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  • Officers arrest two in Jones murder

    From Staff Reports
    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has arrested two people in connection with the murder of Jenika Jones.
    Devatee Clinton, 24, 1911 Roseanna Lane, and Wayne Blakeney, 20, 5987 Taxahaw Road, have been charged with murder.
    Officers are searching for a third suspect.
    Check back later for more details.

  • Homeowner kills relative trying to break into home

    Staff Reports
    A Lancaster resident and homeowner shot and killed a family member who was trying to break into his home on Thursday, according to Lancaster County Sheriff's Office,
    Lancaster County resident Curt Alan Reed, 46, was irate and armed when he tried to break into the J.B. Denton Road home about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to the sheriff's office.
    No criminal charges are expected to file against the homeowner, who was not identified.
    Check back later for more details.
     

  • 79 arrested in sweep

    Staff Reports
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office and Lancaster Police Department announced that 79 people have been arrested for drug and weapons charges during the Operation Spring Cleaning sweep. The announcement was made a press conference Friday morning at the sheriff's office.
    Check back later for more details.

  • Kershaw man accused of exposing himself

    KERSHAW – An exchange at a fast-food drive-thru in Kershaw led to a man exposing himself in public moments afterward.
    A Lancaster County Sheriff's Office deputy came to the Kershaw Bojangles' restaurant on South Hampton Street about 12:45 p.m. Feb. 29 in response to a call about an obscene gesture.
    The caller said he was in the drive-thru line at Bojangles' and realized he needed to back up, according to a sheriff's office incident report.

  • City approves manual for plant

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    If another entity had to assume control of the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant, would it still function properly?
    With City Council’s most recent action, that answer has a much better chance of being a yes.
    Council voted unanimously at its Feb. 28 meeting to adopt a new operating and maintenance manual for the city’s treatment plant off Lockwood Lane.
    The previous manual was written in the 1980s.

  • Council will fund upgrades to IL road

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    With concerns that a narrow Indian Land road may impede the work of firefighters and pose a hazard for local residents, Lancaster County Council approved funding last week for improvements along Six Mile Creek Road.
    At its Feb. 27 meeting, Council discussed what to do about the cramped, one-lane road that runs by several homes and serves the Indian Land Fire Department. The road was brought to council’s attention by members of the Indian Land Fire Protection Fee Board.

  • Baaack home again

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    They’re home!
    After nearly a week of lonely bleating and standing watch at the pasture gate, Remo the ram has been reunited with his family – the missing Zarrelli goats.
    The development is a happy ending to an article that ran Sunday featuring Lois and Neal Zarrelli of Lancaster asking for the public’s help in finding their five stolen goats – a mama goat, named “mama goat,” her two youngest kids only days old, named Tom and Jerry, and their two juvenile siblings.

  • Report: More children live in high-poverty areas

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    More children in South Carolina are living in poverty-stricken areas, according to recent data from the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
    The national foundation, which advocates for programs to support children and families, released statistics last month through its KIDS COUNT Data Center.
    The findings indicate that there has been a 115 percent increase since 2000 in the number of children living in high-poverty areas in South Carolina.

  • Pleasant Valley fire substation set to open

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    The Pleasant Valley Fire Department is set to move equipment into its new substation on Harrisburg Road in the coming days, the latest step in a long-term plan to provide better fire protection for residents at the tip of the Lancaster County Panhandle.
    PVFD Chief Greg Nicholson said he hopes to move a fire engine into the 1,250-square-foot substation just east of the intersection with Barberville Road and have it operational this week or next.

  • Stolen truck used in Pageland burglary, dumped near Monroe

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities from three law enforcement agencies are comparing notes after a work truck stolen from Kershaw was used in a smash-and-grab burglary in Pageland last week.
    The Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office is asking the public for help in locating at least two people who rammed a truck into a grocery store in the late night hours of March 1.