Local News

  • Council interested in DLB expansion talks

    Lancaster County leaders have given an official nod to establishing talks with York County representatives about the possibility of connecting the two areas via an extension of Dave Lyle Boulevard.
    During its Oct. 12 meeting, Lancaster County Council unanimously approved a resolution authorizing Council Chairman Bob Bundy to consult with York County Council Chairman Britt Blackwell regarding a possible partnership on the long-discussed road project.

  • Heath Springs to split court cost with Kershaw

    HEATH SPRINGS – The towns of Heath Springs and Kershaw are following the city of Lancaster’s lead on addressing a state directive, but will join forces to do so.
    Recent legislation passed by the S.C. General Assembly now requires the state’s towns and cities to foot the bill for defendants who can’t pay for their own defense in municipal courts.

  • The new guy in town

    The Lancaster News and its sister papers at Landmark S.C. are proud to announce their new editor Brian Melton, a veteran newspaperman and Lancaster native.
    Melton replaces outgoing editor Barbara Rutledge who is retiring after 27 years with Lancaster County’s newspaper of record.
    Like Rutledge, Melton will serve as editor of The Lancaster News and regional editor of Landmark S.C. sister newspapers Carolina Gateway, Chester News & Reporter and Pageland Progressive.
    His first day on the job is Nov. 2.

  • ‘Operation Silent Sweep’ results in 45 arrests

    A yearlong undercover drug investigation by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called Operation Silent Sweep resulted in the arrest of 45 suspects and the seizure of more than a pound of drugs, several weapons and thousands of dollars in cash.
    Speaking during a press conference Friday, Oct. 23, Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said investigators wrapped up Operation Silent Sweep Thursday with a countywide roundup of suspects.

  • Serving up safety

    When most people think about earning a perfect score, their minds immediately turn to student report cards or SAT results, but what about when it involves a school’s food handling procedures?
    For cafeteria workers at 17 schools throughout the Lancaster County School District, a perfect score is exactly what they earned during a recent series of cafeteria and kitchen inspections by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC).

  • Behavioral unit ribbon cutting Oct. 27

    Chamber of Commerce

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will assist Springs Memorial Hospital Behavioral Health Unit with its official grand opening and special ribbon cutting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.
    Lancaster city government officials will also be present and assist with the celebration.  Anyone desiring to attend, must RSVP by calling (803) 286-1685.

  • Indian Land burglar doesn’t get very much

    A thief whom Indian Land authorities believe targeted the same new business twice found out things aren’t always what they seem.  
    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports, the owner of the Phone Source at the Shoppes at 521 was working late Sept. 21 preparing for opening day when he walked into the showroom from the back and saw a man in dark clothes and a bright orange ski mask kneeling outside trying to break in the front door.

  • Kershaw man arrested for child molestation

    Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested a Lancaster County man after he admitted to having sex with a 13-year-old girl.
    Robin Stover, 47, of the 3500 block of Fork Hill Road, Kershaw, is being held at the Kershaw County Detention Center on one count of second-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor age 11 to 14.
    KCSO began investigating Stover on Sept. 23 when the girl told a resource officer at school Stover had sex with her at her family’s home in Kershaw County, a release from Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews said.

  • March for Babies set for Saturday

    March of Dimes

    The March of Dimes’ 2015 March for Babies event cancelled earlier this month due to rain is set to move forward at the University of South Carolina Lancaster as rescheduled Saturday, Oct. 24.  
    The March for Babies, during which walkers “take steps for healthier babies,” is a S.C. Chapter of the March of Dimes fundraising event with families and corporate teams raising money to prevent premature births.

  • Lancaster County eligible for disaster assistance

    SBA Disaster Awareness

    ATLANTA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has included Lancaster County in the presidential disaster declaration due to the severe storms and flooding that began Oct. 1 in South Carolina.
    Declaring Lancaster County allows small businesses and most private nonprofit organizations to be eligible to apply for SBA economic injury disaster loans.