Local News

  • Car rear-ends school bus, five students transported to SMH as a safety precaution

    Five Buford-area students were transported to Springs Memorial Hospital early Monday, Nov. 23, to be checked out after their school bus was struck by a car after the bus driver turned into the car's pathway.
    The wreck happened about 7:40 a.m. near the intersection of North Rocky River and Cannery roads. School bus No. 57 was headed south and turning left onto Cannery Road when it was hit by a northbound motorist in a Honda sedan who then veered into the southbound lane of North Rocky River Road and struck a pickup head-on.

  • North American Studies Center celebrates third anniversary

    Peering at a collection of intricately carved wooden “eagle dancers,” Dr. Will Goins soaked in the significance of the Native American Studies Center on Nov. 20.
    As chief of the Cherokee Indian Tribe of South Carolina, Goins joined dozens of people to honor Native American culture and celebrate the third anniversary of the center. The University of South Carolina Lancaster opened the center on Main Street in 2012.

  • Council reveals $3 million project

    After months of using a code name, county officials have finally revealed the identity of an electronics manufacturer that plans to invest $3.1 million in Lancaster County and create 100 full-time jobs.
    Once known only as “Project Seating,” the company was unveiled as 3i Products Inc. during the Nov. 9 meeting of Lancaster County Council.
    As part of its agreement with the county, 3i Products has committed to invest in its new location on a 15.58-acre parcel at 3888 Chester Highway (S.C. 9 Bypass), near the Chester County border.

  • Heath Springs’ new water lines in place

    HEATH SPRINGS – Phase V, the last stage of water-line upgrades for the town of Heath Springs, has been completed.
    Now, it’s just a matter of getting the water flowing.
    In the next few days or weeks, problems with low water pressure and discolored water should be resolved.
    Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes updated town council on Phase V at its Nov. 17 meeting.

  • City police treat Hughes Street house fire as ‘suspicious’

    Fire severely damaged a small duplex home within earshot of the Municipal Justice Center early Nov. 20, and authorities are treating the blaze as suspicious, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant.
    Grant said the department’s special operations division and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arson investigation unit are looking into the fire at 205 S. Hughes St.

  • Indian Land man charged with having sex with minor

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Indian Land man for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
    Manuel Andress Delgado, 4029 Brookchase Blvd., is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 14 to 16 years old.
    The incident report said the girl’s father called deputies Oct. 27 after his daughter told him and her mother she’d recently had consensual sex with Delgado.

  • Flood barricades still up on five roads

    Most county roads closed by this week’s flooding are now open to through traffic, but two roads will remain closed until the water recedes and three will remain barricaded for some time.
    At 3 p.m. Nov. 20, barricades were still up at Fish Hatchery Road just south of Heath Springs, Deertrack Circle off Pageland Highway and Hough Road near the Potter Road intersection, according to the Lancaster County Public Works Department. Stewart Place Road and Balkum Road are indefinitely closed.

  • Third burglary spree suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in a string of burglaries, larcenies and automobile break-ins across Lancaster County between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported.
    On Nov. 16, deputies arrested Bobby Charles Wallace, 25 of Waxhaw, N.C., on warrants for nine counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of petty larceny, and one count of larceny of a bicycle.

  • Fort Lawn man charged in Walmart shoplifting

    A Fort Lawn man was arrested Nov. 16 after an anonymous tip identified him as a suspect seen on surveillance video shoplifting with a woman and child at the Indian Land Walmart.
    James Michael Tindell, 45, of 549 Hawthorne Road, Fort Lawn, is charged with shoplifting and petty larceny pending a first appearance.

  • Pre-dawn deluge drenches county

    It didn’t take Frances Jackson long to realize something was up the morning of Nov. 19.
    Four doors down from her Clinton Avenue home, where Camp Creek and Hannah’s Creek flow together, the pavement was covered by rushing water from an overnight deluge, most of which fell between midnight and dawn.