Today's News

  • Lady Vols hoping to improve on win total

    Seventeen wins in a softball season would be a banner campaign for most high school teams, but not for the Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers.

    The Lady Vols of veteran coach Steve Middleton went 17-9 last spring, but he noted “that’s our first non 20-win season in quite a while.”

    For the Lady Vols to get back to that 20-win plateau, Middleton said AJ must play tough defense.

  • LHS girls soccer continuing winning ways

    The 2009 Lady Bruins’ soccer team established a winning aggressive style of play that has been firmly implanted and is bearing fruit with the 2010 squad.

    The tradition started by those seniors has shaped the 2010 Lady Bruins soccer team into an aggressive, intense and charismatic group. The LHS girls won the Chester Preseason Tournament for the second straight season.

    The 7-0 Lady Bruins have played well in the non-conference schedule and opened region play with a convincing 7-0 home victory over South Pointe on Tuesday.

  • Defense, pitching key for Warriors' baseball

    INDIAN LAND Indian Land High School baseball coach Alan LeRoy is hoping the second time around holds better days this season.

    A year ago, the Warriors, in LeRoy’s first season leading the IL team, fell short in their quest for a Class A Upper State baseball playoff berth.

    The Warriors were 5-12, 4-7, seeing their postseason hopes fade in a 4-2 loss to county foe Buford to decide the Conference III-A fourth-place qualifier.

  • $25.3M OK’d for work on 4 bridges

    Four Lancaster County bridges will soon receive major overhauls thanks to a federal funding program.

    The estimated cost of the four projects is  $25.3 million.

    As part of the Federal Aid Bridge Program, the county has been allocated funding for four bridges in need of repair.

    They include the bridge over McAlpine Creek on Harrisburg Road in Indian Land, the bridge over Cane Creek on S.C. 200, the Catawba River bridge on S.C. 9 and the bridge over Hanging Rock Creek on Shop Road near Kershaw.

  • 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.”