Local News

  • Deputies find elderly man who wandered off from home

    KERSHAW – A search for an 81-year-old man ended well in Kershaw early Saturday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a Fork Hill Road resident told deputies that he noticed about midnight that the back door of his home was shut but unlocked. He told them he knew he had locked the door due to his elderly father having Alzheimer’s disease.

    The man said he called another family member and the sheriff’s office when he couldn’t find his father.

  • Council OKs contract for Brooklyn Avenue sidewalk project

    County Council reluctantly approved a North Carolina company to do sidewalk construction on Brooklyn Avenue.

    Council discussed the contract at several meetings, but was waiting for clarification from the Catawba Regional Council of Governments before it approved a firm.

    Council questioned why a North Carolina construction firm should be allowed to work on the Brooklyn Avenue Community Development Block Grant project, which consists of replacing sidewalks and installing crosswalks along segments of Brooklyn Avenue in Lancaster.

  • Breaking News Teen dies from injuries in Saturday car crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student has died from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Saturday.

    Daniel Sullivan, 16, was in a crash in Kershaw County on Saturday. He died Wednesday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Another AJHS student was injured in the crash.

    Troopers were still working on the crash report on Wednesday afternoon, and further details were not available.

    Sullivan was active in the school's drama program, AJHS Principal Mary Barry said.

  • Teen injured in fall from car

    A Lancaster teen will need reconstructive surgery on her face after falling from a moving car Monday night.

    The 17-year-old was getting picked up by a friend on Clark Place when she jumped on the driver’s side window with her right hip resting on the door, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    The teen told the driver to drive forward. The teen then felt a push on her hip, which startled her and caused her to fall, the teen told police.

  • Measure would allow larger rear decks in Sun City Carolina Lakes community

    Residents who live in the Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood in Indian Land may soon be allowed to have bigger decks on their homes.

    County Council discussed a possible change to the guidelines that govern the Sun City community, now made up of almost 2,000 homes. The guidelines include requirements for everything from landscaping to appropriate signage, though several residents have recently asked for a change to rules regarding decks.

  • Building relationships through construction

    INDIAN LAND – Certain residents from a retirement community in the Panhandle have been reaching out to students at Indian Land High School in a special way.

    For about two years now, the Sun City Carolina Lakes Woodworkers Guild has partnered with ILHS to mentor and assist students who take building construction classes.

    Members of the guild help with projects that include the construction of pens, lazy Susan rotating trays and stackable tables. The guild also helps judge student competitions, said Mark Bonda, building construction instructor at Indian Land High.

  • County preps to apply for grant funds

    Community needs for low- and moderate-income neighborhoods were the subject of a special discussion at Lancaster County Council’s meeting last week.

    Grazier Rhea of the Catawba Regional Council of Governments held a public hearing at the March 29 meeting to gather ideas about community needs for housing, public facilities and economic development. The annual discussion is used to develop a needs-assessment list so the county can apply for Community Development Block Grant funds.

  • Kershaw group requests $10,000 for tennis courts

    KERSHAW " The Kershaw Park Council asked Town Council for $10,000 to renovate the tennis courts at Stevens Park at council’s March 15 meeting.

    The town will likely be unable to contribute, but Beverly Timmons said the project will go on. And with colorful balloons tied to the podium in Town Hall, she told council members about the kick-off for the park’s master plan.

  • Teacher tackles questions, wins $12,500 on ‘Millionaire’ game

    INDIAN LAND – Christine Miller had an idea what the final answer was, but wasn’t sure she wanted to risk the money.

    Miller, an Indian Land resident and fifth-grade teacher at Rea View Elementary School in Waxhaw, was on a roll and had already earned $12,500 on an episode of  “Who Wants to be a Millionaire,” which taped last November.

  • Man dies after his pickup explodes

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man was killed after his pickup truck apparently exploded after he ran into a ditch Monday.

    Roger Wayne Self, 43, of 4011 Victory Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Sgt. Kelley Hughes said Self crossed Rob Neal Road coming out a driveway in his 1997 Chevrolet pickup about 4:20 p.m. and ran into a ditch.

    Self tried to drive out of the ditch, but the truck became stuck, Hughes said. The truck caught fire and Self got out of the truck.