• Gunshot victim pronounced dead at hospital

    One person is dead following a shooting Monday, Nov. 19, that is believed to have taken place on Cedar Pine Lake Road home in Lancaster.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies and Lancaster Police Department officers responded to Springs Memorial Hospital just after 1 p.m. Monday in reference to a victim arriving there with what appeared to be a gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office media release.
    The victim, who was taken to the hospital by an acquaintance, was pronounced dead at the hospital.

  • Heath Springs man shot in arm

    Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a Heath Springs man Friday night, Nov. 16.
    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mt. Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
    The man was injured, with what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

  • District earns ‘excellent’ report card

    Reece Murphy
    The Lancaster County School District and several of its schools rated excellent in both areas of this year’s S.C. Department of Education’s 2012 district and school report cards.
    The outstanding scores come during a year in which 17 of the district’s 19 schools earned passing marks for their performance.

  • Leadership course gives insight into local history

    We walked through downtown Lancaster looking like a bunch of cold, out-of-town tourists.
    The 40-degree temperatures, along with the wind, were no laughing matter. But despite the chill, we focused in and hung onto everything Lindsay Pettus told us.
    Pettus, a local historian, led a tour of centuries-old structures in Lancaster County as part of the first day of this year’s Leadership Lancaster program.

  • Break-ins reported in city

    Christopher Sardelli
    Investigators are searching for clues in a string of burglaries that happened within a few miles of each other late Thursday night, Nov. 15, into early Saturday morning.
    The investigation began at about 6:44 p.m. when officers responded to an alarm call at Collins Realty, Inc., 716 S. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • HOPE kicks off Faulkenberry Christmas Basket this week

    Gregory A. Summers
    In November 1959, the Lancaster Jaycees announced plans for its second annual coat drive to help needy families in the county.
    And in his role as spokesman for Lancaster County Associated Charities, Jack Caskey issued a call for toys, furniture and other items to give hurting local families a hand up.
    It’s a given that some charities go unnoticed.

  • City re-awards bid for Streetscape project

    Jesef Williams
    A company from Cherokee County will perform the work for the city of Lancaster’s latest Streetscape beautification efforts.
    Lancaster City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Nov. 13, meeting to award a construction bid to Sossamon Construction Co. of Gaffney.
    The city is working with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant it received to go toward enhancements along South Main Street from Emmons Street south just past the city limits near South Avenue.

  • Council approves gold mine ordinances

    After five months of obstacles, debates and halted progress, a series of ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine and mining in general received final approval by Lancaster County Council late Monday night, Nov. 12. 

    It’s been a long journey for council members, mine officials and Kershaw residents, as several ordinances involving rezonings, development agreements and zoning definitions have been in flux since the measures were presented to council in June. 

  • Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

    Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

    Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

    A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 

  • Locals can still help out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

    Folks in Lancaster County and South Carolina have long been known for lending a hand in times of need.

    Though it’s been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the week of Oct. 28, millions of people are still suffering.

    That’s why it should come as no surprise that Lancaster County residents are reaching out to help – or that they could still use your help.