Today's News

  • GOP candidates’ signs removed on primary day

    INDIAN LAND – Evidently, someone in the Panhandle detests Republican candidates’ lawn signs.
    Between 11 p.m. Monday and 7 a.m. Tuesday when the polls opened for the in the 5th District congressional primaries, 80-plus lawn signs outside seven  polling places – Black Horse Run, Harrisburg, Osceola, Pleasant Valley, Possum Hollow and River Road, as well as a few at Kershaw South –  had been moved. Six of the precincts are in Indian Land.

  • Grieving parents come together to heal

    On the first Tuesday of every month, grieving parents gather to talk, listen and heal from the loss of their children.
    Janice Steele unexpectedly lost her 43-year-old daughter, Terri Ledbetter, two years ago this month. The loss devastated Steele, who wrestled daily with paralyzing pain.
    “Right before last Christmas, it just hit me that there were other people going through pain just like me, and I thought: ‘We can help each other,’” Steele said.
    In the meetings, parents talk freely about their children who have died.

  • Give Local pulls in $155K for 42 area nonprofits

    Give Local Lancaster raised $154,915 for 42 local nonprofits in its second-annual 24-hour online fundraiser, topping last year’s total by 64 percent.
    “That’s just under a quarter of a million dollars in the span of 12 or 13 months,” said an excited Robert Folks, board chair of the J. Marion Sims Foundation, which hosted the event.
    “This huge sum is injected into the nonprofit area from this event alone,” Folks said. “That to me sends a message that we can do many things in our community that we set our minds to.”

  • 2 charged in drone drops over prison

    Deputies arrested two Myrtle Beach men about 3 a.m. Wednesday and charged them with trying to use drones to drop contraband over a perimeter fence at Kershaw Correctional Institution.
    Charles Everett Adams and Justin Mervin Canady were arrested after a brief car chase that ended near the intersection of S.C. 601 and Haile Gold Mine Road.
    Both men were charged by the S.C. Department of Corrections with attempting to provide contraband materials to inmates and trespassing on state correctional properties.

  • 11 days to runoff for Pope, Norman

    Tuesday’s GOP primary results in the 5th District congressional race couldn’t have been much closer.
    For top finishers Ralph Norman and Tommy Pope, it was a virtual stalemate. Each got 30 percent of the vote, with Pope ending up 118 votes ahead of Norman in the unofficial results to set up the May 16 runoff.
    The key to victory is going to be a fast start, said Sandy McGarry, Lancaster Republican Party chairwoman.

  • Lady Bruins edge MV for district crown

    Lancaster High School softball coach Kim Perry was quite a site after the Lady Bruins captured the Class AAAA District III championship on Wednesday night at home.

    Perry, a result of the post-game celebration, was adorned with silly string, glitter and wearing a big smile after the LHS girls topped Midland Valley, 2-1 to win the district and advance to the Class AAAA Upper State championship series.

  • Jackets bag Wolverines, district title

    Buford, with its back to the wall, came out on top to win the Class AA District VII baseball championship with a 4-3 win over Woodland High School at the Wolverines’ field on Tuesday night.

    The Jackets, battling through the losers bracket after a 10-0 road loss to Johnsonville to open the playoffs April 25, rebounded with four straight wins to advance to the Class AA Lower State title series.

  • Buford blanks Saluda to capture the district

    BUFORD – Lady Jackets’ diamond ditto, ditto, ditto.

    The Buford Lady Jackets rolled to the Class AA District IV softball championship in the same way they started their postseason run.

    BHS, the Class AA defending state champion, notched its third straight 10-0 win to advance to the Class AA Upper State title round tonight when Buford faces Region IV-AA rival Andrew Jackson.

  • Lady Vols top GCA for district softball title

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High softball coach Wesley Kidd said the Vols have picked up their hitting, which stands as a key reason they captured the Class AA District III championship on Wednesday.

    The 18-9 Lady Volunteers drilled 11 hits on the way to a 7-1 win over Gray Collegiate Academy at the AJHS softball field.

  • Foursome has close victory in Crenshaw Oil golf tournament

    The winning foursome took a close win in the 26th annual Crenshaw Oil Company Lancaster County Partners for Youth golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Friday afternoon.

    Crenshaw Oil Company and Crenshaw Food Stores sponsor the tournament, with proceeds benefitting the Lancaster County Partners for Youth Scholarship Program.

    The tournament featured a captain’s choice format with a maximum 18 handicap for any player.