Today's News

  • Cancer patients need our support

    O ne in eight. That’s the likelihood of a woman in the United States getting invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, according to BreastCancer.org. That is an alarming statistic. All of us know someone who has breast cancer – be it a family member, friend or acquaintance.
    On Sunday, we introduced you to Jan Hicks – a two-time breast cancer survivor. As a registered nurse and case manager for Springs Memorial Hospital, Hicks is all too familiar with cancer’s impact on those diagnosed with the devastating disease and their loved ones.

  • EMS gets help in IL

    Christopher Sardelli
    Emergency responders will soon have some extra help tackling 911 calls in the county’s Panhandle.
    Faced with a surge in emergency calls and a limited Emergency Medical Services presence in Indian Land, Lancaster County Council approved the addition of three new paramedics for the county’s EMS at its Monday meeting.
    The increase came after a request from EMS Director Rob Petrucci to help his fleet improve its response times in the northern part of the county.

  • Governor visits students, seniors

    Reece Murphy
    INDIAN LAND – Gov. Nikki Haley was in Indian Land on Monday, where she spoke to Indian Land Middle School students about bullying and updated Sun City Carolina Lakes residents on her administration’s efforts to improve life in the Palmetto State.
    At Indian Land Middle, Haley addressed 60 students as part of October’s Bully Prevention Month.

  • Kudzu bugs invade area

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    VAN WYCK – Mighty in number and stench, the kudzu bug is the new pest in Van Wyck that residents just can’t seem to shake off.
    Farms and homes near soybeans and kudzu, its plants of choice, have been invaded by thousands, if not millions, of the bugs that resemble ladybugs, but are muddy in color. They are attracted to light colors – everything from T-shirts to cars to vinyl siding.

  • Entries still sought for Veterans Day parade

    Jesef Williams
    One hour out of your day.
    Robin Helms, director of Lancaster County Veterans Affairs, says that’s all it will take Nov. 5 to show appreciation for those who’ve served our country in the armed forces.
    She hopes dozens more people will take heed of that, as her office is still accepting entries for the Veterans Day parade set for that morning.

  • Playoff seeds key in games



    Playoff seedings for the upcoming postseason tournaments will play a key role in county high school football games for week 10 Friday night.

  • IL, AJ net first-round volleyball playoff wins





  • P-31 baseball honors standouts at banquet



    Lancaster Post 31 recently saluted its top performers from the P-31 American Legion baseball season during the annual banquet.

    The P-31 baseball program features a senior team and junior squad.

  • Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    Gerald Levern Vowell, 69

    INDIAN LAND – Gerald Levern Vowell, 69, died Friday, Oct. 21, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Walsie and Opal Holcomb Vowell. He was married to Carla Rae Roberts Vowell for 49 years. 

    Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Renee Howard and Cynthia Harre; a  brother, Cary Arnold Vowell; a sister, Melba Gene Clark; and two grandchildren.

  • Motorcyclist dies in U.S. 521 wreck

    Christopher Sardelli
    A motorcyclist died Saturday night after colliding with a pickup truck in Indian Land.
    Rusell Eugene Mangrum, 47, who lived in the Indian Land area, was driving his 2008 Yamaha motorcycle south on U.S. 521 when the accident happened, said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.
    Mangrum was driving at about 9:40 p.m. when an Indian Land man, who was driving a 1999 Toyota pickup truck north on the road, attempted to make a left-hand turn, Elder said. That's when the two vehicles collided.