• Deputies, SLED bust gambling operations

    An anonymous tip earlier this month led to charges against a Lancaster business owner and a Kershaw man for operating illegal gambling machines.
    Mark Daniel Johnson, 46, of Leadoff Road, and Shannon Dean Munn, 38, 6577 Munn St., Kershaw, turned themselves in to the Lancaster County Detention Center Monday, Aug. 17 in response to warrants from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Fire department dedicates Elgin Memorial Garden

    On Sunday, Aug. 16, about 200 people gathered in front of the Elgin Fire and Rescue station on Tram road. It was a very special day for the volunteer fire department as it dedicated the Elgin Memorial Garden.

  • Council considers moving economic development to county department

    The details are far from finalized, though discussions are ongoing, as county officials decide how to move forward after they resolved to withdraw funding and support for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. earlier this month.

  • Deputies respond to rash of gun incidents

    On Aug. 12, Lancaster County deputies arrested 37-year-old Bryan Javon Williams of Kershaw and a 16-year-old juvenile after a shootout in the street near their homes.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s detectives are also currently working three armed robberies in Lancaster since Aug. 13, including two this past Monday and Tuesday nights.
    Though more headline grabbing, the cases are far from the only crimes involving guns the sheriff’s office has investigated of late: Since Aug. 6, deputies have responded to at least four other calls involving guns.

  • Developer withdraws IL apartment propo

    Plans for a new Indian Land apartment complex were scrapped late last month after an Ohio-based developer rescinded its rezoning application with the county.
    Exactly one month to the day that representatives from Gross Builders, a company headquartered in North Royalton, Ohio, stepped to the podium inside Lancaster County Council chambers to discuss plans for building a new complex called Revere at Indian Land, the company informed council it was withdrawing its request.

  • No place tp go, no room to grow

    KERSHAW – Coming up with a bigger fire station isn’t an easy fix when you’re landlocked by a main road in front and railroad tracks in back.
    But’s that’s where the Kershaw Fire Department is, said fire chief Doug Spinks during a presentation to Kershaw Town Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
    A bigger fire station isn’t a want, Spinks said. It’s a need.

  • Home cookin’ wins jamboree play

    KERSHAW – The home teams – host Andrew Jackson and Lancaster high schools – triumphed in the 12th annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic at Volunteer Stadium on Friday, Aug. 21.
    The Vols, led by first-year head coach C.J. Frye, opened play with a 14-7 win over Indian Land and put the finishing touches on their 2-0 night with a 7-6 victory over Buford.
    Lancaster, which shared the home sideline with AJ in the annual scrimmages among the four county schools, edged BHS, 6-0 and followed with a 10-0 blanking of the IL Warriors.

  • Roscoe, Wallace to join S.C. Football Coaches Hall

    Two high school coaches with connections to the Lancaster area will be inducted into the S.C. Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame later this year.
    Former Lancaster High School head football coach Johnny Roscoe and Jimmy “Moose” Wallace, who coached at Lewisville, have been selected to join the elite class of 10 coaches.
    The 10 coaches have 344 years as a head football coach, with 2,544 football wins and 25 state football championships.

  • Junior golfers competing in state all-star field

    Standout golfers in the Lancaster chapter of the S.C. Junior Golf Association will be competing play for top honors in the annual Thomas D. Todd all-stars golf tournament at the Patriot Golf Club in Ninety Six today, Sunday, Aug. 23.
    Some 14 Lancaster chapter all-stars, ranging in age 7-18, will compete for titles in the age divisions.
    State tournament play opened Saturday, Aug. 22.
    The Lancaster chapter all-stars represent the top two finishers in each age division during the regular-season tournament play for the 2015 spring and summer.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli


    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.