Today's News

  • I have a realistic plan for solicitor’s office

    As your current assistant solicitor, I have seen the problems and issues facing our community first hand, and I have developed a plan to address them.

    Many people comment on what goes on in the solicitors office, but they are on the outside looking in. I am on the inside and I see it every day. I have a plan to make the solicitor’s office more efficient and more effective.

    I bring something to the table that many legal professionals don’t have and that’s real world experience.

  • Man charged with forgery, conspiracy

     Agents with the S.C. Law Enforcement Division arrested a Lancaster man this week following an investigation into forged lien documents of a vehicle. 

    Ronald Lewis Truesdale, 43, was arrested Oct. 27 on charges of forgery, value of $10,000 or more, banking/federally chartered or insured financial institution crime, and conspiracy, according to a SLED press release. 

  • Voters to choose fate of local sales tax

     Christopher Sardelli


    Voters will have the chance to weigh in on three ballot questions when they head to the polls this year, with topics ranging from a local 1-percent sales tax to state issues such as the definition of raffles and the election process for the state’s adjutant general.

  • Haile Gold Mine issued EPA permit

     Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – On Tuesday, Oct. 28, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston announced the issue of its Record of Decision and final permit for Haile Gold Mine to reactivate the existing gold mine, expand the area for open pit mining and construct associated facilities.

    Kershaw Town Administrator Tony Starnes said this is great news for the town.

  • Kershaw man dies during fishing trip

     Denyse Clark


    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found in a local pond “a medical condition,” not a drowning. 

    The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane, was found Tuesday, Oct. 28, at 6201 Parker Drive in Kershaw in a 12-foot aluminum boat, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window

     Shock and confusion are the only emotions registering right now for Sonya Stevens, the mother of a man who was injured after jumping from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

    “I thought he was safe and then this happened,” Stevens said about her 22-year-old son who was admitted to the hospital more than a week ago and received multiple injuries after the fall. 

  • The Indian Land Exorcist

    Holy Cross Eastern Orthodox Church in Indian Land is unique in a region that prefers its steeples and stained glass.

    The church itself consists of little more than a tiny chapel in a converted garage attached to a nondescript cinderblock house, painted white, trimmed in light blue and crowned with an ornate brass cross. 

  • Area seniors team to win mixed doubles state title


    A group of Lancaster area senior tennis players experienced a golden moment at the recent S.C. State Mixed Doubles championship at the Florence Tennis Center in Florence.

    A 10-player team, which included six senior tennis players from the Lancaster area, captured the state seniors mixed doubles championship.

    The Lancaster area team, which earned a bid to the state tournament as the Mid-Carolina champion, topped a five-team field with an unbeaten record.

  • County prep football teams facing key games Friday night

    Playoffs and pride factor into the motivation for the final week of regular-season high school football play Friday, Oct. 31.
    Lancaster, Indian Land and Buford will be seeking wins to boost their postseason hopes on Halloween night – Friday evening.
    Andrew Jackson is playing for pride as the Volunteers host county foe Indian Land.
    Lancaster and Indian Land are in similar situations – win and get in, and lose and shoot for a boost from outside help.

  • Lady Vols rally, advance in playoffs

    The Andrew Jackson High Lady Volunteers came on strong to post a 3-1 win over host Abbeville to advance to a Class AA Upper State third-round match today.
    The Lady Vols, after falling in the opening game, 25-23, reeled off three straight wins to stay alive in the Class AA Upstate postseason tournament.
    AJ downed Abbeville, 27-25, 25-22 and 25-20 to continue its postseason hopes.