• Great Falls man charged in dog-dragging incident

    A Great Falls man has been charged with animal mistreatment in the case of a dog apparently dragged behind a vehicle and severely injured in December.
    Billy Ray Huskey, 48, of Forest Lakes Circle, was arrested Saturday, Jan. 30, booked in the Fairfield County Detention Center and released on $5,000 bond.
    “We are pleased to announce this arrest,” said Sheriff Will Montgomery. “The Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office treats any offenses against animals very seriously.”

  • Road Trip

    Panthers fans from Lancaster County are heading west in quest of coveted and historic silver – the Lombardi Trophy – on the NFL Championship’s golden anniversary.
    Local Carolina fans have high hopes for Super Bowl 50, to be played Sunday night at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., where the NFC champion Panthers will battle the AFC champion Denver Broncos in the hunt for their first World Championship.
    The game, airing on CBS, kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
    Chris Gordon and his wife, Shantrell, will be there. They flew out Thursday.

  • Lancaster man gets 12-year prison term for domestic violence

    From release

    Steven LaMont Williams, 53, of Lancaster was sentenced to 12 years in state prison Monday, Feb. 1, on aggravated domestic violence charges.
    The case, in Lancaster County General Sessions Court, was prosecuted by Assistant Solicitor Cassity Brewer under new domestic violence laws enacted last June in South Carolina, according to a statement from the solicitor’s office. Williams was sentenced by Sixth Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons.

  • Water main project under way on U.S. 521

    Installing a huge water main along U.S. 521 in Indian Land is expected to take about four months, but officials say the impact on traffic should be minimal.
    The $1.2 million project will upgrade northern Indian Land’s water main from 12-inch-diameter pipe to 20-inch pipe, said Stephen White,  Lancaster County Water and Sewer District manager.
    The project runs nearly 2 miles along the highway’s west side from Dobys Bridge Road to the area of Lodge Road at Masonic Lodge 414 and Windsor Trace.

  • Sun City welcomes presidential hopeful’s sister

    by Beverly Lane Lorenz/For The Lancaster News
    INDIAN LAND – An eager group of Jeb Bush supporters welcomed the presidential candidate’s sister, Dorothy Bush Koch, to the Sun City Carolina Lakes LakeHouse on Monday.
     “I am thrilled to talk to you about my brother Jeb,” Doro Koch told the crowd. She was there with her sister-in-law Tricia Koch.
    An author and philanthropist, Koch was ready to talk about the GOP candidate’s record as Florida governor.

  • Haley helps celebrate Nutramax expansion

    Increased jobs and investment were at the top of Gov. Nikki Haley’s mind as she visited Lancaster Monday to help veterinary health supplement manufacturer Nutramax Laboratories officially announce plans for its new facility.
    The company’s purchase of the 185,000-square-foot facilities at 1759 Flat Creek Road will be the company’s third facility in Lancaster County, a $15 million investment that will help the company create 125 new jobs.

  • Police seek woman, 22, in shooting

    The Lancaster Police Department is searching for a woman wanted in connection with a shooting Monday, Feb. 1.
    Martina Aiesha Jenkins, 22, of 153 Plyler Road, Lancaster, is wanted for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime.
    Capt. Scott Grant said Jenkins is wanted in a shooting at 108 Plyler Road about 9 a.m. Monday.

  • Council OKs using $2.3M for radios, courthouse

    A slew of courthouse upgrades, as well as a new public safety radio system, will receive almost $2.3 million in funding thanks to a surplus of revenue in the county’s courthouse sales-tax account.
    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Monday, Jan. 25, to fund the items using money remaining from a one-cent sales tax. Voters approved the tax in 2008 to help repay bonds used to build the county’s new courthouse, though the county finished paying off those bonds last June.

  • 20-year teacher accused of theft

    A 20-year veteran teacher with the Lancaster County School District has been charged with stealing money raised by students and staff last year for the American Cancer Society.
    Yvonne Johnson Oswald, 48, of 2213 White Pine Court, Lancaster, was arrested on one count of breach of trust, a misdemeanor punishable by a $1,000 fine, 30 days in jail or both.

  • Why Fancy Pokket hasn’t opened

    Setbacks with financing, construction and certificates of occupancy are all hurdles Fancy Pokket President Mike Timani has faced during the past few years, though he hopes the delays to opening his new facility are almost over.
    Responding to concerns about the lag in opening Fancy Pokket’s 57,000-square-foot baking plant in the Lancaster County Air-Rail Park off S.C. 9, Timani said Friday, Jan. 29, he’s faced a perfect storm of obstacles.