• Duke seeks to lessen drought impact on river

    Duke Energy

    CHARLOTTE – In response to drought conditions in the region, Duke Energy is asking lake neighbors who withdraw water from the Catawba-Wateree lakes for irrigation to voluntarily limit watering to Tuesdays and Saturdays.

  • Thieves target shopper’s purse

    An Indian Land woman had her purse stolen at Walmart while helping a man find an item on the shelves.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said the woman was in the pharmacy section of the store about 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a “young well-dressed man” approached and asked for her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Car dealer reports a possible scam to steal car

    Reece Murphy


    A Lancaster used car dealership reported it may have been the target of a scam to steal a car.

    According to the incident report, the owner of Man of God Auto Sales, 1650 Great Falls Highway, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on July 21 to report an incident that began nearly a year ago.

    Esther Kennedy said on Sept. 26, 2014, a 27-year-old Columbia man signed a contract to buy a green 2007 Nissan Altima for $12,096.

  • Teen reports sexual assault at motel

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating the case of a Lancaster juvenile who said she was sexually assaulted while partying at a local hotel.
    According to the incident report, an official at Springs Memorial Hospital called police about 2:10 a.m. Monday July 27, to report they were treating the victim, who later told police the assault happened early Sunday, July 26, at the Super 8 Motel, 1201 S.C. 9 Bypass West.

  • County to host consortium

    Christopher Sardelli


    Local residents, public officials and service agencies will all have the chance to weigh in on local housing needs at an upcoming public forum about a federal housing grant program.

    Representatives from the Lancaster County HOME Consortium will hold several public meetings across a four-county area, including one at 2 p.m. Aug. 18 in Lancaster City Council chambers, 216 S. Catawba St.

  • Burglars cut into pawn shop

    Christopher Sardelli



    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are still searching for suspects after someone cut through the wall of an Indian Land pawn shop and stole $5,000 worth of jewelry earlier this month.

    Deputies responded about 3:42 a.m. July 21 to a burglar alarm at Vinesett’s Guns & Gold, 9941 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • IL residents question $75 fee

    Reece Murphy


    INDIAN LAND – Local residents filled the Del Webb Library meeting room to standing room only during a town hall meeting July 20 with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile to discuss his proposal for a special tax district in Indian Land to pay for enhanced law enforcement services.

  • Fire department donates truck to career center

    Denyse Clark


    The 1991 International fire engine recently taken out of service by the Lancaster Fire Department is headed to the classroom.

    The truck will be donated to the Lancaster High School Career Center for use in its basic firefighting course.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Chuck Small made a request to Lancaster City Council at its July 14 meeting to donate the truck to Lancaster County Fire Services for training purposes.

    City Council members unanimously approved the request.

  • Pills stolen during drugstore burglary

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a Tuesday, July 21, burglary at Mobley Drugs, 1073 W. Meeting St., in which Aderall and hydrocodone pills were stolen.
    According to an incident report, officers responded to the scene about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after the alarm system was activated for a glass break and found a small window that had been shattered.
    “Glass was on the ground outside and inside,” the officer wrote in the report. “Several asphalt rocks were lying on the ground in front of the window, as well.”

  • 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.