• Woman assaulted at finance company

    A conversation about an overdue loan payment reportedly turned violent for two women late last week.  

    An officer with the Lancaster Police Department came to Security Financial, 307 S. Main St., about 1:45 p.m. Aug. 19, after being dispatched about a fight in progress. 

    An employee said Deidra Gaither, a client, entered the building and told her not to call her anymore about an outstanding balance, according to a police department incident report.

  • Heath Springs woman assaulted at home

    A Heath Springs man was released from jail earlier this month, just days after he was arrested on drug and domestic violence charges. 

    Davorus Montray Ealy, 22, 1825 Hoke Road, was charged Aug. 7 with criminal domestic violence – high and aggravated and possession of marijuana. 

  • Masonic lodges to help HOPE

    Gregory A. Summers
    Elaine Adkins wasn’t a bit surprised when two members of the Widow Sons Masonic Riders Association showed up at HOPE in Lancaster on Monday morning.
    That’s because every time the agency needs a hand, someone in the community lends one.
    A faith-based, nonprofit organization, HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster provides short-term emergency assistance to those in crisis. It assists with utilities, mortgages, rent and food.

  • IL resident angry over power bill

    Christopher Sardelli
    When is a dollar too much money to pay?
    For one Indian Land woman, it’s when that dollar is the fee to pay her Duke Energy power bill.
    The woman, who spoke to The Lancaster News  anonymously, said the problem arose as she tried to pay her power bill in person last week.
    With a slow economy, seesawing stock market and high unemployment, the woman has been doing what she can to avoid paying any extra money associated with her bills.

  • Accidents close U.S. 521

    Reece Murphy
    Two wrecks in short succession blocked both lanes of U.S. 521 on Wednesday for nearly two hours.
    The first accident, on U.S. 521 North, occurred about 10:30 a.m. about a mile south of North Corner Road, followed by a second accident in the southbound lane about 30 minutes later, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

  • Sheriff’s office begins Drug Take Back

    From sheriff’s
    office press release
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is implementing its permanent Prescription Drug Take-Back initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.
    The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked.
    Permanent deposit receptacles have been installed at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, at 1941 Pageland Highway in Lancaster, and at the sheriff’s office substation, 8290 Charlotte Highway in Indian Land.

  • Special education services available for disabled students

    From school
    district release
    Children, youth and adults with disabilities, 3 to 21 years old, can receive special education and related services through Lancaster County School District. The disabled may qualify for educational services through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • Wrecks block both lanes of U.S. 521
  • Lancaster ACT scores hold steady

    Reece Murphy
    Lancaster County School District student performance on the 2011 ACT college-entrance exam remained the same overall this year as last, while student performance at individual high schools varied.
    Produced by the American College Testing program, the curriculum-based test is intended to assess college-bound high school students’ academic skills and ability to complete college-level work.

  • Real Life Scenarios

    Jesef Williams
    A man walks inside a convenience store calm and collected, but quickly reveals himself as an armed robber in search of money from the cash register.
    The situation is frantic, especially for the clerk, who’s suddenly met with a gun in her face.
    She screams, the robber fires a gunshot in the air and flees the store on foot.
    Luckily, authorities track the assailant, surround him and detain him soon after the incident. Nobody was injured during the episode.