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Today's News

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate.
    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties.
    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials.
    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice.

  • Police Blotter 7-5-17

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    • Kershaw Recreation Director Randy Jordan reported finding a box of marijuana June 13 on the Kershaw Golf Course.

  • $10,000 in jewelry stolen from Indian Land home

    An Indian Land woman and her daughter reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry last month.
    According to the recently obtained incident report, the mother, 45, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 after returning from a weekend trip to find the jewelry missing from the home she shares with her daughter in the 4300 block of Perth Road.
    The woman said there was only one other person at the house while she was away, a 25-year-old male acquaintance her 19-year-old daughter invited over without permission June 17 who stayed overnight.

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer.
    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • Rain halts LSS racing action again

    Mother Nature prevailed for the second straight week to wash out racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS pits were full of 21 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models and numerous support division cars, and everyone was excited about the night of racing ahead at the half-mile dirt facility.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models headlined the night with $1,500 to win, $200 to start the race, with the highest finishing 604 Crate Late Model receiving a $100 bonus.

  • Gamecock fans confident with new baseball coach

    Lancaster area Gamecock baseball backers said they feel new University of South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston is the man for the job.
    Kingston, who comes to Columbia from the University of South Florida where he took the Bulls to two NCAA Regionals in his three years in Tampa, was named the new USC baseball coach Friday.

  • Column: I-73: One giant step forward, same old error

    When it comes to spending and infrastructure, one of South Carolina’s great white whales rose from the deep with news in late June that the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit to begin work on the South Carolina leg of Interstate 73. Ultimately, the highway could take motorists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula straight down to Myrtle Beach.

    The permit covers the whole state length, slicing across its northeastern corner, starting near Bennettsville. Construction could begin within two years, supporters say, on a project first contemplated in 1982.

  • Metal detectors ready to help you

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

    Landmark News Service

    If you’ve lost a gold ring or any other valuable metal object, an area metal detecting and relic club may be able to help you.

    Donnie Catoe, president of the Sandhill Metal Detecting and Relic Club in Pageland, said members of the club not only hunt for precious metals and artifacts as a hobby, but also help people in the community find lost objects, whether it be an old high school graduation ring or a precious jewel.

  • Life's lessons on love

    Ollie Alexander has a soothing, calming presence. She seems full of wisdom and humility. She draws you to her, like a warm fire on a winter’s night. 

    Alexander, 68, moves gracefully and quietly through a room. She appears much younger than her age. She commands the language and expresses herself with ease and graceful gestures. She believes she has a God-given purpose and wants to help others discover theirs.

  • Strange comment creeps out uncle

    An Indian Land man filed an incident report with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office after his nephew allegedly made a comment during a road trip so chilling he felt it needed to be documented. 

    According to the June 22 incident report, the 48-year-old man was driving his truck in Georgia with his nephew, 25, a week earlier when the younger man said he had his uncle’s death “all planned out.”