Today's News

  • Second IL Relay For Life is Saturday

    After a successful debut last year, Indian Land’s second Relay For Life is set for 11 a.m.-3 p.m. this Saturday at Harrisburg Elementary School.
    “Lots of people think it’s a race – it’s not,” said the event’s leader, Lauren Thomas, who explained that Relay For Life is about bringing together the community to honor and celebrate cancer survivors and those fighting the disease. 

  • Miss Amazing Madelin Gray takes the stage to ribbon dance

    Last weekend, Melissa Gray cheered from the crowd as her 8-year-old daughter performed on stage at the 2019 South Carolina Miss Amazing Pageant.
    Madelin, a second grader at Fort Mill Elementary, sparkled on the red carpet, interviewed with the judges and exhibited her dance routine like any other pageant contestant at the event Saturday.
    But Miss Amazing isn’t your regular beauty pageant.
    It’s specifically designed for women and girls with special needs.

  • Low-cost rabies vaccine clinics scheduled locally

    Faulkner Animal Hospital kicks off its month-long spring vaccination clinics April 2 at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the Buford community.
    The animal hospital will hold clinics at nine locations across the county through April 30. All clinics are planned from 6-7:30 p.m. Rabies vaccines cost $6. All other vaccines, including canine distemper/parvo and kennel cough, and feline 4-way FVRCPP and leukemia, cost $16.

  • Traffic stop results in drug-trafficking arrest

    A Lancaster man was arrested by the county’s Drug Task Force on multiple charges after a traffic stop March 15.
    Brian Keith Campbell, 26, is charged with methamphetamine distribution and trafficking. 
    Campbell was arrested after a deputy stopped a 2002 Ford Focus for speeding at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Hubbard Drive just after 8 p.m., according to a sheriff’s office press release. Campbell was identified by the deputy as having outstanding warrants from a November incident.

  • Camp Creek head-on crash kills 2 drivers

    Two drivers from Lancaster died in a head-on collision on Camp Creek Road early Wednesday.
    The drivers, Tamiko Moore Bristow, 43, and Tommy Eugene Faile, 45, were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office.
    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller with S.C. Highway Patrol said the driver of a 2001 Buick was headed west on Camp Creek Road when it crossed the center line and struck a 2003 Honda, headed east. Miller did not say which driver was in which car.

  • Heath Springs special election set for June 25

    HEATH SPRINGS – The special election to fill Elaine Lehr’s vacated term on Heath Springs Town Council will be held June 25.
    Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson said candidate filing will run from noon April 12 to noon April 19.
    The 68-year-old Lehr, who took office 14 months ago, resigned her seat Tuesday. She cited the unusual way she was elected – with her name never appearing on the ballot – as well as conflicts on town council and lack of transparency in the way the town’s official business is being conducted.

  • Blackmon will appeal decision by ethics panel

    Linda Blackmon plans to appeal the S.C. Ethics Commission’s Feb. 28 decision against her, along with the accompanying $2,700 civil penalty.
    According to the commission, the Lancaster City Council member intends to appeal the commission’s ruling that she violated the state ethics statute by voting to give herself $6,750 in back pay for the 11 months when an election challenge kept her from taking office.
    Reached Tuesday, Blackmon declined to comment on the appeal.

  • Nutramax grows again

    Nutramax Laboratories broke ground Thursday on another $20 million in facilities that will double its manufacturing operations in Lancaster.
    A large crowd attended the ceremony, including Gov. Henry McMaster and many local government leaders, as company officials celebrated the expansion.

  • Pet-adoption trailer to help shelter place more animals

    The Lancaster County Animal Shelter now has a vehicle in its fleet to make pet adoptions easier for those who can’t get to the facility on weekdays.
    A new, $24,000 mobile-adoption trailer that carries dogs and cats to pet-adoption events is now on the road.
    “If we can get the animals out, we can get the traffic and get a lot more moved,” said County Administrator Steve Willis.
    The aluminum trailer has viewing areas for 12 dogs and eight cats, as well as an interior workstation.

  • Nelson stressing better defense for Bruins

    Lancaster High School fourth-year soccer coach Adam Nelson said improved defense is a key for the Bruins’ booters this spring.
    Lancaster, which has earned three straight Class AAAA Upper State playoff bids under Nelson, is in the thick of the Region III-AAAA race.
    “We have to play better defense,” Nelson said. “I know we can score goals, but our defense thus far hasn’t been up to par.
    “We need to get more clean sheets if we’re going to win more matches,” he said.