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  • Two people injured in wreck on U.S. 521

     Emergency responders swarmed an overturned SUV, helping rescue two people trapped inside moments after it flipped during a two-vehicle accident along U.S. 521 Bypass between Kershaw Camden Highway and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon, Aug. 5. 

    The crumpled white GMC SUV could be seen resting on its roof in a grassy area near Cane Mill Road minutes after the crash, as the blades of a rescue helicopter whirred overhead. The scene is about two miles south of Lancaster. 

  • Friends dedicate bench to former ILHS classmate Thomas Harris

     

  • Lancaster volunteer, off-duty Charlotte firefighter dies while in New York with wife

    Just after 2 p.m. today, Aug. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office communications officer will issue a countywide pager tone for “Indian Land 7 to call the sheriff’s office.”

  • Beyond the jail cell walls

    Dwindling space, combined with a quickly expanding prison population, are looming problems for Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    As crime remains high, and the number of jailed offenders awaiting trial continues to rise, Faile has watched the Lancaster County Detention Center experience severe growing pains. The facility is at 1941 Pageland Highway, behind the county’s 911 center.
    “We have a 121-bed facility, but the detention center averages about 140 to 145 inmates a day,” Faile said.

  • Man comes out of the woods after accidentally shooting self in chest with pellet gun July 22

    Authorities briefly searched a wooded area for a man who accidentally shot himself with a pellet gun July 22, though he was soon found and taken to a hospital for treatment.
    Several deputies responded just after midnight to the 2300 block of Continental Drive about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    When deputies arrived at the scene, they spoke with a 53-year-old woman who identified herself as the injured 35-year-old man’s mother.

  • Separate assaults reported at same time

    A teenage boy and a woman sitting in her car were both the apparent victims of separate assaults during a 24-hour period late last month.
    The first assault was reported at 1:07 p.m. July 27, by a 29-year-old man and his 13-year-old son in the lobby of the Lancaster Police Department, according to a police incident report.
    The father said his son had been choked the previous day by his mother’s boyfriend, a 20-year-old Lancaster man.

  • Consumer Affairs closes ‘pre-need’ casket case

    A Lexington County man who faced a fine of up to $10,000 after he was accused of selling $300 “pre-need” caskets without a state license had his case closed recently by the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs.

  • Martie Tiller named interim prinicpal at Chester High School

    CHESTER – When the first bells ring at Chester High School on Aug. 19, students will welcome an interim principal for the new academic year.
    Martin B. “Martie” Tiller will replace former CHS Principal Jeff Gardner who recently was named associate superintendent of operations for the Chester County School District. Tiller will serve during the 2013-14 academic year, said Superintendent Dr. Agnes Slayman.

  • Four file for open seat on GF town council

    GREAT FALLS – Three former town council members and a previous contender have filed for the open seat on the Great Falls Town Council.
    Councilman Zack Williams submitted his letter of resignation July 9.
    Former town councilman Earl Taylor was the first person to file for the vacant seat. He filed July 23.
    Taylor was followed by Darla Wynne who has made several unsuccessful runs for council. Former town councilman Kenny Johnson filed a letter of intent July 25.

  • Performance on PASS, HSAP tests shows slight gain

    Results of the most recent round of  Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and High School Assessment Program (HSAP) tests were also released by the state Department of Education on Thursday, Aug. 2.
    According to that data, Lancaster County students overall showed improved performance in all five subject areas of last year’s PASS and HSAP tests with its significant gains made among several at-risk subgroups.