Today's News

  • Tax return deadline extended to Monday

    If you’re among the millions of American tax-dawdlers out there who have waited until the last minute to file your federal income tax by the traditional April 15 deadline, calm down and take a deep breath – you are not alone.
    In fact, an estimated 20 to 25 percent, more than 400,000, of South Carolina’s estimated 2 million taxpayers are in the same boat, having waited until this month to file, according to the IRS.
    Another reason to relax a bit? This year, you get a three-day reprieve.

  • Carolina Thread Trail seeks feedback on plans

    What’s the Carolina Thread Trail?
    Those who attended one of three recent open houses in Lancaster County found out. The meetings – held April 4 at Andrew Jackson High School, April 5 at Lancaster County Library and April 11 at the Indian Land Recreation Center – gave local residents a chance to look at maps of the proposed project, hear a live presentation and ask questions before responding to survey questionnaires.

  • Man shot in Kershaw

    A Heath Springs man flagged down a deputy after being shot in the leg Tuesday morning.
    While on patrol along Fork Hill Road in Kershaw at 9:48 a.m., a Lancaster County sheriff's deputy noticed a man waving his arms on the side of the road. The deputy turned his car around to speak with the 27-year-old Heath Springs resident, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • Take part in honoring veterans

    For National County Government Month, the Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office has adopted a theme of “Serving Our Veterans, Armed Forces and Their Families.”
    In doing so, there has been a host of activities to honor veterans.

  • Mulvaney tries to explain how Washington spends our money

    What is Washington doing with our money? This is one of the most basic – and important – questions that folks have asked me since I have been in Congress. It’s also one of the most difficult to answer.
    Of course, we always hear a lot of quick answers: “They’re wasting it!” or “They’re throwing it away on earmarks!” or “They’re giving it away to other countries.” And to a certain extent, every one of those statements is true.  

  • Armed robber strikes convenience store

    Grainy footage from a security camera shows an armed robber stealing money from a Lancaster convenience store Saturday morning. 

    Lancaster police officers are searching for the man who stole an unknown amount of money from the Westgate Exxon convenience store, 1101 W. Meeting St., on April 9. 

    According to a Lancaster Police Department press release, the man entered the store at 11:18 a.m. The store clerk was away from the counter, cleaning, so the robber waited at the counter until the clerk returned, the release said. 

  • IL man dies in wreck

    An Indian Land man died Friday night after his motorcycle struck a utility pole in his neighborhood. 

    Marcel Muller, 69, died from blunt force injuries due to the motorcycle accident, said Investigator Bryant with the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s office. 

    The accident happened April 8 about 7:05 p.m. as the man was traveling north on Sun City Boulevard, said Trooper Billy Elder with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Hail of a Storm

    A series of thunderstorms Saturday evening dropped golf ball-sized hail and larger in parts of Lancaster County and produced lightning that killed a family pet.

    The storm came less than a week after another spring storm April 5 wreaked havoc on Lancaster County with heavy rains and wind damage. 

    News that Saturday’s storm was going to be a rough one came about 4:30 p.m. when the National Weather Service issued a tornado watch and severe thunderstorm watch for several counties along the state line, including Lancaster County. 

  • Lancers net first Region X tennis crown



    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster men’s tennis team captured its first Region X championship with a 6-3 win over Spartanburg Methodist College.

  • Jackets sting Eagles, 8-2



    The Buford Yellow Jackets took a major step toward the Region IV-AA championship with an 8-2 win over Central of Pageland on Monday at Buford Park.