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  • No shots fired in accident

     A frantic 911 call about drivers shooting at each other along S.C. 9 Bypass on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, turned out to be nothing but the sound of motorists driving over a fallen road sign after a single-car accident. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said reports of a shoot-out near the 1800 block of S.C. 9 Bypass were unfounded.

    “It wasn’t road rage or someone shooting at somebody else,” Shaw said. 

  • County still looking for IL convenience center site

    After a year of searching, Lancaster County officials have yet to close on a location for a new recycling and household trash collection center in Indian Land.

  • Three Clinton students had pot on bus

    Three 10-year-old Clinton Elementary School boys were suspended last week after they were caught with marijuana, the second such incident in less than a month.

  • New school = bigger budget

    Lancaster County School District officials prepared school board members for an expected increase in the 2014-15 general fund due to the August opening of the new Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • Kershaw man, 60, dies in accident

    A 60-year-old Kershaw man died Monday evening, Feb. 24, after he was injured in a two-vehicle accident along S.C. 903.

  • Judge denies Crolley’s bond

     The mood was tense in Lancaster County Courtroom B on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, where a bond hearing was held for Tanner Crolley, charged in the Dec. 30, 2013, shooting death of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Sierra Landry.

    Landry’s parents, Robert and Jessica Landry, were flanked by family and friends who earlier had marched peacefully in front of the courthouse with signs that read, “Deny His Bond!” and “Don’t Let Him Walk Away to Kill Another Day.”

  • Loan dispute leads to machete attack

    An Indian Land man is recovering from minor injuries after another man slashed his hand with a machete on Feb. 17.

    A sheriff’s office investigator received a call from a 911 dispatcher at 11:10 a.m. that day about a man who had been attacked by a machete-wielding man, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The attack happened outside a home in the 9800 block of Kohut Road in Indian Land.

  • Man attacked with construction tool

    Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a coworker with a metal construction tool during a fight earlier this month.

    The victim, a 45-year-old Charlotte man, was bleeding from a head wound when deputies found him at a construction site in the Bailes Ridge subdivision at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 7, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The construction site is just off Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) in Indian Land. 

  • Collins to lead Bruins

     Bobby Collins, who has built a Charlotte area high school football program from scratch, has been given the task of rebuilding the Lancaster High School football program.

    Collins, 33, comes to Lancaster High after building the Class AAAA Hough Huskies’ football program into a winner.

    Collins, hired as the first head football coach at Hough High in 2010, steadily built a winner at the Cornelius, N.C., high school. In four seasons leading the Huskies, Collins posted a 25-20 record, including a 19-5 mark and two playoff bids in the last two seasons.

  • BMS teacher suspended for misconduct

    Lancaster County School District officials placed a Buford Middle School teacher on administrative leave Thursday, Feb. 20, pending an investigation of allegations she had improper communications with students.