• Pleasant Valley fire substation set to open

    Reece Murphy
    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
    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.

  • Shooting on J.B. Denton Road

    Chris Sardelli
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies are en route to a domestic shooting at a home in the 2900 block of J.B. Denton Road. Just after 6:10 p.m. Thursday, radio traffic indicated that a Lancaster County Coroner’s Office staff member was also heading there. Check back later for updates.

  • Habitat for Humanity breaks ground for 12th house

    The weather Tuesday morning was a little chilly, but cooperative enough for some ceremonial red clay to be turned.
    At the corner of Meeting and Penny streets, a group including elected officials and volunteers gathered for what represented a major step for a local deserving family.
    That’s where the Lancaster County Habitat for Humanity held its groundbreaking for a new house, which is expected to be finished later this year. The address is 701 W. Meeting Street in Lancaster, next to the Penny Street home Habitat is still repairing.

  • Woman drives over embankment

    Emergency crews responded in force to an accident on Waxhaw Highway on Feb. 20 to rescue a woman from a minivan at the bottom of an embankment.
    Though the S.C. Highway Patrol has yet to return calls regarding the accident details, a witness said the 5:15 p.m. accident began several hundred feet north of where it ended, just south of the state line.
    Christina Shepherd of Fort Mill said she saw the unidentified driver run off the side of the road and overcorrect. The accident occurred almost as if it were in slow motion, Shepherd said.

  • Correction

    The date for the Lancaster County Republican Women meeting is March 20 not March 6. The date was incorrect in the story in the Sunday edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Man arrested in murder

    Christopher Sardelli
    Tips from the community and evidence gathered by crime scene investigators helped deputies arrest a Lancaster man this week for murder.
    Terry Catoe, 39, 747 Shiloh Unity Road, was charged Thursday with murder in the killing of Lancaster resident Linda Massey Gaymon, 54, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
    Gaymon’s body was found inside a vacant house in the 900 block of Starnes Street Feb. 24.

  • Pet goats stolen from local farm

    Reece Murphy
    While any theft is a bad theft, there’s no getting around the fact that some are worse than others. Sometimes it’s not so much because of the value of what’s stolen, but because of who it happens to and what the items are.              
    Take, for instance, Lois and Neal Zarelli. The couple is asking for the public’s help in finding their stolen goats, two of which were only two days old.

  • City nixes raise motion

    Jesef Williams
    Sara Eddins wanted city of Lancaster employees to get an immediate pay raise. But her colleagues obviously felt differently.
    Prior to voting on a mid-year budget revision at Tuesday’s meeting, the city councilwoman motioned to give all employees an immediate 4 percent raise.
    Her motion died from lack of a second.
    “It’s time we come through for our employees, because we need them,” Eddins said during Tuesday’s discussion.

  • Big Thursday raises big bucks for USCL, Clemson

    Robert Howey
    Richard Patterson, chairman of the Big Thursday of Lancaster, Inc. scholarship fund opened the annual check presentations Tuesday by giving CNN a pat on the back.
    The news network created a local firestorm with its recent report on Lancaster.
    “That was the biggest favor they could have ever done, as far as getting us to wake up and go to work to improve Lancaster,” Patterson said.