Today's News

  • Indian Land burglar doesn’t get very much

    A thief whom Indian Land authorities believe targeted the same new business twice found out things aren’t always what they seem.  
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the owner of the Phone Source at the Shoppes at 521 was working late Sept. 21 preparing for opening day when he walked into the showroom from the back and saw a man in dark clothes and a bright orange ski mask kneeling outside trying to break in the front door.

  • Kershaw man arrested for child molestation

    Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Lancaster County man after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Robin Stover, 47, of the 3500 block of Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor age 11 to 14.
    KCSO began investigating Stover on Sept. 23 when the girl told a resource officer at school Stover had sex with her at her family’s home in Kershaw County, a release from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

  • March for Babies set for Saturday

    March of Dimes

    The March of Dimes’ 2015 March for Babies event cancelled earlier this month due to rain is set to move forward at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as rescheduled Saturday, Oct. 24.  
    The March for Babies, during which walkers “take steps for healthier babies,” is a S.C. Chapter of the March of Dimes fundraising event with families and corporate teams raising money to prevent premature births.

  • Lancaster County eligible for disaster assistance

    SBA Disaster Awareness

    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Lancaster County in the presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 1 in South Carolina.
    Declaring Lancaster County allows small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations to be eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans.

  • Mayor’s refusal to sign checks leads to policy change

    A rift between Lancaster City Council members surrounding the mayor’s refusal to sign two checks earlier this year will result in a procedural change.
    Following an at times contentious debate and a confusing unanimous vote, city council moved forward on a modified resolution that authorizes a second councilmember to sign checks in emergency situations.
    Council rejected a resolution that would authorize two additional councilmembers to sign checks.

  • 75 years strong

    A group of Springs Memorial Hospital employees gathered in front of the hospital Thursday, Oct. 15, for a group photo ahead of the hospital’s annual employee picnic.
    The fact would be mundane except for two things: First, instead of the traditional man-on-a-ladder mode of large group photography, the image was taken via drone hovering high overhead; and second, the group of more than 100 stood in the shape of a giant “75.”

  • A very scary Christmas?

    Christmas is coming a little early for the Lancaster County Leathernecks.
    Members of the Marine Corps League Detachment No. 1169 are getting a detached hand up with the local Toys for Tot campaign this year.
    The Junkyard Dogs (and cats) have joined forces with the Devil Dogs for a great cause; proceeds from the annual Mahaffey’s Haunted Junkyard will help provide those toys.
    Now in its sixth year, the haunted junkyard is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Oct. 23-24 and 30-31.

  • Adams loyal to what he loved in life

    I had to do a double take when I scanned page 4A of the Friday, Oct. 9 edition of The Lancaster News.

    The mug of a familiar smiling face caught my eye and when I realized where it was located, it was a sad stunner.

    The photo was of Ronnie Adams, who had died earlier in the week. Ronnie, I knew, was struggling with some health issues, but I had no idea.

  • U.S.’s past, present, future immigrants

    “Give us your tired, your poor;

    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free;

    The wretched refuse from your teeming shores;

    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me;

    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”


  • IL’s Gordon garners 2 Tri-County awards

    RICHBURG – Indian Land High School senior Austin Gordon captured two awards at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Front Porch Restaurant in Richburg.
    Gordon, for his effort on both sides of the football, reaped the Div. II Offensive Player of the Week as the Defensive Lineman of the Week.
    Gordon, in IL’s 28-21 overtime win, ran for 150 yards in 32 carries and scored three touchdowns for the Warriors, who trailed by 14 points twice before rallying for the win.