Today's News

  • Trio tabbed for N-S game

    An ace senior trio will represent Lancaster County in the 67th annual North-South All-Star game at Myrtle Beach’s Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 13.
    Lancaster High School receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High School record-setting quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High School standout kicker Shea Rodgers will play for the North team in the annual game which features the top senior high school football players in the state.

  • Speedway to honor points champs in Saturday ceremony at LSS


    Lancaster Super  Speedway officials will  will celebrate the end of 2014 Lancaster Speedway Season with its annual points award celebration on Sat. Nov. 1st.

  • Coroner: Man died of medical condition while fishing

    A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found on 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 a 12-foot aluminum boat in Kershaw, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

    “The boat was partially submerged and he was in the front of the boat,” Broome said. “We're thinking it (Deaton's death) is medical.”

  • Man jumps from eighth-floor window at SMH

    A man was seriously injured after he jumped from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.

  • Three county players to play in North-South All-Star game

    A trio of Lancaster County senior high school football players have been named to play in the 67th annual North-South All-Star game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13.

    The three players from Lancaster County include Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High School quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High kicker Shea Rodgers, who will play for the North team.

    The North coaching staff also includes AJ veteran head coach David Moore.

  • Yes votes on ballot will move us forward

    There are several ballot questions to be answered on Election Day. Amendments 1 and 2 would bring about much needed changes to the state’s Constitution.

    A Lancaster County ballot question concerns whether to keep in place a one-cent sales tax, but to convert its usage next year from paying for the county courthouse to resurfacing selected roads, improving county libraries, purchasing a radio system for emergency responders, and providing a crime lab for the sheriff’s office.

  • If the solicitor’s race were a job interview, who would you hire?

    We often hear that government should be run more like a business. Take the politics out of the solicitor’s race and it is nothing more than a job interview.

    You are the interviewers for that job and the candidates are presenting their resumes. If it were a job interview, who would you hire?

    I have more than 12 years of handling major criminal cases throughout our state. My opponent has barely three years as an attorney. I have put drug dealers, domestic abusers and murderers in jail.

  • Candidates visit IL Democrats

    S.C. Sen. Brad Hutto, Richland County Councilwoman Joyce Dickerson and Dr. Tom Thompson attended the Indian Land Democratic Club meeting Sept. 25.
    Hutto, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, said it was time for South Carolina to have a U.S. senator focused on the needs of the state.
    “Lindsey Graham is talking about everything but South Carolina,” Hutto said.
    ”You see him on Sunday talk shows constantly and none of the time is he talking about us. I am running to be a U.S. senator for South Carolina, not to be the junior Secretary of State.”

  • Norell to serve as parade marshal

    Denyse Clark
    S.C. Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell (D-44) has been named grand marshal of the 2014 city of Lancaster Christmas Parade, “Red Roses and Candy Canes.” The parade is 6 p.m. Dec. 13 in historic downtown Lancaster, said Caroline Hasty, events and promotions manager for See Lancaster SC.
    Hasty said the city’s selection committee for the Christmas Parade brings about 10 names for the honorary grand marshal position each year.

  • Brown, Yow vie for S.C. House 53 seat

    On Nov. 4, residents in eastern Lancaster County and Chesterfield County will choose between Democrat Amy Brown and Republican Richie Yow in a race to fill the open S.C. House District 53 seat currently held by Rep. Ted Vick (D).
    Vick, who served as a state representative for the past 10 years, decided to not seek re-election in 2014.
    Amy Brown
    Though this is Brown’s first try for the District 53 seat, she does have a history in politics.
    Brown has served the last 18 years on Chesterfield Town Council, including a stint as the town’s Mayor pro tem.