Today's News

  • Vols seek to extend streak

    Midseason finds Lancaster County high school football teams dealing with streaks.
    Surging Andrew Jackson, on a three-game win string, hopes to keep it going.
    The three other county teams – Buford, Indian Land and Lancaster – are bidding to see their skids end.
    AJ, 1-0 in region play after a convincing 26-0 road win over rival North Central High School, is hoping to stay unbeaten in the league as the 3-1 Volunteers host Central of Pageland. AJ received votes in balloting for the Class AA top 10 this week.

  • Column: Trump has no requisite experience

    One important reason that Donald Trump is not qualified to hold the office of president of the United States is his lack of experience.
    All 38 men who were elected to the position, as well as the five who were promoted due to the death or resignation of the serving president, had previously held high-ranking public service positions in either the government or military.

  • Column: Leftist elites have created a delusional democracy

    Dr. Steve Stewart had a great opinion piece in the Phil Nobel Gazette (TLN) last week.
    Dr. Stewart speaks the truth. The change will not come from our leaders, but from the people. The only true option is to return to the Judeo-Christian foundation of our Founding Fathers.
    I do not believe that a great revival will happen, because the Bible does not prophesy a revival. America has entered the post-Christian age.

  • Gas shortage may ease soon

    by Hannah L. Strong and Reece Murphy/reporters
    The gasoline shortage that hit Lancaster County hard over the weekend and has lingered since should start easing in the next few days, according to the S.C. Emergency Management Division.
    On Tuesday, Colonial Pipeline in Alabama, whose leaking pipeline cut gas supplies across the Southeast, announced that it had finished bypassing the damaged section and gas should start flowing through the pipeline again today.

  • Council to hear IL developer’s appeal

    An Indian Land apartment development twice rejected by the Lancaster County Planning Commission will take its case directly to county council members Monday night, asking them to overrule the planning board.
    The council will hear an appeal from Two Capital, which wants to build 313 apartments at the intersection of S.C. 160 and Calvin Hall Road.
    The planning commission denied Two Capital’s plan because of traffic and architectural design issues, both in violation of the Unified Development Ordinance, according to Jerry Holt, the commission’s vice chair.

  • County to save $1M with deal on radios

    Lancaster County Council has shifted the usually slow gears of government into high, trying to take advantage of a deal on the new 800 MHz radios that the county needs to join the new statewide Palmetto 800 system.
    Council has called a special meeting for Thursday morning to consider a resolution allowing the county to sign a purchase order by Friday to seal a deal on the radios that would save $1.1 million. The cost would be $3.5 million, down from an expected $4.6 million.

  • Mulvaney gets lift from Scott

    U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney campaigned with U.S. Sen. Tim Scott over the weekend, telling about 100 supporters at an Indian Land fundraiser that his opponent, Fran Person, is an unknown quantity to most Fifth District voters.
    “The guy has raised almost a million dollars. Nobody knows who he is, not even any Democrats around here know who he is, but he’s sitting on a giant stash of money,” said Mulvaney, a three-term Republican. “We expect to see all of that money dumped into negative ad campaigns in the last 30 days.”

  • Cardboard Box City combats homelessness

    Autumn begins Thursday, and cold weather will not be far behind, raising concerns about people who have no place to call home.
    Last year on a single night in January, more than a half million people were experiencing homelessness across America, according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, a leader in service and research on the issue.
    The Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH) hopes its second-annual Cardboard Box City event can help change that reality here.

  • Teen charged with pointing gun at heads of 10-year-olds

    A Kershaw teen and alleged gang member has been arrested for pulling a gun on two 10-year-old girls just two days after his release on bond for a drug arrest, and now sheriff’s deputies are also looking for another teen for intimidating witnesses to the crime.
    Nijel Traleik Wilson, 17, of 6429 Matson St., is charged with two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Gas pumps begin running dry

    Hannah L. Strong and Reece Murphy

    Gasoline is becoming scarce and more expensive in Lancaster County due to a leak in Alabama's Colonial Pipeline, and government agencies are cutting back on gas use to weather the shortage.
    Murphy Express on S.C. 9 Bypass had bags over all of its pumps Monday morning, as did a number of other convenience stores. A Murphy cashier said the store received 9,000 gallons Sunday morning and was sold out before close.