Today's News

  • We must defeat bill H. 3290

    The General Assembly is considering legislation which intentionally damages the fiscal and societal well-being of the citizens of South Carolina. The bill, couched under the clever title “the business freedom to choose act,” is in fact special interest legislation at its rankest.

  • Man charged with shoplifting, assaulting Walmart employee

    After a short chase and brief struggle, a Lancaster man was arrested on several charges for allegedly taking several items from a Walmart store and then shoving an employee. 

    David Lee Twitty, 42, 1316 Old Lansford Road, was arrested Nov. 24 on charges of assault and battery, resisting arrest and shoplifting, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Heath Springs residents enjoy town's peaceful quiet streets

    HEATH SPRINGS – Most people find a lot of things to be thankful for at this time of year but for the nearly 850 residents of Heath Springs, the neighborly attitudes, harmony and feeling safe in this quaint town tops their list.

    Terry Knight, 56, the son of the late Robert G. and Bessie Knight, said he was born in Lancaster, moved to Heath Springs as a boy, later moved to Kershaw and then ended up right back in Heath Springs. He’s been a resident of the county’s smallest town for 34 years now.

  • Bojangle's in Indian Land to open Monday morning

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land’s first Bojangle’s, at 8327 Collins Road, will open its doors at 5 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2. The grand opening celebration is 5 to 10 a.m. 

    To celebrate, the first 100 customers will receive $100 Bonjangle’s gift cards, as well as the opportunity to win free breakfast for a year (one Bojangle’s breakfast combo every week for 52 full weeks).

    Additional opening day giveaways include:

  • Man charged with assaulting his 'on and off' girlfriend

    A Lancaster man is facing domestic violence charges for allegedly assaulting an “on and off” girlfriend when she came to his house.

    According to incident report, a 24 year old Lancaster woman called the Lancaster Police Department on Nov. 9 to report that her sometime boyfriend, Cedrick Segars Jackson, had attacked her when she went to his home to collect money he owed her.

  • Kershaw Council weighs ballroom insurance options

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council is considering the addition of a potential user’s insurance fee to the current $350 rental fee for the Kershaw Country Club ballroom. 

    That, town leaders fear, is a move that could nearly double the rental cost.

    At the Nov. 18 meeting, Kershaw Town Administrator Rick Walters told council members it’s time to review the policy for rentals of town properties. 

  • Five charged in mailbox vandalisms

    Five people were charged this week after another spree of mailbox vandalisms was discovered last weekend. 

    Two adults and three juveniles under 17 years old were charged Monday, Nov. 25, with multiple counts of malicious injury to property, $2,000 or less, in connection with a string of mailbox vandalisms that happened between Nov. 23 and 24, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The adults include Trevor Smitherman, 17, 2524 Aldridge Lane, and Logan Gordon, 17, 1087 Potter Road, the release said.

  • The big question

    The search is on. 

    Flipping through an indexed binder crammed full of cost information and color property maps, Lancaster County Councilman Bob Bundy began the hunt for a new home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

    Joining him in the small room on the top floor of the County Administration building on Nov. 21, were fellow councilmen Jack Estridge and Brian Carnes, all members of a newly created Economic Development Office Location committee. Also in attendance was County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • Wild turkeys make a comeback in state

    While sitting down to enjoy turkey during the Thanksgiving leftovers today, remember that although wild and domestic turkeys are genetically the same species, that’s about where the similarity ends.

  • High School Hoops: Warriors looking to repeat; IL girls hope to rebound

    INDIAN LAND – Two Rs of roundball will play major roles with the Indian Land High School basketball teams this season.