Today's News

  • Accident flips truck

    Despite appearances, no one was seriously injured in a dramatic accident about 6:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the intersection of Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521) and Shiloh Unity Road north of Lancaster.

    Several witnesses on the scene said a semi-truck heading south on U.S. 521 hauling a dump trailer ran the red light and struck a 1997 Toyota pickup truck as it pulled into the intersection after leaving the Raceway Express gas station.

  • Man arrested after holding woman at gunpoint, shooting TV

    A tense standoff with deputies ended with the arrest of an Indian Land man early Thursday, Feb. 28, after he allegedly fired a gun into a television and held a woman at gunpoint inside his home.

    Christopher Jason Guffey, 40, 514 Marvin Road, was charged with first-degree assault and battery, kidnapping and pointing and presenting a firearm, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Man sentenced for home invasion

    A Lancaster man arrested last year for his involvement in a violent home invasion that injured a two-month-old baby was sentenced to 12 years in prison.

    Jamarcus D. Patterson, 30, 153 Plyler St., was sentenced Feb.15 after pleading guilty to violent second-degree burglary, attempted common law robbery and accessory before the fact of first-degree assault and battery, according to a press release by Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.

  • Council to seek air-rail grant

    Lancaster City Council is on board with County Council in hopes of getting federal grant money to help develop the Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park.

    At its meeting Tuesday, Feb. 26, council voted unanimously to give city staff the go-ahead to apply for an Economic Development Administration (EDA) grant with Lancaster County.

    The vote was 6-0. Councilwoman Jackie Harris was absent.

    County Council voted to seek the grant during its Feb. 11 meeting.

  • Soccer field at Buford Recreation Center ruined by ATV

    Heartache and confusion.

    Those are just two of the words that come to mind when Hal Hiott surveys the damage done to one of the main soccer fields outside the Buford Recreation Center earlier this month.

    Usually jam-packed with young soccer players, the field now sits unused, etched with muddy, deep-rutted concentric circles. The vandalism was made sometime during the county’s recent surprise snowstorm, when someone plowed a four-wheeler through the wet fields.

    “Somebody’s fun caused a lot of heartache to others,” Hiott said.

  • IL Warriors honor winter sport stars



    INDIAN LAND – Accolades aplenty were the order of the night Wednesday, Feb. 27 when the Indian Land Warriors honored a host of athletes at its annual winter sports awards.

  • Warriors’ Mayer tabbed for N-S All-Star contest



    Indian Land High School head football coach Michael Mayer will be beach-bound in mid-December.

  • Vols earn title game bid



    KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson, living up to its early-season billing, capped a 3-0 run to earn a title game berth in the third annual Comporium Preseason Baseball Invitational on Friday, March 1.

  • Comporium had problem with e-mails

    Staff Reports
    A “SPAM tsunami” is how one Comporium Communications customer described the company’s e-mail problem this week.
    Glenn McFadden, Comporium’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, said the problem started Monday.

  • Gun-ban effort infringes on our right to bear arms

    Where does a gun come from? Who makes a gun? How does a gun work? Who invented a gun? Is a gun dangerous? How does a gun hurt or kill a person? What is a weapon?
    These high-profile questions have taken the spotlight lately, given the rash of recent shooting tragedies. Politicians are using the tragedies to vilify people who believe in the right to bear arms.
    TV, newspapers and other media align themselves with the government in an effort to ban guns.