Today's News

  • Kershaw man gets 10 years for drug dealing

    Daniel Ali Thompson, who faced a slew of drug charges from a 2013 arrest and last year’s massive Operation Fall Harvest roundup, was sentenced to 10 years in prison in a plea agreement that dismissed all but five of the most serious older charges against him.
    Arrested in April, Thompson, 31, formerly of 195 Pine Ridge Drive in Kershaw, was among the last suspects nabbed in last year’s major drug operation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Fall Harvest.

  • Tinkering with stormwater ordinance sets off Carnes

    It didn’t take Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes long Monday night to vent his frustration over the proposed stormwater ordinance that would add $75 to the tax bills of Panhandle homeowners.
    Before the third and final reading on the ordinance, council members were presented a number of changes to the proposal, but had no time to study the 30-page document.
    An indignant Carnes immediately made a motion to postpone the final reading of the controversial ordinance until Sept. 11. The public hearing was held as scheduled Monday.

  • Public meeting on IL post office Thursday night

    The U.S. Postal Service is holding a public meeting on a newly proposed – and long-awaited – Indian Land post office.
    The meeting to gather public input and answer residents’ questions about the project is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday at York Technical College’s Indian Land Center, 1245 Rosemont Drive off S.C. 160 (Fort Mill Highway).
    USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said USPS is considering a property across from the college on Rosemont Drive as a potential location for the proposed 13,000-square-foot, full-service post office.

  • Huge cash stockpiles go missing at 2 homes

    Keeping huge stockpiles of cash around the house has cost one Lancaster County theft victim $20,000 and another $12,000, according to sheriff’s office reports.
    The first incident happened at a home on Oak Hill Church Road in the Buford community sometime between July 27 and Aug. 24.
    According to the report, the 68-year-old victim told the reporting deputy he’d put $27,700 cash he’d received following the death of his wife in a fireproof lockbox and hidden it covered by a shirt under the seat of a seldom-used pickup truck parked in the yard.

  • Van Wyck’s 1st municipal election Nov. 14

    With a successful vote for incorporation wrapped up two weeks ago, Van Wyck residents will take the next step in their historic journey as a community the second week in November with an election to choose the new town’s first government.  
    Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson said the non-partisan election to choose Van Wyck’s first mayor and four at-large council members is Nov. 14.

  • Springs Memorial names new CEO

    Page Vaughan was named Springs Memorial Hospital’s new chief executive officer on Monday.
    Vaughan, CEO of Chester Regional Medical Center, will continue to oversee the Chester hospital in addition to SMH. Both hospitals are owned by Community Health Systems, based in Franklin, Tenn.
     “I’m really looking forward to it,” Vaughan said Tuesday. “It’s a good team of people in a really nice community.”

  • Frye coaching at Newberry College

    Former Andrew Jackson High School head football coach C.J. Frye is coaching at the next level this season.

    Frye, who guided the AJ Volunteers for two seasons, has joined the Newberry College Wolves football staff, coaching the team’s tight ends.

    Frye, a former University of South Carolina offensive lineman, guided the Vols for two seasons, posting an 11-10 mark.

    He resigned as the AJ football coach July 8, and Vols assistant coach Todd Shigley was promoted to interim head coach.

  • Junior Warriors spear Jackets

    The Indian Land High School junior varsity football team opened its season in a big way, cruising to a 32-12 win over rival Buford at the ILHS Reservation on Thursday night.

    Junior Warriors quarterback Brandon Britton scored four touchdowns on runs of 40, 30, 15 and 30 yards in the 20-point win.

    T.J. Thomas scored on a 10-yard run. Thomas and Britton each had over 100 yards rushing on the night.

    Troy Thibodeau scored on a two-point conversion.

  • Tucker-led LJGA team wins boys overall crown

    NINETY SIX – The Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association, led by 13-14 age division champion Mason Tucker, captured the overall boys championship at the Thomas D. Todd all-star tournament last weekend.

    The Lancaster chapter posted its fourth boys title at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six of Greenwood County.

    In addition to the 2017 boys crown, the LJGA has won titles in 2008, 2011 and 2014.

  • Column: Why Confederate monuments should stay

    Go to Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse and stand beneath the Confederate monument out front.
    This stately monument was unveiled June 4, 1909. It is one of the 52 such monuments that stand entrusted to our care in South Carolina.
    Better yet, go to the state Capitol grounds in Columbia and read the inscription on the monument there. It was erected by the organization Women of South Carolina to commemorate the Confederate soldiers. The inscription reads, in part:

    Let the South Carolinian
    Of another generation