Local News

  • Driverless pickup rolls across parking lot, hits Hibbett’s

    A Lancaster sporting goods store was closed Thursday. Sept. 13, after it was involved in a head-on collision with a driverless pickup truck.

    The accident, at Hibbett Sports in the Lancer Center on S.C. 9 Bypass West, occurred just before noon as store manager Kayla Williams and employee Samantha Geiger assisted customers on what, until then, had been a routine day.

  • A day to remember

    KERSHAW – The melody of the “Star-Spangled Banner” belted from Gordon Hann’s trumpet in a way that suggested strength and pride.

    Those within range stood at attention and listened intently as small American flags flapped slightly in the mild wind.

    While Hann’s musical notes spoke of freedom, the circle formed by the people on hand at Kershaw’s Stevens Park represented the type of unity that event organizers had in mind.

  • GF man shoots himself while trying to take pistol apart

    A Great Falls man remained hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 11, a few days after accidentally shooting himself in the stomach.

    The 46-year-old man was found by deputies just after 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 9, inside an apartment in the 1000 block of Woodcreek Apartments, which is off Meeting Street, after the man’s friend called 911, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • The Long Road: Part 2 of 3

    Roads have come a long way during the last century.

  • Local woman wins $250K

    An Indian Land woman won big in the S.C. Education Lottery three weeks ago.

    According to a lottery press release, the unidentified woman won $250,000 by matching the first five numbers of the Aug. 17 Mega Millions drawing – (8-20-24-35 56). Her chances of winning were 1 in 3,904,701.

    The woman said she was parked in front of a convenience store when she realized she’d won and that her legs nearly failed her when she stepped out her car.

  • United Way tax assistance program needs volunteers

    United Way of Lancaster County is seeking dedicated volunteers to staff a local income tax preparation program for low-income county residents. 

    The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), an IRS program operated generally under the auspices of local United Way offices, aims to provide free tax preparation for individuals and families earning less than $50,000.

  • Police search for clues in fatal hit-and-run death of Coleman

    GREAT FALLS –  Nine children are left without a father after someone struck and killed the person they called “Daddy” sometime between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.

    The accident happened less than a quarter of a mile from where London Coleman, 43, lived with his family on Richburg Road (S.C. 99) in Chester County.

    Chester County Chief Deputy Coroner Tommy Williams said a passing motorist found Coleman’s body around 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • Sun City collects supplies for IL schools: Local active adult community helps students be prepared to learn

    Residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes stepped up to the plate once again this year to support the Indian Land schools. The community’s Volunteers and Helping Hands Club ran a hugely successful back-to-school drive for Indian Land schoolchildren.

    During an early accounting the weekend of the drive’s deadline, drive co-chair Clare McConaughay excitedly announced, “We have collected 100 book bags, so we have met that goal!”

    But, of course, that was only part of the story.

  • AMAC urges seniors to get flu shots early

    Association of Mature American Citizens

  • Fort Lawn town councilman arrested

    FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday, Sept. 3, charged with breach of peace.

    According to a Chester County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an officer with the Fort Lawn Police Department requested that a county deputy respond to a domestic incident in the town that night because it involved a local elected official.