Local News

  • Wreck kills 81-year-old Kershaw man

    An 81-year-old Kershaw man died in a head-on collision on U.S. 521 just south of Kershaw late Tuesday afternoon.

    The victim, who has not yet been identified, was driving north on 521 around 6:40 p.m. when Heather Kristina Hertle, 25, of Kershaw, headed south, crossed the centerline and struck the man’s vehicle, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The victim was trapped in the vehicle and had to be mechanically extracted by Kershaw volunteer firefighters, said Trooper Joe Hovis. The victim died from his injuries at the scene.

  • Lightning-strike fire closes Glenwood Heights Baptist

    It’s unclear when the congregation of Glenwood Heights Baptist Church will be able to worship in their sanctuary after lighting struck the steeple in Tuesday’s storms and caught it on fire.
    As of Wednesday morning, power remained cut to the 70-year-old church and building, electrical and insurance inspectors assessed the damage, said Glenwood deacon Fred Rape.
    “I don’t know who called it in so quick, but we sure are grateful. If it had been longer and spread into the attic, there is no telling what would’ve happened,” Rape said.

  • Repeat performance

    Twenty-eight years ago, teenagers Ryker Robinson and Leonard Tucker were two of the players on a talented Lancaster Dixie 14U all-stars team that fell two runs shy of winning a World Series title in Eufala, Ala.
    Coached by Truman Knight, Fred Robinson and Jeff Reynolds, the team lost to Georgia 4-2 in the championship game after winning a state Dixie baseball title.
    Could that 4-2 loss be a positive omen of what is to come when this year’s state champion Lancaster Dixie Boys’ team plays in for a World Series crown in Bossier City, La.?   

  • Pepper X: The latest way to set your mouth on fire

    It is the food equivalent of eating a firecracker. 

    First there is an explosion of taste. Then your eyes water, your throat closes, your nose runs, and your ears ring. 

    For some, the endomorphins kick in and it is, they say, an incredible natural high.

    For others, pain and cramps follow, bringing you to your knees. Some end up lying on the ground. 

    The food is the world’s hottest chili pepper – grow by the thousands in South Carolina. 

  • White hot from the white tees

    Lancaster golfer Scott Roberts, the five-time Lancaster Golf Club champion, continues his links assault on the LGC records.
    Two weeks ago, Roberts shot a sizzling 56 (29-27) from the silver tees at the Lancaster Golf Club for a new mark. LGC pro Phil Small said Roberts’ 56 was the first time in his memory a golfer had broken 60 in a round.
    Then on Tuesday, the former Buford High School golf standout, a 1989 BHS graduate and Lancaster High School golf coach, notched another milestone, shooting a 60 from the white tees, playing 6,100 yards over 18 holes.

  • LDB Ozone stars win district crown

    Lancaster Dixie Youth Baseball Ozone League All-Stars competed in the District 2 Championship Tournament in Lewisville June 23 – 30.
    Lancaster, with a 3-2 win over Fort Mill, captured the tournament title to secure a state championship tournament bid.
    The Lancaster Ozone stars open play in the state tournament in Union at the Timken Complex on Saturday at noon when they face Greer. Opening ceremonies are today.
    Lancaster opened play June 23 when it beat Lewisville, 13-4.

  • Cheraw man dies in fireworks accident

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson

    Landmark News Service

    A 24-year-old Cheraw man was killed Wednesday while shooting off Independence Day fireworks at Dizzy Gillespie Apartments in Cheraw.

    M.C. Gallion III and some friends were apparently holding the mortar-shell launch tubes in their hands and shooting them off when a shell hit him in the chest, according to a statement from the Cheraw Police Department.

  • Bruins salute golf standouts

    The Class AAAA state champion Lancaster High School golf team honored a host of golfers at the team’s awards night Friday.
    Senior golfer Brady Hinkle, who has signed to play at Coastal Carolina University, was presented the team’s Leadership Award.
    Hinkle, the Bruins captain, was a five-time all-region golfer.
    Senior Nick Mangano received the team’s Most Congenial Award for his sportsmanship and positive approach among opponents. Mangano has signed to play golf at Belmont-Abbey University.

  • Death penalty sought in 2015 Pageland murders

    South Carolina will seek the death penalty when Rayshawn Montez Little goes on trial for the 2015 Pageland murders of Tyvonn Terrell Threatt and Shannon Rasheal Little.

    Fourth Circuit Solicitor Will Rogers announced the state’s intentions Wednesday at a hearing in Darlington.

    The South Carolina Court Administration will assign a judge to preside over all further proceedings in the case. No trial date has been set at this time.

  • Woman snatches money from Crenco cash register

    Lancaster Police Department is seeking information on a woman who robbed one convenience store late Tuesday night and attempted to rob another early Wednesday morning.
    According to a statement from the police department, the woman was wearing a gray pullover jacket, black ball cap, black shorts and flip-flops when she went into Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass. She took money from the register and an unknown number of lottery tickets. The clerk attempted to follow her out of the store, and the woman told the clerk her husband was waiting outside with a gun.