• Officers looking for murder suspect (s)

    Investigators are searching for whoever shot and killed a Lancaster woman Thursday night at a home in the 1900 block of Rose Anna Lane.
    According to a press release issued by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies found 23-year-old Jenika Jones’ body on a couch in her home. Jones had been shot to death, the release said. It is Lancaster County’s first murder of the year.

  • Biking across the Holy Land

    Here in the United States, motorcycles rolling in formation along the highways is not uncommon, an awesome, chest-thumping encounter that’s near impossible to miss.
    In most other parts of the world, absent the biker culture that thrives here, the sight of row after row of low-slung American cruisers rumbling past straddled by leather-clad riders would be rare, if not unimaginable.
    So imagine the impact – awesome indeed.

  • Council to reconsider LARS vote

    Following reaction from the community and new information gathered about a grant application, Lancaster County Council will take another look at its decision not to continue funding for the Lancaster Area Ride Service at its Monday meeting.
    The item was placed back on the agenda after concern from representatives of the J. Marion Sims Foundation that council members may not know the history behind the original grant application.

  • Petrucci no longer head of EMS

    Christopher Sardelli
    For the second time in about a year, county officials are searching for a new director for Lancaster County’s Emergency Medical Services.
    Rob Petrucci, who served as EMS director for about eight months, is no longer a Lancaster County employee, County Administrator Steve Willis said Wednesday. While he wouldn’t comment on Petrucci’s departure, he said the decision was made this week.

  • Felder to run in new district

    Reece Murphy
    An Indian Land business owner said she’s stepped away from managing her two businesses so she can focus on running for office. She hopes to represent Fort Mill in the newly created S.C. House District 26.
    Raye Felder, longtime owner of Allstate insurance agencies in Fort Mill and Indian Land, announced her intention last month to pursue the new seat as a Republican.
    Felder, a Fort Mill resident, said she has since sold her managing interest in the agencies so she can concentrate on the race.

  • At the helm

    Jesef Williams
    Michael Oliver says his love for law enforcement was ignited during his years as a teenager in Lancaster. Yet his most recent promotion is something he never imagined would happen.
    Oliver is the new commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He was named to the post last month by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    He succeeds Kenny Lancaster, a fellow Lancaster native who retired in November.

  • Council OKs funds for repairs

    Christopher Sardelli
    What began as a simple solution for relocating the county’s Emergency Operations Center has turned into a lengthy and costly process for county officials.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council approved funding an additional $140,000 for repairs and additions to the former Founders Federal Credit Union building at White and  Covenant streets. The vote was 6-0.  Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Avoid cold weather dangers this winter

    American Medical Response
    American Medical Response (AMR) seeks to remind everyone that plunging temperatures could pose a threat to life and limb. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, small children, the chronically ill, substance-abusers and individuals who stay out in the cold for long periods.
    AMR suggests the following tips to help avoid two potentially dangerous conditions, hypothermia and frostbite. Both can happen even in areas known for warm weather, especially when wind chill and the possibility of getting wet in cold water or rain are involved.

  • Concerns still exist about Rico Industries

    Jesef Williams
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs is still questioning what environmental impact, if any, Rico Industries has on the town’s wastewater flow.
    Town Council voted 4-0 at its Tuesday meeting to enter into a task-order agreement with Davis & Floyd Inc. Councilman Eddie Moore was absent.

  • CNN comes to town

    Jesef Williams and Chris Sardelli
    Lancaster County is being featured prominently by one of the nation’s largest media outlets.
    If you were to visit CNN.com on Thursday afternoon, the main profile piece you’d see at the top of the web page is a story about Lancaster. The report is titled “Hard-hit town: It’s all about faith, jobs.”