Today's News

  • 'Best snow day'

    Little traces of snow were still on the ground Thursday evening as Wednesday’s snowfall melted away.
    Lancaster County, as well as some upper state and midland counties, were under a winter storm warning and winter advisory Wednesday. Snow accumulation ranged from 3 inches in Indian Land to a half-inch in Lancaster to 2 inches in Elgin.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said Wednesday was one of their easiest snow days.

  • Packed hall honors Mayor Taylor

    HEATH SPRINGS – Ann Taylor’s last official act as Heath Springs mayor Tuesday was swearing in mayor-elect Eddie Moore and new council members Peggy Bowers and Elaine Lehr.
    But the standing-room-only crowd had something special in mind for Taylor when she tried to slip away quietly after the ceremony.
    State lawmakers Vincent Sheheen and Mandy Powers Norrell presented Taylor with resolutions from the S.C. Senate and House honoring her for decades of work for the town.

  • Kershaw may need rec center property for new industrial park

    KERSHAW – No, the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center on North Matson Street isn’t for sale.
    But Kershaw town officials are exploring the possibility of buying it from the county.
    Engineering plans for Kershaw Commerce Park show the main entrance cutting through the rec center parking lot. The park must have two entrances, and a dirt road on the site isn’t wide enough for a southern entrance.
    “We didn’t find out about this until two weeks ago,” said Kershaw Town Administrator Mitch Lucas.

  • Chamber kicks up heels, dishes out awards

    About 300 local business people, corporate sponsors and guests piled into The Lodge at Sun City Carolina Lakes on Thursday for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual soiree, a night of celebration, award presentations and the changing of the guard.
    The event, presented by Founders Federal Credit Union, was the chamber’s 62nd annual meeting. Chamber members got dressed up, ate good food, enjoyed live music and toasted the accomplishments of six award honorees – Pamela Trimnal, Odell Steele, J.C. Rainey, Melissa Prince, and Pat and Michael Clancy.

  • County’s IL office might open in March

    Lancaster County officials hope to have the satellite county government office in Indian Land ready in about two months.
    “Work is under way,” said County Administrator Steve Willis. “The locks have been changed. The utilities have been changed over, and actual renovations are getting ready to start with a completion of Feb. 28.”

  • Lancaster man charged in horse-saddle thefts

    Landmark News Service

    A Lancaster man has been arrested in the thefts of horse saddles in several Lake Wateree incidents, according to the  Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office.
    James H. Richardson, 39, of 925 Grace Ave., was arrested Jan. 9 and charged with second-degree burglary and grand larceny in a Dec. 31 incident on River Road in Fairfield County.

  • Firefighters save deer trapped in fence

    Toby Roberts and Paul Blas, both full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, were riding around Buford on Wednesday checking the roads for ice when they found a deer trapped in a wire fence on Tabernacle Road.
    The deer had one of her hind legs caught up in the top strand of a type of wire fence usually used for goats. Roberts said they thought at first she was dead because she wasn’t moving.
    “I backed up because I wasn’t going to leave her hanging there, even if she was dead,” Roberts said.

  • Socks for the homeless

    After running his mobile-shower ministry for two years, Kevin Lilly has teamed up with Cotton Pate, the preacher at Kershaw’s Frontline Biker Church, on a new way to help the homeless.
    “I told him we needed socks,” Lilly said. “The majority of people on the streets are in need of socks…year-round.”
    Pate posted on Facebook about the sock drive in mid-December, and 10 local churches immediately came together to gather socks. They set a goal of 1,000 pairs but surpassed that quickly.

  • Corbly to lead OLOG evangelization team

    Barbara Lengers
    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Christine Corbly of Indian Land recently left her five-year job at Piedmont Medical Center as an ICU nurse to lead the evangelization team at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
    Corbly, who graduated from Auburn University, worked at the University of Kentucky as a research analyst for 15 years. She became interested in medical mission work and attended school on nights and weekends to pursue a nursing career.

  • Missing 10-year-old boy found

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said about Tuesday night that missing Dequarris Whitted had been found and was safe.

    "He is back home and everything is fine," Faile said about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Faile did not elebaorate on the circumstances surrounding how the 10 year old was found.

    Deputies had been looking for Dequarris since 2 p.m. He went missing after getting off his school bus.

    He was last seen walking toward York County on S.C. 160 from the entrance of the Arlington neighborhood in Indian Land.