Today's News

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.
    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter on Tuesday, Nov. 3, to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.
    After the vote was certified by the Lancaster County Election Commission on Thursday, Nov. 5, Dorman had 161 total votes to Russell’s 131 votes.
    Poole, an at-large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

  • Red Ventures breaks ground on $90M IL campus expansion

    With the governor in a hard hat and a backhoe as the backdrop, Red Ventures broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 4, on a $90 million expansion that includes three interconnected buildings and two parking decks.
    The addition of the new facility, dubbed RV4, doubles the size of the Indian Land campus and creates 1,500 new jobs, officials said. RV4 includes a sales center, six-story office tower, a learning and development center, and two parking decks.

  • To see light of day, remove fog

    I love keeping up with Israel news, this being a country that has played such an integral part in world history, and will continue to be a major part in the history to be written.

    A rare dust storm covered Israel in September, the worst ever recorded. It lasted four days instead of the usual 24 hours. High temperatures led to record electric-usage demands, and air pollution levels were the worst in the country’s history, reaching 173 times higher than average. Was this a sign of the times, or are we at the end-of-the-age calendar doomsday clock?

  • Warriors honored at Tri-County meeting

    RICHBURG – Four Indian Land High School football players reaped honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Warriors’ junior running back Lee Massey earned the Div. II Offensive Player of the Week after he ran for 215 yards on 23 carries and scored two touchdowns as IL topped county foe Andrew Jackson, 48-27 at the Reservation.

  • AJ’s Cox earns Class AA all-state golf honors

    Andrew Jackson High School golfer Emily Cox earned Class AA all-state honors after playing in the Class AA girls state championship tournament at Black Bear Country Club in Longs.
    Cox shot a 151, 78-73, to place fourth overall in the Class AA girls state field.
    She represented Andrew Jackson High as an individual participant in the Class AA tournament.
    Bishop England’s Kathleen Sumner placed first with a 142 (72-70), while  Carly Lyvers from St Joseph’s of Greenville was second with a 148 (75-73).

  • Lady Bruins fall in Class AAA Upstate tennis playoffs

    The LHS girls tennis team fell to top-seeded Daniel High of Clemson in the opening round of the Class AAA girls state playoffs on Thursday, Oct. 29 at Daniel High School.
    The Lady Bruins fought valiantly but couldn’t overcome the experience of Daniel and fell 7-0.
    The LHS girls bright spots were the No. 3 and No. 4 singles players, Tiesha Shannon and Kate Muse.

  • County trio preps for football playoffs

    No prep games this week doesn’t mean no work for the three Lancaster County football teams who are bound for the playoffs which open Nov. 13 for Class AA and AAA teams.
    Lancaster, Buford and Indian Land will be competing in the postseason tournament and all three began work this week in preparation for first-round games a week from Friday.
    Lancaster, 8-2 and the runner-up in Region III-AAA, will be at home for first-round play as the Bruins will face 6-4 Wren High School of Piedmont, the third-place team out of Region II-AAA.

  • Buford, AJ Vols advance

    Region IV-AA champion Buford High School posted its second straight sweep to advance to third-round play in the Class AA Upper State volleyball playoffs Monday, Nov. 2.
    BHS prevailed, 25-22, 25-20 and 25-22.
    In game three, Buford fell behind early 11-4 and Liberty extended its lead to 19-9 on the Lady Jackets.
    BHS senior Gabby Davis served eight straight points to give Buford a 21-20 lead on the way to cap the sweep.
    In game two, Buford opened with a 4-0 lead, but Liberty rallied to forge a 12-5 edge on BHS.

  • Shooter damages utility substation

    KERSHAW – The Lynches River Electric Cooperative is offering a reward of $1,000 for information on the person or persons who has repeatedly damaged its Kershaw substation.
    According to a news release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 3, electrical equipment inside the substation, at 6999 Flat Rock Road, has been damaged by gunfire three times since Friday, Oct. 30.

  • Bridges put her heart into teaching kids how to read

    INDIAN LAND – Family and friends remember Patty Bridges as a loving matriarch, thoughtful friend, engaged church member and longtime Indian Land Elementary School teacher who put her heart into teaching children how to read.
    Bridges retired in May after 20 years of classroom teaching, celebrated her 40th wedding anniversary with her husband, Ross, on Sept. 6, and was making plans to move to the North Carolina coast near family. As a “Gram,” she took great joy in her grandchildren, Boyd, 8, and Emeson, 6.