Today's News

  • Blanton completes Eagle project

    Bryce Blanton, a member of Boy Scout Troop No. 72, recently completed his Eagle project. Blanton’s project was to renovate the outdoor fish pond at North Elementary School and build a pergola to shade the pond. He also performed landscaping and general repairs to improve the school’s natural classroom area. Overall, 20 volunteers spent more than 120 hours to complete this project. As a scout, Branton has held leadership positions of scribe, quartermaster and librarian, and has earned 29 merit badges.

  • Addison publishes book on mental illness

    Mental illness is a subject that has become less taboo in recent years, and a Heath Springs man has written a book on the topic, in the hopes of helping others who struggle with it.

    At 67, this is Mike Addison’s first published book, and is entitled “The Life Boat – One Man’s Journey with Mental Illness.”

    It chronicles Addison’s 50-year struggle with a chemical imbalance, depression/anxiety disorder and severe obsessive compulsive disorder.

  • Go RED for Women

    Springs Memorial Hospital

    On Friday, Feb. 1, Springs Memorial Hospital will once again join the American Heart Association’s National Go Red for Women campaign and is inviting all of Lancaster and the surrounding area, both males and females, to join with them on this day by wearing the color red.  

  • Shooting now murder

    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 2013.

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

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

    “We are developing a suspect in the case and we have an intense investigation.”

  • Kershaw Town Council election set for March 19

    KERSHAW – Though interest was minimal to none at first, there have since been some residents to file for the three Kershaw Town Council seats up for election this year.

    Three of the seven council seats are up for re-election in March – District 3, District 4 and one of the two at-large seats.

    “Filing is picking up in District 3 but the other districts still only have one person,” said Town Administrator Bryan Pettit.

  • Connect Our Future Project lets communities plan growth

    Representatives of the Centralina and Catawba Regional councils of governments met with Indian Land residents to introduce Connect our Future, a three-year project that will help guide future growth in the 14-county region surrounding Charlotte.

    The session, during a joint Indian Land Action Council/Indian Land Voices meeting at the Del Webb Library on Jan. 16, was the first of three scheduled meetings in Lancaster County. 

  • Pageland shooting injures local man

    A Jan. 19 gun battle in Pageland left a Lancaster man critically wounded and two men in jail.

    Thyze LaShown Hough, 18, of 5908 Henderson Road, Lancaster, was wounded in the shootout and, as of Tuesday, Jan. 29, remains hospitalized at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. 

    According to a Pageland Police Department report, Michael Joseph Locklear, 31, of Pageland, has admitted to shooting Hough. 

  • 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.