Today's News

  • Lady Warriors pleased with soccer campaign

    The Indian Land Lady Warriors’ soccer team was hoping to be playing in the Class AA state title match in Gilbert on Friday afternoon, but the IL girls fell short.

    Still, it was quite a campaign for the Lady Warriors who made their deepest playoff run in girls soccer – Class AA Upstate runner-up.

  • AJ 7th in AA state golf

    Andrew Jackson High School golf coach Champ Williams was hoping the Volunteers would garner a top 10 finish in the Class AA state golf tournament this week and they responded.

  • Bishops edge Warriors for Class AA state soccer title

    GILBERT – Bishop England High School freshman Joel Bunting's golden goal was just that.

    Bunting's nine-yard shot with 19 seconds left in the first of the two five-minute sudden-death overtime periods gave the Bishops a stunning 4-3 win over Indian Land for the Class AA state soccer championship at Gilbert High School's Leon Price Field on Saturday, May 18.

  • Man killed in tractor accident

    A man was crushed and killed by a tractor just south of the Elgin community in Pleasant Hill on Friday afternoon, May 17.

    The man, whose name is not being identified until his family is notified, died in the accident ain the 3600 block of Kershaw Camden Highway at about 2 p.m., said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris. The accident scene is near the Pleasant Hill area.

    Morris said the accident happened as the man was loading a tractor and plow onto a trailer.

  • Nullification is needed now more than ever before

    This column is in response to Phil Noble’s column, “Nullification – are these guys nuts?” in the April 5 issue of The Lancaster News.
    Null and void, annulment, cancellation, repeal, eradication and do away with are some of the words and terms that explain what nullification means. Nowhere can I find that the word nullification means “nuts.”
    But what kind of nuts are you thinking of? Do you mean tree nuts like walnuts? Or the slang symbolism metaphor describing a person who is handicapped with a mental condition?

  • Ted Vick now facing another DUI charge

     For the second time in less than a year, state Rep. Ted M. Vick (D-53) of Chesterfield has been arrested in Columbia on a charge of driving under the influence. District 53 includes the Spring Hill precinct in eastern Lancaster County. 

    The latest incident reportedly happened on the Statehouse grounds Tuesday evening, May 14, when an officer saw Vick, 40, staggering as he went into a parking garage there.

  • A time to remember

    Whenever law enforcement officers of different agencies get together, there will be uniforms of every color and style, along with coats and ties, along with open and knit shirts.

    That dress code is determined by what their job requires, be it an investigator, state trooper, deputy, police officer, wildlife officer or other work-related task.

    Despite those subtle differences, there is one thing that never changes: law officers never forget their fallen brothers in arms.

  • Eight officers listed on law officers monument

    – B. Frank Sowell of the Lancaster Police Department died July 4, 1937. He was 39. Sowell and his partner saw a suspicious vehicle sitting under a light at Main Street and Chesterfield Avenue about 1:30 a.m. When Sowell’s partner approached the car, it sped off. After a car chase, the suspect’s vehicle crashed and Sowell was shot twice with a 12-gauge shotgun.

    – Patrolman Walter Bell of the S.C. Highway Patrol died Feb. 4, 1939. He was killed in a car crash in Kershaw while on patrol. 

  • The case for barricades at Palmetto Place Apartments

    A familiar proposal regarding Palmetto Place Apartments is being viewed as one that disrespects residents and treats them like caged-in animals.

    Gail Barnes, who manages the Pardue Street complex, asked city of Lancaster officials this month if one of the complex’s entrances can again be closed off with barricades.

    Management wishes for the entry point from Meeting Street onto Pardue Street be closed at the curve to through traffic.

  • Two sentenced in Kershaw shooting death, injury

    Almost two years after a double shooting in Kershaw left one man dead and another injured, two men were each sentenced this week to 30 years in prison for the crime.

    Jerel Lamar Davis, Jr., 23, 717 E. Dunlap St., pleaded guilty Monday, May 13, to voluntary manslaughter, armed robbery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime relating to the robbery and shooting death of 69-year-old Kershaw resident Harry Edward Blakeney, said 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield on Thursday, May 16.