• Foundation honors Blackwell legacy with scholarships

    Reece Murphy
    Faith, hard work, academic excellence, service to others and the legacy of a young man who embodied all of those qualities was the theme Tuesday evening during the 11th annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.
    Held at the Lancaster Golf Club's Fairway Room, the event drew nearly 175 guests who joined Blackwell's parents, Jan and Larry Blackwell, to honor their son's memory with four scholarships to Lancaster County high school students.

  • Kershaw Town Council gets positive audit report

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is in good financial standing, according to the town's most recent audit report.  
    Accountant Jan Pierce presented the report for the 2010-11 budget year at council's meeting Monday night. Pierce is part of the accounting firm Cantey, Tiller, Pierce & Green, LLP, which performed the town's audit.

  • Kershaw officials say new fire station needed

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Fire Department needs more space.
    Fire Chief Tracy Caldwell appeared at Monday’s Town Council meeting to give an update on the fire department’s issues with its Hampton Street station.
    The station, built in 1980, lacks room to effectively host training sessions and community events, isn’t energy-efficient and doesn’t have enough space to comfortably store all of the department’s fire apparatus, Caldwell said.

  • 92-year-old home destroyed by fire

    A late-afternoon fire destroyed the home of an elderly Indian Land man Wednesday.
    Indian Land firefighters responded to the home at 7165 Hancock Road about 5:45 p.m. to find the interior burning, Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said.
    Frank Williams, 88, who lived alone in the home, said the fire started and spread quickly.

  • Eddins sponsors safety class

    City Councilwoman Sara Eddins is sponsoring a safety class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Lancaster City Hall. Experts on safety, Maj. Matt Shaw of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard, will guide attendees through situations that may arise in parking lots, in homes, businesses or in your car. The event will teach men, women and children how to avoid dangerous situations and defend yourself if the need arises.

  • Warriors hope to earn playoff berth
  • Deputies investigate suspicious death on Brooklyn Avenue

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's office is investigating what may be yet another murder in Lancaster, this time in the Brooklyn neighborhood just south of the city limits.

  • Waxhaw man charged in attempted IL bank robbery

    Jesef Williams
    Local authorities have arrested a Waxhaw man they say tried to rob TD Bank in Indian Land last month.  
    Glenn Stewart Howie, 47, 5618 Rehobeth Road, Waxhaw, has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office with robbery/entering a banking institution with intent to steal.
    On Jan. 27, a man wearing a suit, baseball hat and sunglasses entered the Charlotte Highway bank and showed a teller a note that demanded money.

  • Tornado watch issued for Lancaster County until 4 p.m.

    The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for Lancaster County and surrounding areas until 4 p.m. today. A tornado watch means that conditions may become favorable for a tornado to develop.   

  • Man sentenced to seven years in shootings

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was sentenced to seven years in prison last week for shooting at another man during two separate incidents last year.
    Jamal Antonio Gladden, 19, of 1639 Frandandel Drive, entered pleas in Lancaster County General Sessions Court on charges of twice firing a handgun at Herbert Lavont McCray II last year, first on Feb. 23 and again on Feb. 28, said Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield.