• Jeep hits 18-wheeler, shuts down S.C. 9

    A Jeep crossed the center line and slammed into an 18-wheeler Wednesday afternoon, overturning the tractor-trailer and closing busy S.C. 9 for more than three hours while its cargo of gravel was cleared from the road.
    A Tennessee man driving the 1998 Jeep was charged with driving under the influence after the crash, which occurred at 2:45 p.m. about 5 miles east of Lancaster.

  • Search for missing man expands

    The massive effort to find 22-year-old Jerrell White expanded Thursday afternoon when two other groups joined in the search across a swath of eastern Lancaster County.
    Sheriff Barry Faile said teams from the S.C. Department of Natural Resources and Foothills Search & Rescue from Simpsonville had arrived to assist rescuers who had spent more than a day at the site.
    “These agencies have some specialized equipment that we just don’t have,” Faile said. “We’re going to keep working and doing everything we can do.”

  • Pageland’s top 2 cops will not be prosecuted

    A state investigation of the Pageland Police Department’s top two officers has found “insufficient evidence to merit criminal prosecution” after one of their employees accused them of breaking into his home.
    The S.C. attorney general’s office announced its finding Thursday after reviewing an investigation by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division into the actions of Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short. Both were longtime Lancaster Police Department officers before joining the Pageland force.

  • Search resumes for missing man

    Authorities resumed their search for a missing 22-year-old man about 8 a.m. Thursday in the woods off Pleasant Road near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the search for Jerrell White had to be suspended late Thursday due to a combination of a severe, lightning-laced thunderstorm and nightfall.
    “We’re back out here looking again,” Barfield said Thursday morning.
    White’s last known addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.

  • Massive search launched for missing man

    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.

  • Wreck shuts down Pageland Highway

    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.

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate.
    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties.
    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials.
    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice.

  • $10,000 in jewelry stolen from Indian Land home

    An Indian Land woman and her daughter reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry last month.
    According to the recently obtained incident report, the mother, 45, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 after returning from a weekend trip to find the jewelry missing from the home she shares with her daughter in the 4300 block of Perth Road.
    The woman said there was only one other person at the house while she was away, a 25-year-old male acquaintance her 19-year-old daughter invited over without permission June 17 who stayed overnight.

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer.
    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • Strange comment creeps out uncle

    An Indian Land man filed an incident report with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office after his nephew allegedly made a comment during a road trip so chilling he felt it needed to be documented. 

    According to the June 22 incident report, the 48-year-old man was driving his truck in Georgia with his nephew, 25, a week earlier when the younger man said he had his uncle’s death “all planned out.”