Today's News

  • Rico set to move

    Jesef Williams
     Heath Springs Town Council is on board with an agreement involving sports novelty company Rico Industries Inc., which is setting up shop in the town’s industrial park.
    Council voted unanimously on March 15 to give Lancaster County permission to include the Heath Springs Industrial Park as part of a multi-county agreement with Chester County.
    The agreement says when property tax revenue is collected on properties in a multi-county industrial park, the revenues will be split.

  • Mulvaney defends his medical plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    As debate continues about President Barack Obama’s federal health care act, staunch opponent U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney is defending his acceptance of federal medical coverage for himself and his family.

  • Fundraiser to benefit earthquake survivors

    Reece Murphy
    A group of Lancaster residents is holding a fundraiser to help earthquake and tsunami survivors in Sendai, Japan, the hometown of 22-year-old Discovery Charter School intern Miyu Sasaki.
    A rising senior at Nihon University majoring in international culture, Sasaki has been teaching Japanese language and culture at Discovery School since February.

  • Two die in weekend accidents

    Christopher Sardelli
    An Indian Land woman and a Lancaster man both died after two separate car accidents last weekend.
    Daphne Harrison, 28, of Indian Land, died March 18 after her car struck a tree. Harrison was driving south on Interstate 77, about three miles from Rock Hill, when the accident happened at about 8:45 p.m. Friday.
    Harrison was driving a 1998 Ford along the highway when she ran off the right side of the road and hit a tree, said Lance Cpl. Judd Jones with the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • S.C. 160 resurfacing to begin next week

    Reece Murphy
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is set to begin roadwork on one of Indian Land’s busiest roads next week.
    Lancaster County resident construction engineer Ken Wilson said S.C. DOT crews will begin repaving a half-mile stretch of Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) on Sunday, March 27.
    The project is expected to take about a week to complete, Wilson said, with most work scheduled at night, between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m.

  • Man charged with trafficking cocaine

    Christopher Sardelli
    A loud car radio led to a Lancaster man being arrested on various drug and gun charges last weekend.
    Derrick Antonio McIlwain, 25, 304 Robinson Road, was arrested March 19 on several charges after Lancaster police officers stopped his car at the intersection of Hampton Road and Louise Street.

  • Happy Birthday, Mr. President!

    There was no electricity or assembly line available to help with the process. 

    Rather, he used a vice called a shaving horse to shape wood into eating utensils, furniture and other items found around the house.

    It took patience and a steady hand to make a spoon or a jug from a piece of stock wood in Colonial America. But the shaving horse was the best option for American settlers in the 1700s. 

  • Beach a ball for county stars



    MYRTLE BEACH – In the twilight of his high school basketball career, Lancaster High School star Ron Trapps had a final shining moment.

  • IL's Jacobus, Williams aid North stars in win



    LITTLE RIVER – The North stars shined brightest Saturday afternoon in the annual North-South girls all-star game and a pair of Indian Land High representatives had plenty to do with the glowing moment.

  • Bruins sweep to soccer wins over Volunteers



    The Lancaster High School soccer teams notched a pair of tough wins over county foe Andrew Jackson on Monday night at Memorial Stadium.