Today's News

  • Armed man robs convenience store

    An armed robber held up Lloyd’s Phillips 66 at Five Points, 3014 Camp Creek Road, just after 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
    According to police radio traffic, the robber was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. He demanded money and left the store with approximately $150 in small bills. No one was hurt in the incident.

  • Pumpkin Time

    The pumpkin patch, at 3052 Taxahaw Road, is open through Oct. 31. Hours of operation are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and it is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by appointment only. There are pumpkins, hayrides, train rides, inflatables, face painting, kid’s story telling and crafts, fall crafts and plenty of homemade goodies including jellies, jams and canned items. For details, call (803) 287-8943.

  • Reaching the end zone

    Leaning over a large color map spread across a table, Billy Harper pointed to several parcels he recognized near the area of S.C. 200 and Camp Creek Road during a community meeting Oct. 1.
    As a concerned property owner who lives in the Elgin community, Harper had a long list of questions about how the county’s year-long effort to rewrite its Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) will affect him, his neighbors, local businesses and the county as a whole.

  • IL voters return registration cards unopened

    As it stands right now, some voters in the Panhandle could show up at the wrong precinct during the 2016 election cycle.
    That’s because they are returning their new voter registration cards to the county voter registration without opening them. Voters need to open them to detach the card and to see where they are supposed to cast ballots.
    The count of returned mail grows by the day, said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.
    Since Tuesday, Oct. 6, Hudson said more than 1,000 of the cards have been returned.

  • Man stabs brother in neck

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a Cassett man for attempted murder after he stabbed his brother while they were traveling on Shop Road south of Kershaw.
    According to the incident report, deputies responded about 5:09 p.m. Sept. 26 to a 911 call from a passerby at the intersection of Shop and Winterwood roads reporting a driver in a ditch who’d been stabbed in the neck by his passenger.

  • Children’s Home fundraiser continues to grow

    Forget golf clubs and a shotgun start.
    It’s time to get out the shotgun and shooting glasses for what’s grown into one of the area’s favorite fundraisers.
    Lancaster Children’s Home fifth annual Fall Flurry is Friday, Oct. 16, at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.
    So far, more than 150 shooters have signed up for the day of good food, fellowship and fun.
    That number is a far cry from the 20 who participated in the first Fall Flurry in 2011.

  • Jesus gives us unending joy

    On the night before his death, Jesus made a prophecy to his disciples in the upper room: “A little while, and ye shall not see me: and again, a little while, and ye shall see me, because I go to the Father” (John 16:16).

    This prediction caused consternation among some of his disciples, and they said among themselves, “we cannot tell what he saith.”

    Jesus then explained his words by saying that “ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.”

  • We just need to use plain common sense

    I would like to make a statement on behalf of all the people who have ever wondered what happened to common sense.

    In school, we learned of Thomas Paine and the pamphlet he published in 1776. It inspired men to seek freedom from a repressive government with statements like;

    “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of men and women.”

  • Red Rose City Bodybuilding Classic Oct. 17

    The NGA Red Rose City Classic Natural Body Building competition is set for Oct. 17 at the Bundy Auditorium on the University of South Carolina Lancaster campus.
    The pro qualifier meet, hosted by Lancaster native Kennett Washington, will feature divisions for men, women, children and a wheel chair division for physically-challenged athletes.

  • Fast start fuels Rebs' win over Warriors

    PROSPERITY – The month-long odyssey for the Indian Land Warriors continued on Friday night, Oct. 9 against the Mid-Carolina Rebels, and once again the Warriors had trouble getting started.
    The host Rebels, led by Terrence Long, bolted to a 28-0 lead en route to 54-30 non-region win over the visiting Warriors, who dropped their third straight loss.
    Long’s first rush, the opening play from scrimmage, went 75 yards for a touchdown.