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Today's News

  • Anytime Fitness program helps military vets readjust

    Anytime Fitness has joined with the national Lift for the 22 organization to offer free one-year gym memberships to military veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

    The program’s goal is to fight suicide among veterans by bringing them together while also increasing their health and wellness. 

    Karen Phillips, manager of the Anytime Fitness gym on the Lancaster bypass, said one of her relatives suffered from PTSD, and the program is “just something that touched my heart.”

  • Bent Creek breaks ground in IL

    About 25 people gathered in the 88-degree heat July 10 to celebrate the groundbreaking of Taylor Morrison’s newest development in Indian Land.

    Bent Creek, off Jim Wilson Road, is the developer’s second community in Indian Land.

    The first houses in it are expected to be completed in the late fall, said Kevin Granelli, president of Taylor Morrison’s Charlotte division.

    The community will consist of 272 homesites, with two- to six-bedroom homes ranging from 2,200 to 3,750-plus square feet, with prices starting in the $300,000s. 

  • Burglars clean out Heath Springs shop owner

    A Heath Springs man lost more than $14,000 worth of automobile parts and equipment, tools and other items last month in burglaries of his home and shops at 701 Coldstream Road.
    According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the property owner said he noticed the first burglary on July 24. It had occurred over the weekend.
    The man said he and his brother put up a trail camera in case the thieves came back, but when he returned on July 28, the thieves had struck again, stealing the camera along with other items.

  • Group prays for city’s young men

    A small group gathered Sunday afternoon at the Historic Courthouse to pray for youth in the community in light of the recent shootings.
    Organizer Jose Gonzalez, a member of New Horizon Community Church, said a prayer and talked briefly to the eight people attending about making a positive impact on young people.
    “We are going to pray for our town, for people to unite,” Gonzalez said, noting there is “friction” in the community. “We’re going to especially pray for the youth of this town.”

  • Missing Heath Springs man found in Missouri

    A Heath Springs man reported missing Monday evening was located overnight nearly 750 miles away in Missouri.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office asked for the public’s help in locating 75-year-old Bobby Baker Monday night, saying he’d last been seen driving his red 2005 Chevrolet farm truck about 11:30 a.m. in the area of McIlwain Road.

  • Van Wyck town vote may derail IL efforts

    An S.C. Attorney General’s Office opinion suggests Indian Land’s incorporation effort might not be able to continue as proposed should Van Wyck residents decide to incorporate in next week’s special election.
    In the meantime, organizers of the Indian Land effort, Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), say they disagree with the opinion and will continue moving forward as they prepare for an appearance before the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation on Aug. 18.

  • Laney ends LSS win drought with win

    David Laney halted his 2017 LSS winless streak with a win in the Extreme 4 race Saturday night at Lancaster Super Speedway.

    Laney was on the front row with Brad McManus.

    When the green flag waved, it was McManus, Laney, Dan Benson and Rusty Catoe battling for the lead entering turn one.

    The lead, exiting turn two, featured a dogfight between Laney, McManus, Benson, and Catoe. Laney and McManus made contact, which sent McManus spinning out.

    On the restart, Laney led, while Benson, Catoe and Kevin Woolford battled for second.

  • Warrants detail toddler’s killing

    The 9mm handgun that killed 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden on July 31 was left loaded and unattended on a table beside a living room sofa shortly before the child was shot, according to two arrest warrants filed in the case.
    The warrants charge Jacarion’s mother, Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, with unlawful conduct toward a child. A third warrant charges Toni Gladden with misprision of a felony, alleging that she lied to cover up what happened.

  • Coaches views vary with scrimmages

    Lancaster County football coaches came away with mixed views following opening scrimmages Friday.

    The coaches noted some positives, but also said they have work ahead as they push toward their openers.

    - Lancaster High School coach Bobby Collins said the Bruins defense played well in their road scrimmage with host Swansea and Gray Collegiate of Columbia.

    “We felt our defense did well,” Collins said. “Our first unit didn’t give up any scores.

  • 48-state journey

    Tye Sturgeon has no idea where his little cross-country caravan will sleep tonight.
    “But I ain’t worried,” he said Monday. Someone will make space for him, wife Hannah, dog Pistol Annie and horses Rudy and Jazz. That’s just how it goes.
    “God’s gonna take care of us. Always has and always will,” he said, as he pulled off his cowboy hat and wiped the sweat off his forehead with a shirt sleeve. “I take the quickest route and don’t never worry.”