Local News

  • Voters to choose fate of local sales tax

     Christopher Sardelli


    Voters will have the chance to weigh in on three ballot questions when they head to the polls this year, with topics ranging from a local 1-percent sales tax to state issues such as the definition of raffles and the election process for the state’s adjutant general.

  • Haile Gold Mine issued EPA permit

     Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston announced the issue of its Record of Decision and final permit for Haile Gold Mine to reactivate the existing gold mine, expand the area for open pit mining and construct associated facilities.

    Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes said this is great news for the town.

  • Kershaw man dies during fishing trip

     Denyse Clark


    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found in a local pond “a medical condition,” not a drowning. 

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane, was found Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6201 Parker Drive in Kershaw in a 12-foot aluminum boat, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window

     Shock and confusion are the only emotions registering right now for Sonya Stevens, the mother of a man who was injured after jumping from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

    “I thought he was safe and then this happened,” Stevens said about her 22-year-old son who was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago and received multiple injuries after the fall. 

  • The Indian Land Exorcist

    Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Church in Indian Land is unique in a region that prefers its steeples and stained glass.

    The church itself consists of little more than a tiny chapel in a converted garage attached to a nondescript cinderblock house, painted white, trimmed in light blue and crowned with an ornate brass cross. 

  • Coroner: Man died of medical condition while fishing

    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found on a local pond “a medical condition” not a drowning.

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane was found Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6201 Parker Drive in a 12-foot aluminum boat in Kershaw, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    “The boat was partially submerged and he was in the front of the boat,” Broome said. “We're thinking it (Deaton's death) is medical.”

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window at SMH

    A man was seriously injured after he jumped from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

  • Three county players to play in North-South All-Star game

    A trio of Lancaster County senior high school football players have been named to play in the 67th annual North-South All-Star game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    The three players from Lancaster County include Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High School quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High kicker Shea Rodgers, who will play for the North team.

    The North coaching staff also includes AJ veteran head coach David Moore.

  • Candidates visit IL Democrats

    S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto, Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and Dr. Tom Thompson attended the Indian Land Democratic Club meeting Sept. 25.
    Hutto, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, said it was time for South Carolina to have a U.S. senator focused on the needs of the state.
    “Lindsey Graham is talking about everything but South Carolina,” Hutto said.
    ”You see him on Sunday talk shows constantly and none of the time is he talking about us. I am running to be a U.S. senator for South Carolina, not to be the junior Secretary of State.”

  • Norell to serve as parade marshal

    Denyse Clark
    S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) has been named grand marshal of the 2014 city of Lancaster Christmas Parade, “Red Roses and Candy Canes.” The parade is 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in historic downtown Lancaster, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster SC.
    Hasty said the city’s selection committee for the Christmas Parade brings about 10 names for the honorary grand marshal position each year.