• 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.

  • VW author publishes third book

    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck author Glenda Manus has released her third book, “High Tide at Pelican Pointe,” the last in her “Southern Grace” series.
    The Christian fiction novel continues the story of small town life in fictitious Park Place for the Rev. Rock Clark and his pregnant wife, Liz.
    Manus published “Sweet Tea and Southern Grace” in December 2013 and “Lighting the Way” in October 2014.

  • Dorman wins Kershaw mayor’s race

    KERSHAW – A former town council member is headed back to town hall as Kershaw mayor.

    Mark Dorman defeated Morris Russell, Sonya Poole and Johnny Carter to win the first-ever write-in campaign in Lancaster County history.

    Dorman had 160 total votes to Russell’s 128 votes.

    Poole, an at large member of town council, had 24 votes. Carter, another former town councilman, had 21 total votes.

    Political newcomer Gail Rogora also defeated Russell for the District 1 seat on Kershaw Town Council. Rogora had 73 votes to Russell’s 46.

  • Flood advisory issued for county until midnight Monday

    COLUMBIA – The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for Lancaster County until midnight, Monday, Nov. 2.
    A flood advisory is issued when flooding isn’t expected to be bad enough to issue a warning. However, weather conditions may cause significant inconvenience, and if caution isn’t used, it could lead to situations that threaten life or property.

  • KCPH hosts Nature & Art Day on Saturday

    KERSHAW – For those who haven’t seen recent improvements and additions at Stevens Park, this Saturday, Oct. 31, is the perfect opportunity to do that and enjoy a little family fun to boot.
    Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) is hosting its first-ever Nature & Art Day at the 13-acre park, at 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
    “We have lots going on at the event from 10 (a.m) to 4 p.m,” said Beverly Timmons, KCPC general coordinator.

  • Missing woman found in Matthews

    UPDATE: Mrs. Leach was found in Matthews shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, Oct. 27.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman with severe dementia who was last seen in Indian Land.