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  • Weekend Recap: February 27, 2017

    A Lancaster man has been arrested after a woman was shot for no apparent reason Saturday at public housing complex. Zion Twitty, 18, is charged with attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. He is being held at the Lancaster County Detention Center after bond was denied. Twitty was arrested Sunday. The 18-year-old victim, who was shot once in the right shoulder, was treated and released from Springs Memorial Hospital, according to arrest warrants.

  • Silver Fox Circle home burns

    Firefighters are fighting a house fire at 3245 Silver Fox Circle in the Hunter's Ridge subdivision off McIlwain Road. The blaze was reported about 2:30 p.m. No one was hurt, but the home is a total loss. Check back later for details.

  • Restroom note threatens Wednesday attack at AJHS

    KERSHAW – Students will face metal detectors and heightened police protection Wednesday at Andrew Jackson High School after a note was found in a student restroom Tuesday afternoon threatening a shooting at the school.
    “We don’t have enough information to say this threat is credible,” said Bryan Vaughn, the Lancaster County School District's safety director. “But we take this event very seriously, and we’re going to take the steps necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff.”

  • Missing Indian Land man found

    An Indian Land man reported missing Thursday evening was found in good condition, a follow-up alert issued Friday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff’s office officials issued an alert about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, asking the public to be on the lookout for Michael Edward Baxter, 73.
    The alert said Baxter was last seen about 2 p.m. at the Harris Teeter on U.S. 521 in Indian Land. He was driving a gold 2004 Toyota Avalon.

  • Driver dies in one-car crash

    An autopsy will be performed on a Kershaw woman to determine if some type of medical episode led to her death Tuesday in a one-car crash on Beacon Road in Rich Hill.
    The victim – 69-year-old Ethel Taylor Hicks of Kershaw – died at the scene, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome. Hicks will undergo an autopsy Thursday.    

  • County schools on 2-hour delay Monday

    All Lancaster County public schools will operate Monday, Jan. 9, on a 2-hour delay as a safety precaution due to road conditions. For more information, go to www.lancastercsd.com

  • No swearing-in for Blackmon, pending appeal

    Linda Blackmon was not sworn in as a Lancaster City Council member Tuesday, and city officials said state law bars her from taking office until a voter-fraud challenge to her election is resolved in court.
    Municipal Judge Bob Davis swore in council members Tamara Green Garris and Sara Eddins, incumbents reelected Nov. 8, at Tuesday night's meeting. But Blackmon, who sat in the audience, was not allowed to take the District 3 seat.

  • Jerry Cauthen’s body found

    After days of searching for Jerry Roscoe Cauthen, who walked away from a nursing home in Heath Springs last week, his body was found Wednesday morning in a heavily wooded area off Flint Ridge Road, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Cauthen, 74, died from exposure due to the environment, according to a statement from Lancaster County Chief Deputy Coroner Karla Deese.
    Cauthen had been missing since Dec. 23, one day after being checked into Heath Springs Residential Care Center, 614 Hart St.

  • SCDOT to close Monticello Road for repairs

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will close Monticello Road to through traffic beginning Jan. 3 to repair a faulty culvert pipe beneath it.

    Monticello Road is in the Elgin community and runs from Bailey Road to South Potter Road. During that time, those who normally use the closed off portion will have to use Doc Garris Road as a detour. Follow Kershaw Camden Highway south, then turn left onto Doc Garris and go 1.18 miles to South Potter Road and turn left again. Go .36 miles and Monticello Road will be on the left.

  • Search continues for missing man