Today's News

  • McGarry column: Becoming a county delegate to the state GOP convention

    One of the most important benefits of the Republican Party in Lancaster County is with our county’s delegate slots for the upcoming S.C. Republican Party Convention.

    The size of our county’s delegate block is a great reflection of our county’s growing importance in South Carolina elections and a wonderful reward to the voters of the county for supporting Republican candidates in record numbers.

  • Dickerson to kick for Catamounts

    On an afternoon of mixed emotions, the overriding feeling was happiness on the part of Indian Land High School senior kicker Brandon Dickerson.
    Dickerson, discussing his journey to his big moment – signing with Southern Conference member Western Carolina University – noted several feelings before inking with the WCU Catamounts in the ILHS media center on Feb. 20.
    “I’m happy and I’m relieved,” Dickerson said. “I’m glad this part is over and I can move on in the next chapter in my life.”

  • Newton column: House budget report: Teacher raises, state college tuition freeze, tax rebates

    With the large education-reform legislation moving out of the House, work in the House will now turn to the 2019-20 state budget.
    The House Ways and Means Committee has been working over the last two months on the state’s budget for the upcoming year. While I don’t serve on Ways and Means, I have been attending these meetings to keep on top of important issues, as well as voicing my concerns to those who sit on that committee.

  • Spring Sports Roundup

    Warriors booters win first four matches
    The Class AAA Indian Land High School boys soccer team has posted a string of wins against area teams to open its regular season.
    The Warriors beat Lancaster High School 6-3, Andrew Jackson High 2-0, York Comprehensive High 3-2 and Buford High 4-0.
    A March 1 match against the Governor’s School was rained out.
    Lady Warriors booters post wins, losses

  • Sports Shorts 3-20-19

    Laps for Lancers fundraiser March 23
    The Laps for Lancers fundraiser begins at 8 a.m. March 23 at USC Lancaster, 476 Hubbard Drive, Lancaster. The event will feature a 5 and 10K race, a non-timed 5K walk/run and a 5K stroller division. The entry fee is $30, which includes a pancake and sausage breakfast. To register, visit racingtoes.com.
    Gregory YMCA offers swim lessons
    The Gregory Family Center YMCA at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster has set its third session of swimming lessons.

  • Warriors rally, down Bruins on diamond


    Indian Land High School’s baseball team rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to post a 9-5 comeback win over Lancaster at Doomsday Corner on Wednesday night.

  • Helms column: Avoiding delay when you ask for information on county taxes


    One issue that affects our ability to quickly serve taxpayers at the Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is when they are requesting information to make tax payments.

  • Warriors face diamond challenge

    The Indian Land Warriors, coming off one of the most successful baseball seasons in school history with a 22-9 record, are not rebuilding or reloading this spring.
    The Warriors of fifth-year coach Joey Robinson, who were undefeated region champions and finished in the Class AAA final four last spring, will be redefining their own standards as they continue to add value to the Warriors baseball legacy.
    Despite losing eight seniors, ILHS returns six starters from the Warriors’ 2018 banner season.

  • White column: Let’s stick with the UDO as is, protect Carolina Thread Trail

    Lancaster County may be about to undo one of the most progressive actions this county has undertaken. Our own lawmakers have been considering changes to the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District.
    Most Lancaster County residents are unaware of the treasure that is contained in the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO), which was passed in 2016. It includes a zoning overlay for the Carolina Thread Trail requiring that if a property is part of the master plan, then the developer is responsible for building the trail.

  • Helms column: It’s the state, not county, with unclaimed cash pot

    I’ve been contacted recently by a lot of Lancaster County residents about the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, which has over $650 million of unclaimed assets belonging to S.C. residents who, for some reason or another, can’t be contacted.
    In January, this paper reported that this program has more than 1,700 accounts of unclaimed funds worth $500 or more that belong to Lancaster County residents.