Local News

  • Driver runs off road, hits tree

    Two Lancaster County men were hospitalized after sustaining injuries in a one-vehicle crash Wednesday night, March 28.

    Doug A. Fells, 29, of Kershaw was driving a 1988 Ford Mustang with Christopher Adam Hunter, 32, of Lancaster as the front-seat passenger, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Fells was traveling north on Farmbrook Road at 8:40 p.m. when he came upon a right-hand curve. The car ran off the right side of the road and collided with a tree, said Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

  • Man steals, pulls knife at Walgreens

    Police are searching for an armed man who stole several items from a Lancaster pharmacy last weekend.

    Lancaster police officers responded to Walgreens, at 1101 Gillsbrook Road, shortly after 9 p.m. Saturday, March 24, about a robbery that just occurred, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

  • City taking applications for summer internships

    More college students than even before will have a chance to work for the city of Lancaster as a summer intern. 

    The city is now accepting applications for its annual internship program, which will run from May 29 to Aug. 6. This year, the ten-week program will include five students – two more than had been involved in years past. 

    Shelia Thompson, the city's human resources assistant who helps organize the program, said she's pleased City Council approved the two additional positions this summer. 

  • 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.