Today's News

  • Water tank painting at a standstill

    HEATH SPRINGS – Blame it on the paperwork.
    Members of Heath Springs Town Council learned Tuesday, Sept. 15, at its monthly meeting that repainting the municipality’s water tank is at a standstill.
    The renovation of the 150,000-gallon water tank in the 4000 block of South College Street is being paid for through a $405,000 Community Block Development Grant from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Accident south of Lancaster injures three people

    Three people were injured in an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday, Sept. 16.
    The accident happened about 4:29 p.m. when a 1991 Nissan sedan, traveling north, crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Honda minivan near the intersection of J.B. Denton Road near the Rum Creek Bridge south of Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Jerry Freeman of Monroe, was trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage. He was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  

  • Someone passing funny money

    Local merchants need to be on the lookout for funny money.
    Someone is circulating counterfeit $10 and $20 bills.
    There have been at least seven reported cases of bogus bills reported in the area this month; one in the county and six in the city limits, including two at one fast food restaurant.
    And whoever is doing it, is targeting restaurants in most of the cases.

  • Four arrested for fencing stolen property

    Four Lancaster County residents were arrested earlier this month on federal warrants for interstate fencing of stolen property, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.
    U.S. Secret Service agents and sheriff’s deputies arrested Jimmy Lee Montgomery, 67, of 1866 Willie Usher Road, Harold Scott McDonald, 30, of 1976 Wisdom Road, and Thomas Brice McManus, 64, and his wife, Sharon Steel McManus, 65, of 3129 Rocky River Road, on Sept. 4.

  • No water in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Boantown is temporarily bone dry.
    While no one is really sure why, the entire town of Kershaw is out of water.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said the phones in town hall started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • Serious accident on Great Falls Highway

    At least one person was flown from the scene of an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. when a mini van and sedan crashed head-on near the intersection of JB Denton Road and the Rum Creek Bridge. The accident closed down the highway temporarily as crews treated the injured and cleared the accident scene.

    See Friday’s Lancaster News for details.

  • POWs, MIAs not forgotten

    On Friday, Sept. 18, all across America local ceremonies will take place to honor our missing service members and their families with a focus on continuing the commitment to account, as fully as possible, for those listed as q prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).

  • Special tax districts – buyer beware

    Indian Land and Pleasant Valley residents will be hearing a lot about petitions for a special tax district for law enforcement over the next few weeks as proponents seek signatures to impose a $75 per dwelling tax on Indian Land for “enhanced law enforcement.”

  • Foursome teams for Rotary crown

    Tight play highlighted the annual Rotary Golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, Sept. 10.
    The foursome of Jalen Perry, Kenny Faulkenberry, Wayne Joyner and Quinton Rodgers captured the win with a birdie on No. 18 when the tourney went to a sudden-death playoff.
    The tournament, which drew 17 teams, featured three teams with a 60 each after 18 holes.
    The card playoff began on No. 15 and went to No. 18.

  • Tri-County coaches honor county players

    RICHBURG – Four Lancaster County high school football players reaped top honors at the week three meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Front Porch High School in Richburg.
    Andrew Jackson and Indian Land each had two winners in the awards for Division II schools, Class A, AA and AAA members.
    Andrew Jackson, which rolled to a 35-13 road win over Great Falls, was led by Heath Gandy and Dylan Baker.