Local News

  • SLED investigates EMS employee

    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has initiated the investigation of a Lancaster County EMS employee.

    In a brief statement issued Tuesday afternoon, SLED spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson confirmed a tip The Lancaster News received earlier in the day, but refused to release any specifics.

    “We have an investigation in Lancaster involving an EMS worker,” Richardson said. “The investigation is continuing and it would be inappropriate to discuss any details.”

  • Few leads in double murder on Midway

    There are few leads, but plenty of rumors, in the investigation of two shooting deaths outside a Lancaster nightclub on Friday, March 23.

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw said investigators have very little information to go on in the murders of Jonathan Duvall Reid, 25, and Azor Lee Cloud, 30.

    Both were found shot outside the “The Café” nightclub on Old Landsford Road in Lancaster just before 11 p.m.

  • Old Hickory's history comes to life

    Lancaster County commemorated the life of its most famous son Saturday, March 24, at the annual Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration.

    Held at Andrew Jackson State Park, the event drew hundreds of visitors for an experience that not only honored the seventh U.S. president’s life, but the era in which he was born.

  • Heath Springs council discusses security package for Town Hall

    HEATH SPRINGS – Most of the talk at town council’s March 20 meeting centered on protection for Town Hall – whether it’s from insects or burglars.

    Council voted unanimously that evening to accept a bid from Rollins Pest Control of Jefferson.

    For $1,500, the company will install termite bait traps at the recently renovated Town Hall on Duncan Street. And for $485, the company will perform once-a-year monitoring and servicing.

  • Unemployment rate for Lancaster County remains at 12.7 percent

    Lancaster County’s unemployment rate was unchanged from December to January, while the state’s rate fell slightly during that time span, according to figures released earlier this month by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

    The January rates didn’t appear until March because of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ annual benchmarking and revision process. 

  • Police search for men in shooting incident

    Dozens of officers combed the area around two Chesterfield Avenue crime scenes late Monday, afternoon, March 26, as they searched for suspects in a shooting incident. 

    Officers responded to the 700 block of Chesterfield Avenue at 4:19 p.m. after receiving a 911 call about a fight with shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

  • Police respond to possible shooting on Chesterfield Avenue

     The Lancaster Police Department and Lancaster County EMS responded to a possible shooting along the 700 block of Chesterfield Avenue near 903 Discount Beverage just after 4:15 p.m. Monday. Check back later for updates.    

  • Kershaw NAACP focuses on promoting goodwill

    KERSHAW – On Saturday, residents, community leaders and representatives of local businesses participated in the annual Kershaw Freedom Fund Banquet held at the Andrew Jackson Recreation Center.

    The banquet, sponsored by the Kershaw branch of the NAACP, was a time to promote goodwill, organizers say.

  • Local Habitat for Humanity warns of possible scam

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is urging people to be aware of possible scam artists posing as Habitat fundraisers.

    There have been reports of people selling T-shirts and magazine subscriptions saying the money goes to Habitat for Humanity.

    Habitat has not authorized national or  local fundraisers of this kind, said Nita Brown, director of Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County.

  • Woman robbed in Pageland Highway driveway

    A stop at her mailbox ended in the armed robbery of a Lancaster woman early Monday morning.

    The 39-year-old victim called 911 at 2:25 a.m. to report she had just been robbed at gunpoint outside her home in the 3400 block of Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

    The woman told deputies at the scene she got home about 2:20 a.m. after a trip to Walmart to buy items for her children’s school lunches.