Today's News

  • Suspicious car linked to arrest

    A suspicious car that tried to pull over a woman in Indian Land is connected to the arrest of man who impersonated a police officer in York County last week.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, is tied to a Fort Mill man who was arrested by the York County Sheriff’s Office late last week.
    “This is the same suspect and the same victim as mentioned by York County,” Faile said Wednesday.

  • Patrol advocates safety during Thanksgiving holiday

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists about the harms of distracted driving as they travel on the highways this Thanksgiving weekend.
    The official Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
    In 2009, nine people died in vehicle collisions during that time span. Troopers are out in full force over the holiday period, hoping to reduce that number this year.

  • Jobless rate in county declines 1.5 percent

    Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropped 1.5 percent from 15.7 percent in September to 14.2 percent October, according to the latest figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
    The county ranked ninth in the state in unemployment in October.
    South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.7 percent in October from a rate of 11 percent in September.

  • City Council OKs contract for treatment plant work

    A Rock Hill company will be in charge of replacing the effluent pumps at the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the project to Turner Murphy Construction Co. Inc.
    For $775,370, Turner Murphy Construction will install four new 150 horse-power pumps, which send water from the treatment plant to the Catawba River.

  • BI-LO collecting food donations for HOPE, Council of Aging

    Through Dec. 28, BI-LO Charities is teaming up with members of the community to provide food donations for HOPE in Lancaster and the Lancaster Council on Aging to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need.
    When visiting any BI-LO store during the Holiday Hunger Relief Program, shoppers will have the opportunity to help put food on the table of families in their community by buying a box full of groceries for $5.

  • Artist helps ILMS students paint murals

    The evening sun casts an orange glow over the Upstate’s Lake Jocassee, while a slight breeze brushes the grass along the Lowcountry coastline.
    Students at Indian Land Middle School brought those two Palmetto State settings close to home last week with the help of a statewide-recognized artist.

  • IL Fire Protection District is really a $350,000 tax increase

    Let me begin by expressing my enormous respect for volunteer fire departments and the people who man them.
    Firefighting is, by its nature, a  part-time occupation in that the amount of time spent actually fighting fires is far less than full time and there is a limit to how much time can be spent on equipment maintenance and training. The people who volunteer their time to serve as firefighters deserve our utmost respect and support.

  • Fort Mill rallies for title

    BUFORD – It was closer, but Fort Mill again prevailed over Lancaster to capture the championship in the third annual Jackets Invitational Preseason basketball tournament.
    Fort Mill, which defeated Lancaster 73-61 for the 2009 crown, captured a thrilling comeback win over the Bruins to notch the title.
    Fort Mill’s Jaquan Dupree converted a three-point with 4.6 seconds left for Fort Mill’s only lead in the game, but it proved enough to give the Yellow Jackets a 64-63 win over the Bruins.

  • Region IV-AA honors BHS players

    BUFORD – Six Buford High School standout football players have been honored by Conference IV-AA.
    The Jackets players are the team’s selections to the 2010 all-region squad as chosen by the conference coaches.
    Buford, 3-7, had one senior selection as veteran defensive back Seth Chapman was named to the all-region team.
    Chapman notched 64 tackles, with two tackles for loss, a sack, two interceptions and six batted down passes this season.

  • Cabin built in 1790 damaged in blaze

    A Lancaster woman suffered smoke-related injuries after she tried to save her dogs in a house fire Wednesday morning.
    The fire started before 8 a.m. at the log cabin home of Rudy and Linda Shipton, the owners of Palmetto Kennels.
    Their house, built in 1790, is located behind their business, off Charlotte Highway, just north of the Shiloh Unity Road intersection.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said fire officials received the call at 8:12 a.m. about the blaze. The fire began in a bedroom, he said.