Today's News

  • Good Will Ambassador: Clarence Witherspoon active in ‘everything’

    VAN WYCK – Clarence Witherspoon isn’t one to sit around.

    The Van Wyck resident works for the Budd Co. as a janitor at the Indian Land schools. He’s an active, lifelong member of White Oak AME Zion Church, where he serves as chairman of the trustee board, a class leader and president of the usher board. He’s also president of the Lancaster District ushers.

  • Man accused of threatening deputy

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Heath Springs man has been charged almost a year after he threatened to kill a  Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy and his family.

    Arkevus Jimon Cauthen, 21, of 201 Reeves St., Heath Springs, has been charged with malicious injury to property and threatening the life of a person or family of a public official, teacher or principal, a felony.

  • Man dies in house fire

    A 60-year-old man died Tuesday night after a fire broke out at his East Dunlap Street home.

    Lucious Waters was killed inside his home at 503 E. Dunlap St. some time after 8 p.m. Tuesday night. Neighbors across the street called the fire department around 8:20 p.m. and the Lancaster Fire Department responded about three minutes later.

    Lancaster County Fire Department Chief Chris Nunnery said the fire most likely started in Waters' bedroom and spread from there.

  • Back yard tranquility

    Most homeowners add a few features to personalize their yards and make them just a little different. Count Robert and Glenda Mungo among them. 

    So much so that their yard at 1651 Craig Farm Road caught the eye of Penny Bailey. Bailey represents the Green Gardeners on the Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs selection committee, which chooses the Yard of the Month.

    The committee chose the Mungos’ yard as Yard of the Month for November.

  • Lady Warriors' Hartley signs with Lander

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior softball player Alyssa Hartley has built a reputation as a tireless worker in her career on the diamond.

    That work ethic paid a major dividend Monday afternoon when Hartley signed a softball scholarship to play at Lander University in the Indian Land High School media center.

    “Alyssa drew a lot of attention over the summer from college scouts watching our games,” said Marci Turso of the Charlotte Cobras’ summer softball team which included Hartley. “Alyssa is the heart and soul of our team.

  • County quartet falls in Buford tournament

    The Buford Jackets’ Preseason boys basketball tournament saw all four county teams tumble in the opening round of play Monday.

    Eau Claire of Columbia rolled to a 70-59 win over Lancaster, Indian Land dropped a 60-50 loss to Lakewood High of Sumter, Lewisville edged Andrew Jackson 51-49 and Buford fell to Class AAAA foe Clover 54-32.

    Eau Claire opened a 44-31 lead on LHS at the half and stayed on top for the 11-point win.

    Dontell Riley led the Shamrocks with 21 points. EC led 49-38 after three periods with each team scoring 21 points in the final period.

  • County teams have tough night in Hardwood Classic’s second round

    KERSHAW – Lancaster County teams had a tough night in the second round of play in the Hardwood Classic at Andrew Jackson High School on Monday night.

    The Chester girls, who defeated Indian Land 40-26 in the opening round Saturday, rolled to a 75-50 win over the Lancaster Lady Bruins, who received a first-round bye Saturday.

    Chester led 17-14 after one period, but used a 29-7 second-quarter spurt to take a 46-21 lead on the way to the 25-point win.

    Chester led 58-35 after three periods.

  • LHS Lady Bruins, Warriors net wins

    Lancaster and Indian Land each posted wins over county foes to highlight the final day of action in the Lancaster County Hardwood Classic on Tuesday night at the Indian Land High School gym.

    The Lady Bruins pulled away in the second half to take a 54-33 win over Andrew Jackson. Host Indian Land cruised to a 56-13 win over rival Buford.

    Lancaster held a 24-18 halftime lead on AJ and stretched it to 41-30 after three quarters. LHS outscored the Lady Vols 13-3 in the final eight minutes to notch the 21-point win.

  • Bruins, Warriors notch wins in preseason tourney play at Buford

    BUFORD – Lancaster and Indian Land rebounded from opening-round losses to notch wins over county foes on Tuesday night in second round play of the Buford Preseason Invitational at Buford High School.

    Lancaster, which fell to Eau Claire of Columbia in the first round, routed Buford, taking a 89-55 win over the host Jackets.

    Lancaster extended a 27-17 lead after one period to 55-27 and continued to build on its margin for the 34-point win.

    The Bruins placed five players in double figures, with Ron Trapps netting 20 points.