• Woman arrested for mailing contraband to jail

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Kershaw woman will spend time behind bars after trying to pass drugs and other items to someone jailed at a state correctional facility.
    Shareca Latoya Jones, 28, 624 E. Church St., was arrested Nov. 8 by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and charged with multiple drug charges after a failed attempt to deliver contraband to an inmate jailed with the S.C. Department of Corrections in Ridgeville, according to a sheriff's office press release.  

  • Teen arrested in shooting of deputy

    Christopher Sardelli


    A 19-year-old Lancaster man was arrested Friday morning, only hours after he was involved in the shooting of a sheriff’s deputy at a local restaurant.

    Rodrick Darnell Caskey, 1781 Baker St., may face charges of attempted murder and armed robbery in the case. 

  • Council OKs industrial park plans still on

    Lancaster County is moving along with plans for two industrial-park agreements with bordering counties. 

    County Council unanimously passed second reading Monday of an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Chester County. 

    As part of the plan, the two counties will share revenue generated through business parks in the respective counties. 

    Nienty-nine percent of taxes collected from AkzoNobel Coatings Inc. in Lancaster will go to Lancaster County, and 1 percent will go to Chester. 

  • Argument in club leads to drive-by shooting

     Police continue to probe a Nov. 11 early-morning drive-by shooting incident that reportedly stemmed from an nightclub argument over a woman. 

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to the vicinity of Porter Belk Lumber Co. at Old Camden Road and South Market Street about 3 a.m. after getting a call of gunfire in the area. 

  • Magazine wins national awards

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    for The Lancaster News

    A local magazine put together by a dedicated team of volunteers has won three national media awards.

    National Mature Media, based in Illinois, awarded Living @ Sun City Carolina Lakes magazine a Merit Award for its September 2010 issue. 

    Contributing writers Yuri Kita and Carol Ritter each won Merit Awards for their stories dealing with World War II in the magazine, too. 

    A labor of love

  • Entries sought for Christmas parades

    Staff Reports

    Area communities are gearing up for the holidays and will kick them off with their annual parades.

    Fort Lawn

    The Town of Fort Lawn seeks entries for its Christmas parade to be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10. The rain date is 3 p.m. Dec. 11. There is no fee for parade entries. There will be a float judging contest with prizes for the winners. First place receives $150, second place receives $75 and third place receives $50. 

  • Bullet damages home

    Christopher Sardelli


    Police are saying a bullet found in a family's bathroom was the result of an accidental shooting. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to a home in the 2500 block of Pardue Street just before 7 p.m. Nov. 4, after a resident reported a bullet found under a bathroom sink.

  • Thanksgiving surprise

    Jane Alford


    INDIAN LAND – The almost 200 families who lined up Nov. 15 at Belair United Methodist Church to get groceries from the Second Harvest truck got  a Thanksgiving surprise. 

    “With Thanksgiving coming up, I thought it would be a good idea if the folks who came for food could go home with a turkey for their table,” said Jim Northrup, an elder with Faith Presbyterian Church, which sponsored the distribution, along with Belair UMC. 

  • Troop awards three new Eagles Scouts

    Staff Reports

    Boy Scout Troop 275 recently awarded three of its members the prestigious Eagle Scout award in a single ceremony.

    Kevin Kimbrell, Levi Laney and John Shirlen all received their Eagle awards during the Oct. 29 ceremony at Belair United Methodist Church.  

    Eagle Scout is the highest award a Boy Scout can achieve. Only 2 percent of boys who join the Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.

  • BJ’s Feeding America sponsors fundraiser to help end hunger

    BJ's Wholesale Club

    BJ’s Wholesale Club has announced its company-wide initiative to help end hunger. The BJ’s Feeding Communities program donates 10 million pounds of fresh produce and frozen meat and fish each year.

    In partnership with Feeding America, the nation’s leading domestic hunger-relief organization, more than 190 BJ’s Wholesale clubs will donate unsold produce, meat and fish to 44 food banks in 15 states.