Today's News

  • Column: A primer on S.C. political corruption

    This is the second in an ongoing series about political corruption and ethics reform in South Carolina.

    Directly across the street from the State House, on the corner of Gervais and Main Street in Columbia, is a bar called The Whig. To get there, you descend a dank, dark grimy covered stairway, go through an unmarked black door and into an even more dank, dark and grimy room.
    On their website, The Whig proudly displays a seal proclaiming itself  “North America’s Greatest Dive Bar.”

  • Richburg man sentenced in big animal cruelty case

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    A Richburg man charged in September with mistreating 116 Dobermans at his home pleaded no contest this week to abusing 15 of the animals and was sentenced to 90 days’ probation.
    Jordan James Johnson, 48, was originally charged with 116 counts of ill treatment of animals, 81 counts of violating the rabies control law and one bench warrant.

  • Sheri Few of Lugoff targets 5th District

    Sheri Few, a Lugoff Republican known for her opposition to Common Core, announced Wednesday that she will run for the 5th District congressional seat if Rep. Mick Mulvaney is confirmed as White House budget director.
    Few described herself as a social conservative and said her goal is to “make America America again.”
    “Taking this fight to the federal level will be one of my key priorities,” Few said.

  • Lt. Hall back on the job after bizarre eye injury

    Lt. Phillip Hall, out of work for three months with a bizarre injury that cost him his left eye, returned to work at the Lancaster Police Department on Monday.
    “Walking in the police department Monday morning felt like coming home from a long trip overseas,” said Hall, a 21-year law enforcement veteran. “I got a great welcome from all my co-workers and city residents.”
    Hall, 42, oversees police special operations which includes cases involving narcotics, gang activities and criminal investigations.

  • Chinese flag cut down twice

    The Chinese flag that flies alongside the U.S. flag outside Keer America’s Indian Land plant has been cut down twice in one week, following a number of complaining phone calls from a blocked number.
    In the first instance, according Leah Lee, a spokeswoman for the Chinese-owned company, the U.S. flag was in the center of three flagpoles, with the Chinese flag to the side.
    In the second instance, she said, the Chinese flag was in the center. The two flagpoles appear to be roughly the same height.

  • ‘Like something out of a movie’

    BRUNSWICK, GA. – Two Lancaster physicians and 15 vacationing staff members and spouses were involved in a horrific wrong-way crash with a stolen pickup on I-95 near the Forida-Georgia border late Wednesday.
    Only Dr. Julie Percival received injuries serious enough to require hospitalization, according to Jimmy Jackson, who was traveling with the Lancaster group. He was riding behind the car that was carrying Percival and her husband, Dr. Brandon Percival, who own Carolina Podiatry Group on S.C. 9 Bypass.

  • LSS hosting Clash twice in 2017 races

    The 2017 Lancaster Super Speedway racing season is getting closer and closer.
    LSS race teams across the Carolinas are preparing for the upcoming racing season at Lancaster Super Speedway.
    The ever-so popular Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series will be competing twice at the  LSS half-mile during the 2017 season.
    The first Clash race is on March 18, with the second race scheduled for Sept. 2.

  • Jackets drop home pair to Lee Central Stallions

    Lee Central, completing a Region IV-AA sweep of host Buford, used a solid finish to foil the Jackets’ upset bid of the No. 5 Lee Central Stallions on Friday night at BHS.
    LCHS snapped a 42-all tie after three periods with a 28-22 surge to take a 70-64 win over the Jackets.
    In the opener, the Lee Central girls rallied in the second half to gain a 34-28 victory.
    The 12-4 Stallions, unbeaten in region play at 6-0, made the most of their foul shots, netting 27-35, including 19 of 27 in the final period.
    The Jackets were 9-22 at the foul line.

  • IL Warriors notch two hoop wins over Griffins

    Indian Land captured a pair of Region IV-AAA home basketball wins in a sweep of Fairfield Central High of Winnsboro at the Warriors’ gym on Friday night.
    The Lady Warriors opened with a 42-39 win and the IL boys capped the sweep with a 52-49 victory over the Griffins.
    The Warriors opened with a good start to take a 12-5 lead after one period, but Fairfield Central stayed close  as the Griffins trailed 28-21 at the half.
    Indian Land led 41-38 with a period to go, and the Warriors held on for the three-point win.

  • Vols post two wins over Knights

    KERSHAW – The host Andrew Jackson Volunteers cruised to a pair of Region IV-AA hoops wins over rival North Central High School on Friday night.
    The Lady Vols posted a 67-44 win and the Volunteer boys finished with a 74-48 win over the Knights.
    The Lady Vols, 12-5, 7-0, came into this rivalry contest with a record of 18-2 over the Lady Knights. The Lady Vols have won both of the prior meetings this season against the Lady Knights.