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Today's News

  • Deputies seek man who stole 150 used car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are hoping multiple images from a Walmart security camera in Indian Land will help catch a man seen stealing several items late Wednesday night, Aug. 15.

    The images, which show a man, right, removing a chain from a storage case behind the Walmart at 10048 Charlotte Highway, were released to the public Friday in a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The theft happened at 9:15 p.m. when the unknown man broke into a storage cage behind the superstore, the release said.

  • Lots of football action this weekend

    There’s plenty of local football action on tap this weekend.
    The ninth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set for tonight, Aug. 17,  at the Reservation at Indian Land High School.
    The annual scrimmage at ILHS is the only place you can see all four county high school teams in action at one place.
    Andrew Jackson High School kicks off the action as the Volunteers battle the McBee Panthers at 6 p.m.

  • Deputy finds mobile meth lab

    KERSHAW – A suspicious car parked at Stevens Park early Wednesday led to the arrests of two people, after deputies found them using the  vehicle as a mobile methamphetamine lab. 

  • Second suspect in Lamplight Road murder case released from hospital, jailed

    After spending more than two weeks at an undisclosed hospital, a Lancaster man is now behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a man last month. 

    Keishawn Omar McManus, 19, 180 Clyburn Drive, who was arrested July 28 in the murder of Timothy Alan Wissinger, had been undergoing treatment for an unknown medical issue since his arrest. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed McManus has since recovered and was jailed Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

  • Roadwork ahead: Project snarls IL traffic on U.S. 521

    INDIAN LAND – A massive road project at a major Pahandle intersection already playing havoc with local traffic could last another two and a half months or more, an SCDOT official said Thursday.

    Roadwork at the intersection of Charlotte Highway and Doby’s Bridge Road began last week resulting in traffic congestion in the area during peak driving times.

  • Former EMS employee turns himself in at sheriff’s office

    Following months of speculation about an investigation of a Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services employee, a former medic turned himself in to authorities this week. 

    Thomas Gregory Robinson, 51, voluntarily surrendered himself to Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, Aug. 16, and was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center, said S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesman Thom Barry. 

    Barry said Robinson is charged with one count of possession of other controlled substances, Schedules I to V. 

  • City Council, school board filing ends

    Of the people running for non-partisan seats in Lancaster County this year, two are looking to hold public office for the first time.

    Filing ended noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, for seats up for re-election in November for Lancaster County school board and Lancaster City Council.

    Political newcomer Jackie Harris is seeking the City Council District 3 seat. 

    Harris was the final person to file for a seat this election season, having done so Tuesday.

  • Living Water Bookstore to close after 37 years

    You can blame the closing of the Living Water Christian Bookstore on cyberspace sales, the overall decline of the print publishing industry, technology, or perhaps, another cause.

    Since going into the ministry, the Rev. Roy Miles has been able to share Jesus with others as the answer to most of life’s roller coasters, but this is a ride he doesn’t have an answer for.

  • Six ways to get in great shape

    Today, I’ve got six ways for you to get in great shape, right now. All are time-tested and proven.
    Read on to see which ones will work best for you.

  • 61 years later. . . Korean war veteran receives Purple Heart

    LAKE CITY, Fla. – Sixty-one years after being wounded in the Korean War, former Lancaster resident David Hinson was awarded the Purple Heart during a ceremony at the Veterans Medical Center in Lake City, Fla., on June 30.

    Hinson was told the event was a pre-Fourth of July celebration. When he realized the true reason behind the gathering, it nearly knocked him off his feet.

    “It kind of surprised me,” Hinson said. “I felt like fainting. I could hardly stand on my feet.”