• Two men hurt in Miller Street shooting

    A police investigation continues into two Lancaster men who were injured during a shooting at a home late Saturday night, Nov. 3. 

    Officers found the two men after they responded at 9:54 p.m. to reports of shots fired in the 500 block of Miller Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

    When they arrived, officers saw several people carrying an apparent gunshot victim to a vehicle parked in a nearby driveway. The 18-year-old man had injuries to his back, the release said.  

  • Man leads police on car chase

    A Mount Croghan man was arrested on a multitude of charges moments after leading police on a car chase through the streets of downtown Lancaster on Friday, Nov. 2. 

    Lancaster police officers arrested Khalfani Butler, 34, on charges of driving under suspension third offense, wrong way on a one way road, reckless driving, failure to stop for police, operating uninsured and resisting arrest, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Sunday alcohol sales projected to pass

    The hottest item on this year’s general election ballot for Lancaster County voters wasn’t a political race at all but one of two ballot measures that despite the legalese boiled down to one simple question – should local restaurants be allowed to sell alcohol on Sunday?

  • Faile doubles up Case

    Christopher Sardelli
    Sheriff Barry Faile celebrated with his family late Tuesday night as he was projected to win a second term in office.
    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at about 11 p.m., Faile was projected to win with 64.6 percent of the vote, which translates to 20,229 votes. His Republican challenger, Great Falls police officer Scott Case, trailed with 10,067 votes, which was 35.29 percent of the vote.

  • Absentee voting high in county

    Christopher Sardelli
    Many people are familiar with the old saying that when one door closes, another door opens, but the expression took on a whole new meaning for Bill Allen on Monday.
    Stationed at one of the Lancaster County Administration Building’s two main entrances, Allen watched a constant stream of voters file into the building, flinging open the doors every few seconds.

  • Powers Norrell wins seat

    Laura Caskey
    Democrat Mandy Powers Norrell has won the S.C. House seat in District 44, which covers a large part of Lancaster County, defeating Republican petition candidate Joseph Coy and Republican candidate Ryan Payne.
    According to unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission at press time, Norrell won 57.4 percent of the vote with 7,758 votes, while Coy had 13.3 percent of the vote with 1,802 votes and Payne garnered 29.3 percent of the vote with 3,954 votes.

  • City candidates split Tuesday vote

    Jesef Williams
    A political newcomer and an incumbent were leading their respective Lancaster City Council races as of press time late Tuesday night.
    Jackie Harris, who challenged Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace for the District 3 City Council seat, garnered 76 percent of the votes in the five voting precincts that encompass the city, according to uncertified results from the Lancaster County Election Commission.

  • Mulvaney headed back to U.S. Capitol

    Reece Murphy
    Republican Congressman Mick Mulvaney is likely heading back to Washington, D.C., for a second term to representing U.S. House District 5.
    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, was well ahead of first-time Democratic challenger Joyce Knott as of press time Tuesday with 55.37 percent of the vote at 65,548 to 48,514.
    Lancaster County voters also approved of their local congressman with 17,936 of the county’s voting for Mulvaney versus 10,984 who voted for Knott.

  • County Council Dist. 5 race not final

    Christopher Sardelli
    The battle between a one-term incumbent and her Republican challenger had still not been settled late Tuesday night in the race for Lancaster County Council’s District 5 seat, though there was a projected winner.
    Republican Steve Harper was projected to win over Democratic incumbent, and current council chairwoman, Kathy Sistare, based on unofficial results from the Lancaster County Election Commission released at about 11:30 p.m.

  • 2012 election results for Lancaster County, state

    Here’s a look at the unofficial Lancaster County vote totals for candidates on Tuesday’s ballot. Local totals include all precincts. Local votes in the races for the S.C. House and S.C. Senate are for Lancaster County only. State votes include all counties (42 of 46) reported by 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7.

    U.S. president

    • Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican) – Local: 19,273  (58 percent); state: 1,026,351(55 percent)