Today's News

  • Cavs edge IL in district play

    Christ Church won a hard-fought battle to take a 2-1 extra-inning win over scrappy Indian Land to advance to the Class A Upper State championship baseball series on Wednesday night.

  • Council targets oldest profession with prostitution-free zones

    Prostitutes will have to peddle elsewhere if County Council declares the Brooklyn, Memorial Park and Midway areas as prostitution-free zones.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said he's spoken with Sheriff Johnny Cauthen and Chief Deputy Barry Faile about declaring those areas, where several prostitution arrests have been made in the past, as prostitution-exclusion zones.

    The city of Charlotte has prostitution-exclusion zones, Willis told council members.

    Council discussion

  • Local support group helps Parkinson's patients

    KERSHAW – Harold Williams' hands sometimes tremble.

    It's a classic sign of Parkinson's disease, which Williams, 76, was diagnosed with 10 years ago.

    His Parkinson's condition is minor, but his symptoms were significant enough to affect his work as a barber. He retired from that business but stills oversees the car wash he owns in Kershaw.

    "I do just fine," Williams said. "But sometimes I get a little depressed."

  • Warriors down Lions for III-A soccer crown

    The Indian Land High School boys soccer team earned a measure of revenge in taking the Conference III-A title at Lancaster Memorial Stadium on Tuesday night.

  • Talking to roses not a thorny subject for Mary Daniels
  • Twitty deserves recognition

    Gonze Lee Twitty’s recent Pioneer Award from the NAACP is most fitting for a man who has put others first in his life of service.

    Twitty, 89, has lived a productive life of paving the way for others in need of a helping hand.

    “He’s been out there for a long time helping those who can’t help themselves,” said Charlene McGriff, second vice president of the local NAACP and a member of the committee which selected the winners.

  • AJ, IL girls advance

    The Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers and Indian Land Lady Warriors each advanced in impressive fashion in the high school softball playoff action Wednesday.

  • Kershaw about ready to seek bids for new town hall

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw has secured the services of a bond attorney to review its financial records and take that information to get proposals from banks on a loan to finance its new town hall.

    Paul Dillingham of the Spencer law firm in Rock Hill has finished his review and is representing the town in its pursuit of a loan.

    Once Dillingham has a final figure on how much the town wants to borrow, he will send the town's financial information to at least three banks and let them offer loan packages. Council will then vote on which one to accept.

  • Soccer coach teaches true sportsmanship

    Over the past few years, I believe that the Lancaster Recreation Department would agree with me in saying that soccer has become one of the fastest growing sports in this area. With this growth have come many exciting opportunities for the youth of this area. My daughter, who has played soccer for the last five years, has had the unique fortune to be a part of one such experience.

    This year Lancaster organized a Futbol club to promote youth soccer at a higher level. My 11-year-old has been fortunate enough to be a member of this club in its opening season.

  • Boy rams car into home

    Details are still sketchy about a bizarre incident last week in which a car sped into a mobile home on Cambridge Drive in the Smoke Rise community.

    Pam Jeffers came home April 22 to see the front left corner of her trailer severely damaged. Neighbors say a boy was driving a 1999 Ford Crown Victoria that ran off the road, cut through the yard and rammed into the front left corner of the home.

    Jeffers' brother had been asleep in his room on that side of the home. He was the only person in the home at the time. He said the impact felt as if a hurricane or earthquake had hit.