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Today's News

  • Williams to play football at Tulane

    The Indian Land High School media center, normally a quiet place, was abuzz Dec. 19.
    There was good reason for the excitement and a little more than expected noise.
    Dorian Williams, the Indian Land High School senior ace defensive back, signed with Tulane University as a packed room of coaches, teammates, students, school officials and family members witnessed the notable occasion.

  • Warriors deck Eagles to net first hoops win

    CHESTERFIELD – Indian Land High School halted its hoops skid in a big way during day two of the Chesterfield Christmas Classic on Thursday, Dec. 27, at Chesterfield High School.
    The Warriors, with five players in double figures, rolled to a 99-58 win over Conway Christian School, which fell to 6-10.
    The Warriors, 1-8, surged to a 25-12 lead after one period and owned a 46-35 lead at the half.
    ILHS outscored CCS, 53-23 in the second half to notch the victory.

  • Mulvaney commentary: No surprise Mattis out over Syria

    Editor’s note: Mick Mulvaney, former 5th District congressman from Indian Land, became President Donald Trump’s acting chief of staff last month, while keeping the title of White House budget director. On Dec. 23, he appeared on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulos.” Here are excerpts from his interview with correspondent Jon Karl.

  • It's Official 1-2-19

    Planning Commission work session Jan. 3
    The Lancaster Planning Commission meets for a work session at 5 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets Jan. 3
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.
    County Democratic Party meets Jan. 3

  • Business Briefcase 1-2-19

    SBDC offers free business services
    The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Jan. 3 (first Thursday of each month) at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, 453 Colonial Ave., Lancaster.
    Business consultant Eduardo Venegas offers business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, sales and growth strategies, financial management, human resources, veterans and minority business programs and resources and referrals.
    For details or an appointment, call (803) 283-4105 or visit www.winthropregionalsbdc.org.

  • School Notes 1-2-19

    Schools close for winter break
    Lancaster County public schools, including Harrisburg, Indian Land and Van Wyck elementaries and Indian Land Middle and High schools, are closed through Jan. 6 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7.
    Student film festival entries due by Jan. 7
    The Doko Film Fest, a competitive showcase event featuring the work of student filmmakers ages 15 to 18, is taking entries.

  • Sports Shorts 1-2-19

    Dixie Baseball registration set
    Lancaster Dixie Baseball registration will be held Fridays and Saturdays in January. The dates are Jan. 4-5, Jan. 11-12, Jan. 18-19 and Jan. 25-26. Registration is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at United Fork Lift office, 2175 McIlwain Road, Lancaster.For details, call Dale Laney at (704) 695-5730.
    Youth spring sports registration set
    The Lancaster County Parks and Recreation registration for the following spring sports is Jan. 7-25.

  • Religious News 1-2-19

    Mad Matters meet Jan. 3
    The Mad Matters ministry of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway, Indian Land, meets 1-3 p.m. Jan. 3 (first and third Thursday of each month) in the fellowship hall to make waterproof mats for the homeless.
    Belair pantry open Jan. 3

  • Coming Up 1-2-19

    Photography Club meets
    The Anne Springs Close Greenway Photography Club meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 2 (first Wednesday of every month) at the Nature Center, 1604 S.C. 21 Bypass, Fort Mill. The club, led by photographer Jim Eisner, welcomes all skill levels and all camera styles, from iPhones to DSLR.
    Area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • Jan. 2, 3-7:30 p.m., Rock Hill Galleria, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill
    • Jan. 3, 1-5:30 p.m., Sweet Repeats, 615 W. South Main St., Waxhaw

  • Lights, camera, action!

    by Denise Johnston/for Carolina Gateway
    Local model and actress Joan Schuermeyer, 77, challenges her brain to fire on all cylinders by taking on roles in movies and commercials.
    Though Schuermeyer was born in Ohio, she has lived most of her life in the South, claiming Hickory, N.C., as her hometown. She moved to Sun City Carolina Lakes in 2013.