Local News

  • Conference tackles drug use among rural teens

    More than 150 guests from 15 different states have been in town this week attending a conference on rural drug use among teens at the University of South Carolina Lancaster from Wednesday, Aug. 6, through today, Aug. 8.

  • Hough faces multiple charges for police chase in Pageland

    PAGELAND – While Tyzhe Hough remains jailed without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center on  two counts of attempted murder and a single count of failure to stop for blue lights and siren, he also faces multiple charges in Chesterfield County.

  • Chester County sheriff sued for sexual harassment

    CHESTER – Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been named the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former county employee.

  • Best Burgers in the South

    All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
    For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.

  • Library board to reconsider policy on meeting room use

    The Lancaster County Library Board has agreed to take another look at a policy banning after-hours meetings at local libraries by outside groups and will call a special meeting to announce what it finds.

  • Citizen’s tip leads to drug arrest

     A Lancaster man was arrested July 28 following a citizen’s tip to authorities of suspected drug dealing.

    Cornelious Joe Winchester Jr., 48, 601 W. Meeting St., was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The arrest came as investigators were conducting surveillance on Winchester outside his home after receiving the tip, the report said. 

  • Stolen car found submerged in pond

     A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

    Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.

  • Outreach collects school supplies

    Staff reports

    The behind-the-scenes Lancaster County Outreach Project is collecting classroom  supplies to make sure a group of less-fortunate children in the county is ready to meet the challenges of the new school year.

    Donna Bender, of Lancaster County Department of Social Services said right now, there are 151 underprivileged children in need of basic core school supplies and she is certain the list will grow to more than 170.

  • Man charged in Kershaw shooting

     Christopher Sardelli


    A Kershaw man is behind bars in connection with the shooting of a man outside an apartment complex on Monday, July 28.

    Willie Lee Knox, 57, 7996 Flat Rock Road, Kershaw, was charged Wednesday, July 30, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during a violent crime, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • McIlwain to sing national anthem at Charlotte Knights baseball game

     Denyse Clark


    Eldrina McIlwain, has enjoyed the rhythms and sounds of music since she was old enough to make infant sounds of her own. 

    “All my life, I’ve been singing,” she said. “When I was little, my mom was the choir director for the church and when I got older, I started writing my own music.”