Local News

  • Couple with child arrested for heroin trafficking

    A Lancaster couple is facing multiple charges, including heroin trafficking and child neglect, after a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Drug Task Force search of their SUV turned up heroin and other drugs.
    Jason Leonard Daniel, 36, and Misty Dawn Friend, 32, of 135 Charlie Stacks Road, were arrested Friday, Aug. 28, after a confidential source told a sheriff’s office investigator Daniel was at Springs Memorial Hospital in Lancaster with heroin and, possibly, a gun.

  • SLED releases report of Morgan shooting

    A Lancaster man shot and killed by Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies at a North Corner antique store in May bought a handgun a little more than an hour before the incident with the intention of killing his estranged wife, her boyfriend and himself.
    This revelation was among the many new facts detailed in the S.C. Law Enforcement Division’s investigative case files released Thursday, Sept. 3.
    The file also included a copy of the letter from 6th Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman clearing the deputies involved in the shooting.

  • Bridge along Kershaw road closed for repair

    A deteriorating bridge over Hanging Rock Creek near Kershaw was closed to motorists late last month as S.C. Department of Transportation engineers determine options for repairing the structure.
    With its support pilings degrading, the bridge along a portion of Three C’s Road was closed to through traffic on Aug. 25, said Perry Crocker, S.C. DOT assistant district 4 maintenance manager. The bridge is located about 2.3 miles south of the town of Kershaw and is parallel to Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Henry Harris Road improvements begin

    INDIAN LAND – Long-awaited improvements to Indian Land’s Henry Harris Road began Monday.
    The project is one of several county road projects paid for wholly or in part by the new Lancaster County capital project sales tax, expected to begin in coming weeks.
    S.C. Department of Transportation resident engineer Ken Wilson said crews with Granite Construction of Cornelius, N.C., began work Monday, Aug. 31, on the $1,486,000 project, starting at the intersection of Henry Harris and Marvin roads.

  • County moves forward on street renaming

    In February, when Chris Nunnery announced the county would be changing or modifying some streets with similar-sounding names in the interest of public safety, he said it would be a slow, deliberate and sometimes controversial process.
    And that’s just what it has been, said Nunnery, who is the county public safety communications director.

  • County looks to enhance fire service

    County officials formally accepted a grant last week that could stem the tide of shrinking volunteer firefighter numbers in Lancaster County.
    On Aug. 24, Lancaster County Council unanimously accepted a $1 million-plus federal grant to help recruit and retain local volunteer firefighters.
    The grant acceptance comes about a month after members of Lancaster County Fire Rescue learned in late July the county had been awarded the $1,048,905 four-year Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • Rubio stumps in Sun City

    Beverly Lane Lorenz
    For The Lancaster News

    INDIAN LAND – Excited and enthusiastic crowds began arriving early Thursday morning, Aug. 27, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes to get a spot to see and hear U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, who is campaigning for the Republican nomination for president.  
    Rubio’s popularity rose significantly following his performance during the Aug. 6 Fox News debates, with many calling him the winner of the main event.    

  • City makes offer in administrator's job

    After meeting behind closed doors for about seven hours Saturday, Aug. 29, members of Lancaster City Council came into open session and agreed to make a conditional offer for the administrator’s position to Steven James “Flip” Hutfles.  
    According to a press release issued by the municipality Monday, Aug. 31, Hutfles is the city administrator of Fredonia, Kan.
    The vote was unanimous.

  • Historic store in Van Wyck torn down

    Bricks came falling down as the more than 100-year-old former Massey Yoder General Store was demolished on Thursday, Aug. 20, in downtown Van Wyck.
    The building, condemned for years, is now owned by Kyle Starnes. A crowd gathered to watch the demolition on Thursday afternoon with mixed emotions of nostalgia for times past and ease from fear that someone would get hurt by the dilapidated structure.

  • Road improvements to begin

    Lancaster County Government announces that road improvements are anticipated to start in the upcoming weeks.
    They will begin shortly after bids are received from contractors on Wednesday, Sept. 2.
    The solicitation to receive bids from contractors was placed in the South Carolina Business Opportunities (SCBO) and on the Lancaster County website.
    The roads included in the solicitation of bids in the first phase include Southwinds Drive, Kohut Road,  Arrowood Avenue, Shamrock Avenue, Carmel Road, Charles Avenue and Craig Avenue.