Today's News

  • 70 charged in 10-month drug probe

    A 10-month undercover drug investigation has resulted in charges against 70 people and a roundup of nearly 60 suspects over the past two weeks, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said Friday.

    Faile, who is running for his third term, hinted at the announcement during a candidate forum in Indian Land Thursday night. 

  • Candidates toe-to-toe as election looms

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and Democratic challenger William McCoy squared off Thursday night to discuss issues and trade a few barbs.

    About 120 people attended a candidate forum at CrossRidge sponsored by Carolina Gateway and the Indian Land Action Council.

    Faile, a Republican running for his third term in office, based the case for his reelection on his track record, while McCoy argued that Faile’s efforts have fallen short.

  • Newton, Mitchell spar over issues in House 45 race

    S.C. House District 45 candidates Tyler Mitchell and Brandon Newton took the stage together for their first debate at Thursday night’s Before You Vote Candidates’ Forum in Indian Land.

    With two young candidates, Republican Newton, 22, and Democrat Mitchell, 23, the first question was about their age. 

  • Suspicious fire destroys Heath Springs home

    Sheriff’s investigators and the SLED Arson Unit are  investigating a fire that destroyed a Heath Springs home early Friday morning.

    “Let’s call it suspicious, given what our firefighters found when they got there,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder.

  • Founders donates SUV to local SPCA chapter

    Lancaster’s SPCA routinely receives donations of cash and checks, but on Wednesday, the animal-advocate group drove away in a spacious SUV – a gift from Founders Federal Credit Union.  

    “Our SPCA animals will be riding in style,” SPCA President Diana Knight said.  “Thanks to Founders.” 

  • Don’t you want your $104,000?

    HEATH SPRINGS – Nobody likes getting bills, especially one for $104,000.

    But Heath Springs Administrator Tony Starnes had to drag one out of Utility Service Group, the company that repaired the town’s 150,000-gallon water tank earlier this year. The company didn’t bill the town for its services.

  • Kershaw buys land for industrial park

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has spent $170,000 for one piece of the property needed to develop a long-awaited industrial park in the southern end of the county.

    “We can’t sit still and wait around on this,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “We plan to move ahead because we see some industries coming in that will be providing services to Haile Gold Mine.”

  • Person lays out plans to help middle class

    Fran Person, the Democratic candidate for the 5th Congressional District, made an appeal to Indian Land voters of all political persuasions Thursday, saying his priority is improving the lives of middle-class Americans.

    Person was the only District 5 candidate at the Carolina Gateway/Indian Land Action Council-sponsored candidates’ forum. Mick Mulvaney, a three-term GOP incumbent, and American Party candidate Rudy Barnes Jr. chose not to attend.

  • Go directly to jail at 137 mph

    A Fort Mill man in a muscular Mustang traversed 16 miles between Lancaster and Kershaw in seven minutes Sunday morning before being arrested.
    Do the math. That’s averaging 137 mph.
    Robert William Sherengo, 61, was charged with driving 100 mph in a 55-mph zone by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. The Lancaster Police Department charged him with failure to stop for blue lights and reckless driving.

  • Kershaw: Ill-received edict moves Halloween 5 days early

    KERSHAW – After issuing a town edict that trick-or-treating would officially be moved to five days before Halloween, chastised town officials have spun around and marched back to the traditional Oct. 31 celebration.
    The town’s Tuesday declaration said tricks and treats could be solicited only from 5 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 26. That way the entire community’s trick-or-treating would coincide with the popular trunk-or-treating event in the First Baptist Church parking lot.