Local News

  • Deputy finds mobile meth lab

    KERSHAW – A suspicious car parked at Stevens Park early Wednesday led to the arrests of two people, after deputies found them using the  vehicle as a mobile methamphetamine lab. 

  • Second suspect in Lamplight Road murder case released from hospital, jailed

    After spending more than two weeks at an undisclosed hospital, a Lancaster man is now behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a man last month. 

    Keishawn Omar McManus, 19, 180 Clyburn Drive, who was arrested July 28 in the murder of Timothy Alan Wissinger, had been undergoing treatment for an unknown medical issue since his arrest. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed McManus has since recovered and was jailed Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

  • Roadwork ahead: Project snarls IL traffic on U.S. 521

    INDIAN LAND – A massive road project at a major Pahandle intersection already playing havoc with local traffic could last another two and a half months or more, an SCDOT official said Thursday.

    Roadwork at the intersection of Charlotte Highway and Doby’s Bridge Road began last week resulting in traffic congestion in the area during peak driving times.

  • Former EMS employee turns himself in at sheriff’s office

    Following months of speculation about an investigation of a Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services employee, a former medic turned himself in to authorities this week. 

    Thomas Gregory Robinson, 51, voluntarily surrendered himself to Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday, Aug. 16, and was jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center, said S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesman Thom Barry. 

    Barry said Robinson is charged with one count of possession of other controlled substances, Schedules I to V. 

  • City Council, school board filing ends

    Of the people running for non-partisan seats in Lancaster County this year, two are looking to hold public office for the first time.

    Filing ended noon Wednesday, Aug. 15, for seats up for re-election in November for Lancaster County school board and Lancaster City Council.

    Political newcomer Jackie Harris is seeking the City Council District 3 seat. 

    Harris was the final person to file for a seat this election season, having done so Tuesday.

  • Living Water Bookstore to close after 37 years

    You can blame the closing of the Living Water Christian Bookstore on cyberspace sales, the overall decline of the print publishing industry, technology, or perhaps, another cause.

    Since going into the ministry, the Rev. Roy Miles has been able to share Jesus with others as the answer to most of life’s roller coasters, but this is a ride he doesn’t have an answer for.

  • Deputies find mobile meth lab

    KERSHAW – A stolen car led deputies to discover a mobile methamphetamine (meth) lab in a Kershaw park early Wednesday morning, Aug. 15. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said a man and woman were arrested at about 7 a.m. when a patrol deputy found them inside a stolen car at Kershaw’s Stevens Park. 

    After they were arrested, Shaw said deputies found materials commonly used to manufacture meth inside the car. 

  • Saturday motorcycle crash claims ILHS grad

    A wonderful student. Rock solid. A pillar of the community. 

    The words came quickly to Indian Land High School Principal David Shamble as he struggled through shock and sadness to remember 21-year-old Thomas Russell Harris III on Monday. 

    Shamble learned last weekend that Harris, a 2009 ILHS graduate, was killed following a motorcycle accident in Indian Land on Saturday, Aug. 11. 

    “It was a shock. He was a wonderful person,” Shamble said. “The staff is coming to grips with it now.”

  • USCL Catawba pottery collection is Main Street bound

    The interior of the Native American Studies Center is said to be so nice that visitors may think they’re in a much larger city such as Charleston or Greenville.

    That’s what Lancaster City Councilwoman Sara Eddins said she’s been told by those who’ve seen the renovated Main Street building that will soon be occupied by the University of South Carolina Lancaster.

    Faculty members plan to move in this week.

  • PASS, HSAP scores increase

    The percentage of Lancaster County students meeting state standards increased in most subject areas last year, according to Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) and High School Assessment Program (HSAP) data released last week.

    PASS results

    Now in its fourth year, the end of year PASS test is administered to third- through eighth-graders.