Today's News

  • Suspects linked to 12 burglaries

    Four suspects arrested earlier this month have been linked to 12 burglaries throughout the county, though the list could grow.
    Less than two weeks after deputies arrested and charged four Lancaster residents in connection with October’s burglary spree, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released a list of when and where the quartet’s crimes took place.

  • Deputies investigating another rash of burglaries

    The sheriff’s office is investigating a new wave of burglaries.
    Between Nov. 15 and Nov. 21, a series of burglaries were reported from the Panhandle to the southern part of the county, including homes in Indian Land, Lancaster, Heath Springs and Kershaw.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said the incidents were not connected to a burglary spree at a dozen locations last month. Four suspects were arrested earlier this month in connection with those crimes.

  • Carnes testing interest in bid for Senate

    INDIAN LAND – An Indian Land businessman is considering running for the District 16 state Senate seat.
    Brian Carnes, a lifelong Lancaster County resident and former school board member, is looking at possibly running for the seat, which is soon to be vacated by Republican Mick Mulvaney.
    Mulvaney bested Democratic incumbent John Spratt for the 5th Congressional District seat earlier this month and will soon be heading to Washington, D.C.

  • New Roy Hardin Park almost ready for public

    After more than a year of development and months of construction work, the new Roy Hardin Park is almost complete.
    The relocated Indian Land park, which moved from its original 9.9 acres near Collins Road to 10.92 acres of property on Shelley Mullis Road, is close to opening for the public.
    Brian Rollar, director of development with Charlotte-based York Development Group, which has been working on moving the park, said crews were putting the finishing touches on the park last week.

  • Church to host Thanksgiving dinner

    If you’re in need of a meal on Thanksgiving, there’s at least one place for you to go.
    Freedom Freewill Baptist Church is hosting a Thanksgiving dinner at its sanctuary from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday.
    It’s open to anybody hard hit by the economy and who may not be able to provide a meal for themselves, said the Rev. Mitch Ingram, pastor at the church.

  • 30th annual B&B Craft Show is Saturday in Lancaster

    The annual B&B Craft Show will be held from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.  
    This will be 30th show, traditionally held the Saturday after Thanksgiving. Its sponsor is Landmark Pentecostal Holiness Church.
    As in the past, there will be an assortment of items to pick from.
    Vendors will display and sell crafts, gifts, jewelry, pottery and art.  Food items will also be available at the show.
    Pictures with Santa will be made from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Coldwell Banker opens at new Lancaster location

    Coldwell Banker United, Realtors has moved its Lancaster real estate office to 106 N. Woodland Drive.
    The new office is located in the North Woodland Shopping Center, between the S.C. 9 Bypass and North Main Street, beside McDonald’s.
    Coldwell Banker United, Realtors sales associates serve the Lancaster, Indian Land, Kershaw, Heath Springs and Fort Lawn areas.

  • Take time to ponder meaning of holiday

    For many of us, celebrating Thanksgiving conjures up visions of pseudo-Pilgrims and early Indians dressed in period garb created from the best construction paper first- and second-graders could find.
    Cutouts of turkeys, pumpkins and cornucopias hanging from classroom ceilings added to the festive spirit.

  • A Thanksgiving Day cooking fiasco to forget

    Ah yes, Thanksgiving Day is here and for many of us it will be our annual rite of family, football and daylong feasting.

  • Man dies, wife hurt in kayak mishap

    A Kershaw man died after falling out of his kayak in a pond near Great Falls on Sunday.
    Clarence Marshall Jr., 65, and his wife, Brenda, also 65, were kayaking on Stumpy Pond when both of their kayaks capsized, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese. Stumpy Pond is located in the Cedar Creek Reservoir along the Catawba River, between Great Falls and Lancaster.