Local News

  • Officers investigate armed robberies

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating two armed robberies that happened within 20 minutes of each other early Saturday.

    According to a press release, a man came into The Forks convenience store, 1594 Memorial Park Road, about 5:20 a.m. Saturday and demanded cash from the register. The store clerk opened the register and the man, who was armed with a chrome revolver, took money and left the store.

  • Need a passport? Go to Voter Registration office

    Looking to travel abroad?

    If so, your first stop in preparation may be to the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Office.

    You can now apply for a passport at that office, located in the County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    That gives residents three locations in the county to get a passport, which is required to travel outside the United States and to re-enter the country.

    The post offices in Heath Springs and Kershaw still serve as locations.

  • Man charged in death of 66-year-old man

    Investigators are waiting on autopsy results to determine how a 66-year-old man was killed Friday or Saturday.

    Bobby Robinson, 41, of 2117 Powell Ave., has been charged with murder by the Lancaster Police Department.

    According to an incident report, police were called at 3 p.m. Friday to Edward Jackson Bolding Jr.'s home at 106 Roberts Drive.

    Officers arrived to find Robinson standing on the front porch, the report said. Robinson said he had just walked into the home and found Bolding dead.

  • Kershaw teen killed in wreck

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw teenager was killed in a head-on crash in the town limits of Kershaw on Saturday night.

    Jeffrey Dylan Boone, 17, of 277 Catoe Road, was pronounced dead in the emergency room of Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford said.

    Boone died of internal injuries, Crawford said.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said Boone was driving a 1994 Honda northbound on S.C. 341 about 9 p.m. when he crossed the center line.

  • Patrol looking for driver who left accident scene

    The S.C. Highway Patrol is looking for a driver who left the scene of an early-morning crash that left a Lancaster man seriously injured.

    Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Patricio Ramos Cortes, 32, of 2295 Airport Road, was driving a 1994 Toyota east on Airport Road about 1:30 a.m. Friday when he hit a tree that had fallen across the road. The crash happened near the intersection of Country Club Drive.

    Cortes got out of his car, and was hit by another car, Elder said.

  • County Council updates capital improvement list

    As County Council readied its capital improvement list for the upcoming year, council members took a look back at progress made on last year’s issues.

    Council reviewed past and present projects for its annual priority capital improvement list, a wish list of county improvement projects. The list, which needed to be adopted by Aug. 15, is part of a planning process developed by the federal Economic Development Administration. It can help provide the county with funding for a variety of projects.

  • GOP chairwoman speaks to IL crowd

    INDIAN LAND – The chairwoman of the S.C. Republican Party said the amount of money the Democratic Congressional Committee has put into John Spratt’s re-election campaign is evidence of how formidable candidate Mick Mulvaney is.

  • Police reports - Aug. 11, 2010

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested after a shoplifting incident at Walmart on Aug. 9.

    Edward Riddley Jr., 39, of 904 14th St., was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest.

    According to the report, officers were called to the store to arrest a shoplifter. They saw Riddley running into the produce section and then outside. After being caught, Riddley struggled with officers until he was handcuffed, the report said.

  • Samaritan’s Feet in action

    It was hard to tell who was happier at Renew Church on Saturday morning – the children getting a new pair of shoes or the volunteers fitting the children for their new footwear and washing their feet.

    Renew Church, non-denominational congregation, participated in the Samaritan’s Feet drive in Lancaster County on Saturday. Covenant and Sherwood Baptist churches, and Team Church in Kershaw also participated.

  • 8 district schools make AYP goals in 2010

    Eight of the 19 schools in the Lancaster CountySchool District met their 2010 annual goals (Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP) as outlined by the federal No Child Left Behind Act.

    The S.C. Department of Education released data last week.

    Buford Elementary, Discovery School, Erwin Elementary, Heath Springs Elementary, Indian Land Elementary, Kershaw Elementary, McDonald Green Elementary and North Elementary schools made AYP in 2010.

    Sixty-one percent of the state’s elementary and middle schools and 7 percent of its high schools made AYP last year.