Today's News

  • IL teacher dies after ATV accident

    Reece Murphy
    A beloved Lancaster County coach and Indian Land Elementary School physical education teacher died Tuesday from injuries sustained in an ATV accident over the weekend.
    According to Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services records, Mike Kersey suffered a severe head injury shortly before 6 p.m. Saturday when he was thrown from an ATV at his home on Dirt Road in the Van Wyck community.

  • Man killed in bike accident Sunday

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster County man was killed Sunday afternoon after his motorcycle collided with a street sign.
    The crash happened at about 2:25 p.m. on Barberville Road in Indian Land, said Lance Cpl. Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    The motorcycle driver, Steven Jones, 29, was driving a 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle northbound on Barberville Road when the accident happened.
    Elder said the driver traveled off the right side of the road on a curve and struck a street sign.

  • IL teacher hurt in ATV wreck

    Reece Murphy
    A respected Indian Land coach has been severely injured in an ATV accident.
    Mike Kersey, a physical education teacher at Indian Land Elementary  School and a wrestling coach at Indian Land High School, suffered a severe head injury after being thrown from an ATV.
    According to Lancaster County EMS, the accident occurred a few minutes before 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1, at Kersey’s home on Dirt Road in Van Wyck.

  • I have really lost my marbles

    My idea of shopping usually involves a mall bench. 

    Recently, while sitting on one, itching for the stores to cut out the lights, I spied an electronics store right across from my perch. I couldn’t help but notice young people going in and out of it. 

    You know, sometimes an old man’s curious nature gets the best of me. 

    In my case, that nosiness – uh, curiosity – dates back to summer evenings in 1942. 

  • Meet your Neighbor – Linda Bell

    Name: Linda Bell

    Age: 64

    Address: The Buford community

    Family: A son, Travis and a grandson, Hunter, 7

    Job: Retired elementary school teacher

    Church: Pleasant Dale Baptist Church

    Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my grandson, watching Gamecocks football, gardening and exercising

  • Supporting Thread Trail is a key step

    The town of Kershaw has taken the first step on the trail.
    The trail, in this case, is the Carolina Thread Trail, which will feature greenways and other natural sites throughout 15 counties in the Carolinas.
    Kershaw and other area entities have pledged their support in theory, but Kershaw’s latest backing of the master plan means the chance for funding that will go for the creation, or enhancement of pathways here.
    In this day of “going green,” it’s a natural move now and for our future.

  • Still here

    The jet-setting lifestyle came easy for J.T. Franklin. It’s no wonder he was smiling.

    His grin came from helping estimate, design and oversee the electrical components of facilities like the $143 million Mecklenburg County Courthouse with its 39 courtrooms, the $27 million Billy Graham Library and 44 hospitals from coast to coast.

  • Community mourns for Seth

    The facial expressions told the story.

    There was an unwelcoming blend of fear, disbelief and anxiety that filled the air just outside Buford Middle School on Thursday. That’s where 14-year-old Seth Muennich had just been injured in a one-vehicle accident a little after 3:47 p.m. 

    Some students witnessed the accident while others had arrived at the scene as  Muennich was being treated by first responders. 

  • SouthPark Madam has a different mission now

    You could hear a pin drop by Sallie Saxon’s riveting words at the Celebrate Life Banquet fundraiser for Lancaster Pregnancy Care Center (PCC) on Sept. 22.  

    Saxon, once known as the infamous “SouthPark Madam,” candidly shared her story of teenage pregnancy and domestic abuse during and after a marriage that ended in divorce.  

    She then told the audience how she supported herself and her son through prostitution.   

  • Bristish couple visit 50 states

    By Nita Brown

    For the Lancaster News

    Not many Americans can say they’ve been to all 50 states, but Michael Cotgrove of East Sussex, England, can. He and his wife, Sheila Wood, have been on an adventure spanning 32 years, to visit every state in the United States. It’s taken 59 trips, logging almost two years in America. In June this year, visits to Rhode Island and Michigan completed Cotgrove’s goal. Wood, a retired flute instructor, has traveled with him much of the time. She lacks a trip to one state to round out her 50.