Today's News

  • Lady Warriors going strong in soccer play



    Indian Land High girls soccer coach Mark Bonda said he hopes the Lady Warriors can finish strong in what has been a productive season.

  • Lancers fall to Pioneers



    Spartanburg Methodist snapped a 4-all tie with a run in the seventh inning and added three in the eighth for an 8-4 baseball win over the University of South Carolina at Lancaster at Chester High School on Wednesday afternoon.

  • LMS set for Carolina Clash Super Late Models Series

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series returns to Lancaster Motor Speedway this Saturday night to highlight racing action at the half-mile oval.

  • Pork & Beef

    Guy Penrod made a career-changing decision after the death of his dad, the late Rev. Joe Penrod, in 1994.
    After graduating from Hobbs High School in New Mexico in 1980, the studio musician had been putting his vocal degree from Liberty University to good use behind the scenes on Music Row in Nashville.  
    At the time, Penrod was making a decent living backing artists such as Steve Green, Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Garth Brooks, James Ingram and Phillips, Craig & Dean.

  • Shooting reported near Primus Crossroads

    At least one person was shot Wednesday morning outside a home near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Pleasant Road, just off Rocky River Road (S.C. 522), about 11:20 a.m.
    According to chatter heard over a police scanner, the shooting may have involved two brothers and one of them was reportedly shot in the shoulder. The alleged shooter was still on the scene when deputies arrived, according to the scanner. It is not known if he was arrested.

  • Jordan is deserving of recent elite status

    When Phillip Mickles left South Middle School to become the A.R. Rucker Middle principal, he knew he was moving to a good situation in education, which included a top-notch media specialist.
    How good?
    Now she’s the best in the state.
    A.R. Rucker media specialist Leigh Jordan was recently named Media Specialist of the Year by the S.C. Association of School Librarians.
    “She is the best,” Mickles said. “Our media center is the hub of the school and she is a major reason our school is so successful.”

  • New fire department fails to mention history

    The new Pleasant Valley Fire Department, which officially opened in February, held its grand opening on April 2. It is a beautiful building and I am very pleased with its progress over the years.
    I can remember when there was no fire department in Indian Land. The closest was in Fort Mill.
    I was raised in Indian Land and although I no longer live there I do own property in the Pleasant Valley area.

  • Caramel popcorn has its own day?

    Now, there are some holidays I just don’t understand.                    There’s National Dress Up Your Pet Day, which was Jan. 14. April 16 is International Juggler’s Day, which will probably have comedian Chris Bliss showing off to a Beatles song.

    What about Sept. 29, which has been designated as Poisoned Blackberries Day? Supposedly it dates back to the 1700s when blackberries caused more deaths than any other fruit. OK. 

  • Stormy night

    Reece Murphy
    A severe thunderstorm whipped through Lancaster County early Tuesday morning causing close calls for at least two Lancaster County families and power outages and traffic havoc for hundreds more.
    Weather officials say the storm, which passed through Lancaster County beginning about 2  a.m., was the first significant spring thunderstorm of the season and almost certainly not the last.

  • Where will district lines be?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Two council members for Indian Land? One less council member for Heath Springs or Kershaw? A council district stretching from one end of the county to the other?
    These are all possible scenarios Lancaster County Council could consider as it dives into redistricting, a process that happens every 10 years as council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.
    With those population numbers finally in from Census 2010, council began the discussion at its March 29 meeting.