Today's News

  • 12th annual IL Spring Festival set for Saturday

    Spring has already arrived in a haze of pollen, so it must be time for the annual Indian Land Elementary and Middle Schools’ Spring Festival.

    We hope the sunshine and warm, balmy temperatures hold through the weekend for the schools’ largest event of the year.

    The festival, sponsored by the schools’ Parent-Teacher Associations, will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., rain or shine, organizers say.

  • Education priority in House

    First, let me assure you that I value hearing your opinions. Just like you, I want what is best for South Carolina, its citizens and especially our children – and who better to determine what is best for kids than their parents?

  • Relay for Life pays tribute to those who battle cancer

    Blair Cauthen. Nell Horton. Cricket Harper. Barbara Bradley. Judy Chandler. Ann Hammond. There are so many, many more. Cancer victims. Cancer survivors.

    On Friday, they and many others will be remembered and honored as the 15th annual Lancaster County Relay for Life gets under way at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The purpose of the annual event is to spread awareness of cancer prevention, treatments and cure while honoring survivors and raising money for research to find cures for cancer.

  • Children's garden a reality because of caring people

    The Kershaw Children’s Memorial and Prayer Garden opened on April 10.

    This garden is a place to come and remember those children who have died or who are apart from our lives. It is a place of peace. It is our place, your place.

    It came into being through the help and donations of several wonderful and caring companies and individuals.

    Thanks to Haile Gold Mine Inc. for providing the bench, balloons, foundation and many other things.

    Thanks to Knight Lawn Care for providing the river stones for the families to decorate.

  • Truesdale has issues, but Parsons made a mistake

    Demoralized because of egregious actions. Behind every action, there is a reaction. Pat Parsons, former detective with the Lancaster Police Department, misused his authority to the degree that City Council deemed his actions to be irreparable.

    Now some people think Parsons was treated unfairly. It is understandable for his family and friends to support him, but it’s immoral for them to bash City Council members for their decisions.

  • Painting missing after arts gala

    “Playmates,” a painting by local artist Dianne Mahaffey is missing.

    Mahaffey donated the painting and other artwork for an auction at the Lancaster County Council of the Arts gala, “Southern Charm.”

    The Arts Council’s annual fundraiser was on March 6 at the Bradley Arts & Sciences building. The painting has been missing since then.

    If you have any information about the missing painting, please contact Christina Chastain at Lancaster County Council of the Arts, 285-7451.

    Dianne Mahaffey


  • A Night To Remember

    "Happy Birthday is a victory song." The Theme for the 2010 Relay For Life. High-Five: Courtney Johnson, 18, greets cancer survivor Lorri Crawford during the opening lap at the 2010 Relay For Life walk at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    Come on in: USCL Dean Dr. John Catalano reacts after taking a plunge in dunking booth from a pitch thrown by the Lancers baseball player Shawn Thomas.

    Hammer Time: Andrew Jackson High School senior Paul Harris, 18, takes out his frustrations on a clunker with a sledge hammer.

  • Volunteers pluck Eagles

    The Andrew Jackson Volunteers earned some diamond revenge and positioned themselves for a coveted chance to battle for the Conference IV-AA baseball title with an 11-1 league win over Central of Pageland on Tuesday night.

    AJ, which dropped a 6-5 loss to Central last month in Pageland, moved its region mark to 9-1.

  • Speedway set to host Showdown at Sundown

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosts the City Chevrolet Showdown at Sundown on Saturday.

    A fan has donated extra money this week for division purses. Per the fan’s request $500 will be added to first place for the following classes.

    Pure Street: $800 to win as Jerry Sexton and Chris Fincher are keeping the heat on Frankie McGuire in the Pure Street.

    Crate Sportsman: $850 to win as the competition is strong in this division.

    Super Street: $1000 to win in this division. Shawn Mangum collected the division bounty money last week in Super Street.

  • Breaking News Teen dies from injuries in Saturday car crash

    An Andrew Jackson High School student has died from injuries he sustained in a car accident on Saturday.

    Daniel Sullivan, 16, was in a crash in Kershaw County on Saturday. He died Wednesday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Another AJHS student was injured in the crash.

    Troopers were still working on the crash report on Wednesday afternoon, and further details were not available.

    Sullivan was active in the school's drama program, AJHS Principal Mary Barry said.