Local News

  • Water tank painting at a standstill

    HEATH SPRINGS – Blame it on the paperwork.
    Members of Heath Springs Town Council learned Tuesday, Sept. 15, at its monthly meeting that repainting the municipality’s water tank is at a standstill.
    The renovation of the 150,000-gallon water tank in the 4000 block of South College Street is being paid for through a $405,000 Community Block Development Grant from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Accident south of Lancaster injures three people

    Three people were injured in an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday, Sept. 16.
    The accident happened about 4:29 p.m. when a 1991 Nissan sedan, traveling north, crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Honda minivan near the intersection of J.B. Denton Road near the Rum Creek Bridge south of Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Jerry Freeman of Monroe, was trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage. He was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  

  • Someone passing funny money

    Local merchants need to be on the lookout for funny money.
    Someone is circulating counterfeit $10 and $20 bills.
    There have been at least seven reported cases of bogus bills reported in the area this month; one in the county and six in the city limits, including two at one fast food restaurant.
    And whoever is doing it, is targeting restaurants in most of the cases.

  • Four arrested for fencing stolen property

    Four Lancaster County residents were arrested earlier this month on federal warrants for interstate fencing of stolen property, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.
    U.S. Secret Service agents and sheriff’s deputies arrested Jimmy Lee Montgomery, 67, of 1866 Willie Usher Road, Harold Scott McDonald, 30, of 1976 Wisdom Road, and Thomas Brice McManus, 64, and his wife, Sharon Steel McManus, 65, of 3129 Rocky River Road, on Sept. 4.

  • No water in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Boantown is temporarily bone dry.
    While no one is really sure why, the entire town of Kershaw is out of water.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said the phones in town hall started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • Do you like it HOT?

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    The Indian Land Fall Festival is calling all cooks to the fifth annual S.C. State Championship Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 19, at Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge, formerly known as the City of Light.
    Cooks of all ages and skill levels are invited to share their chili at this Indian Land Rotary Club fundraiser.

  • Man loses part of tongue in argument

    A fight between Heath Springs lovers proves there really is more than one side to every story and the truth, in this case, is that he ended up minus a piece of his tongue.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to the Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room in Lancaster about 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in reference to an assault.
    At the ER, deputies found a 27-year-old man with a swollen face and a substantial amount of blood flowing out of his mouth.

  • Neal named new executive director of KARE

    Kare Area Resource Exchange
    KERSHAW – Angie Neal has been named executive director of the Kershaw Area Resource Exchange (KARE).
    The board of directors was unanimous in selecting Neal, who has served as interim director since January 2015.
    Neal joined KARE in January 2013 as an administrative coordinator and assistant director during the illness of  the late Donna Hartley McKitterick, former executive director.

  • Come have fun at Indian Land Fall Festival

    INDIAN LAND – It doesn’t feel like fall without the Indian Land Fall Festival, now celebrating 10 years as the largest Panhandle event of the year.
    The Saturday, Sept. 19, festival, sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club and held at the Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge, formerly known as the City of Light, will feature a car show, chili cook-off, live entertainment and a kids’ play area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. In past years, the festival has drawn more than 10,000 visitors.

  • Lancaster firefighter quits to stay chief

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Pezzuti has resigned his position as a paid Lancaster County firefighter at the department for a full-time position as a lieutenant with the Fort Mill Fire Department.
    One of five full-time firefighters at the department who work for Lancaster County Fire Rescue, but are paid by Indian Land Fire Protection District fees, Pezzuti will retain his position with the department as volunteer fire chief, a position he’s held since January 2014.