Local News

  • No place tp go, no room to grow

    KERSHAW – Coming up with a bigger fire station isn’t an easy fix when you’re landlocked by a main road in front and railroad tracks in back.
    But’s that’s where the Kershaw Fire Department is, said fire chief Doug Spinks during a presentation to Kershaw Town Council on Tuesday, Aug. 18.
    A bigger fire station isn’t a want, Spinks said. It’s a need.

  • Conference targets youth substance abuse

    David Kellin
    For The Lancaster News

  • Great Falls couple ‘cast’ from their home

    GREAT FALLS – Duke Street was filled with energy Aug. 13 as Duke Energy’s hydroelectric station continued its generation of electricity on the road below.
    The normally quiet neighborhood became an area of peak interest as people tried to catch a glimpse of what was going on.
    Why all of the commotion?
    Hollywood was back in Great Falls.

  • Two armed robberies in two nights

    Christopher Sardelli


    For the second time this week, investigators are searching for a man who robbed a county convenience store employee at gunpoint.

    Deputies responded just after 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, to Lucky 99, 2799 Pageland Highway, after the store owner called 911 to report an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The owner told deputies a man entered the store at 8 p.m. armed with a silver pistol and demanded money from her.

  • Council considers on-call list

    Gregory A. Summers


    HEATH SPRINGS – Lancaster County’s smallest town is looking to add an after-hours/weekend answering service, but that’s to come.

    The first step of that process is coming up with an on-call contact list to get someone to respond once a problem is reported.

    At its Tuesday, Aug. 18, meeting Heath Springs Town Council unanimously voted to head in that direction.

  • 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.