• County seniors can get free produce this summer

    Department of Social Services
    The Lancaster County Department of Social Services, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons for fresh produce to low-income individuals age 60 and older.
    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons may be used to buy fresh produce from local participating farmers markets.
    Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons to use at participating markets through Oct. 15.

  • Terrance Antonio 'Tonio' Jones, 36

    Terrance Antonio 'Tonio' Jones, 36

    Terrance Antonio ”Tonio” Jones, 36, died Sunday, May 29, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Rosa Lee Jones and Robert Sanders Jr.

  • Man killed Sunday morning on Pardue Street

    One man was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday on Pardue Street. The victim has not been named, pending family notification, however the suspect has been identified as Quanell Marquan McIlwain. Authorities are searching for the suspect. The Lancaster Police Department asks if the public has any information on his whereabouts to call 911. Check back to www.thelancasternews.com for more details.

  • Rash of car break-ins reported in IL

    There are still no leads in a string of recent car break-ins in Indian Land. 

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies are searching for whoever broke into at least a dozen vehicles throughout several Indian Land neighborhoods May 19-20 and then again May 26. 

    Sgt. Eric Brown, a crime prevention officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has sent several e-mail crime alerts during the past week about the break-ins to residents in the northern part of the county. 

  • Man crashes car after chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested recently after leading police on a car chase along U.S. 521. 

    The chase began shortly after Lancaster police officers, who were patrolling the intersection of Woodland and Roddey drives at 10:58 a.m. May 11, noticed a man drive by whom they had a warrant on, according to a police department incident report. 

    The driver, later identified as Charles Henry Davis, 43, 2543 Great Falls Highway, was driving under suspension and made an improper turn, so officers tried to pull him over, the report said. 

  • Economists predict slow improvement

    The economy will continue to improve in the coming year – slowly.

    That was the message from national economist Steve Rick during the 2011 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Forum on Thursday morning at the University of South Carolina Lancaster’s Bradley Building. 

    The event, sponsored by Founders Federal Credit Union, drew about 100 local business men and women.

  • Diplomas change lives for adult ed graduates

    Reece Murphy


    When it comes to graduations, none represent determination and overcoming the odds quite like a commencement ceremony for adult education graduates.

    Every graduate has a story

    Take 45-year-old Paula Ivey of Buford and her 22-year-old daughter, Brittany Dabbs, for example. Both graduated Wednesday night with their GEDs from the Lancaster County School District adult education program.

  • Edenmoor deadline extended

    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has extended the deadline for a Charlotte-based real estate developer to present a viable purchase contract for Edenmoor.

    The Forfeited Land Com-mission (FLC) had set a May 17 deadline for a purchase contract from the developer, Eden Ventures.

    FLC Chairman John Lane said the company met the deadline, but commissioners granted the extension in light of a new Eden Ventures proposition that would speed up the purchase process.

  • Brumfield to chair March for Babies

    March of Dimes

    Bruce Brumfield, CEO of Founders Federal Credit Union, will serve as chairman for the 2011 Piedmont South Carolina March for Babies, which includes the Lancaster, Chester, Cheraw, Chesterfield and Kershaw areas. 

    He is committed to helping reach the event goal of $40,000 to support March of Dimes’ research and community programs to help moms have full-term pregnancies and babies to begin healthy lives.  

    The local March for Babies will be Oct. 22 at Lancaster High School.

  • Graduation: Andrew Jackson High School

    KERSHAW – The gymnasium erupted in loud cheers after all the graduates crossed the stage Friday afternoon at Andrew Jackson High School. 

    As is common policy during commencement ceremonies, the crowd was asked not to make noise when an individual student’s name was called. So that meant hundreds of family members and friends had to wait to let their loved one hear their level of love and pride on this special day.