Local News

  • LPD arrests two for Crenco robbery

    The Lancaster Police Department, with the help of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested a Lancaster man and woman for robbing the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West on Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, and is looking for a second male accomplice.
    Kenny Blackmon Jr., 21, of 646 Craigwood Lane, and Shakendria Sheoka Wright, 22, of 1576 Maplewood Ave., were arrested Thursday, Oct. 1.

  • Weekend brings more rainy days

    When it comes to the where and when Hurricane Joaquin could possibly come ashore in the United States, there are lots of ifs in figuring the storm’s path.
    Just after 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, the National Hurricane Center upgraded Joaquin to a Category 4 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 130 mph.
    Computer models have it making landfall somewhere between North Carolina and the Delmarva Peninsula, which is portions of Delaware, Maryland and Virginia.

  • Poll shows residents support Legislature’s decision on flag

    According to the latest Winthrop University poll, two thirds of South Carolinians polled believe the state’s General Assembly made the right decision to remove the Confederate battle flag from the Statehouse in Columbia in July.
    Results of the survey were released Wednesday, Sept. 30.

  • High School football games moved to tonight

    Local school officials have moved all four county football games to today, Oct. 1, due to inclement weather in the weekend forecast associated Hurricane Joaquin.
    Kickoff for Lancaster High School’s game with Chester High School is set for 7:30 p.m. tonight at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium.
    Buford High School’s home game with Cheraw High School is 7:30 p.m. tonight at Yellow Jackets stadium, which is across from the high school on Tabernacle Road.

  • Giti Tire plant supplier outreach event today

    From release
    RICHBURG – The S.C. Department of Commerce, along with Chester County Economic Development, is hosting a supplier outreach event for the Chester County Giti Tire plant project from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, Sept. 30, at Gateway Conference Center, 3200 Commerce Drive in Richburg.
    In June 2014, Giti Tire announced it was building a $560 million manufacturing facility, which is expected to create about 1,700 new jobs in Chester County.

  • Foundation awards $802,608 in grants

    J. Marion Sims Foundation
    The J. Marion Sims Foundation Inc. has made awards totaling $802,608 to 13 different community organizations through its Responsive Grants Program.
    “These grants were made for diverse purposes, all tied to individual and overall community health,” said foundation president James T. Morton. “Approved grants include projects and programs addressing health, recreation, safety and crisis assistance, among others.”
    The foundation awarded grants to the following organizations:

  • Heath Springs truck accident injures one

    A Sumter man was injured Tuesday morning, Sept. 29, in an accident in Heath Springs between a cargo truck and a log truck.
    The accident happened about 5 a.m. at the intersection of Kershaw Camden Highway (U.S. 521) and New Hope Road.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Kenneth Dwyer, 46, of Sumter, was driving south on Kershaw Camden Highway in a 1995 Volvo cargo truck when a 2002 Volvo semi pulling a log trailer pulled out in front of him from New Hope Road.

  • City sells surplus property on govdeals website

    When a municipality periodically sells its surplus equipment, there is no telling where it’s going to next. It could be Pennsylvania, Ohio or overseas.
    In 2012, the city of Lancaster sold a backhoe via Internet that went to India.
    “Sure did,” said Larry Burgess, vehicle maintenance supervisor for the city of Lancaster “I know it ended up over there somewhere.”

  • Codenamed projects still under consideration

    As county officials continue the transition to an in-house economic development office, work on several prospective projects continues behind the scenes.
    On Monday, Sept. 28, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis discussed several confidential projects under consideration by county officials, all with their own mysterious code names.

  • Armed robberies under investigation

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and Lancaster Police Department are investigating similar armed robberies at two convenience stores in less than 24 hours Monday and Tuesday.
    Brooklyn Avenue
    The first robbery happened just before noon Monday, Sept. 28, at JR Grocery, 463 E. Brooklyn Ave. just outside the Lancaster city limits.