Local News

  • Sheriff’s office asks for public’s help to solve purse theft

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying a man and woman identified in an Indian Land Walmart surveillance video as the suspects who stole a 75-year-old woman’s purse back in July.
    The incident, which The Lancaster News first reported on July 30 based on the sheriff’s office incident report, occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m. July 20 when a man approached the woman in the pharmacy section asking her help in finding “something for indigestion.”

  • Council considering Dave Lyle Blvd. extension project

    Though the idea to connect York and Lancaster counties via an extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard has long been tossed around, Lancaster County officials are hoping to breathe new life into the proposed project.   
    During Lancaster County Council’s Sept. 28 meeting, Council chairman Bob Bundy discussed the possibility of partnering with York County to investigate how to make the connection a reality.

  • Robbery suspect arrested

    The third suspect wanted by local law enforcement for two convenience store robberies early last week turned himself in to Lancaster Police last weekend, a release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Office said.
    Ladarius Akeem Moore, 20, of the 2000 block of Cane Mill Road, is charged by both agencies with armed robbery for his participation in the robberies of JR Grocery on Brooklyn Avenue shortly before noon Sept. 28 and the Crenco Food Store on S.C. 9 Bypass West about 4:37 a.m. Sept. 29.

  • Locals helping with flood recovery/relief effort

    Lancaster County has a reputation across the state as a giving place where folks come to the aid of neighbors.
    As the cleanup begins from last weekend’s historic floods, community organizations, business and individuals are teaming up independently to raise much-needed supplies for the victims.

  • Lancaster man wanted in shooting

    Lancaster authorities are searching for a man wanted in the shooting of another man late Tuesday night, Oct. 6.
    In a press release sent Wednesday, Oct. 7, Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers are on the hunt for Angelou Lopas Cunningham, 44, who is wanted on charges of attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, and possession of a firearm by a person convicted of a violent crime.

  • Breast cancer: This means war

    Vanessa Brewer-Tyson
    Landmark News Services

    PAGELAND – In 1999, when I first found out that I had breast cancer, my initial thoughts were to count how many years my mom lived after the doctor had informed her she had the disease.
    I counted about five years.
    After going through months of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, my mom lost her tough and lengthy battle with breast cancer in 1972. I was a senior in high school.

  • Griffin could tell a good story

    In 1990, when PBS aired Ken Burns’ groundbreaking documentary, “The Civil War,” I was a little curious.
    During that first episode, when the late Shelby Dade Foote Jr., showed up for his first cameo appearance, my curiosity became intrigued, for good reason.
    At the time, Foote was a relatively unknown as writer and historian west of the Mississippi and north of the Mason Dixon Line.
    However, I was the lucky one and knew exactly who he was.

  • County hires interim economic development company

    An interim economic development firm and a new structural committee are two of the latest developments in the county’s economic development saga.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis confirmed Lancaster County Council recently approved a motion to engage a firm, and not a person, to handle economic development matters on an interim basis until a permanent in-house director is hired. The vote was made after council returned from executive session at its Sept. 28 meeting.

  • Deputies charge 16-year-old with murder

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a 16-year-old Lancaster boy for the shooting death of a 42-year-old man outside Lancaster Saturday, Oct. 3.
    New information since the murder shows the sheriff’s office had been looking for the suspect for more than a monthin connection with another crime in the area.
    Derrick Leron Stalk, of 2125 Walden Road, Lancaster, is charged as an adult with murder for killing Jeffrey Dale Barrett, 42, of 2167 Thomasville St.

  • County escapes brunt of ‘1,000-year’ storm

    Twenty-nine members of the Third Herd in Lancaster were packing gear and road equipment on Monday, Oct. 5, to head south for flood-swollen areas of the Palmetto State.
    S.C. National Guard Lt. Paul Bennett said the 178th Combat Engineers were called to state active duty about lunchtime Sunday, Oct. 4. By Monday, two convoy lines of road equipment, including bulldozers, backhoes and heavy trucks, flanked both sides of the S.C. National Guard armory on Nichols Road and its parking lots full of cars.