• Report: SUV was burned after owner was beaten up

    Jesef Williams
     Firefighters had to douse an SUV soon after its owner was reportedly beaten up outside a night club.
    A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy was waved down shortly after 2:30 a.m. Nov. 20 outside the Grown Folks Club by a man who said he was “jumped on” by three men, according to a sheriff’s office incident report.
    The club is at 1418 Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • S.C. Club for Growth releases 2011 scorecards

    S.C. Club for Growth
    Columbia – The S.C. Club for Growth released its 2011 Legislative Scorecards last week, bestowing its Taxpayer Hero award on 43 Republican legislators – eight senators and 35 representatives – based on their voting records since January 2011.
    Three local legislators received the award – Sen. Greg Gregory (16)  and Reps. Deborah Long (45) and Jay Lucas (65).
    The local legislators received the following scores:
    u Gregory – 75 for a grade of B
    u Long – 88 for an A-

  • S.C. military families are facing food crisis

    Operation Homefront of South Carolina
    COLUMBIA – Operation Homefront of South Carolina, which provides emergency financial assistance for military families and wounded warriors, reports there has been an increase in requests for food assistance from service members in South Carolina.

  • Cautiously optimistic

    Jesef Williams
    Jobs and economic vitality were at the forefront Tuesday morning at the Lancaster Golf CLub Fairway Room.
    That’s where elected officials gathered to update the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce on current affairs during what was billed as the “State of the Community” breakfast.  
    Speakers were Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw, Kershaw Mayor Wayne Rhodes and Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare.

  • High-speed chase update

    Jesef Williams
    The woman whose car was involved in a high-speed chase last week turned herself in to authorities Tuesday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department charged Pamela Deese Hayes, 40, 2334 Shiloh Unity Road, with filing a false police report of a felony violation.
    Hayes came to the Municipal Justice Center on Thursday afternoon to report that her white Volkswagen Jetta was stolen.

  • Road is renamed to honor trooper

    Reece Murphy
    A portion of S.C. 9 in Lancaster will be renamed in honor of a state  highway patrolman, and Lancaster native, killed in the line of duty.
    Patrolman Marion Charles Steele, then 28 and a five-year veteran of the highway patrol, was shot to death by one of three teenagers during a traffic stop in Chesterfield County on Sept. 10, 1966.

  • Van Wyck community kicks off Christmas

    Julie Graham
    For The Lancaster News
    VAN WYCK – Van Wyck is small in size, but big in Christmas spirit. The small community between Indian Land and Lancaster will spread holiday cheer with a Christmas parade at noon Saturday and The Lighting of the Way candle-lighting and worship event at 4:30 p.m. Sunday.
    The two events, held on the second weekend in December, have become holiday traditions for those who like the charm of small-town gatherings. Both are organized by the Van Wyck Community Development Club.
    Christmas Parade

  • Elderly woman reports an attempted burglary

    Christopher Sardelli
    There are still no leads in the case of two men who tried to burglarize an elderly woman’s home while she was still inside last month, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.
    A sheriff’s deputy was alerted to the situation after a 92-year-old Kershaw woman pressed her life alert button about 2 p.m. Nov. 25.
    The deputy responded to a home in the 9000 block of Taxahaw Road a few minutes later and spoke with the woman.

  • Missing North Carolina man found in Indian Land

    Christopher Sardelli
    A North Carolina man reported missing before Thanksgiving was found alive and well by authorities in Indian Land last week.
    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department had been searching for the 29-year-old New London man ever since his girlfriend reported him missing Nov. 19. The woman called police after the man failed to show up at band practice or return home from Charlotte, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.

  • Remembering Pearl Harbor

    Flags will be at half-staff from sunup to sundown Wednesday in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in honor of those American patriots who died as a result of their service at Pearl Harbor.