Local News

  • County to honor its veterans Saturday

    Get your red, white and blue ready; Lancaster County will honor its veterans and their service to the country next weekend during the annual Veterans Day Parade and Program.
    This year’s events are set for Saturday, Nov. 7, an opportunity to pay respect to those who served honorably as a member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
    This year’s event includes a couple of important changes to the time and location.

  • Women injured in separate incidents

    Lancaster County deputies responded to a home in Lancaster on Sunday, Oct 25, regarding a woman who’d been shot.
    The incident was the second incident in less than a week in which a woman was injured by a deadly weapon.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to 1379 Duckwood Road about 6:15 p.m. where they found a 58-year-old resident of the home lying in the front yard suffering a gun shot wound to the leg.

  • Heath Springs, Kershaw council elections Tuesday

    KERSHAW – A precedent will be made Tuesday, Nov. 3, when Kershaw voters select a new mayor through a write-in vote.
    No political candidate in Lancaster County history has ever been successfully elected through the write-in process.
    “It’s never happened,” said local historian Lindsay Pettus.
    Four candidates – Johnny Carter, Mark Dorman, Sonya Poole and Morris Russell – have launched write-in campaigns for Kershaw mayor.

  • City tables vote on $25k LCEDC dues

    Lancaster County isn’t the only entity to tighten the purse strings of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).
     The city of Lancaster hasn’t paid its $25,000 membership/participation dues for fiscal year 2015-16 to the corporation, though the organization is seeking its continued support.
    At it’s Tuesday, Oct. 27 meeting, city council tabled a vote on the city’s LCEDC dues until it gets more information.  

  • Thinking on their feet

    Imagine a small medical emergency quickly spiraling into a chaotic scene filled with firefighters pulling drivers from wrecked cars, as medics tend to scores of injured people sprawled across a field.
    Though it sounds like some sort of disaster, it was actually one of several worst-case scenarios longtime Lancaster County EMS medics Scott Dunham and David Demby were faced with as they competed in, and won, the 19th annual Carolina Competition.

  • Deputies: Drugs everywhere in man’s apartment

    A Lancaster man rounded up by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office during last week’s Operation Silent Sweep was arrested at his home across the street from Brooklyn Springs Elementary School with crack cocaine and other drugs scattered in open view around his apartment.

  • KCPH hosts Nature & Art Day on Saturday

    KERSHAW – For those who haven’t seen recent improvements and additions at Stevens Park, this Saturday, Oct. 31, is the perfect opportunity to do that and enjoy a little family fun to boot.
    Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) is hosting its first-ever Nature & Art Day at the 13-acre park, at 200 Close Circle, Kershaw.
    “We have lots going on at the event from 10 (a.m) to 4 p.m,” said Beverly Timmons, KCPC general coordinator.

  • Council holds pat on landscaping requests

    HEATH SPRINGS – After discussing three landscaping matters in executive session during a special meeting on Monday, Oct. 26, members of Heath Springs Town Council took action on two of them.
    Council voted unanimously not to sow winter rye grass on public property and not to pay landscaper Darren Sowell an additional $1,472 for 184 bales of pine straw he placed in the town early this year.

  • Council to discuss unbuilt condos, townhouses with Pulte

    Should the county be compensated for lost tax revenue from several agreed upon, but still unbuilt, condominiums and townhouses inside Indian Land’s massive Sun City Carolina Lakes neighborhood?
    That question was at the heart of a debate among Lancaster County Council members on Monday, Oct. 26, as they discussed how to proceed with the neighborhood’s developer, Georgia-based Pulte Group.  

  • LCEDC board member upset audit not on council agenda

    Though he only had three minutes to speak to Lancaster County Council during its meeting Monday night, Oct. 26, John Baker made the most of every second.
    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s board vice-chairman, Baker was upset his organization’s latest audit wasn’t included on council’s agenda for discussion. And without a designated time to present the audit in full, Baker decided to claim his allotted three minutes of speaking time during the citizen comments portion of the meeting.