Today's News

  • Breaking News Witness leads deputies to suspected bank robber

    KERSHAW – Sheriff’s deputies caught a suspected bank robber minutes after First Palmetto Savings Bank was robbed Monday afternoon.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Rian Michael Lopez, 21, of Lincolnton, N.C., with entering a bank with intent to steal which is a felony.

    According to a press release, Lopez went into First Palmetto Savings Bank, at 301 N. Hampton St., about noon and approached a bank teller.

  • Woman, 42, dies in wreck on U.S. 521

    A 42-year-old Kershaw woman died after she crashed into a logging truck on U.S. 521 on Wednesday afternoon.

    The 4:05 p.m. crash happened about 1 mile south of Lancaster near Carolina Christian Academy.

    Reba Morgan Sims, of 503 Floyd Road, was pronounced dead at the scene by Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.

    She died of blunt force trauma, Deese said.

  • EDENMOOR: Fact versus fiction

    INDIAN LAND – Who owns Edenmoor? How much money is the stalled development costing taxpayers? And as roads and empty lots have started to crumble throughout the neighborhood, is there an end date in sight for the completion of the development?

    County residents – especially those in the Panhandle – have been asking these questions for years about the unfinished 800-acre development located off U.S. 521 between Jim Wilson Road and S.C. 75 in Indian Land.

  • Mother Nature floods creek, not Edenmoor

    In response to Sheri Wright’s column in last week’s paper, “Edenmoor to blame for flooding?,” let me start by answering her first question.

    Your guess is incorrect. I do not live in Sun City Carolina Lakes; I live in rural Lancaster County – I like to call it Indian Land. I have lived in Indian Land for 17 years and went to IL schools all of my life.

  • George holds high hopes for Lady Bruins' softball season

    Lancaster High School softball coach Shawanda George has high hopes for the 2010 Lady Bruins’ squad.

    LHS, the runner-up in the recent Lancaster County Preseason Invitational, returns seven starters off a 15-11 team which finished as a district runner-up in the Class AAAA Upper State softball playoffs last spring.

    “I think we’re going to surprise a lot of people,” said George, who is assisted by Robert Belk and Rick Sims. “Our goal is the region and our top competition will be Blythewood and Spring Valley.

  • Sunshine vital to democracy

    When the first South Carolina Freedom of Information Act was introduced in the House of Representatives in 1971, the bill stated that “The General Assembly finds that it is vital in a democratic society that public business be performed in an open and public manner….”  The purpose of this openness is to allow citizens to “be advised of the performance of public officials… the decisions…reached and…the formulation of public policy.”

  • Use money for potholes, not raises

    Sara Eddins must be running for re-election because it seems she is buying votes by pushing for a raise for city employees. With the unemployment rate at 20 or 30 percent, everyone needs a job and a raise these days. Many of us need an extra job, too.

    If city employees think they can get a better job elsewhere, then they should go for it. They are not going to leave because there are no jobs out there yet. No one is getting a cost-of-living raise and everyone who has a job has seen the cost of health care go up.

  • Furloughing teachers worst decision yet

    I recently read an article on teacher furloughs. That is the stupidest move yet. I have been laid off and so have other some other folks. We have been forced to go back to school. It seems tougher now than I ever remember. Education is pushed at us everywhere you look. We are told to keep our kids in school. How is this to be possible when teachers are being furloughed? Our children are not getting the education they need now from overcrowded classrooms. There’s no more one-on-one. That’s vital to students, including me. Teachers are not getting a fair deal.  

  • Vols rip IL in AJ home opener

    Andrew Jackson rolled in its 2010 home opener, routing the Indian Land Warriors, 16-5 on Saturday afternoon.

    Adam Eubanks, who worked three innings, was the winning hurler. He allowed a run, three hits and two walks. He fanned two.

    Tanner Gardner worked an inning and allowed four runs, no hits, five walks and hit a batter. He struck out one. Tripp Rollings worked an inning and posted three whiffs.

    Tyler Rogers drilled two hits, including a two-run homer to boost the Vols. Rogers added a hit.

  • Is Edenmoor to blame for flooding in that area?

    In response to all of the recent attention and controversy at Edenmoor, I just had to add one more angle to it.