Today's News

  • Lady Jackets jolt Raiders

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to their third straight postseason volleyball sweep in the Class AA Upper State playoffs on Wednesday, Nov. 4 in the BHS gym.
    Buford, 20-2, topped Region III-AA champion Keenan High School Raiders of Columbia, 3-0 – 25-20, 25-10 and 25-19.
    Buford senior standout Gabby Davis paced the Lady Jackets with 15 kills and an ace. Autumn Rabon posted 11 kills and eight blocks.
    Hanna Robinson notched six kills, two blocks and three aces in the Buford win.

  • VW author publishes third book

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck author Glenda Manus has released her third book, “High Tide at Pelican Pointe,” the last in her “Southern Grace” series.
    The Christian fiction novel continues the story of small town life in fictitious Park Place for the Rev. Rock Clark and his pregnant wife, Liz.
    Manus published “Sweet Tea and Southern Grace” in December 2013 and “Lighting the Way” in October 2014.

  • Two Pageland men face charges in mobile home park shootings

    PAGELAND – Rashawn Montez Little and Marques Wanya Tyson face charges in connection with a shooting incident in a Pageland mobile home park that left two people dead and a third injured.
    Officers responded to the mobile home park on Evans Mill Road at about 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25.
    When they arrived, they heard gunshots and encountered two shooting victims.

  • Heath Springs man wakes to find intruder in home

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion in Heath Springs that occurred Thursday morning, Oct. 29.
    According to the incident report, the 41-year-old victim told deputies he was in bed about 4:30 a.m. when he heard someone walk inside the back door of his home in the 100 block of Ridge Street.
    Thinking the person was his cousin, the victim got up to greet him.
    Instead he found a man wearing a mask, jacket and gloves inside the house, with another dressed the same just outside, according to the report.

  • Nicholson denied bond in stolen gun case

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – The Pageland man charged with hoarding thousands of stolen guns has been denied bond.
    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers said Brent Nicholson was denied bond by a magistrate in a Oct. 25 hearing held at the Chesterfield County Detention Center.  

  • Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department fundraising effort for drone underway

    Kyle Camp
    For The Lancaster News

    Tim Deaton’s father had a heart attack last October while fishing from his boat in the 55-acre lake behind Tim’s home in Kershaw.
    The county’s special
    tactics and rescue team arrived on the scene within five minutes of being alerted, but it took almost two hours to find the missing man on his boat in the pitch-black night after getting boats and water rescuers together.

  • Veterans parade canceled

    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs has cancelled the Saturday, Nov. 7, Veteran’s Day parade due to the threat of inclement weather.
    The decision to call off the parade and program, which was set for downtown Lancaster, was not an easy one to make, which is why officials made it about noon Thursday, Nov. 5, said Robin Helms, the county’s Veterans Affairs officer.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.
    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.
    After the vote was certified by the Lancaster County Election Commission on Thursday, Nov. 5, Dorman had 161 total votes to Russell’s 131 votes.
    Poole, an at-large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

  • Red Ventures breaks ground on $90M IL campus expansion

    With the governor in a hard hat and a backhoe as the backdrop, Red Ventures broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 4, on a $90 million expansion that includes three interconnected buildings and two parking decks.
    The addition of the new facility, dubbed RV4, doubles the size of the Indian Land campus and creates 1,500 new jobs, officials said. RV4 includes a sales center, six-story office tower, a learning and development center, and two parking decks.

  • To see light of day, remove fog

    I love keeping up with Israel news, this being a country that has played such an integral part in world history, and will continue to be a major part in the history to be written.

    A rare dust storm covered Israel in September, the worst ever recorded. It lasted four days instead of the usual 24 hours. High temperatures led to record electric-usage demands, and air pollution levels were the worst in the country’s history, reaching 173 times higher than average. Was this a sign of the times, or are we at the end-of-the-age calendar doomsday clock?