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  • No shots fired in accident

     A frantic 911 call about drivers shooting at each other along S.C. 9 Bypass on Tuesday morning, Feb. 18, turned out to be nothing but the sound of motorists driving over a fallen road sign after a single-car accident. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said reports of a shoot-out near the 1800 block of S.C. 9 Bypass were unfounded.

    “It wasn’t road rage or someone shooting at somebody else,” Shaw said. 

  • County still looking for IL convenience center site

    After a year of searching, Lancaster County officials have yet to close on a location for a new recycling and household trash collection center in Indian Land.

  • Three Clinton students had pot on bus

    Three 10-year-old Clinton Elementary School boys were suspended last week after they were caught with marijuana, the second such incident in less than a month.

  • New school = bigger budget

    Lancaster County School District officials prepared school board members for an expected increase in the 2014-15 general fund due to the August opening of the new Harrisburg Elementary School.

  • Kershaw man, 60, dies in accident

    A 60-year-old Kershaw man died Monday evening, Feb. 24, after he was injured in a two-vehicle accident along S.C. 903.

  • Judge denies Crolley’s bond

     The mood was tense in Lancaster County Courtroom B on Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, where a bond hearing was held for Tanner Crolley, charged in the Dec. 30, 2013, shooting death of his 18-year-old ex-girlfriend Sierra Landry.

    Landry’s parents, Robert and Jessica Landry, were flanked by family and friends who earlier had marched peacefully in front of the courthouse with signs that read, “Deny His Bond!” and “Don’t Let Him Walk Away to Kill Another Day.”

  • Red Cross seeks volunteers

     Upper Palmetto Chapter American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross needs people in our community to volunteer and is offering a volunteer orientation class from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in Lancaster. 

    A new volunteer orientation and disaster services overview class will be held at the Lancaster Red Cross Office, 111 Covenant Street.

  • Loan dispute leads to machete attack

    An Indian Land man is recovering from minor injuries after another man slashed his hand with a machete on Feb. 17.

    A sheriff’s office investigator received a call from a 911 dispatcher at 11:10 a.m. that day about a man who had been attacked by a machete-wielding man, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The attack happened outside a home in the 9800 block of Kohut Road in Indian Land.

  • Man punched, kicked in head during fight

    A Lancaster man was left bloodied and swollen after he was attacked during the early morning hours of Feb. 11.

    Police found the victim after responding to a 911 assault call in the 1100 block of Marion Street about 1:35 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Officers immediately noticed the 44-year-old man’s knuckles on both hands were split open and bloody, and he had swelling around his eyes and mouth, the report said.

  • Man attacked with construction tool

    Deputies are searching for a man who allegedly attacked a coworker with a metal construction tool during a fight earlier this month.

    The victim, a 45-year-old Charlotte man, was bleeding from a head wound when deputies found him at a construction site in the Bailes Ridge subdivision at 5:40 p.m. Feb. 7, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    The construction site is just off Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160) in Indian Land.