Fairfield Central held a 41-15 lead at the half.
    The Lady Griffins led 48-22 after three periods on the way to the win.

  • Parnell rallies county Dems for rematch

    Local Democrats held their county convention Thursday, Feb. 8, electing officers, plotting election-year strategy and hearing from candidates for Congress and governor.
    Archie Parnell, running for the 5th District congressional seat for a second time, spoke briefly to the packed crowd at USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. So did Florence attorney Marguerite Willis and Kirkland Smith, the wife of state Rep. James Smith of Columbia.
    Willis, James Smith and Charleston businessman Phil Noble are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.