Local News

  • Threescore dedication

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Fire Department is small by today’s standards, with five full time and 17 volunteer firefighters.

  • Crenshaw moved to pre-release center

    Only one month after he was sentenced by a Circuit Court judge to 54 months in prison for stealing nearly $500,000 from three local nonprofit organizations, Lancaster resident Ezra Brown Crenshaw Jr. was moved to a Rock Hill pre-release center where he is currently serving a shortened sentence.
    S.C. Department of Corrections spokeswoman Stephanie Givens confirmed Monday, Nov. 10, that Crenshaw was transferred to the Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill.
    “He is currently working on a labor crew at Catawba,” Givens said.

  • Kershaw man dies in wreck

    KERSHAW – A two-vehicle, head-on accident on U.S. 521 Bypass in the town of Kershaw about 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8, claimed the life of a Lancaster man.
    Eddie Shropshire, 39, the driver of a 2001 Mazda SUV, was traveling north on U.S. 521 bypass when he drove left of center, struck another car head-on and overturned, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome said the cause of death was blunt trauma to the head. Shropshire was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • 'Duty, honor and country' recognized at AJHS

    The theme for the day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, at the Andrew Jackson High School’s 17th annual Veterans Day celebration was “Duty, Honor and Country.”
    Students of the school’s ROTC, chorus, band, dance, art and drama departments showcased their skills to give honor to the numerous veterans in attendance at the special program.
    Sgt. 1st Class Robert Lambert, instructor of the AJHS ROTC, came forward at the beginning of the program and did a “roll call.”

  • ILHS honors Panhandle veterans

    Indian Land High School continued its annual Veterans Day tradition Tuesday, Nov. 11, by honoring Panhandle veterans with breakfast and a service ceremony hosted by the school’s FFA, JROTC and attended by the entire student body.
    “The veterans have served our country, so it’s our turn to serve them,” said ILHS FAA President Kace Faulkner. “We have pride in our community and we’re proud of the (efforts) veterans have put into our community and our country.”

  • Man wanted for attempted murder

    Authorities are on the hunt for a Lancaster man they say shot another man late Thursday night, Nov. 6.
    Deputies are searching for Javarus T. Hayden, 24, 280 Marie Drive, who has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a 62-year-old man, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said Monday that investigators are still searching for leads in Hayden’s whereabouts.
    “We have not found him, but he knows we’re looking for him,” Shaw said. “We’re beating the bushes and knocking on doors right now.”

  • Police charge 16-year-old with sexual assault

     Reece Murphy


    The Lancaster Police Department has charged a 16-year-old Lancaster High School student for criminal sexual conduct after another student alleged he sexually assaulted her in a locker room.

    According to the incident report, the assault occurred after school between 4 and 5 p.m. Oct. 27, in the boys locker room during wrestling practice.

  • The Closet Ministry to host winter clothing giveaway

    Denyse Clark


    A day of free shopping for men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with winter coat giveaways is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15. at The Closet Ministry of Second Baptist Church, 1426 Great Falls Highway.

    Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and you do not need proof of income to participate, said ministry organizer Carrie Steele.

  • Fort Mill man arrested for sexual assault on minor

     Christopher Sardelli


    What began as a routine traffic stop in a neighboring county resulted in the arrest this week of a Fort Mill man wanted locally on a sexual assault charge. 

  • Seven county men make S.C. Honor Flight

     Denyse Clark


    As Veterans Day approaches Tuesday, Nov. 11, we’ll celebrate the men and women in uniform who gave honorable, selfless service to our nation in times of peace and war. 

    On Sept. 3, seven Korean conflict veterans from Lancaster, Kershaw and Heath Springs joined in the S.C. Honor Flight to Washington, D.C.