Today's News

  • Men sentenced in drug cases

    A two-day drug trial ended with a lengthy prison sentence for a Lancaster man late last month.

    Derrick Antonio McIlwain, 27, was sentenced Feb. 21 to eight years in prison according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

    McIlwain was sentenced by Circuit Court Judge Brooks P. Goldsmith.

    McIlwain was arrested following a traffic stop by a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug agent.

  • Man attacks nurse at hospital

    A Lancaster man remains jailed after he was arrested for punching a nurse at Springs Memorial Hospital last month.

    Dwight Thomas Elder Jr., 36, 2119 W. Meeting St., was arrested Feb. 18 on charges of aggravated assault and battery and possession of a knife during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Officers responded at 2:11 p.m. Feb. 18 to an assault at the hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., and were met at the emergency room entrance by a nurse holding a kitchen knife in a clear bag.

  • IL Warriors three-peat

    INDIAN LAND – The Indian Land Warriors soccer team made it three in a row and made it look easy.

    The IL soccer team captured the sixth annual Red Rose Classic championship soccer tournament for the third straight season, going 2-0 in the one-day tournament at Warrior Stadium on Saturday, March 2.

  • Koalas sign LHS's Ghent



    The softball pipeline from Lancaster High School to Columbia College added another solid link on Wednesday, March 6.

  • Lady Vols' softball hopes high



    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers saw a great 2012 season come to a close a little shy of its goal last season when they were eliminated by 2012 Class AA state softball champion Palmetto.

  • Cyclones edge BHS Jackets, 2-0



    Chester tallied two first inning runs and made them stand in a 2-0 win over Class AA foe Buford at Buford Park on Wednesday, March 6.

  • S.C.’s aging population deserves attention

    S.C. Lt. Gov. Glenn McConnell fired off  some eye-opening statistics recently at the Duke Energy retirees quarterly luncheon.
    McConnell’s speech centered on the aging population of the state and what a poor job we are doing of making their lives comfortable.

  • Eat right, live right, do right

    GREAT FALLS  – Willie Locke Bell was at a movie theater in Lancaster when her boyfriend, Derry Tidwell, and his cousin came to the theater for Tidwell to sweep her off her feet.

    Tidwell purposed to find the young girl he wanted to make his wife.

    He was successful in his Saturday, July 11, 1934, endeavor.

    Bell, then 17, and Tidwell had been romancing one another for a while.

    They didn’t get to date but they’d write love letters to express their intimate feelings.

  • Man shot to death at Miller Street home

    Police are investigating the shooting death of a Lancaster man late Sunday night, March 3, in what has become the county’s third murder of 2013.

    Kenneth Jeffery Blanding, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. outside a home in the 400 block of Miller Street, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome said late Monday, March 4.

    Broome said Blanding died from a gunshot wound to the chest.

  • Public outcry halts move of recycling center in IL

    INDIAN LAND – Public outcry by Indian Land residents along Shelley Mullis Road has resulted in Lancaster County officials backing away from plans to place a temporary recycling and household trash collection center next to a park. 

    The site at the center of the uproar was to have been located next to Roy Hardin Park at 8341 Shelley Mullis Road, across from the Shelley Woods subdivision.