Today's News

  • Missing Charlotte woman found dead in Indian Land

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputy found the body of a missing Charlotte woman in a pond south of Indian Land late Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, after stopping to investigate a car parked beside Charlotte Highway.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the woman as Sharon D. Clifton, 61, reported missing by family members several days earlier.
    Clifton, Morris said, died of self-inflicted wounds after parking her car at the nearby entrance to an overgrown, wooded lane off Charlotte Highway about two-tenths of a mile south of Charles Pettus Road.

  • Have fun, be safe this Halloween

    Halloween – the annual fall fun and fright night – is set for Thursday in our community.
    It’s a special time of year when youngsters take to the streets in their neighborhood for trick-or-treating.
    Like any holiday, it should be a night of fun for all.
    We urge those who plan to hit the streets to take a little time to note safety measures for the few hours they are out and about.
    The night should be fun, and it usually is, but take a moment and review some key safety points to prevent disaster and possible tragedy.

  • State safeguards our tax dollars on multiple levels

    Accusations of embezzlement make headlines all too often these days. And while stealing money is not limited to the public sector – even some church administrators and little league coaches have been accused of stealing – it seems to strike a deeper nerve when it involves taxpayer dollars.
    Yet, from small town governments to large state agencies, the alleged theft of public funds never seems to be absent from the news for very long.

  • Congressmen question Sebelius about healthcare.gov failures

    From Release
    U.S. Reps. Mick Mulvaney, Trey Gowdy and Jason Chaffetz sent this letter requesting information regarding the failures of healthcare.gov to Secretary of Health and Human Resources Kathleen Sebelius.

    Dear Secretary Sebelius:
    You have made a number of curious statements during your career in public life. Time and space do not allow for a full inventory.

  • Council nixes agribusiness center

    Small business owners who were lining up to use Lancaster County’s Agribusiness Development Center will have to find new places to mix their sauces or package foods after county officials shut down the program Monday night, Oct. 28.

  • Heartwarming homecoming

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson Middle School sixth- grader Joshua Massey was so attentive to his teacher on Monday, Oct. 28, he was oblivious to the impromptu entrance of a special visitor. 

  • Native American Heritage Month kicks off Friday

    University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Native American Center in Lancaster kicks off its celebration of National Native American Heritage Month on Friday, Nov. 1.

  • Truck hits pedestrian

    A Heath Springs man was flown to Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, after he was hit by a pickup truck while crossing the road near his home on Hoke Road.

  • Vols trio leads tri-county high school football honors


    Four Lancaster County high school football standouts – three from Andrew Jackson – reaped top honors at the week nine meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association.

    The Volunteers’ ace trio included quarterback Kolby Whitley, defensive lineman Mason Kirkley and kicker McKenzie Denkins.

  • AA teams eye games, bids


    Playoff seedings will be on the line for Class AA teams as week 10 in the 2013 Lancaster County football season unfolds.

    For the second straight year, all Class AA teams qualify for postseason play as AA will again crown two state football champions.