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  • Jerell White’s body found in Primus pond

    On the fourth day of an exhausting search, Jerell White’s body was found Saturday in a pond off Pleasant Road in the Primus community, not far from where he went missing after an altercation at a July 5 party.
    An autopsy was performed Sunday, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office said Tuesday that results will not be made public for some time.
    “The final and complete autopsy results are expected to be available in approximately 2-3 weeks,” the office said in a release.

  • Search resumes for missing man

    Authorities resumed their search for a missing 22-year-old man about 8 a.m. Thursday in the woods off Pleasant Road near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the search for Jerrell White had to be suspended late Thursday due to a combination of a severe, lightning-laced thunderstorm and nightfall.
    “We’re back out here looking again,” Barfield said Thursday morning.
    White’s last known addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.

  • 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.

  • Drive-by double murder

    Three men were shot, two fatally, in a drive-by shooting Thursday night at Palmetto Place Apartments on Pardue Street in Lancaster.
    A fourth man is now jailed in connection with the case.
    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said 36-year-old Courtney Javon McCain turned himself in early Friday morning.
    He is charged with one count of accessory after the fact of murder and is awaiting a bond hearing.
    Police had been searching for McCain as a person of interest since late Thursday.

  • N.C. woman charged in fatal bike hit and run

    An N.C. woman who allegedly struck a bicyclist late Friday night in the Buford community and then drove away is now in jail.
    Diane Elizabeth Kelley, 46, of Lilesville, N.C., turned herself in at the Lancaster County Detention Center on Tuesday afternoon.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Cpl. Bill Rhyne said Kelley is charged with leaving the scene of the accident regarding death in connection to the fatal hit and run, which killed Robert B. “Robbie” Sims, of Hopkins Lane.

  • Tornado warning issued for county until 4:30 p.m.

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has issued severe thunderstorm and tornado warnings for Lancaster County until 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
    According to the NWS, at 3:48 p.m., doppler radar indicated that a severe thunderstorm producing wind gusts in excess of 60 mph and quarter sized hall was located near Fishing Creek Reservoir or 8 miles south-southwest of Lancaster, moving northeast at 40 mph.
    Hail damage is expected to vehicles, roofs, siding and trees.

  • Flood watch issued for county

    Rainy weather in the upcoming days has prompted the National Weather Service in Columbia to issue a flash flood watch until Thursday morning for 18 of the state’s central counties including Lancaster.
    A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding.
    Other counties in the watch area include Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Chesterfield, Clarendon, Edgefield, Fairfield, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, McCormick, Newberry, Orangeburg, Richland, Saluda, and Sumter.

  • S.C. 9 Bypass reopens after metal spill

    The eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass under the North Main Street overpass reopened to traffic about 4 p.m. Monday. The two lanes had been shut down for a little more than six hours after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m., strewing both eastbound lanes with shards of metal in all kinds, shapes and sizes.
    The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. For more, see the Wednesday, May 17 edition of The Lancaster News.

  • Metal truck tips, blocks S.C. 9 Bypass

    The two eastbound lanes of S.C. 9 Bypass at the North Main Street overpass are shut down after a trailer loaded with scrap metal overturned just after 9:30 a.m. Monday. The truck cab did not flip over, and the driver was not hurt. He was walking around talking with police.

    Firefighters, police and the S.C. Department of Transportation crews are all at the scene.

    Both eastbound lanes are strewn with metal, and the cleanup could take hours.