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  • More charges in gun battle on Facebook

    A third man has been charged in the videotaped July 19 shootout at a West Meeting Street mobile home park, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Foresio Jones, 24, of Lancaster turned himself in at the sheriff’s office Thursday night. He was served with warrants for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.

  • Pageland’s top cops ‘conditionally’ reinstated

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    The Pageland Town Council has “conditionally” reinstated Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short following almost three hours of deliberation in a closed session Tuesday night.
    No date has been set for Greenlee and Short to resume their duties.
    They were suspended with pay after entering the home of Pfc. Brandon Roberts, who had failed to report for work on May 29.

  • Jacarion’s tearful mom out on bond

    The mother of a 2-year-old fatally shot Monday was released on $60,000 bond Thursday, while her boyfriend was denied bond and remains jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.
    Toni Lashay Gladden, 26, and her boyfriend, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes, 18, both of 509 E. Dunlap St., were charged Tuesday with unlawful conduct towards a child after Jacarion Gladden, 2, was shot at the home.

  • Norman decries gridlock

    Newly installed Rep. Ralph Norman said Thursday it will take a miracle to end the Obamacare deadlock that has polarized Congress.
    “The stranglehold that big government has is just phenomenal,” said the Rock Hill Republican, noting that Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in a procedural vote just to get the scaled-down “skinny repeal” debated on the Senate floor.
    The bill then failed when three Republicans joined all the Democrats in opposing it.

  • ‘Nothing but proud’

    SUMTER – Lancaster’s Darlings all-stars, undefeated going into the last day of the Dixie Softball World Series, slammed into a Louisiana juggernaut twice Wednesday, losing both games decisively and ending their championship quest one step short of the title.
    The team from Jena, La., which Lancaster’s 7- and 8-year-olds had beaten in a dramatic comeback Monday, steamrolled to the victory with 11-3 and 16-5 wins. Eleven teams competed in the double-elimination tournament at Sumter’s Patriot Park Recreation Complex.

  • 3 of 4 suspects in Tran killing plead guilty to lesser charges

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during Tuesday’s plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Sewage spill danger ends on Catawba

    The bacterial danger from a massive sewer spill into the Catawba River nearly three weeks ago has passed, S.C. environmental officials said Tuesday, but they urged ongoing caution among the river’s recreational users anytime there’s heavy rain.
    The state Department of Health and Environmental Control posted no-swimming notices at the Catawba Nation landing and Landsford Canal on July 15, the day after a 21-inch pipe ruptured and dumped untreated sewage into Kings Branch in Charlotte for 11 hours.

  • Pageland cops explain entering officer’s home

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Pageland’s top two police officers, suspended with pay since early June, told state investigators they entered the home of an absent officer without permission because of their concerns about his alleged marital problems.

  • Cops investigate toddler's shooting death

    Grieving family and friends gathered outside Springs Memorial Hospital Monday night after a 2-year-old was fatally shot at a Lancaster home in the 500 block of East Dunlap Street.

    Lancaster County Coroner Karla Deese responded to SMH about 8 p.m. Just before midnight, her office issued a statement confirming the shooting death.

    At midday Tuesday, the coroner’s office identified the victim as Jacarion Antonio Gladden of Lancaster and said he died from a single gunshot wound. The coroner's investigation is continuing.

  • Coming soon: More arts events

    See Lancaster

    Lancaster Performing Arts’ secondary series, “See Lancaster Live,” is bringing everyone’s favorite comedian, James Gregory, back to USC Lancaster’s Bundy Auditorium. 
    At 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30, “the funniest man in America” will bring his rib-tickling reflections of “life from the front porch” to the stage. By refusing the vulgar and profane, Gregory focuses on a simpler time, before the “loss of common sense.”