Today's News

  • Many accomplishments at Sheriff’s Office in 2 years

    When I was elected sheriff two years ago, I set out to accomplish an ambitious set of goals.
    Now that I’ve reached the mid-point of my first term, I think it is only appropriate to issue an update on the progress we have made to date. Based on the scope and implementation requirements, these goals were categorized as either short or long term, but the basis for all of them was accountability, improved service and professionalism.

  • $75 tax for fire district is unjust

    I would like to thank those who took the trouble to vote against the Indian Land Fire District in the advisory referendum on Jan. 18, 2011.
    You stood up for the principle that private, voluntary means should be the first option for supporting volunteer fire departments, as is done successfully all over the country.

  • Sarah Kirkland fosters a special brand of love

    Having a police cruiser pull into the driveway at 3 a.m. and hearing the car door slam shut is unexpected, to say the least.

    But not for 78-year-old Sarah Kirkland. She’s grown used to it.

    As soon as “Ms. Sarah” heard the officer knock on the door of her Cedar Run Road home in the Pleasant Hill community, the kitchen lights were on and the bath water was running.

    That’s because there was a special love in her house that could meet a special need.

  • Make sure you have the right wrench

    It’s never wise to start a project without having the right tools.

    I had accumulated enough cardboard, 2-by-4s, 10-penny nails and two metal rods for axles. 

    I removed the four wheels from my old Radio Flyer wagon and spread out my new “race car” parts on the dirt floor of the old plunder house. 

    In my estimation, it would only be a matter of getting this marvel up and running.

    Suddenly, Mr. Edison’s light bulb gleamed real bright above my head.

  • Tough win gives AJ sweep

    KERSHAW – Host Andrew Jackson prevailed in a Region IV-AA basketball sweep of county rival Buford, but the varsity broom job wasn’t achieved in similar fashion.

  • Vikings prevail twice in wins over LHS





    One of the Lancaster Bruins’ longest basketball road trips of the season was just that – a long night.

  • Vikings prevail twice in wins over LHS



    One of the Lancaster Bruins’ longest basketball road trips of the season was just that – a long night.

  • Jackets' pin run deflates Knights

    The Buford Yellow Jackets capped regular-season wrestling competition, taking a 50-30 road win over North Central on Thursday night.

    The Jackets’ 20-point win evened the BHS mat mark at 11-11 on the season.

  • York Technical opens training center here

    With so many folks out of work these days and looking for new careers, it pays to be prepared with skills that make you stand out from the crowd if you’re looking for a job.

    And that’s the idea behind York Technical College’s new Lancaster Education Center.

    Operated by the school’s Corporate and Continuing Education Department, the new center is set to open Feb. 1 at the former Founders Federal Credit Union’s call center located at 3758 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) between Lancaster and Indian Land.

  • NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

    Some were angry, while others were just curious, but most of the crowd that gathered in the lobby of the County Administration building Tuesday night had one question on their minds about a proposed solid waste landfill: why?