Today's News

  • How could IL incorporation affect schools and traffic?

    Scattered throughout Indian Land, the signs are hard to miss since their messages – “Stop school overcrowding” and “Tired of Traffic?” – play on two of the community’s most pressing issues.
    Placed by incorporation organizers Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), the signs offer their own solution printed at the bottom in big bold letters – “Vote Yes.”
    Organizers of the No Town of Indian Land (No TOIL) camp disagree, and have their own “Vote No” signs to show it.

  • County joining opioid lawsuit

    Lancaster County will join a nationwide legal effort against pharmaceutical companies in hopes of recovering some of the money it has spent combatting the opioid epidemic, which killed 25 people here last year.
    “We’re at the place where we have to do something,” said Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes. “Unfortunately, this is one of those things that just isn’t going away.”

  • Barnes signs at Fort Valley State

    Lancaster High School senior offensive lineman Keavius Barnes has a dream to play in the National Football League.

    His vision to possibly reach pro football took a key step Wednesday morning in the LHS media center.

    Barnes, a 6-2, 320-pounder, signed a scholarship to play at Fort Valley State University (Ga.) as family, teammates and coaches witnessed.

    “Since I was about 9 years old, I’ve had a dream to play college football,” Barnes said. “This feels good and I’m very excited about it.

  • 2 charged in horrific killing

    Seasoned law officers and crime-scene technicians were mortified Thursday by what they discovered during a day-long search at a residence off S.C. 200 south of Lancaster.
    A teenager’s torso, with no head or limbs, was buried in the yard at 1838 High Point Circle. A head was found behind a building underneath several bags. A barrel contained burnt body parts. Human bones were strewn across the property and in a box stashed under a mobile home.

  • Fire shuts down AJ Middle

    Andrew Jackson Middle School may be closed for weeks as workers clean up extensive smoke damage from a Thursday night fire whose cost might total $1 million.
    The school’s students stayed home Friday and will be out again Monday, said school Superintendent Jonathan Phipps. Starting Tuesday, they will attend other nearby schools until AJMS is ready to reopen.
    Each grade will report to a different school in the area Tuesday. Sixth graders will go to Heath Springs Elementary, seventh graders to Kershaw Elementary and eighth graders to AJ High School.

  • Warriors’ Daley in North-South Classic

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior wrestler Kyle Daley will be among the state mat elite this weekend.

    Daley, the Warriors’ 152-pound ace, will compete in the 30th annual North-South Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School in North Myrtle Beach. He will wrestle with the Class AAA-AAAA North All-Star team.

    Daley, a state runner-up in the 2018 Class AAA individual state championship tournament last weekend in Anderson, posted a 51-8 record this season with 30 pins.

  • Flynn, Jackets look to continue success

    The Buford Yellow Jackets have a new look for the 2018 baseball season, but they’re hoping to continue their successful ways of past diamond campaigns.

    The Jackets, 13-17-1 last season, finished third in the Class AA Lower State and captured the District VII baseball crown.

    A host of players are back in the maroon and gold fold under the guidance of first-year head coach Gavin Flynn, a key part of Buford’s success in seasons gone by.

  • Comporium baseball tourney continues today

    Play in the annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Invtiational will be completed over the next two days – today and Saturday.

    Rain washed out action at the Andrew Jackson and Buford high school baseball fields on Thursday.

    Third-round bracket play at Andrew Jackson High School has two games today, Lancaster facing Chester at 4:30 p.m., with host AJ meeting Lewisville at 7.

    Games today at Buford feature Central of Pageland meeting the Carolina Royals at 4:30 p.m., with South Pointe facing Buford at 7.

  • Lancaster Speedway car show March 10

    Racing season is here and in full swing at Lancaster Motor Speedway, which is under new management.

    LMS held a successful open practice last Saturday when  over 50 cars tested the track’s surface.

    The new management is set to tackle another first. The  popular Lancaster Motor Speedway car show is set to take place in the track grandstands parking lot March 10.

  • Bob Jones’ Brunson reaps player of the year honor

    GREENVILLE – Sha’Ron Brunson of Lancaster, a senior basketball forward for Bob Jones University, has been named South Region Division II Player of the Year by the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA).

    “I’m so happy for Sha’Ron,” Lady Bruins Head Coach Mike LeViere said. “She’s been an integral part of our program for so many years and has always quietly gone about her business.”