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  • IL man killed in bike crash

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land man died Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a street sign only a short distance from his home.
    The crash happened at about 2:25 p.m. on Barberville Road in Indian Land, about three miles east of Fort Mill, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The driver, Steven Jones, 29, died from multi-system trauma sustained from the motorcycle wreck, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Marie Broome.

  • In search of love

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Can you find real love through a reality television show?
    Lancaster native Paige Duke has asked herself that question, as the nation will be able to watch her compete for the attention of a coveted bachelor.
    Duke, who made headlines earlier this year after her controversial firing as a Miss Sprint Cup, is one of 22 woman who will appear on “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality series that airs on the CMT cable network.

  • Student charged with assault later alleges assault

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster High School student charged with assault and battery earlier in the day later told police he was the victim of an assault by an 11-year-old girl.
    Joshua Croxton, 18, of the 1600 block of Caroline Court, was charged with third-degree assault and battery on Sept. 28 for assaulting a fellow student on the school bus, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • USCL instructor to give free lecture

    University of South Carolina Lancaster
    To help kick off S.C. Archaeology Month, which is October, Christopher Judge, instructor of anthropology and Native American studies at the University of South Carolina Lancaster and co-director of the Johannes Kolb Archaeological and Education Project, will present a public lecture on Thursday.
    Judge will present the free lecture, “Fifteen Years at the Johannes Kolb Site – Archaelogy and Education,” at 6 p.m. in Stevens Auditorium at USCL.

  • Lottie Manus Harmon, 90

    Lottie Manus Harmon, 90
    Lottie Manus Harmon, 90, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2011.  
    She was the daughter of the late William Arthur Manus and Amanda Helms Manus.
    Survivors include a son, Sam Harmon of Lancaster; two daughters, Betty H. Spinks of Fort Mill and Carolyn H. Palmer of Fort Mill; four sisters, Ollie Cannon of Greenville, Winnie Bagwell of Davidson, N.C., Wilma Ledford of Bessemer City, N.C., and Martha Bigham of Waxhaw; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

  • IL teacher dies after ATV accident

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A beloved Lancaster County coach and Indian Land Elementary School physical education teacher died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident over the weekend.
    According to Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services records, Mike Kersey suffered a severe head injury shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday when he was thrown from an ATV at his home on Dirt Road in the Van Wyck community.

  • Man killed in bike accident Sunday

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A Lancaster County man was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a street sign.
    The crash happened at about 2:25 p.m. on Barberville Road in Indian Land, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The motorcycle driver, Steven Jones, 29, was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Barberville Road when the accident happened.
    Elder said the driver traveled off the right side of the road on a curve and struck a street sign.

  • IL teacher hurt in ATV wreck

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    A respected Indian Land coach has been severely injured in an ATV accident.
    Mike Kersey, a physical education teacher at Indian Land Elementary  School and a wrestling coach at Indian Land High School, suffered a severe head injury after being thrown from an ATV.
    According to Lancaster County EMS, the accident occurred a few minutes before 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Kersey’s home on Dirt Road in Van Wyck.

  • Community mourns for Seth

    The facial expressions told the story.

    There was an unwelcoming blend of fear, disbelief and anxiety that filled the air just outside Buford Middle School on Thursday. That’s where 14-year-old Seth Muennich had just been injured in a one-vehicle accident a little after 3:47 p.m. 

    Some students witnessed the accident while others had arrived at the scene as  Muennich was being treated by first responders. 

  • SouthPark Madam has a different mission now

    You could hear a pin drop by Sallie Saxon’s riveting words at the Celebrate Life Banquet fundraiser for Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) on Sept. 22.  

    Saxon, once known as the infamous “SouthPark Madam,” candidly shared her story of teenage pregnancy and domestic abuse during and after a marriage that ended in divorce.  

    She then told the audience how she supported herself and her son through prostitution.