Today's News

  • Indian Land Elementary School dedicates new track in memory of coach Mike Kersey

    Reece Murphy
    Indian Land Elementary School dedicated a new track Monday, May 7, in memory of late coach Mike Kersey.
    Kersey, the school’s beloved physical education teacher and coach of the Indian Land High and Middle school wrestling teams, died Oct. 4, 2011, of injuries sustained in an ATV accident.
    The dedication of the Coach Mike Kersey Memorial Track took place during a short ceremony attended by Kersey’s family, along with students, faculty, wrestlers and community members.

  • Bruins’ soccer duo signs to play for USC Lancaster

    The first University of South Carolina Lancaster men’s soccer team will include a pair of Lancaster High School standout players.
    Bruins’ players Chad Kiser and Justin Knight have signed to play for the Lancers, who will field their first team in the fall.
    USCL soccer practice begins Aug. 1, with the first scrimmage slated Aug. 15.

  • Sheriff's office investigating shooting death

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating a late Wednesday, May 9, shooting that left one man dead and another one critically injured.
    According to a release, deputies responded to a reported shooting at 2314 Old Blackmon Lane at 11:13 p.m. Wednesday. A male was in the driveway of the residence. He was pronounced dead and has not been identified, the release said. Deputies also found a 25-year-old wounded man inside the house on the living room floor.

  • Shooting on Old Blackmon Lane

    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting on Old Blackmon Lane late last night. Check back later for more details.

  • Republican corruption, taxes and our children

    I am a Democrat, and I am proud of it. However, the S.C. Press Association distributes this column, and neither they nor I want it to be a weekly partisan rant – there’s far too much of that in both our national and state politics already.

  • Wrapped up in the 2012 Summer Olympics

    What do world-renowned athletes, proud Olympic torchbearers and a Lancaster manufacturing company all have in common?

    As it turns out, all will make their mark on this year’s Summer Olympics in London. 

    The Cooley Group, a mass producer of polyethylene-based print media products such as billboards and signage, announced Monday, May 7, that its latest product will completely wrap the brand-new Olympic Stadium. 

  • Walnut Creek EMS station now open

    INDIAN LAND – The Walnut Creek EMS Station 8 is open and ready to respond after a delay following its transfer to the county in December.

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services Director Clayton Catoe said the station opened officially at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 3.

    “We’re real excited to be moving in there and being able to provide better response times (in the Panhandle) down toward Lancaster and all the way up to Sun City,” Catoe said.

  • District 7 County Council hopefuls discuss issues

    Candidates for Lancaster County Council’s new District 7 seat met last week to discuss their positions on the issues facing Indian Land residents, but ended up agreeing on most.

    Republicans Brian Carnes and Jerry Holt are the only two candidates running for the newly redrawn council district representing the county’s northern tip. 

    The two will face off in the GOP primary June 12.

  • Senate committee passes measure to get candidates back on ballot

    Despite some political wrangling Tuesday, May 8, the S.C. Senate Judiciary Committee approved a measure that would allow any candidate who attempted to file a statement of economic interest by April 20 back on the ballot for the June 12 primary. The deadline to file was March 30.

    The S.C. Supreme Court ruled May 2 that 180 candidates across the state were disqualified for the upcoming primaries, which meant their names were removed from the primary ballots.

  • LMS features exciting racing

    Lancaster Motor Speedway, under a full moon Saturday night, saw some great racing.

    The Super Street front row had Jake Gibbons and Brandy Baker.