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Today's News

  • Sheriff seeks info on IL robbery suspect

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on an armed robbery late Tuesday night at the Market Express (Exxon), 9540 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
    Deputies arrived at the store about a minute after the call was dispatched about 11 p.m. June 5.

  • Candidate column: Democrats have chance to change course of state with this election

    When I was born, my father was a Presbyterian minister in the Upstate.
    A few years later, he took a new church and moved us all to Alabama. It was there, at a very young age, I learned the most important lesson of my life.
    As a man of God with a civic conscience, Dad believed he was called to be a voice for civil rights and human dignity. In the beginning, I didn’t know that he realized what it would cost him.

  • Candidate column: State must fix roads, bridges

    How many times do we have to see crumbling roads and bridges before we see action in Columbia?
    For decades, South Carolina has had roads that are in constant disrepair. It impacts economic development, public safety, tourism and our quality of life.
    We need a governor who will make transportation a priority. While career politicians will always cry for more money, that’s not the solution. That is an excuse. Our roads are failing because state government isn’t doing its job with the money it already has.

  • Guest column: Come tell us more of your dreams for county library

    We asked and you responded. Over 1,110 responses poured in when we asked you to reflect on your “library of the future.”
    Roughly 45 percent of our survey respondents came from the city of Lancaster, 41 percent from the Indian Land/Fort Mill ZIP Code, and 14 percent scattered across the rest of the county.
    We asked you to tell us about your households. Forty-three percent responded that you live in a two-person household, 12 percent said you have three in your home, 31 percent have four or more members, and 14 percent live alone.

  • Kershaw resident charged in Memorial Day shooting

    A Kershaw man has been arrested in a Memorial Day shooting that damaged two North Matson Street homes and sent a bullet flying into a child’s bedroom.
    Amard Bumpy Kendrick, 19, was charged Thursday  with attempted murder, two counts of discharging a firearm into a dwelling and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.

  • Catawba torrent covers state park’s spider lily blooms

    Beneath the cascading Catawba River at Landsford Canal State Park, spider lily bulbs are clinging to the rocks, prays local paddler Bill Stokes.
    “I hope the poor things hung on and didn’t drift away,” Stokes said Tuesday.     

  • Done deal: YMCA coming to Indian Land

    It’s official: a brand-new and much-anticipated YMCA is finally coming to Indian Land.
    The Rock Hill-based Upper Palmetto YMCA and the Inspiration Network’s CrossRidge Center announced Monday they have signed an agreement allowing the YMCA to buy more than 15 acres within the CrossRidge Center development along U.S. 521 to construct a state-of-the-art, 74,000-square-foot facility to serve the booming Panhandle.

  • 7-car train jumps tracks

    A train derailed off Meeting Street just west of Lancaster Monday afternoon because of a mechanical issue, dumping soybean meal out of overturned rail cars.
    No one was hurt in the 3 p.m. incident.
    Three of the Lancaster & Chester Railroad cars were thrown on their side and four were still standing, according to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue.
    The train derailed on the rail line parallel to Peach Farm Road in the West Manor neighborhood. It was carrying soybean meal from Kershaw’s ADM plant to Chester.

  • Piranhas pound Gators

    The Lancaster Piranhas swim team opened their season rolling to a 374-130 win over the Lake Wylie Gators on Monday.

    The Piranhas will swim at the Kershaw Pool, facing Camden in a non-region meet.

    The Kershaw Pool is located at 200 Close Circle in Kershaw, 29067.

    The Piranhas, who have combined with the Kershaw swim team this season, will swim at the Rock Hill Country Club on June 11 at 5:45 p.m.

    The Piranhas are led by head coach second-year head coach Daniela Sanchez-Gelpke, who is assisted by Denise Walker and Cami Armbrust.

  • Zack Mitchell dominates for Ultimate Super Late Models win

    The much-anticipated debut of the Ultimate Super Late Model Series at Lancaster Motor Speedway finally happened Saturday night.

    Zack Mitchell, known as “Kid Quick,” dominated the night. Word has it he grew up to be called “Flash,” and he proved so Saturday at LMS.

    Mitchell was fast in hot laps, qualifying and in the main event, he didn’t slow down.

    Mitchell took the lead on the start with one of the best to ever race at Lancaster, Dennis “Rambo” Franklin.