Local News

  • Diago pleads guilty in murder of Jackie Craine

    Linda Craine says she now has closure.

    It’s been a trying year for Craine and her family as they continue to deal with the loss of Craine’s daughter, Jackie, who was fatally shot Jan. 5 in Fort Mill.

    Jackie Craine’s estranged boyfriend, James Enrico “Rico” Diago, who was charged with her murder, has been jailed ever since at the York County Detention Center.

    On Monday, Jackie’s family learned of his fate.

  • Deputies nab trio for recent burglary spree

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrests of three people charged in a string of recent burglaries and thefts.

    Joel Brandon Scott, 31, 1317 Memorial Drive; Joshua Matthew Thurman, 27, 1348 Memorial Drive; and Amber Leigh Airington, 20, 1121 Chesterfield Ave., were each charged in connection with incidents occurring between Nov. 27 and Dec. 9, according to a media release issued Monday, Dec. 17.

  • Passenger falls from car during North Main street police chase

    A Lancaster woman was flown to a Charlotte hospital Saturday, Dec. 15, after falling out of a car during a police chase.

    The 29-year-old woman was injured only minutes after officers approached a man outside the Carriage Inn, at 1100 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

    Police were conducting a walk-through of the inn’s bar about 1:30 a.m. when they noticed a possibly intoxicated man leave and walk toward his car, the report said.

  • Man injured after struck by car at Grace Avenue bar

    Authorities from two counties are investigating a hit-and-run incident that left a Lancaster man injured outside a bar early Saturday, Dec. 15. 

    Deputies responded to The Pit Stop, 1782 Grace Ave., about 2:30 a.m.  after learning someone there  had been struck by a vehicle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

    When they arrived, deputies saw a large crowd of people in the parking lot and a 21-year-old Lancaster man on the ground. 

  • Council to discuss Air-Rail Industrial Park options

    The future of a proposed Air-Rail Industrial Park will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s final regular meeting of the year on Monday, Dec. 10.
    With interest in the proposed park from a manufacturing company, whose name has not been publicly disclosed, council members will consider a plan for restarting the park process.

  • Car chase leads to aggravated assault charge

    Thrown pistols, an injured officer and a car chase through the streets of the Lancaster city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 4, added up to a multitude of charges for a Lancaster man.

  • Sheheen calls out Haley

    One of Lancaster County's state representatives is taking Gov. Nikki Haley and other leaders to task on the handling of the massive tax data breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue.
    District 27 Sen. Vincent Sheheen, whose district includes southern Lancaster County, issued a statement Nov. 29 during a press conference at the Statehouse in Columbia.

  • Mulvaney on short list to replace DeMint?

    The name of U.S. House District 5 Congressman and Indian Land resident Mick Mulvaney is being floated nationally as a possible replacement for Republican South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint who is leaving the Senate to head a prominent conservative think tank.
    The news comes during a week in which Mulvaney was appointed to the House Financial Services committee.

  • Sheriff's office gets DUI grant

     A state grant has been awarded to help make the roads safer in Lancaster County.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, Dec. 7, that it was notified two days before by the S.C. Department of Public Safety about a grant to fund a DUI Enforcement Team in Lancaster County.
    The $219,131 grant will pay for salaries, retirement and other fringe benefits, equipment, vehicles, mileage and training for two deputies. The grant takes effect immediately and will run one year at a time, according to a media release from the sheriff’s office.

  • USCL names Emanuel interim dean

    Stan Emanuel will lead the University of South Carolina Lancaster on an interim basis when current dean Dr. John Catalano steps down at the end of the year.
    Emanuel, an adjunct business professor at USCL for 17 years, will assume those duties Dec. 31, as University of South Carolina officials continue their search for a permanent dean, a search expected to be completed next semester.
    USC Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Michael Amiridis made the announcement Friday.