• Council gives nod to new site for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

    What do the county’s historic jail, administration building and upcoming Air-Rail Industrial Park have in common?

    At one point in time or another, all three have been suggested as a possible new home for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., though it seems county officials now have another location in mind.

    During Lancaster County Council’s meeting May 20, council members gave a nod to constructing a new LCEDC office building inside Lancaster Business Park.

  • Heath Springs firefighters get FEMA grant for rescue tools

    HEATH SPRINGS – Emergency personnel in Heath Springs will soon be better equipped to help people in life-threatening situations.

    Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department is the recipient of a $47,178 grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The money will allow the department to buy extrication tools used to free people trapped during vehicle accidents.

    Part of the grant money will go toward rescue equipment related to low-angle rope rescue.

  • Talf Wrenn never buys into excuses

    KERSHAW – No, the name of Andrew Jackson High School’s Talf Wrenn isn’t listed among those in this year’s graduating South Carolina seniors to go through an entire academic career without missing a single day.

    There were two days Talf missed at Andrew Jackson Middle School in the sixth grade attributed to an allergic reaction to a medication for pneumonia.

    Then, there were five days he was absent as a fourth-grader at Kershaw Elementary School.

  • Final Leadership Lancaster session focuses on law enforcement

    The sudden impact from the forced entry startled mostly everybody who was inside.

    A team of SWAT team officers burst through the door in search of a wanted criminal suspect. There was no advance phone call. No knock at the door. Just a group of masked authorities armed to the hilt and a flash bang.

    Though such stealth operations happen in Lancaster County more often than you’d think, this particular scenario was a simulation performed for participants in the Leadership Lancaster program.

  • Burglary in progress thwarted

    A S.C. Law Enforcement Division helicopter whirred overhead Thursday morning, May 30, as droves of deputies searched a wooded area near the Sedgefield subdivision on the hunt for two men wanted for a home burglary. 

    Within a few hours, both men were arrested after a tense chase that began in the 5000 block of Sedgefield Drive after a woman called 911 at 8:45 a.m. about a burglary in progress. 

  • Authorities arrest two burglary suspects

    Lancaster County Sheriff's Office arrested two burglary suspects Thursday afternoon. Check back later for details.

  • Authorities searching for suspects in house break-in

    Authorities are searching the vicinity of McIlwain, Hunter Ridge, West Doc Garris and Providence roads with tracking dogs for two black men who were caught breaking into a house in that area about 8:45 a.m. Thursday, May 30. 

  • For those who gave all

    Each year, the amount of shade provided by the big oak tree in front of the veteran’s memorial at Lancaster Memorial Park grows.

    And so does the number of flags placed there every Memorial Day. 

    America owes an enormous debt to everyone whose remains lay beneath those flags, said Korean War veteran Ernest Stroud in reading a governor’s proclamation during the 22nd annual Memorial Day program on Sunday, May 26.

  • Council moves forward with LCEDC revenue stream

    County officials adamantly debated the pros and cons of a potential revenue source that could eventually boost local economic development.

    The plan was presented during the Lancaster County Council meeting on May 20 by members of the county’s finance committee and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.

    Councilman Brian Carnes explained that the proposed plan would divert 7 percent of the revenue from every fee-in-lieu of taxes agreement (FILOT) the county enters into with new companies who set up shop here. 

  • McCrorey pleads guilty in two cases

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to 15 years behind bars after he pleaded guilty last week to charges stemming from two different shootings in 2011. 

    Shaun N. McCrorey, 20, 3022-D Northwest Apartments, pleaded guilty to robbery and attempted-murder charges in the July 27, 2011, shooting of a man at a Lancaster church, as well as accessory and weapon charges for the 2011 murder of a Kershaw man, according to a press release from 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.