Today's News

  • Soccer fields at HS Industrial Park

    Local officials have identified a potential site for the Heath Springs/Kershaw area soccer complex, and it’s on property that’s already owned by the county.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to subdivide 12 acres of property at the back of the Heath Springs Industrial Park to develop the $5 million artificial-turf soccer complex.
    The property is along the Boyd Faile side of the industrial park just north of Heath Springs’ town limits. The main access would be just behind Small’s Food Center.

  • Local woman dies in I-20 wreck

    A Lancaster woman was killed and her toddler injured when their car struck a tree on an Aiken County highway Thursday afternoon.

  • Van Wyck plans candlelight vigil

    Members of the Van Wyck community are reeling since the nation’s drug crisis has invaded their small town.
    Since January, four young people from the rural town have died from drug and alcohol-related causes, said local resident Janice Witherspoon last week.
    Witherspoon and several other members of the community have organized a candlelight vigil for Thursday evening to address the tragic deaths and to raise awareness about the epidemic.

  • 2 charged with drug offenses

    Two men were arrested on drug charges last month after attempting to flee from officers, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Platts new director of S.C. Arts Commission

    After serving the Lancaster County School District for 15 years, arts and science coordinator David Platts has been named executive director of the S.C. Arts Commission.  
    On July 1, Platts will step in to lead the state agency in its effort to increase public participation in the arts.
    The commission provides grants, directs programs and forges partnerships in the areas of arts education, artist development and community arts development. During fiscal 2018, the commission awarded 398 grants totaling more than $4 million.

  • Thanking EMS crew that saved his life

    In a quarter century of EMS work, paramedic Thomas Burdette had experienced it only once before.
    Someone tracked him down to say thank you.
    The grateful man was Gary Ballard, a 58-year-old grandfather who suffered a massive heart attack May 22. Burdette and his daughter, basic EMT Caitlyn Burdette, were dispatched that night to save Ballard’s life.

  • HS man charged in Alger murder

    A Heath Springs man wanted in a domestic-violence incident involving his girlfriend has now been charged with her murder.

  • Running around the world

    Dustin Johnson crossed the Lancaster County line on foot May 29, the 28th day running his race around the world to raise awareness about veteran suicide.
    Johnson, a 24-year-old Navy veteran, started his journey from his hometown in Cape Girardeau, Mo. With 780 miles behind him, he stopped to visit his aunt and uncle, Lancaster residents Tammy and Kurt Kramer, before continuing on toward Myrtle Beach the next day.

  • Fort Mill edges senior team

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team, for the third straight contest, was in the game, but couldn’t complete the task.
    P-31, 0-3, dropped a 3-1 home loss to Fort Mill Post 43 on Thursday night.
    Fort Mill took an early 1-0 lead at Eggleton Field where Post 43 tallied as Daniel Gueldner, a former Indian Land High School standout, opened the rally with a leadoff double and then stole third.
    He came home on Bradley Bott’s groundout.

  • Shigley pleased with Vols spring play

    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School football coach Todd Shigley said the 2019 Volunteers spring practice was a plus.
    “I was happy that our numbers were good, an average of about 50 for each practice we had,” Shigley said. “I felt good about our turnout.
    “We continue to have good numbers for spring practice,” Shigley said.
    “We used to have a problem with that, but that has changed for us.