Today's News

  • Costs coming in high on Marvin Rd. project

    INDIAN LAND – Although no Panhandle roads were identified for the state’s 2020 Pavement Improvement Program, some major upgrades are already under way to alleviate congestion in the northern part of the county.
    The Rock Hill, Fort Mill Area Transportation Study, known as RFATS, met last month to discuss some of the big projects in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Council member Brian Carnes, who recently completed a term as chair of the group, said the widening of U.S. 160 is on track to be completed by summer next year.

  • County EMS staff shortage taking big toll

    With medical calls increasing by the thousands each year, Lancaster County EMS is facing staff shortages caused by looming retirements and other agencies snatching up medics left and right.
    Clay Catoe, Lancaster County EMS director, said he has had some medics retire recently, and at least four more are eligible for retirement by the end of the year – himself included.

  • HS man, 2 from Kershaw charged after drug seizure

    Two Kershaw men and a Heath Springs man were arrested on multiple charges after drugs were found during the search of a Kershaw home last Wednesday.
    Agents of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Drug Task Force and the Special Weapons and Tactics Team executed a search warrant at 606 E. Richland St., Kershaw, early Wednesday morning and arrested Bryan Javon Williams, 40, of that address, Phillips Lee Moore, 41, of Heath Springs, and William Thomas Ealey, 41, of Kershaw.

  • Lancaster motorcyclist dies in York Co. crash

    A Lancaster man was killed in a collision last Wednesday on U.S. 21 about 5 miles south of Rock Hill.
    Dedrick Quashanero Strain, 25, died from injuries sustained in the crash, according to York County Coroner Sabrina Gast.

  • HS waives part of water/sewer fees for nonprofit soup kitchen

    HEATH SPRINGS – Town council has voted unanimously to waive $500 of the sewer and tap fees for a 15-year-old nonprofit food bank that wants to build a soup kitchen.
    Larry Kelly of Rainbow Promise Enterprise asked council last month to forgo the entire amount, which could be somewhere between $1,700 and $2,200.

  • Watermelon Festival events start this weekend

    Pageland’s Watermelon Festival begins this Friday, Saturday and Sunday with an emphasis on speed and song.
    On Friday, golfers will try to master the speed of the greens at White Plains Country Club as the captain’s choice tournament returns to the festival.
    The cost is $200 per team of four. Check in is at 11 a.m. and the shotgun start is at noon.
    On Saturday, it is speed in the air and on the ground.

  • Traffic stop begets stolen trailer, begets drug case against 3 in IL

    A routine traffic stop by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies snowballed into the arrests of three Indian Land residents on drug charges Monday.
    Bryan Watters, 48, was pulled over by deputies after he was spotted on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land. The deputies knew Watters and suspected he was driving without a license.

  • Statewide pet push

    Gail Holland’s first day on the job volunteering at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter was life changing, for her and for an 11-year-old beagle named Buddy.
    Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of SC has recently been recruiting volunteers to socialize and exercise dogs at the county shelter.
    Although Holland had walked a number of dogs, she took special notice of Buddy.

  • Victory Sports

    Now in its fifth year, Victory Sports Camp reached more than 200 kids this week. On Tuesday, about 130 signed up at the Buford High School location, and 80 participated at the Barr Street Learning Center.
    Victory Sports Outreach is a nonprofit Christian ministry that reaches out to local families through sports. The camp lasts one week every summer.

  • Massage and facial spa opens in IL

    A Waxhaw couple have combined their skill sets to open Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa in Indian Land.
    With nine years of practice as a licensed massage therapist, Abbey Cameron brings her expertise in health and wellness. Her husband, Scott Cameron, has worked in the financial sector for many years and brings his business background to the collaboration.
    The recently opened spa, located at 7756 Charlotte Highway, Suite 108 in Promenade at Carolina Reserve, offers massage therapy and facials.