Today's News

  • Abuse victim offers help

    INDIAN LAND – It’s hard to imagine the horrors of a child sexually abused by her father and brother.

    For Indian Land resident Sarah Harrison, it’s a reality.

    Harrison, 65, remembers being sexually abused by her father as early as age 4. It could have begun before that, but she can’t remember.

    When she was 7, her mother made her sleep in the same bed as her 14-year-old brother, because her mother felt the bed Harrison shared with two other sisters was getting too crowded. Her brother also molested her.

  • Center offers bilingual identification cards

    The Multi-Cultural Information Center in Lancaster is now issuing bilingual identification cards to anybody who needs one.

    Sal Estrada, who oversees the center, said the cards will be beneficial to someone living here who’s primary language is not English. The cards cost $25, which will go toward operating costs for the center.

    The cards will include the following information in two languages: the person’s name, address, nationality and emergency contacts.

  • Basket Fund collects $1,075 in two days

    The revived Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund has raised a record amount in its first two days of collections.

    Donations have been streaming into HOPE of Lancaster since Wednesday. The new organizers of the fund say they collected $1,075 in just two days.

    “I’m just really excited,” said Elaine Adkins, executive director of HOPE. “For us to get that much in two days, it’s just wonderful. I just can’t wait to see what happens.”

  • Searching for Paul

    On Dec. 7, 1941, a young Lancaster man – U.S. Army Sgt. Paul D. Robertson – found himself in the center of America’s entry into the World War II.

    Robertson, an electrician in the 259th Quarter Master Corps of the 7th Bomber Command, was stationed at Hickam Field on the island of Oahu in Hawaii when the war broke out. Hickam is adjacent to Pearl Harbor.

    That day, Robertson received a near-fatal chest wound from flying shrapnel when the Imperial Japanese Air Force started its ugly Sunday morning bombing.

  • County soccer stars bidding for state crowns Saturday

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission youth soccer teams, representing the Central District, will compete for state championships Saturday at the Manchester Meadows Complex in Rock Hill.

    The Lancaster County contigent includes three all-star squads which includes the 10-under, 12-under and 15-under teams.

    The 10-under team, led by coach Melvin Lucas, plays Beaufort in the 10 a.m. state semifinals. A win advances the 10-under team to the state title match, while a loss sends them to the state consolation match.

  • Vols bidding for hoops progress

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson will face plenty of stiff competition in Region IV-AA, as three of six members are ranked in the top 10 in preseason Class AA polls.

    “Eau Claire, W. J. Keenan and Central of Pageland are all quality teams that we will vie with for the region title,” said AJ coach Dale Reeves. “All three are ranked in the preseason polls, so we will have our work cut out for us.”

    Reeves, in his second year at the AJ helm, looks to improve on last year’s 8-14 mark.

  • NF Falcons foil Warriors

    INDIAN LAND – Visiting Nation Ford played the spoiler in Indian Land’s 2008-09 hoops debut.

    The Class AAAA Falcons took a pair of wins over the Warriors on Wednesday night.

    Nation Ford topped the IL boys 60-50 after the Lady Warriors dropped a 41-33 loss.

    Nation Ford forged a 28-24 lead at the break and extended its lead to 45-34 after three periods before taking the 10-point win in the nightcap.

  • Do you see what I see?

    As Dec. 25 draws closer, it’s not unusual for service members and their families to be apart or away from home for the holidays.

    When I was in the military, many of my Christmases were celebrated on days far removed from cold December mornings. It came with the territory.

    However, one year was different.

    I had just completed a tour of duty on an isolated Pacific island.

  • Rucker, South split in exciting hardwood play

    A.R. Rucker and South each scored a win for Lancaster area middle school basketball pride with an exciting win on Wednesday night at the Lancaster High School gym.

    Both games came down to a final shot.

    In the girls’ game, a buzzer beater lifted the Lady Mustangs to a 30-29 win over the Lady Rams.

    The Rucker boys gained a measure of revenge, taking a 32-31 win over South in the nightcap.

  • Mulvaney to serve as grand marshal of parade

    Mick Mulvaney will serve as the grand marshal of the Lancaster Christmas parade on Dec. 13. The parade starts at 6 p.m.

    Mulvaney, who has served the past two years as the District 45 representative in the State House, was elected in November to succeed Greg Gregory as the District 16 senator.

    Gregory has served in the state Senate for 16 years. The Lancaster Republican did not seek re-election this year and endorsed Mulvaney, also a Republican, early in the race.