Today's News

  • Juicy good time just around the corner

    From Release

    ark your calendar for the S.C. Pageland Watermelon Festival set for July 18-19.

    The two-day agriculture festival, with a history dating back to 1951, is all about the season’s sweetest crop.

    If you’ve ever savored a sliver of sweet watermelon on a hot July day while letting the red juice trace rivers down your chin, then you find it as no surprise that one such succulent fruit would be deserving of its own two-day festival.

  • Miller is grand marshal for Pageland's Watermelon Festival parade

    Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Service

    PAGELAND – Tony-award winning actress and singer Patina Miller – Pageland’s own – will be the grand marshal of this year’s Watermelon Festival parade.

    And the town is planning a celebrity’s welcome for the hometown girl who touts her roots to Pageland to the world.

    “She has done her fair share of telling everybody that she is from Pageland,” said Mayor Jason Evans at the Pageland Town Council meeting June 3. “She is a homegrown product.”

  • Garden-tainment creates lasting memories for guests

    Summer is filled with parties, gatherings, picnics and more. We all want to make these occasions special and memorable for our guests.

    Many gardeners tend to schedule events around peak bloom or harvest in order to share the beauty and flavor from their garden.

    Unfortunately nature does not always cooperate. It seems we are saying “you should have been here last week” or “come back next week when the flowers will be at their peak”.

  • Two smiling women get the best of me

    Well sir, my new motto of “being friendly” works, but doesn’t always work out like I hope.

    I was shopping on the “International Foods” aisle down at the neighborhood United Nations the other day. You know, that place that stocks stuff that comes from everywhere.

    With a little time on my hands, I picked up a bag of tortilla chips, pondering if I should get ’em, mostly ’cause they were marked for only $2.

    I noticed a lady standing nearby, so I grinned and waved to her.

  • Man wanted in prescription scam at IL pharmacy

     Christopher Sardelli


    Investigators are hoping to find at least one man responsible for calling in fake prescriptions to an Indian Land pharmacy late last month, using real doctor identification numbers. 

  • Suspects sought in IL car thefts

     Denyse Clark


    INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating two brazen car thefts reported late last week.

    At 4:56 a.m. Thursday, July 10, a white male wearing a hat, white tank shirt, shorts and shoes broke into Bernard Motorcar Company, 9410 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

  • Trackster seek help to run in Junior Olympics

    Denyse Clark


    The Lancaster County Columbus Parker Track Club has qualified 17 athletes to compete at the National Junior Olympic Games at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, July 24 through August 3.

    But coaches of the local track team say there’s just one problem.

  • Search for Hough ends in arrest of uncle

     Christopher Sardelli


    While Tyzhe Hough, the man wanted for hitting two police officers with his car, is still at large, the search for him has resulted in the arrest of his uncle.

    Scottie Bernard Hough, 46, 5908 Henderson Road, was arrested Tuesday, July 8, for a probation and parole violation, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

  • Post offices to stay open

     Reece Murphy


    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck residents got some disappointing, but good news from U.S. Postal Service officials this week – operating hours at the community’s post office may be cut, though the office will remain open.

  • Dementia expert Teepa Snow to lead local seminar

     Denyse Clark


    Senior Helpers, an in-home senior care agency, and Springs Memorial Hospital are co-sponsoring “Understanding Dementia Care,” a seminar for professionals and family caregivers on July 25, at First Baptist Church, 300 S. Market St.