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Today's News

  • Tracking system finds stolen Bobcat at IL home site

    A vehicle tracking system led to the Jan. 14 discovery of a piece of stolen construction equipment at a new home site in Indian Land.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, an employee for LoJack Corp. called a deputy to Belt Lane off Shelley Mullis Road because his location system was pinging on a piece of stolen equipment nearby.
    The deputy reported that he and the man from LoJack followed the signal down Belt Lane, where they found the signal source, a Bobcat mini-excavator stolen from a job site in Huntersville, N.C.

  • Lancaster man gets 12-year prison term for domestic violence

    From release

    Steven LaMont Williams, 53, of Lancaster was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Monday, Feb. 1, on aggravated domestic violence charges.
    The case, in Lancaster County General Sessions Court, was prosecuted by Assistant Solicitor Cassity Brewer under new domestic violence laws enacted last June in South Carolina, according to a statement from the solicitor’s office. Williams was sentenced by Sixth Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons.

  • Returning to greatness requires thicker skin than we’re displaying

    “One of the first signs that a ‘society’ is beginning to decline, is the inability of its citizens to cope.” (Anonymous)
    Can anyone see a parallel to that quote in what is happening throughout our nation and the world today?
    As political correctness becomes the norm, we see more and more people becoming upset and offended by mere words. To me that is a perfect example of our society losing its ability to cope.

  • Water main project under way on U.S. 521

    Installing a huge water main along U.S. 521 in Indian Land is expected to take about four months, but officials say the impact on traffic should be minimal.
    The $1.2 million project will upgrade northern Indian Land’s water main from 12-inch-diameter pipe to 20-inch pipe, said Stephen White,  Lancaster County Water and Sewer District manager.
    The project runs nearly 2 miles along the highway’s west side from Dobys Bridge Road to the area of Lodge Road at Masonic Lodge 414 and Windsor Trace.

  • Sun City welcomes presidential hopeful’s sister

    by Beverly Lane Lorenz/For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – An eager group of Jeb Bush supporters welcomed the presidential candidate’s sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, to the Sun City Carolina Lakes LakeHouse on Monday.
     “I am thrilled to talk to you about my brother Jeb,” Doro Koch told the crowd. She was there with her sister-in-law Tricia Koch.
    An author and philanthropist, Koch was ready to talk about the GOP candidate’s record as Florida governor.

  • Police seek woman, 22, in shooting

    The Lancaster Police Department is searching for a woman wanted in connection with a shooting Monday, Feb. 1.
    Martina Aiesha Jenkins, 22, of 153 Plyler Road, Lancaster, is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Capt. Scott Grant said Jenkins is wanted in a shooting at 108 Plyler Road about 9 a.m. Monday.

  • Bundy won’t seek 2nd term

    After just one term as the District 3 representative for Lancaster County Council, Bob Bundy has decided not to run again for the seat.
    Bundy, who was elected in 2012 and became council chairman in 2015, made the announcement this week. He cited his upcoming retirement from the University of South Carolina Lancaster in December and his desire to spend more time with family as reasons for the decision.
    On the heels of that announcement, local business owner Billy Mosteller announced Tuesday that he plans to run for the seat.

  • Haley helps celebrate Nutramax expansion

    Increased jobs and investment were at the top of Gov. Nikki Haley’s mind as she visited Lancaster Monday to help veterinary health supplement manufacturer Nutramax Laboratories officially announce plans for its new facility.
    The company’s purchase of the 185,000-square-foot facilities at 1759 Flat Creek Road will be the company’s third facility in Lancaster County, a $15 million investment that will help the company create 125 new jobs.

  • LPD searching for female shooting suspect

    The Lancaster Police Department is searching for a woman wanted in connection with a shooting Monday morning.

    Martina Aiesha Jenkins, 22, of 153 Plyler Road, Lancaster, is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

    Capt. Scott Grant said in a public notice Monday afternoon that Jenkins is suspected in the 9 a.m. shooting at 108 Plyler Road.

  • Braves post two region road wins over Jackets

    Cheraw was the hardwood spoiler, taking two games from host Buford in the Jackets’ gym on Friday night.
    The Lady Braves took an early lead and stayed on top for a 39-28 win over the Lady Jackets.
    In the nightcap, Cheraw, ranked eighth in Class AA boys, rolled to an 86-63 win over the Jackets.
    The opener saw the Lady Jackets get off to a slow start and Cheraw steadily built its lead in the late stages for the 11-point win over the Buford girls.
    The Lady Jackets stayed close, but Cheraw was able to hold on to take the victory.