Local News

  • Playhouse hands out Rosie awards

    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County recently handed out its annual Rosie awards to performers and crew members for the 2008-09 season.

    The Rosies for each show are determined by general audience votes.

    Season awards are voted on by Playhouse members.

  • City awaits word on funding for projects

    The city of Lancaster is awaiting word on which of its roads will be picked for repairs.

    In late March, Jerry Crockett, the city’s public works director, submitted a list of roads to the County Transportation Committee (CTC) and Lancaster County public works for resurfacing.

    The CTC is appointed by the state legislative delegation and decides which roads throughout the county will receive improvements funded by the state gas tax.

  • Police reports - July 19 , 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Someone stole a gold bracelet and two gold rings between noon Monday and 10 a.m. Tuesday from a Hudson Street home.

    The victim got back from work to find his home ransacked. The jewelry is valued at $2,000. There were no signs of forced entry.

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • Mitchell Scott Pate, 22, 2844 Beth Drive, was charged June 11 with simple possession of marijuana.

  • Police reports - July 17, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • Arlene Colbert, 46, 817 E. Dunlap St., was charged July 9 with possession of drug paraphernalia.

    An officer stopped Colbert, who was walking on Dunlap Street, because she resembled someone who had failed to appear in court, the report said.

    The officer learned that she had an active bench warrant for a past drug charge, the report said.

    Colbert had two crack pipes in her possession, the report said.

  • Breaking News Man dies in 3-vehicle wreck

    Matthew Keller died Sunday after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a pickup at the intersection of Camp Creek and Daystar roads.

    The motorcyclist, who's name wasn't available early Monday afternoon, was pronounced dead at the scene. Nobody else was injured, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    The accident happened just before 5 p.m.

    The man was traveling west on Camp Creek road when he collided at the intersection with Raymond Estes, who was driving the 2001 Dodge pickup.

  • Police reports - July 15 , 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster man was arrested on an assault charge after gunshots were fired at Pardue Street Apartments.

    Antonio Fitzgerald Singleton, 18, 1648 McManus Lane, was charged with aggravated assault and carrying a pistol.

    According to the report, police responded to Pardue Street about 10 p.m. June 22 because of gunshots fired.

  • Police reports - July 10 , 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    •Two Charlotte men were charged with drug possession in the Bretagne neighborhood near Tillman Steen Road in Indian Land on June 29.

    Ronnie Markeith Bryant, 21, 10211 Willowbend Circle, and Matthew Joseph Thomas, 18, 11300 Carmel Chase Drive, were each charged with simple possession of marijuana.

    The report said a deputy patrolling the neighborhood approached a parked Chrysler PT Cruiser in an undeveloped part of the neighborhood.

  • County gears up for second TEA Party

    While many people will be watching fireworks this Fourth of July, some others will gather to protest government spending at Lancaster County’s second TEA Party.

    Modeled after several other protests being held throughout the United States, Lancaster’s TEA (Taxed Enough Already) Party is a forum for residents to protest high taxes and government spending. The event begins at noon Saturday outside the Lancaster County Courthouse. It should last about two hours. Those interested are asked to bring signs and wear a hat reflecting the TEA Party theme.

  • County Administration Building shut down for hours Wednesday

    The Lancaster County Administration Building was temporarily closed Wednesday due to a malfunctioning heating and cooling system.

    County workers had an extended break, from about 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., as the building’s maintenance staff worked with contractors to fix the problem.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said there was a computer glitch in the building’s boiler and chiller system.

    Willis said the chiller was not working properly and was equipped with a fail-safe system that shut everything down when its sensors detected a problem.

  • Breaking News County administration building closed until 1 p.m.

    The Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., will be temporarily closed until at least 1 p.m. today, Wed. July 1.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the building’s heating and cooling system was not working, forcing a shut down of the county’s computers to prevent them from overheating.

    Willis expects the building to reopen sometime Wednesday afternoon.