Local News

  • Council considers tax relief for L&C Railroad

    A plan to reduce taxes by thousands of dollars for L&C Railroad received unanimous first approval at Lancaster County Council’s Nov. 12 meeting, though council members still have several questions about the proposal. 

    Council voted during the meeting to approve first reading of two ordinances related to the Lancaster & Chester Railroad, including one to place the company in a joint industrial and business park and another to approve special source revenue credits for the company. 

  • BMS students rally to help HOPE

    The outcome of the annual football clash between Clemson and the University of South Carolina may not be decided until late Saturday, but one winner has already been named, and that’s HOPE in Lancaster.

    Thanks to the efforts of the 480-plus students at Buford Middle School, HOPE received 2,102 items for its food pantry last week.

    Now in is sixth year, BMS students split into Gamecocks and Tigers to see which group of fans could raise the most food for the local charity. The drive was held Nov. 8 –16.

  • Authorities arrest Van Wyck men on drug, weapons charges

    VAN WYCK – Two men are spending Thanksgiving behind bars after authorities seized crack cocaine, marijuana, cash, drug paraphernalia, electronic surveillance equipment and several firearms from two homes about 6 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21.

    Roger Ross, 57, 1955 Steele Hill Road, was charged with second offense distribution of crack cocaine, and possession with intent to distribute cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana.

  • No arrests in Heath Springs shooting

    HEATH SPRINGS – Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a man Friday night, Nov. 16.

    Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mount Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

    The man suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  

  • Merita part of Hostess closing

    When it comes to storied Southern traditions, a loaf of Merita Old Fashioned Bread ranks near the top of the list, right along side baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.

    The preferred sliced bread of many Lancaster households may be a thing of the past after Hostess brands announced last week it plans to cease operations amid labor problems.

    The days are numbered for the official bread of the Southeastern Conference and longtime sponsor of the Lone Ranger’s radio and TV shows.

    It’s a matter who owns whom. 

  • USCL clinic provides local assistance

    With a little more than a week left in November, health professionals at University of South Carolina Lancaster want to ensure you’re aware that this is American Diabetes Month.

    And with that awareness comes a host of statistics and tidbits about this disease that is seeing more and more incidence in the United States and in Lancaster County.

    In 2010, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3 percent of the population) had diabetes, according to data accessed and reported by USCL’s Diabetes Education Clinic.

  • Man clips power pole, flees scene

     A broken power pole and a trail of spilled fuel led to the arrest of a man who fled the scene of an accident earlier this month. 

    Officers arrested   , 35, of Monroe, N.C., on Nov. 10 and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident with property damage, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant. 

  • Bleeding man charged with assault

    A Lancaster man found bleeding from his head earlier this month is now wanted for assault. 

    Police issued a warrant Nov. 10 charging 30-year-old Michael Wayne Rainey, of 919 Community Lane, with third-degree assault and battery. 

    According to an incident report, the warrant stems   from an assault call officers responded to just after 9 p.m. Nov. 10, in the 1500 block of Pardue Street.   

  • Sun City residents help neighbors in need

    The Volunteers and Helping Hands Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes began collecting for its annual Thanksgiving food drive before November even began. 

    With so many Indian Land families in need this year, the club and residents of the Sun City community wanted to be sure their neighbors have plenty of food to eat for the Thanksgiving holiday and beyond.

    Donations this year exceeded expectations. Club members were both overwhelmed and delighted as they gathered to arrange and sort the food that had been collected in the last few weeks. 

  • Murder suspect turns himself in at sheriff's office

    A Lancaster man sought in the shooting death of another man on Monday, Nov. 19, turned himself in Tuesday at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 

    Jeffery Lanard Roseborough, 30, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting a bond hearing. 

    Warrants were issued late Monday charging Roseborough with the murder of 23-year-old Lancaster resident Gaeric Q. Johnson, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.