• Is Rico stressing water system?

    Jesef Williams
     HEATH SPRINGS – Rico Industries’ environmental impact on the town of Heath Springs is now a concern.
    Town Council was briefed Dec. 20 about recent tests that have been conducted on the town’s wastewater. In recent weeks, higher amounts of dead bacteria and contaminants have been found in the wastewater, said Joey Oliver of Oliver Environmental Services.
    Oliver contracts with Heath Springs to manage its wastewater system.

  • Betty Harmon Holt, 78

    Betty Harmon Holt, 78
    LANCASTER - Betty Harmon Holt, 78, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 22, 2011, in Wendell, N.C.
    A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. today, Dec. 28, at St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Lexington.

  • Troopers working fatal Indian Land accident

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal automobile accident in Indian Land where a vehicle fell between two bridges on U.S. 521.
    While official information about the accident is still sparse, the emergency services call went out about 11:27 Tuesday morning describing an overturned vehicle near the intersection of U.S. 521 (Charlotte Highway) and S.C. 75 (Waxhaw Road).

  • Lancaster woman abducted from a convenience store, assaulted and killed

    The woman who was abducted and murdered across two bordering counties Monday was from Lancaster County.
    Authorities say Beverly Hope Melton, 30, of Kershaw was at a Jefferson convenience store about noon Monday when she was harassed by a man there.
    She was later sexually assaulted and driven from Chesterfield County to Kershaw County, where she was again assaulted and then killed, according to information released during a Tuesday press conference.

  • Donations still sought for Christmas basket

    Jesef Williams
    Contributions have been pouring in for an annual effort that assists the less fortunate during the holiday season.
    More than $4,000 has been donated to the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket Fund, which is in its 52nd year.
    The fund, sponsored by HOPE in Lancaster, collects donations to buy food vouchers that Lancaster County families can use at local grocery stories.
    Through Wednesday, $4,415 had been donated to the fund, said HOPE Director Elaine Adkins.

  • County receives grant

    Christopher Sardelli


    With Christmas trees and wreaths displayed nearby, representatives from Comporium gave Lancaster County an early Christmas gift Thursday afternoon. 

    Speaking to a small crowd on the top floor of the County Administration building, Comporium Senior Vice President Greg Austin presented the county with an infrastructure grant check for $177,000. 

  • Two kids bitten by dogs

    Jesef Williams 


     A Pageland woman was cited for speeding and driving under suspension after Lancaster police stopped her as she looked to have her son treated for a recent dog bite. 

    An officer stopped a black Cadillac at the intersection of East Arch and Rock streets about 3:30 a.m. Dec. 17, because the driver was speeding and the backseat passenger was looking back in a suspicious manner, according to an incident report. 

  • Friends remember ‘Uncle Al’ Williams

    Chris McGinn

    For The Lancaster News

    Al Williams was the type of guy every man wanted for a brother and every woman wanted for a husband, said longtime friend Pat Oglesby. 

    Albert “Al” Lee Williams Jr., 72, died Dec. 9, after a brief illness. He was remembered Dec. 12, by family and friends at a service at his church, Van Wyck Presbyterian Church. 

  • Harper/Carnes planning on running for office

    With more than 11 months until the November general election, at least two local businessmen are getting an early start campaigning for Lancaster County Council.

    Steve Harper and Brian Carnes have both announced their bids for council seats.

    During this year’s election, all odd-numbered County Council seats are up for re-election, which includes seats occupied by Larry McCullough in Indian Land’s District 1 and Cotton Cole in Buford’s District 3.

  • Man fights retired trooper after scuffle with wife at restaurant

    What was supposed to be a lunch trip with his three small children turned into a scuffle with a stranger for one retired state trooper last week. 

    Lancaster police officers were called to Pizza Hut, at 1100 S.C. 9 Bypass, just after 3 p.m. Dec. 13 about a fight between two patrons, according to a police department incident report.