Today's News

  • Murder suspect back in jail after running from deputies

    A Lancaster man out on bond in connection with the shooting death of a man two years ago found himself behind bars again after he led deputies on a chase earlier this month.

    Junior Lee Kiker, 31, 6051 Shiloh Unity Road, is one of two people charged with the July 16, 2011, murder of David Brazzell.

    Kiker was re-arrested March 7 on a charge of resisting arrest following a short foot chase through a Lancaster neighborhood, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. He was also served with an outstanding family court bench warrant.

  • City firefighters to begin hydrant testing

    Lancaster Fire Department
    The Lancaster Fire Department will begin its semi-annual fire hydrant testing throughout the corporate city limits on Monday, April 1.
    The testing will continue through the end of May.
    All city fire hydrants will be tested to ensure they operate properly and produce the required water pressure when needed.
    Since this process must be done during normal operating hours, it’s impossible to know in advance just when or where the testing will take place in specific areas.

  • Today is deadline for free credit protection

    Today, March 31, is the deadline to register with Experian to receive free credit monitoring as a result of the breach at the state’s Department of Revenue in October.

    The DOR data breach team has been working throughout the weekend to provide assistance for individuals to sign up for the free, one-year credit protection.

    To enroll, individuals have the option to either go online by visiting protectmyid.com/scdor and entering the code SCDOR123, or by calling Experian’s ProtectMyID Customer Service at 1 (866) 578-5422, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

  • IL natives honored for community impact

    About 80 people attended Steele Hill Community Partners Inc.’s inaugural Making a Difference Community Awards luncheon March 16 at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land.

    The luncheon had a two-fold purpose – to recognize Indian Land residents who have made an impact on the Panhandle community and to raise money for Steele Hill Community Partners’ Hi Kee Summer Enrichment Program.

  • Business ordinance will stay the same

    Sandy McGarry was wowed when hearing about what happened at Lancaster City Council’s meeting Tuesday, March 26.

    After returning from an executive (closed) session, Mayor Joe Shaw said the city will not change its existing ordinance regarding business license inspections.

    McGarry, chairwoman of the Lancaster County Republican Party, was one of several people who spoke against the city’s intent to require businesses to submit portions of their federal and state income tax returns to the city.

  • Sheriff's office on the move

    There’s quite a commotion happening at 1520 Pageland Highway.

    If you’ve driven past the former Young America Mutual building this week, you may have wondered what all the ruckus is about.

    For days, large boxes have been hauled and moving trucks have been shuttling back and forth along a mile-long stretch as the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office prepares to relocate its crime-fighting operation to the two-story facility.

  • 'Let the little children come to me.'

    Some say you can no longer pray in a school building. Sure you can. Just ask Skip Stutts.

    He does it every Tuesday afternoon after the final school bell rings in the McDonald Green Elementary School auditorium.

  • Massey’s bright smile reflects stars’ shining play


    Frank Massey was beaming last Saturday afternoon, probably still is.

    He has every reason to sport a wide, toothy grin these days.

  • Lancers sweep USCS Indians



    Good Friday was a good Friday for the University of South Carolina Lancers’ baseball team.

  • Carolina Marlins open 2013 season

    The Carolina Marlins, an adult baseball league, have opened play for the 2013 season.

    The Marlins, members of the Community All-Star Baseball League, play their home games at the Wheels of Peace baseball field at North Corner off U.S. 521 North.