.....Advertisement.....
.....Advertisement.....

Local

  • Plans for body cams moving forward

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is moving ahead with plans to purchase a limited number of body cameras in an effort to get a jumpstart on the state’s new law enforcement body camera law.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law requiring law enforcement officers to use “body-worn cameras” June 10 in the wake of the April 4 Walter Scott shooting in North Charleston by police officer Michael Slager and other national law enforcement shooting incidents.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting in the 200 block of Louise Street happened about 12:41 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
    According to witnesses, a small silver or gray import, possibly a Honda, drove slowly by the house, its occupants opening fire as they passed the three men.
    Police said the men were transported to the hospital by ambulance and are believed to be in serious condition.

  • County VA on the move

    It’s been a long road, but the county’s Veterans Affairs office is finally moving into its new home.
    Following more than a year of discussions and fine-tuning by county officials, VA Director Robin Helms said Thursday, July 23, the office is on the move from its old location inside the Lancaster County Administration building to its new home at 1033 W. Meeting St.
    The move is part of a joint arrangement where the VA will share the 5,892-square-foot building with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Kershaw gets $1 million check

    KERSHAW – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) presented a $1 million check to Kershaw officials Wednesday, July 22, for infrastructure projects at Haile Gold Mine.
    The two combined grants were given from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Sheheen said.    
    “That is the only place South Carolina can receive funds for help in rural South Carolina,“ he said.
    Sheheen said Kershaw deserved the financial assistance, which helps rural communities invest in water, wastewater and storm water improvements.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting happened about 12:41 a.m. in the 200 block of Louise Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.

    See the complete story in The Lancaster News on Sunday, July 26.

     

  • Stinson will return to Brooklyn Springs as new principal

    School district officials revealed Tuesday night, July 21, the final piece of a principal swap between three county elementary schools. 

  • Foundation releases 2015 Kids Count of child well-being

    In Kids Count, the latest comparison of child well-being in the United States, The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked South Carolina as 42nd among the states in overall child well-being. 

  • Police chief warns of PCH phone scam

    Lancaster Police Department Chief Harlean Carter wants residents to be aware of a local scam from someone posing as a representative of Publishers Clearing House.

  • Sowell requests exclusive right to supply town of Heath Springs with pine straw

    HEATH SPRINGS – More than a dozen local residents attended the Heath Springs Town Council meeting Tuesday, July 21 in support of Darren Sowell, owner of Sowell’s Lawn Care.

  • Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension into Lancaster County?

    An analysis by Winthrop University released Monday, July 20, says construction of the Dave Lyle Boulevard Extension (DLBE) from York County into Lancaster County would draw thousands of jobs to the area in the next 25 years and generate billions in economic output each year.