• 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
    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
    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
    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.   

  • Bristish couple visit 50 states

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    Not many Americans can say they’ve been to all 50 states, but Michael Cotgrove of East Sussex, England, can. He and his wife, Sheila Wood, have been on an adventure spanning 32 years, to visit every state in the United States. It’s taken 59 trips, logging almost two years in America. In June this year, visits to Rhode Island and Michigan completed Cotgrove’s goal. Wood, a retired flute instructor, has traveled with him much of the time. She lacks a trip to one state to round out her 50. 

  • Two teens injured in wreck Friday

    A single-car accident injured two Buford community teenagers Friday morning.

    Injured in the accident were 18-year-old Kayla Lindsay of the the 3300 block of Lamplight Road and Chelsie Pitman, 19, of the 4600 block of Camp Creek Road.

    The accident occurred just after 9 a.m. in the 3800 block of Camp Creek Road in the New Cut community, less than two miles from Pitman’s home.

  • Sheheen receives award

    COLUMBIA – The Conservation Voters of South Carolina ( CVSC) recently honored Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-Kershaw), among other state legislators, for their conservation roles in the General Assembly at the third annual Green Tie Award Luncheon in Columbia.

    Other legislative honorees included Reps. Mike Pitts (R-Laurens) and Robert Brown (D-Charleston).

    Speakers praised the legislators for their conservation efforts.