Today's News

  • Dressing down raises awareness

     Denim  Day, sponsored by Palmetto Citizens Against Sexual Assault (PCASA) Wednesday, April 29, at the historic Lancaster County Courthouse was a rousing success as its staff danced into the room to begin the exciting and informative program.

  • Unrelated arrests made in break ins

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged two men in separate property crimes cases, one a rash of vehicle break-ins in the northwestern part of town, the second burglaries at two restaurants.

    In the meantime, detectives are still investigating a string of burglaries at local business and homes that began back in late March and have identified a person of interest in the case.

  • Unity is at heart of community

     Words and images of hate in Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., Tulsa, North Charleston and New York City. 

    Let’s be honest. By now, we’ve all heard and seen some of em’ just a little too much. 

    Most of those words surround racial tension, as well as cries of “no justice,” accompanied by riots, looting and fires.

  • County prep soccer teams launch playoffs


    State championships will be the stakes as eight Lancaster County high school soccer teams open the playoffs Monday, May 4 and Tuesday, May 5.

    The girls open postseason play Monday, May 4, with the boys squads to kick off postseason play Tuesday, May 5.

  • AJ golfers push record to 19-0


    The Andrew Jackson golf team closed out regular season play with undefeated record – 19-0, 15-0 in Region IV-AA after a win over  North Central at Kershaw Golf Club.

    The Vols shot a 158 to North Central’s 216.

  • Jackets, Vols notch wins


    Buford and Andrew Jackson each posted wins to open the Class AA Upper State baseball playoffs on Thursday, April 30.

    The third-ranked Jackets, 23-0, blanked Fairfield Central High School of Winnsboro, while Andrew Jackson topped Pelion at the Volunteers’ field.

  • Staggering number of children are sexually abused

     When it comes to the sexual abuse of children in Lancaster County, the numbers are staggering. 

    Margo Dixon, Children’s Advocacy Center director and 6th Judicial Circuit lead forensic interviewer, said she deals with 35 to 45 local sexual abuse cases per month involving children ages 2 to 18.

    The youngest victim of sexual abuse she’s seen in recent months was just 6 weeks old, she said.

  • Indy to retire with Quinn

    For 26 years, Lancaster Police Department Cpl. Jimmy Quinn  has handled his share of tasks, from community policing to shift supervisor, as well as his favorite; serving as the school resource officer (SRO) for Lancaster High School. But that’s about to end.

    “When graduation’s over, I’m done,” he said with a chuckle.

  • Bender column: Let’s thank church that helped ILMS students

    On April 9-10, I helped chaperone a field trip for the Indian Land Middle School sixth-graders to Myrtle Beach. One-hundred-and-three folks took two rental buses on the trip, and we learned about medieval times, sharks, alligators and, eventually, we learned just a little bit about life.
    Right after lunch on Friday, we piled into the buses, counted our kids one last time, and began our ride home.

  • Little column: Why strengthening FOI Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving this critical goal.
    The House of Representatives and Senate are considering nearly identical bills to strengthen the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which provides the general public, including journalists, with access to federal government records.