Today's News

  • Letter perfect

    Anyone who’s ever watched, much less participated in, a spelling bee knows the tension can be as nerve-wracking as any other competitive event, academic or otherwise.

    While it’s not uncommon to see students nearly fall apart from the pressure, there was none of that Jan. 23 during the Lancaster County School District Spelling Bee, especially from winner Caroline Sizemore, a sixth-grader of A.R. Rucker Middle School and runner-up Justyn Mosher, an eigth-grader at Indian Land Middle School.

  • Warriors, Jackets post solid efforts

    Indian Land and Cheraw each posted five individual winners in the All-Region IV-AA wrestling tournament at Buford High School on Saturday, Jan. 26.

    Buford, which hosted the tournament for the second straight season, registered four winners to earn all-region honors.

  • Bearcats top Bruins for 2 wins

    ROCK HILL – Lancaster High’s region road trip to Rock Hill High School was rocky.

  • Fast starts key AJ sweep



  • Man dies from shooting injuries

    A Kershaw man died late Monday night, Jan. 28 after he was shot in a Lancaster neighborhood on Saturday, in what police are calling the first murder of the year.

    Kevisis Anthony, 32, died from his injuries Monday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant on Tuesday morning. 

    “This has turned into a murder investigation,” Grant said. 

  • Award shows women’s soccer team making mark

    A 4-10-1 record isn’t much to get excited about, but sometimes a look behind the mark shows a little more.
    In the case of the University of South Carolina Lady Lancers’ soccer team, this is true.
    The 2012 USCL women’s team, led by first-year head coach Nicole Bulinsky, posted four wins last fall, but there was more.

  • A long slow trek

    KERSHAW – Two expensive pieces of processing equipment were given parade-like treatment while on a recent trek from the coast to Lancaster County.

    As Romarco Minerals – parent company of Haile Gold Mine Inc. – awaits a final permit to build a gold mine near the town of Kershaw, the company is importing the machinery needed to run the gold-processing operation.

  • Council to discuss LCEDC funds and its new location

    The county’s economic development corporation will be front and center as Lancaster County Council considers funding and office concerns during its meeting Monday, Jan. 28.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said there are two funding issues on agenda. This includes a $12,000 request from Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. to offset the cost of a temporary employee while a permanent employee is out on unpaid leave. The transfer of funds would be included in the fiscal year-end budget amendment.

  • Council talks continuity plan

    One of Lancaster County Council’s newest members asked county staff to take a more serious look at the county’s continuity plan during council’s Jan. 14 meeting.

    Councilman Bob Bundy brought up his concerns during a discussion of the Continuity of County Government Plan, which outlines emergency management and local governmental continuity procedures in the event of a disaster.

    On council’s agenda was review of several minor revisions made to the plan, as well as approval of Resolution No. 798 to adopt the plan.

  • No one hurt in incident at Pressley’s

    Reece Murphy

    A former employee of an Indian Land recycling business said the owner pulled a gun on him, though deputies declined to file charges, saying the owner acted in self-defense.

    According to the incident report, a former employee of Pressley’s Recycling Center called Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies around 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, to the

    Exxon gas station across the street from the business in the 9500 block of Charlotte Highway.