Local News

  • Heath Springs’ new water lines in place

    HEATH SPRINGS – Phase V, the last stage of water-line upgrades for the town of Heath Springs, has been completed.
    Now, it’s just a matter of getting the water flowing.
    In the next few days or weeks, problems with low water pressure and discolored water should be resolved.
    Heath Springs Town Administrator Tony Starnes updated town council on Phase V at its Nov. 17 meeting.

  • City police treat Hughes Street house fire as ‘suspicious’

    Fire severely damaged a small duplex home within earshot of the Municipal Justice Center early Nov. 20, and authorities are treating the blaze as suspicious, said Lancaster Police Department Capt. Scott Grant.
    Grant said the department’s special operations division and the S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) arson investigation unit are looking into the fire at 205 S. Hughes St.

  • Indian Land man charged with having sex with minor

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 20-year-old Indian Land man for criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
    Manuel Andress Delgado, 4029 Brookchase Blvd., is charged with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor 14 to 16 years old.
    The incident report said the girl’s father called deputies Oct. 27 after his daughter told him and her mother she’d recently had consensual sex with Delgado.

  • Flood barricades still up on five roads

    Most county roads closed by this week’s flooding are now open to through traffic, but two roads will remain closed until the water recedes and three will remain barricaded for some time.
    At 3 p.m. Nov. 20, barricades were still up at Fish Hatchery Road just south of Heath Springs, Deertrack Circle off Pageland Highway and Hough Road near the Potter Road intersection, according to the Lancaster County Public Works Department. Stewart Place Road and Balkum Road are indefinitely closed.

  • Third burglary spree suspect arrested

    A third suspect has been arrested in a string of burglaries, larcenies and automobile break-ins across Lancaster County between Oct. 21 and Nov. 3, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported.
    On Nov. 16, deputies arrested Bobby Charles Wallace, 25 of Waxhaw, N.C., on warrants for nine counts of second-degree burglary, four counts of breaking and entering a motor vehicle, two counts of petty larceny, and one count of larceny of a bicycle.

  • Fort Lawn man charged in Walmart shoplifting

    A Fort Lawn man was arrested Nov. 16 after an anonymous tip identified him as a suspect seen on surveillance video shoplifting with a woman and child at the Indian Land Walmart.
    James Michael Tindell, 45, of 549 Hawthorne Road, Fort Lawn, is charged with shoplifting and petty larceny pending a first appearance.

  • Pre-dawn deluge drenches county

    It didn’t take Frances Jackson long to realize something was up the morning of Nov. 19.
    Four doors down from her Clinton Avenue home, where Camp Creek and Hannah’s Creek flow together, the pavement was covered by rushing water from an overnight deluge, most of which fell between midnight and dawn.

  • Council discusses residency requirement again

    A month after a proposed residency requirement for county department heads stalled, county leaders resurrected the idea during Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 9 meeting.
    Councilman Larry Honeycutt, one of the council members who brought the idea back for consideration, said it should be a major condition of employment that county managers and directors live within the county’s borders.
    “Employees who have an impact on how our tax revenue is spent should be residents of Lancaster County,” Honeycutt contended.

  • Unplanned repairs impact Kershaw budget

    KERSHAW – There are some things you just can’t budget and plan for, no matter how much you’d like to.
    One of them is damage from lightning strikes.
    Kershaw Town Administrator Joe Boyes told town council this week the 2015-16 budget for the Kershaw Recreation Center is out of balance, thanks to Mother Nature.
    The matter came up during the administrator’s monthly financial report at the Nov. 16 town council meeting.

  • Faulkenberry Christmas Basket under way

    The staff of HOPE (Helping Other People in Lancaster) no longer waits until Thanksgiving to start the Ward Faulkenberry Sr. Memorial Christmas Basket.
    The agency is already taking monetary donations for the annual holiday effort, which buys Christmas meal food boxes for about 300 of the county’s neediest families.