• Indian Land man charged with having sex with minor

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Indian Land man for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
    Manuel Andress Delgado, 4029 Brookchase Blvd., is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 14 to 16 years old.
    The incident report said the girl’s father called deputies Oct. 27 after his daughter told him and her mother she’d recently had consensual sex with Delgado.

  • Flood barricades still up on five roads

    Most county roads closed by this week’s flooding are now open to through traffic, but two roads will remain closed until the water recedes and three will remain barricaded for some time.
    At 3 p.m. Nov. 20, barricades were still up at Fish Hatchery Road just south of Heath Springs, Deertrack Circle off Pageland Highway and Hough Road near the Potter Road intersection, according to the Lancaster County Public Works Department. Stewart Place Road and Balkum Road are indefinitely closed.

  • Unplanned repairs impact Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – There are some things you just can’t budget and plan for, no matter how much you’d like to.
    One of them is damage from lightning strikes.
    Kershaw Town Administrator Joe Boyes told town council this week the 2015-16 budget for the Kershaw Recreation Center is out of balance, thanks to Mother Nature.
    The matter came up during the administrator’s monthly financial report at the Nov. 16 town council meeting.

  • Faulkenberry Christmas Basket under way

    The staff of HOPE (Helping Other People in Lancaster) no longer waits until Thanksgiving to start the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket.
    The agency is already taking monetary donations for the annual holiday effort, which buys Christmas meal food boxes for about 300 of the county’s neediest families.

  • Barbara a true friend, a rock-solid colleague

    A couple of weeks back, I did some fall cleaning in my Lancaster News work area.
    I found plenty of past personal notes and cards, but what I ran across the most was Christmas cards from retiring editor Barbara Rutledge.
    Each was more than a simple Yule greeting. She expressed her thanks for my work over the previous year, as well as best wishes for my family during the Christmas season.
    Her simple words were extraordinary: “Time to focus on family and friends.”
    That was Barbara in a nutshell.

  • Baskins acquitted in Barnes murder

    A Lancaster jury found a Charlotte man not guilty Thursday in the 2012 murder of a Lancaster woman, but convicted him on a lesser weapon charge.
    Roger L. Baskins, 43, stood trial last week for the Feb. 9, 2012, murder of 47-year-old Cynthia Barnes, who was found dead insider her home at 717 E. Dunlap St.
    The circumstances surrounding the murder largely remained a mystery until Baskins’s trial, which revealed the brutality of the crime. She had been stabbed 25 times with a screwdriver and shot three times.

  • ‘Forever ’bee in our hearts

    Peering up at the gleaming Yellow Jacket sculpture perched high above her, Ashley Cooper smiled and slowly nodded her head in remembrance.
    For Cooper, a 16-year-old junior at Buford High School, the shiny, brushed-metal sculpture of the school’s mascot isn’t just a source of school pride, but a beacon of hope and reflection for the Buford community.

  • Election commission certifies election results

    With the voting process high tech, it’s a straightforward, no-nonsense process to determine the winners.
    However, when factors ranging from wrong addresses, misspelled names and improper IDs come into play, it’s up to the Lancaster County Election Commission to make sure that every ballot that can be counted, gets counted.
    That’s what its members did for about two hours Thursday morning, Nov. 5.

  • Lancaster man shot by police after confrontation

    A Lancaster police officer shot a man in his Magnolia Lane home Friday morning, reporting that the officer was assaulted by the man while checking on him for a concerned relative.
    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Grant would not identify the injured man.
    A family member and several neighbors identified him as Melvin Truesdale, who lived alone at the home.

  • Officer involved shooting in Lancaster

    The Lancaster Police Department has called in the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate an officer-involved shooting Friday morning on Magnolia Lane.

    Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said the shooting at 107 Magnolia Lane occurred shortly after 8 a.m. Magnolia Lane runs from South Hughes to South Ferguson streets between East Dunlap and East Gay streets.

    The suspect was wounded and as of late Friday morning was being treated at Carolinas Medical Center Main in Charlotte. No officers were injured in the incident, Grant said.