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  • Massive search launched for missing man

    Rescue workers have launched a massive search near Primus Crossroads for a 22-year-old missing man.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the man as Jerrell White, whose last addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.
    Faile said White was last seen at a home in the 4000 block of Pleasant Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Wreck shuts down Pageland Highway

    A  tractor trailer loaded with gravel collided with a Jeep on S.C. 9 (Pageland Highway) near Dixie Food Mart about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
    The tractor trailer overturned, dumping gravel in the road.
    At 4:30 p.m, the highway was still shut down and emergency workers are still clearing the road.
    Two ambulances left the scene with the drivers from each vehicle. Their condition is unknown.

    Check Friday’s edition of The Lancaster News for updates.

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate.
    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties.
    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials.
    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice.

  • $10,000 in jewelry stolen from Indian Land home

    An Indian Land woman and her daughter reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry last month.
    According to the recently obtained incident report, the mother, 45, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 after returning from a weekend trip to find the jewelry missing from the home she shares with her daughter in the 4300 block of Perth Road.
    The woman said there was only one other person at the house while she was away, a 25-year-old male acquaintance her 19-year-old daughter invited over without permission June 17 who stayed overnight.

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer.
    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • Strange comment creeps out uncle

    An Indian Land man filed an incident report with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office after his nephew allegedly made a comment during a road trip so chilling he felt it needed to be documented. 

    According to the June 22 incident report, the 48-year-old man was driving his truck in Georgia with his nephew, 25, a week earlier when the younger man said he had his uncle’s death “all planned out.”

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer. 

    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • City fire department to build burn house

    The Lancaster Fire Department plans to build a burn house at the 15th Street Training Center to keep its members ready for emergencies.

    It will also save taxpayer money in the process.

    The estimated cost of the project is about $56,600. By comparison, construction of prefabricated fire towers can run up to $200,000 or more. 

    However, it’s only costing the city of Lancaster $30,000 –  $10,000 from the fire department’s prior budget and $20,000 from the city’s current fiscal budget.

  • Lancaster woman loses $2,000 in scam

    A Lancaster woman lost more than $2,000 last month in what a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy called one of the most elaborate scams he’d ever seen.

    According to the incident report, the 47-year-old victim told the investigating deputy she was contacted ostensibly by a North Carolina church friend in June 12 on Instagram Instant Messenger. 

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate. 

    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties. 

    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials. 

    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice.