Today's News

  • 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.

  • 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.