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Today's News

  • Man shot at IL home

    A man was injured in what was reported as an accidental shooting late Saturday at a home in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Doug Barfield said emergency personnel and deputies responded about 9:25 p.m. to 667 Bolick Road, where they found the seriously injured victim suffering from a gunshot to the stomach. Bolick Road is off Possum Hollow Road.
    The victim, who was visiting the home, was transported to an area hospital, where he was still being treated Monday, though he is expected to recover, Barfield said.

  • SWAT team storms Heath Springs house, ending long, puzzling night

    It was not a typical quiet Tuesday night on R.B. Moses Road outside Heath Springs.
    Sheriff’s officers besieged a house there from before midnight until almost daybreak after a stubborn man – who was not the one suspected of a crime – refused their commands to come outside.
    The county SWAT team surrounded the place and eventually broke down the door to get at him.
    The trouble started about 11:20 p.m. when deputies arrived to investigate a reported robbery at the house. R.B. Moses Road is off Beecher Horton Road, just west of Heath Springs.

  • Narrow escape

    A Second Baptist Church bus burst into flames about 6 p.m. Tuesday, moments after a group of children stepped off it in the church parking lot.
    No one was hurt, though the blaze caused a lot of rubbernecking by passing motorists along Great Falls Highway.

  • Santorum calls Tom Mullikin ‘Trumpian’ pick

    Tom Mullikin campaigned in Lancaster for the 5th District congressional seat Thursday, and he brought an ex-GOP presidential candidate to town with him.
    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, who ran for president in 2012, said the passionate and no-nonsense Mullikin is clearly the right choice to represent District 5.
    “This is a guy who’s all-in,” Santorum said during a 7:30 a.m. meet-and-greet at the historic Edwards Scott House downtown. “That’s the type of commitment we need…. He’s a Trumpian kind of figure.”

  • Falling tree kills Buford woman

    At least one person was killed Thursday when a tree crushed a mobile home about 5 p.m. in the 4700 block of Pageland Highway, about a half-mile east of Buford Crossroads.
    “There is one confirmed fatality and the coroner’s office has been notified,” said Lancaster County Fire Marshall Stephen Blackwelder.

    Officials did not identify the victim by press time, but Patrick Burgess, 17, identified her as his grandmother, Coleen Burgess.

  • Lancaster man dies when truck hits Harley at beach

    A Lancaster man died Monday of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident in Myrtle Beach Saturday. 

    The Horry County Coroner’s Office said James Starnes, 50, died at Grand Strand Medical Center Monday afternoon from “multiple trauma” sustained in the accident.

  • House update: Bills on HOAs, school funding move forward

    As we get closer to the end of the legislative session, I am glad to report that legislation affecting House District 45 has begun to move through the General Assembly. I wanted to give you an update on these three issues: homeowners association reform,  public education funding and school choice.

    HOA reform

  • Column: We won’t defeat terrorists under normal rules of war

    As Westerners, most of us will probably never understand the mentality of terrorists. Nor will we accept their actions. The perversion of a religion seems to be the root cause of so many of these acts around the world.
    Charismatic speakers reach out and touch the lost people of a society. These sad individuals are so desperate for something to give meaning to their lives that they are willing to sacrifice those same lives for the “greater glory,” as espoused by these evil leaders.

  • All hands on deck

    The new Shrimp Boat at Buford Crossroads opened last week to an overwhelming response from patrons that left the owners and employees both astonished and bone tired.

    Much of the time, the parking lot was packed with a line of customers that snaked from the front door to the cash register for those wanting some of the best fried chicken around.

  • Devotional book links hunting to spirituality

    Kayla Vaughn
    The Lancaster News

    Michael Anderson of Kershaw was sitting in a deer stand when he received a text message from a friend, asking had he ever thought of writing a devotional for deer-hunters.
    He began writing in December and finished his book, “Deeper Woods,” in about two months.