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Today's News

  • No. 1 Lady Warriors maul Mid Carolina

    Top-rated Indian Land opened strong in the Class AA Upstate girls soccer playoffs, taking a 10-0 home win over Mid Carolina at IL’s Reservation on Monday night.
    The Lady Warriors’ shutout win improved IL’s record to 21-1.
    Kate Komorous, Nia Pressley and Victoria Marsicovetere each tallied two goals in the match.
    Kelsey Long, Kailee Erwin, Abby Myers and C.C. Thompson each tallied a goal for the Lady Warriors.
    Long and Pressley each had an assist in the win.

  • Remember When: Covet thou not Whizzer bikes, cabins, boats, grills and rifles

    He was a retired minister, and his flock was small, but his messages were timely.
    We were making small talk out on the front steps when a fancy new car swoshed by. That baby is way out of my price range, I remarked. Pastor Lynn said, “Sorta makes one covet, doesn’t it?”

  • Column: For fed-up GOP voter, it’s Trump or nobody

    I am tired of listening to all the GOP whiners about Donald Trump and his movement to make America great again.
    Regardless of how you feel about Mr. Trump, his rise as the frontrunner for the Republican Party’s nomination signals a strong popular voice in the United States – a voice for change from the status quo.  

  • Lancaster teen charged with stabbing her sister

    A 19-year-old Lancaster woman has been charged with attempted murder after her 14-year-old sister was stabbed in the neck during an argument.
    Tykendria Caldwell was arrested at her home, 1084 Palidin Road, shortly after the incident Saturday evening. She was also charged with  resisting arrest.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said deputies responded to the home about 6:34 p.m. after the girls’ 16-year-old brother called 911.

  • Kershaw man charged with child abuse

    A Kershaw-area man was arrested Saturday by Kershaw County sheriff’s investigators and charged with abusing his infant child.
    Alvin Davis IV, 20, of 1179 Neds Creek Road, Kershaw, is charged with unlawful conduct toward a child.
    Kershaw Sheriff Jim Matthews said the case came to light when a physician at Palmetto Health Richland Children’s Emergency Room contacted the sheriff’s office about a 4-month-old who’d been admitted for treatment of head injuries.

  • Mackey’s business hit twice in one week

    A business owned by Lancaster City Councilman Gonzie Mackey has been burglarized twice in less than a week.
    Among the items stolen were several bicycles that were to have been given away as part of Mackey’s annual Christmas bicycle ministry.
    “It seems the more friendly and more you try to help, the worse people take advantage of you,” Mackey said.

  • 76 graduates flip tassels at USCL

    Walking across the stage of the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium wasn’t optional for Joseph Hammond on Saturday.
    It was something he had to do.
    After going to school part-time since 2008 to earn a bachelor’s degree, the summa cum laude graduate enjoyed every second of shaking hands with USCL Dean Walt Collins.
    “This day means a lot, but it means even more for my family,” said Hammond, a father of two, who works at Resolute Forest Products in Catawba.

  • Web glitch extends Give Local deadline

    Give Local Lancaster has been extended for another 24 hours after heavy online giving nationwide shut down the website that was coordinating the day of crowdfunding for thousands of nonprofits across the country.
    The Lancaster-area drive had raised more than $23,000 – almost halfway to its $50,000 goal – about 1 p.m. when the volume of traffic began crashing servers at Give Local America, the national website through which donations were passing. The site froze just before 4 p.m.

  • Widespread wallop

    A severe thunderstorm cut through central Lancaster County on Monday afternoon, leaving plenty of broken and uprooted trees, damaged buildings and downed electric lines that cut power to more than 1,500 homes and businesses.
    “It was not tornadic, but straight-line winds with sudden downbursts,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder. “We did see quite a bit of damage.”

  • Buford Schools on 2-hour delay

    The Lancaster County School District has issued a 2 hour delay for Buford Elementary, Buford Middle and Buford High School due to power outages in the Buford area. All other schools will operate on the regular school schedule.