Local News

  • LCEDC board gets audit results

    Lack of county funding and the absence of several members didn’t stop the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. board of directors from discussing several issues related to dues, assets and contracts during its monthly meeting Monday, Oct. 12.
    Despite the fact Lancaster County rescinded its LCEDC funding back in August, it was business as usual for the 10 members at the meeting in the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District meeting room.

  • Monroe man injured in truck accident

    A Monroe man is recovering in the hospital following a dramatic truck accident on S.C. 200 Monday morning Oct. 12.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Dennis Yates Jr., 22, was traveling south on S.C. 200 in a 2007 Ford box truck about 9 a.m. when he ran off the right side of the road on a curve at the Zion Road intersection.
    The truck travelled down an embankment and struck several trees as it tore into the woods where it came to rest on its side.

  • DSS to host job fair Thursday

    Lancaster County Department of Social Services

    Area employers and job seekers will soon have the opportunity to interface with each other in a job fair sponsored by the Division of Employment Services of the Department of Social Services. Coordinated by Lancaster County DSS, the job fair will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 15, at the Springdale Recreation Center, 260 S. Plantation Road.

  • SAT scores rise for county students

    A statewide report shows Lancaster County students fared better on the 2015 SAT, with mean scores for local high school seniors rising by several points compared to last year.
    According to S.C. Department of Education data released last month, Lancaster County School District seniors saw a 15-point increase in their 2015 SAT mean scores.
    Lydia Quinn, executive director of planning and accountability for the Lancaster County School District, said the mean 1363 score was for the 415 of the 2015 district seniors who took the SAT.

  • No fair this year, AL brings circus to town

    There won’t be a fair here this month, as in Octobers past, so American Legion Post 31 is bringing a small “Big Top” to town this week.
    The Zerbini Family Circus will open its tent flaps for shows at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, and 2 p.m., Oct. 17.
    Based in Florida, the Zerbini Family Circus enjoys an eight-generation legacy of providing high-flying family fun.
    While the tradition started in 1817 in Paris, Julian Zerbini brought his family to the United States in 1968 and the act performed in circuses across the nation.

  • Police look into Saturday shooting

    City police are investigating the attempted murder of a 21-year-old man who was shot early Saturday, Oct. 10, in the 100 block of North Ferguson Street.
    Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant said Tuesday, Oct. 13, the victim is in fair condition and is expected to completely recover.
    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers responded to North Ferguson Street just after 1:45 a.m. Saturday after gunshots were reported in the area.

  • Shehane recovering from liver transplant

    After five years of illness and 349 days on a liver transplant list, 17-year-old Allison “Alli” Shehane has received a new liver.
    And so far, so good, said family friend, Penny Preslar.
    The surgery was performed Sept. 14-15 at Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, where Shehane had been on the transplant list since 2012.
    Preslar said Shehane’s family got the call about 8 a.m. Sept. 14 and the surgery started at 10:30 p.m. that night.

  • Two men arrested for robberies

    Lancaster County deputies arrested two Lancaster men for convenience store robberies in the Camp Creek and Buford communities Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning, a sheriff’s office release said.
    Justin Eugene Cauthen, 23, and Austin Reece Hopkins, 17, both of 3424 Thompson Road, are held on two armed robbery counts apiece for robberies at Lloyd’s Phillips 66 on Camp Creek Road at Five Points and Buford Express on Pageland Highway.

  • Armed man robs convenience store

    An armed robber held up Lloyd’s Phillips 66 at Five Points, 3014 Camp Creek Road, just after 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 12.
    According to police radio traffic, the robber was armed with a black semi-automatic pistol. He demanded money and left the store with approximately $150 in small bills. No one was hurt in the incident.

  • Children’s Home fundraiser continues to grow

    Forget golf clubs and a shotgun start.
    It’s time to get out the shotgun and shooting glasses for what’s grown into one of the area’s favorite fundraisers.
    Lancaster Children’s Home fifth annual Fall Flurry is Friday, Oct. 16, at Rocky Creek Sporting Clays in Richburg.
    So far, more than 150 shooters have signed up for the day of good food, fellowship and fun.
    That number is a far cry from the 20 who participated in the first Fall Flurry in 2011.