Today's News

  • KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School will be well represented at a major regional choral event coming up in a few months.

    Six students from AJHS have been chosen to participate in the 2010 American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southern Division Conference.

    The event, held every two years, features a men’s honor choir and a women’s honor choir that will both perform during the weekend.

    This year’s conference is from March 10-13 in Memphis, Tenn.

  • All-county defensive unit features big hitters

    Big-play producers and big hitters head The Lancaster News’ all-county defense.

    The unit is bolstered by a solid linebacking corps which included Andrew Jackson’s Dylan McKittrick, Buford’s Britt Wells, Ervin Moore of Lancaster and Indian Land’s Tyler Watkins.

    McKittrick, a repeat selection, paced the Vols with 65 total tackles and six sacks in his senior campaign. He also added a touchdown on a return of a blocked punt.

  • Bruins wrestlers hopeful

    Jeff Foo has moved into the role of head coach of the Lancaster High School wrestling program and he hopes to continue on the Bruins’ mat success of last winter.

    LHS, a year ago, went 5-8 and earned a Class AAAA playoff bid, a program first dating back some eight years.

    “We made some strides last season and we hope to continue,” said Foo, who served as an LHS wrestling assistant last season to Terry Marshall, who yielded his coaching duties to spend more time with his family.

    Foo, a 23-year U.S. Army veteran who is now retired, is hopeful.

  • The Lancaster News looks back at top stories of year

    Each year, The Lancaster News staff tries to take the events of the past 12 months, catalog them and determine what we, as a newspaper, consider the most important.

    We looked back at the biggest stories of the past year, and then 12 members of our staff from different departments ranked what they thought were the biggest stories to determine the list.

    Here’s our top 10 list:

    No. 1: Tough times

  • Heath Springs man to seek House seat

    HEATH SPRINGS – It was about this time last year when Heath Springs resident Rob McCoy first considered entering the political arena.

    McCoy, owner of McCoy Motors in Indian Land, was concerned with discussions by then-Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama about taxes for business owners, particularly those who make $250,000 or more.

    “I haven’t made it to that level yet, but I don’t think I should be penalized if I ever did that well with my business,” McCoy said. “It really irked me and hit a spot in my heart.”

  • Police reports - Jan. 1, 2010

    Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on an assault charge after police say he attacked a man with a knife at a Robinson Road residence on Dec. 22.

    Mario A. Haggins, 25, 808 Calhoun St., was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill.

  • Authorities: IL man filed false police report about carjacking

    INDIAN LAND - An Indian Land man lied about being carjacked and forced to drive to Tennessee at gunpoint, authorities say.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Christopher Clay Chessner, 46, of 7457 Largo Lane, with filing a false police report.

    He told deputies he was driving to the store to get some coffee Dec. 22 when he saw a man waving his arms at traffic on Elms Brook Road near Harrisburg Road, according a sheriff’s office incident report.

  • Kershaw man faces charge after stabbing

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man has been charged in a Dec. 23 altercation that sent another man to the hospital.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged Willie Michael Moore, 49, of 882 Kershaw Country Club Road, with aggravated assault and battery.

    Deputies came to South Hart Street in Kershaw just before 6 p.m. Dec. 23 after receiving a call about shots fired in the area.

    They saw a man lying face down on the ground, suffering from what appeared to be a stab wound or a gun shot wound to his left thigh, according to an incident report.

  • Santa visits Indian Land homes via shiny firetruck

    INDIAN LAND ee" Santa rode into town Christmas Eve on a red, shiny firetruck. For 18 years, the man in the red suit has made Indian Land an early stop with the help of local fire departments.

    The local Explorer Post 14, along with the Pleasant Valley and Indian Land volunteer fire departments, delivered food and gifts to 14 area families.

  • Spratt dismisses media reports, says he plans to seek re-election in 2010

    U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District, has dismissed recent media reports that said he would not seek re-election in 2010.

    The National Republican Congressional Committee has been sending press releases since November suggesting Spratt is retiring or should retire. There have also been some speculative reports on the washingtonpost.com and Politico.com, suggesting that Spratt, who has held the seat since 1982, would not seek re-election next year.