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22-year-old Jerrell White last seen about 1 a.m. Wednesday

Massive search launched for missing man

By Greg Summers

Rescue workers have launched a massive search near Primus Crossroads for a 22-year-old missing man.
Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the man as Jerrell White, whose last addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.
Faile said White was last seen at a home in the 4000 block of Pleasant Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

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Gravel truck collides with Jeep, two injured

Wreck shuts down Pageland Highway

By Hannah Strong

A  tractor trailer loaded with gravel collided with a Jeep on S.C. 9 (Pageland Highway) near Dixie Food Mart about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
The tractor trailer overturned, dumping gravel in the road.
At 4:30 p.m, the highway was still shut down and emergency workers are still clearing the road.
Two ambulances left the scene with the drivers from each vehicle. Their condition is unknown.

Check Friday’s edition of The Lancaster News for updates.

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Police don’t know if Palmetto Place victims were targets or bystanders

Drive-by double murder

By Reece Murphy

Three men were shot, two fatally, in a drive-by shooting Thursday night at Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street in Lancaster.
A fourth man is now jailed in connection with the case.
Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said 36-year-old Courtney Javon McCain turned himself in early Friday morning.
He is charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder and is awaiting a bond hearing.
Police had been searching for McCain as a person of interest since late Thursday.

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N.C. woman charged in fatal bike hit and run

By Greg Summers

An N.C. woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of the accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, of Hopkins Lane.

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Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 p.m.

By Greg Summers

The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to the NWS, at 3:48 p.m., doppler radar indicated that a severe thunderstorm producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter sized hall was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir or 8 miles south-southwest of Lancaster, moving northeast at 40 mph.
Hail damage is expected to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees.

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Flood watch issued for county

By Greg Summers

Rainy weather in the upcoming days has prompted the National Weather Service in Columbia to issue a flash flood watch until Thursday morning for 18 of the state’s central counties including Lancaster.
A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
Other counties in the watch area include Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

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S.C. 9 Bypass reopens after metal spill

By Greg Summers

The eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass under the North Main Street overpass reopened to traffic about 4 p.m. Monday. The two lanes had been shut down for a little more than six hours after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m., strewing both eastbound lanes with shards of metal in all kinds, shapes and sizes.
The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. For more, see the Wednesday, May 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

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Metal truck tips, blocks S.C. 9 Bypass

By Greg Summers

The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass are shut down after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police.

Firefighters, police and the S.C. Department of Transportation crews are all at the scene.

Both eastbound lanes are strewn with metal, and the cleanup could take hours. 

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Kershaw couple killed in motorcycle accident

By Reece Murphy

A Saturday evening motorcycle accident claimed the lives of a Kershaw couple.
The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victims as David McIsaac, 61 and Dana McIsaac, 45.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis said the accident happened about 9:30 p.m. Saturday on Memorial Park Road as the McIsaacs were riding westbound on at 2011 Harley Davidson motorcycle.

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Lancaster man dies when truck hits Harley at beach

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster man died Monday of injuries he received in a motorcycle accident in Myrtle Beach Saturday. 

The Horry County Coroner’s Office said James Starnes, 50, died at Grand Strand Medical Center Monday afternoon from “multiple trauma” sustained in the accident.


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