Today's News

  • Help keep drunken drivers from cranking their ignitions

    On New Year’s Day 2012, Emma Longstreet was going to church with her family at 11 a.m. when a car ran a red light and slammed into their van, instantly killing Emma and critically injuring her mother, father and three brothers.

    After drinking until 5:30 a.m. and sleeping just a few hours that morning, the driver of the car, Billy Patrick Hutto Jr., still had a blood-alcohol concentration of almost 0.2, more than twice the legal limit.

  • County sees increase in meth cases

    A Lancaster man was arrested this week in what has become the sheriff’s office’s fifth meth bust so far this year. 

  • The Crime Trackers

    You could call it Lancaster County’s “war room.” High on the wall, large digital maps of Lancaster County cycle through on a flat-screen monitor, each displaying a different cluster of multi-colored dots.

  • School lockdown at Erwin Elementary ends quickly

    Reports of gunshots near Erwin Elementary School on Wednesday morning, April 2, turned out to be a false alarm, according to school district officials. 

  • Late Models highlight LSS opener


    Lancaster Super Speedway, after a rainout last week, is set for its 60th season’s opener on Saturday, April 5.

    With clear weather forecasted for Saturday, LSS officials have added the SECA Crate Late Model Division to the opening card.

  • Warriors' Steen signs with Methodist


    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School football coach Mike Mayer has plenty of positive words to describe Warriors’ senior football player Dylan Steen.

    He noted what fits best is Steen is a “hard worker.”

  • Bruins sweep AJ booters


    The Lancaster High School soccer team posted a pair of road wins over Class AA county rival Andrew Jackson on Wednesday, April 2 at Volunteer Stadium,

    The Bruins edged the Vols, 3-2 in a tight match, while the Lady Bruins notched a 4-0 win over the Lady Volunteers.

  • A notable day with a true golf champion


        It was the spring of 1969. A beautiful day.

    I had a couple months to go before getting out of the Navy, after spending eight years in blues and whites.

    Since October of the previous year, I had been schooled on the rudiments of golf by a Navy buddy who had once been on the University of Houston golf team. 

  • IL growth boom worrisome

    I am really concerned about the big growth boom in Indian Land.

    Approved new developments coming include:

    u Queensbridge – 234 apartments and 249 homes on Collins Road

    u Retreat at Rayfield – 383 homes

    u Ansley Park – 36 homes and 130 townhomes on U.S. 521

    u Enclave at Bailes Ridge – 246 apartments on S.C. 160

    u Tree Tops – 800 homes, Van Wyck Road

    u Doby’s Bridge – 145 townhomes

    u Estates of Audubon Lakes – 125 homes at Barberville Road

  • Talking around the breakfast table

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce held its annual Legislative Breakfast on Friday, March 28, at  the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.