Local News

  • Search on for city leader

    Gregory A. Summers



    Lancaster City Council met Tuesday night, Aug. 18, to receive information about the search for a new administrator.

    During the meeting, the full council heard from the committee assigned the task of finding finalists.

    The committee includes Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council members Jackie Harris and John Howard. Howard chairs the committee.

  • Woman charged with selling counterfeit items

    Reece Murphy


    A sweep of the Lancaster County Flea Market on Great Falls Highway earlier this month by state and local law enforcement resulted in the arrest of a vendor for selling counterfeit items ranging from DVDs to Hello Kitty watches.

    Hai Lan Kr-Luo of Brooklyn, N.Y., is charged with one count each of illegal distribution of recordings and transporting, transferring or distributing counterfeit items valued between $10,000 and $50,000.

  • Richburg FD wants to be ready for growth

    Brian Garner

    Landmark News Service

    RICHBURG – If the members of the Richburg Fire Department want to know if growth is coming to their area, all they need to do is look down the road.

    To either side of the fire station, construction is happening – new buildings are being built and existing industries are expanding and upgrading. The fire department is taking steps to be ready for the growth in the area, said fire chief John Agee.

  • Let the learning begin

    Christopher Sardelli


    For Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore, there’s significance to the number 12,047.

    After visiting all 20 of the county’s schools during the first full day of classes Monday, Aug. 17, from Kershaw Elementary to Lancaster High to Harrisburg Elementary, Moore realized he racked up that many steps during his daylong journey.

  • Officers seek info on robbery

    Christopher Sardelli



    Lancaster police are hoping the release of photos and video from a surveillance camera will help them track down a man who robbed a local convenience store at gunpoint Monday night, Aug. 17.

    The incident happened about 9 p.m. at The Markette, 604 S. Market St., when a man entered the store holding a silver revolver and demanded money, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release.

  • Commercial water rates are going up

    Gregory A. Summers



    KERSHAW – Members of Kershaw Town Council unanimously voted Monday, Aug. 17, to change water rates for commercial water customers, based on the pipe size at the water meter.

    For some customers, the change will mean an increase in the base rate; for others, it will mean a slight decrease.

    The change in commercial base rates follows a close to 5 percent increase in residential rates in July.

  • IL Middle School expansion project begins this fall

    Christopher Sardelli


    Construction on a planned expansion and renovation project at Indian Land Middle School, to accommodate a rise in the student population, is expected to begin later this year, school district officials say.

    Lancaster County School District Facilities Director David Small confirmed July 29 that preliminary design work is complete and plans are being reviewed by the S.C. Department of Education’s Office of School Facilities.

  • Felony DUI charges upgraded

    Reece Murphy



    The Lancaster County Solicitor’s Office has upgrade felony DUI charges against a Lancaster man following the death of his son who was injured in a drunk driving accident south of Kershaw last week.

    In the meantime, family members say they’re depending on memories of the outgoing 5-year-old and a spirit of forgiveness to help them cope with the tragedy.

  • Officers arrest two in shooting

    KERSHAW – The Lancaster County deputies arrested a 37-year-old man and a juvenile Wednesday, Aug. 12, who shot at each other during an argument in the Mill Village area of Kershaw earlier this week.
    Bryan Javon Williams, of 190 Third St., Kershaw, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on warrants for attempted murder and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release said.

  • Filing ends for councils

    Candidate filing ended at noon Friday, Aug. 14, for the November 2015 non-partisan town council races in Heath Springs and Kershaw.
    Non-partisan means candidates don’t run with a political party.
    Three people – newcomer Tracy Benton and incumbents the Rev. Eddie Moore and Iva Lee Drakeford – filed for the two at-large seats on Heath Springs Town Council.
    In Kershaw, two candidates filed to run for mayor.
    Incumbent Mayor Wayne Rhodes will seek another term.