Today's News

  • Second local resident wins Palmetto Cash 5

     Reece Murphy


    A second Lancaster County resident has struck it big with a wining $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 lottery ticket in the July 29 drawing.

    The unidentified Lancaster man said he bought the $2 ticket on a hunch at the In & Out Mart in Pageland.

    “Something told me to get a ticket,” the man told lottery officials.

  • Police charge alleged burglar with attempted murder for trying to run over homeowner

     Christopher Sardelli


    A traffic stop last month ended in the arrest of a Lancaster man on multiple charges, including attempted murder.

    Christian Angel Pagan, 20, 2389 Mackey Road, was charged July 19 with attempted murder, burglary, third offense simple possession of marijuana and possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, according to multiple Lancaster Police Department incident reports.

  • Keer America starts hiring process for plant

     From Release

    Keer America, which is completing construction on its 230,000-square-foot textile spinning facility in Indian Land, has listed several positions with ReadySC to begin the training and hiring process.

    The initial list of jobs are the first of more than 160 positions expected to be filled in the coming weeks and months as Keer completes the facility and begins operations in the first quarter of 2015.

  • 40 percent of county bridges substandard

     Denyse Clark


    South Carolina’s efforts to repair and replace deficient bridges have improved by $50 million due to recent funding, but still, one in five of the state’s bridges remain substandard, according to a report released July 30 by AAA Carolinas.

    The S.C. Department of Transportation is responsible for more than 9,200 bridges of which 1,828 are considered substandard, the release said. 

  • Emails show how talks sour

     Christopher Sardelli


    A series of emails spanning six months of talks between Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell and I-77 Alliance Chairman Dr. Britt Blackwell  shed light on the events surrounding Lancaster County’s rejection from membership in the alliance. 

    The records obtained last month by The Lancaster News.

  • AJ’s Sowell signs to play at Erskine


    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School senior guard Dareisha Sowell returned to her prep alma mater for one final shining moment Friday, Aug. 8.

    Sowell, a five-year starter for the Lady Volunteers, was back in Big Orange Country to secure her future, signing with Erskine College to play basketball for the Flying Fleet.

  • Coaches reviews mixed


    Reviews were mixed for two high school head football coaches following the first scrimmages of the season for teams Friday, Aug. 8.

    Indian Land High coach Mike Mayer said he was pleased with the Warriors’ overall effort in a rain-shortened 90-minute session at C.A. Johnson High School in Columbia.

  • Downtown business damaged by fire

    Since 2009, Jo Manly has survived the up-and-down business roller coaster to find his own corner in the local market.

  • Beware Common Core lite in S.C.

    On several recent occasions you may have heard pundits or public officials claim that South Carolina has gotten rid of Common Core.

    The implication is that the state has retaken power from the federal government over education policy. There’s some truth in that, and it’s certainly encouraging to see some state officials moving in that direction, but to claim South Carolina has regained sovereignty over its academic standards would be – unfortunately – far from the truth.

  • Director: ‘destroyed’ letter not related to new media policy

    Nearly eight months after a “destroyed” State Ethics Commission letter was provided to The Nerve, the longtime director of the state ethics-watchdog agency still won’t explain how the letter exists despite his earlier statements to the contrary.

    But in a written response July 18 to The Nerve, Herb Hayden said a pending lawsuit against him and the Ethics Commission in connection with the letter in question has nothing to do with a new media policy announced at a recent commission meeting.