Local News

  • Deputy involved in shooting

    A Lancaster County Sheriff's Office deputy has been involved in a shooting during a traffic stop on Grace Avenue near White Springs Baptist Church just after 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 24. Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile will issue a statement about 10:15 a.m. on the incident. Check back later for details.

  • Police catch robbery suspect outside of bank

    Minutes after demanding money from a Lancaster bank teller, 40-year-old Kevin Herman Cole was arrested Wednesday afternoon, April 23, after he crossed paths with a police patrol car waiting at a stoplight. 

  • Council passes first reading of highway corridor overlay

    Imagine walking along a well-manicured sidewalk on U.S. 521 in the Panhandle, with uniform brick buildings set back from the road and surrounded by rows of trees.

  • Almost packed out in the Panhandle

    An updated enrollment projection study of the Indian Land attendance area offers a sobering glimpse of the consequences Panhandle growth is expected to have on the future of area schools.

  • Gas prices up 35 cents since February

    South Carolina fuel prices have steadily increased since hitting a low of $3.07 on Feb. 10.

  • Sheriff’s office seeks suspect in Lloyd’s robbery

    Using photos from a convenience store surveillance camera, investigators are hoping to find a man who robbed a clerk earlier this month. 

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • NAACP branch meeting explores local educational opportunities

     Lancaster NAACP Branch

    Attendees of the Lancaster Branch of the NAACP’s Town Hall Meeting II last month gained a wealth of information about various educational programs in Lancaster County.

    The group’s second town hall meeting was March 13 at Victory Tabernacle AME Zion Church.

  • Letter carriers’ ‘Stamp Out Hunger’ food drive is May 10

     United Way of Lancaster County

    The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its food drive on Saturday, May 10. 

    Lancaster postal employees will again help Stamp Out Hunger! across America with your help.  

    Now in its 22nd year, the Stamp Out Hunger! effort is the nation’s largest single-day food drive. 

    In 2013, letter carriers collected more than 74 million pounds of food from postal customers across the nation.  

  • Jury finds Sam Parker guilty

     Kimberly Harrington

    Landmark News Services

    CHESTERFIELD – Former Chesterfield County Sheriff Sam Parker was found guilty on all eight counts against him and will serve at least two years in prison.

    “Today is a sad day in my life,” Parker said, in addressing the Circuit Court Judge Lee Alford and the court. 

    “I respect the verdict…I apologize to Chesterfield County and what I put this county through.”