• Never forget

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – The American flag stood tall for all to see while the sounds of patriotism filled the air at First Baptist Church in Kershaw.
    The church organist rendered one selection after another, creating a suitable mix of spiritual hymns and patriotic songs on this special occasion. The lyrics and the reflection that was later shared made it all complete.

  • Officers seek murder suspect

    Christopher Sardelli
    Authorities are searching for a man they believe shot and killed another man early Sunday morning.
    The Lancaster Police Department issued a warrant for murder later that day for Quanell Marquan McIlwain, 21, 807 W. Meeting St., though officers are still searching for McIlwain.
    According to a police department press release, officers are investigating McIlwain in connection with a shooting death that happened in the 1700 block of Pardue Street shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday.

  • LAPS prayer march June 4

    Jesef Williams
    A group of Lancaster residents who remain highly concerned about crime are asking you to take part in their upcoming anti-violence event.
    Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) and the Lancaster Police Department are sponsoring a prayer march, which will be held Saturday.
    The march will begin at 10 a.m. at Eastside Academy, 610 E. Meeting St., Lancaster. The theme is “Taking back our neighborhoods. Breaking the strongholds.”

  • Fairy tale will come to life at USCL

    By Nita Brown
    For the Lancaster News
    The folks at the Performing Arts Series have found a way to make good entertainment available and affordable to families in Lancaster.
    On June 5, the Sunday matinee series kicks off with two performances of the Terradiddle Players’ production of “The Commedia Princess and the Pea” in the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

  • USCL receives grant from Duke Energy Foundation

    University of South Carolina Lancaster
    The University of South Carolina Lancaster received a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation for $7,500 to upgrade, replace and augment its chemistry lab equipment.
    The grant will be used to add equipment such as top-loading balances, analytical balances, melting pot apparatuses and other equipment to the chemistry department.
    This will allow students to conduct more efficient lab exercises, thus making them more comfortable and competent with the equipment.

  • County seniors can get free produce this summer

    Department of Social Services
    The Lancaster County Department of Social Services, in partnership with the S.C. Department of Social Services, will be issuing free coupons for fresh produce to low-income individuals age 60 and older.
    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program coupons may be used to buy fresh produce from local participating farmers markets.
    Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons to use at participating markets through Oct. 15.

  • Terrance Antonio 'Tonio' Jones, 36

    Terrance Antonio 'Tonio' Jones, 36

    Terrance Antonio ”Tonio” Jones, 36, died Sunday, May 29, 2011.

    He was the son of the late Rosa Lee Jones and Robert Sanders Jr.

  • Man killed Sunday morning on Pardue Street

    One man was killed around 4 a.m. Sunday on Pardue Street. The victim has not been named, pending family notification, however the suspect has been identified as Quanell Marquan McIlwain. Authorities are searching for the suspect. The Lancaster Police Department asks if the public has any information on his whereabouts to call 911. Check back to www.thelancasternews.com for more details.

  • Rash of car break-ins reported in IL

    There are still no leads in a string of recent car break-ins in Indian Land. 

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies are searching for whoever broke into at least a dozen vehicles throughout several Indian Land neighborhoods May 19-20 and then again May 26. 

    Sgt. Eric Brown, a crime prevention officer with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has sent several e-mail crime alerts during the past week about the break-ins to residents in the northern part of the county. 

  • Man crashes car after chase

    A Lancaster man was arrested recently after leading police on a car chase along U.S. 521. 

    The chase began shortly after Lancaster police officers, who were patrolling the intersection of Woodland and Roddey drives at 10:58 a.m. May 11, noticed a man drive by whom they had a warrant on, according to a police department incident report. 

    The driver, later identified as Charles Henry Davis, 43, 2543 Great Falls Highway, was driving under suspension and made an improper turn, so officers tried to pull him over, the report said.