Today's News

  • Column: Trump inspires, Democrats sulk on the big stage

    Tuesday night, America saw President Trump give what 76 percent of viewers thought was a great speech to Congress. But the Democrats saw it as only another chance to express their disbelief and demagoguery, which seems to be their only strategy.
    Trump’s speech drew much praise for its positive dream of national unity. It offered real hope and promised true change, but if you were watching the Democratic side of the aisle, it looked like a funeral service, with an occasional exception for scattered applause.

  • New youth librarian loves working here

    Ashley Lowrimore
    For The Lancaster News

    Patrons of the Del Webb Library at Indian Land may have noticed a new face leading youth and family programs.
    Maggie Keeble joined the library in November as children and youth services librarian.
    Keeble comes to Indian Land after working in the Davie County Public Library in Mocksville, N.C.

  • Storms leave little damage across county

    A band of thunderstorms that rolled across Lancaster County Wednesday night full of sound and fury turned out to be mostly huff and puff.
    That’s not to say it wasn’t scary for some, like Aaron Adams and his family, who live on Henry Harris Road in Indian Land.
    Adams said the storm hit full force about 8:30, its winds buffeting the family of five’s doublewide with hail and branches.
    Then 40-foot pine trees started falling.

  • Filing opens for 5th District congressional seat

    The two-week filing period for the vacant 5th District congressional seat opens at noon today.
    Candidates may file through noon March 13 at the State Election Commission, 1122 Lady Street in Columbia.
    The district includes Lancaster, Cherokee, Chester, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Newberry, Spartanburg, Sumter, Union and York counties.
    Rep. Mick Mulvaney of Indian Land resigned the seat Feb. 16 after he was confirmed as President Trump’s director of the Office of Management and Budget.

  • Maker of airbag that killed Kershaw man admits guilt

    The maker of a faulty airbag that killed Kershaw’s Joel Knight in late 2015 has admitted in federal court that it knew the equipment it sold worldwide was defective, a central allegation in a negligence lawsuit the company settled with Knight’s family last year.
    Takata Corp. of Tokyo pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court in Detroit to one count of wire fraud in a case brought by the U.S. Justice Department. The company was ordered to pay a $1 billion criminal penalty.

  • Facebook spat ends with arson charge, family’s home destroyed

    A local man has been charged with setting a Lancaster mobile home on fire after an online argument last week, displacing a family, killing one of their dogs and injuring another that was saved by firefighters.
    Devan Nottingham, 25, is charged with arson in connection with the fire at 2134 Barnett Street about noon Feb. 22.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the resident, Benjamin Hegler, told sheriff’s investigators he was having trouble with Nottingham, who had threatened him during an argument on Facebook.

  • House OKs gas-tax hike to finance road repairs

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. House voted Wednesday to increase the state’s gas tax by two cents a gallon each year for the next five years to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
    When fully phased in, the increase would raise an estimated $600 million per year.
    The bipartisan vote was 97-18, with two members of Lancaster County’s House delegation – Speaker Jay Lucas (R-65) and Brandon Newton (R-45) voting for the plan.

  • Winning the fight of her life

    Madie DeBruhl is a little quiet, but make no mistake, she has a lot of fight in her.
    The 12-year-old from Heath Springs is now on the winning side of a two-year fight for her life. It’s a battle that has won her a place in medical history.
    Madie is the first person born with a rare form of leukemia and is now the disease’s longest-living survivor.
    Until two years ago, chrono neutrophilic leukemia (CNL) had only been found in adults 65 and older and had a two-year survival rate.

  • Jackets’ Barton caps mat career In N-S Classic

    Dakota Barton’s third goal for the 2016-17 high school wrestling season will be reached this weekend.

    Barton, coming off his second-straight Class A-AA 220-pound state wrestling championship, will be in action this weekend for the final time in his Jackets’ mat career.

    Barton, a senior, is set to compete in the 29th annual North-South All-Star Wrestling Classic at North Myrtle Beach High School.

  • Boxing event to boost KLS Foundation

    Boxing to boost the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation is the main attraction in the old Barr Street High School gym Saturday.

    A boxing event, featuring training and sparring, is set from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the gym at 610 East Meeting Street.

    Retired professional boxer Cedric “Mean Man” Mingo, now a boxing coach and trainer, is promoting the event to benefit the Kleine Levin Syndrome Foundation.