Today's News

  • County seeks to acquire properties at IL community

    Lancaster County Council has agreed to begin the condemnation process for several properties at the stalled Edenmoor community in Indian Land.

    Council met in closed session Jan. 25 to discuss a recommendation from the county attorney for condemning two properties at the Edenmoor site, an Emergency Medical Services station and a 68-acre park.

    In open session, council approved drafting a letter of condemnation, which would eventually bring both properties under control of the county.

  • Some groups raising funds for Haiti relief

    While this is not a complete list of local organizations raising money for victims of the Haiti earthquake, here is the contact information for several groups:

    • American Red Cross of Lancaster County: Call (803) 283-4072 or visit www.upredcross.org and click on “Upper Palmetto.” Checks and credit card donations can be made at the local office at 106 Woodland Dr. Make checks out to “American Red Cross” and write “Haiti relief” in the memo section.

  • Breaking News Residents evacuated as road washes away

    As heavy rain showers blasted through the county on Friday, Lancaster County Council called an emergency meeting to help residents along a severely flooded road.

    Council convened for an emergency meeting at 3 p.m. on Friday to discuss what to do for residents along the recently flooded Gills Creek Drive near Buford. Council will vote on an expedited condemnation of property near the dead end of the road, which will allow the county to use land to create an alternate road into the neighborhood.

  • High scoring Warriors sweep Lions

    Indian Land used a pair of high-scoring efforts to sweep a road twin bill with Lewisville to keep pace in the Conference III-A race Tuesday.

    The Warriors, who improved to 8-4, 6-1, rolled to a 100-80 win over the Lions in a game which IL coach Nate Smith said was the first 100-point boys’ game in school history.

    “This was a key region road win for us,” Smith said. “In our region, all road games are tough, so it was good to come out a winner no matter what the score said.

  • Murder suspect flees from traffic stop

    A man charged with murder in a Jan. 16 shooting at a Lancaster nightclub is still on the run.

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said deputies stopped a car for a traffic violation Wednesday night, and a passenger, later found to be Demarcus Lewis Davis, got out and ran from deputies.

    Warrants were issued by the Lancaster Police Department charging Davis, 20, with murder, assault and battery with intent to kill and two counts of possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime shortly after the shooting.

  • Council OKs incentives for Project Shield

    County Council has taken the first steps toward bringing a defense-type business to the county.

    Council unanimously passed a resolution Monday to enter into a fee-in-lieu of tax agreement with a Delaware-based company, which has not yet been publicly named. The county is dubbing this “Project Shield” until an agreement with the company is finalized.

    The firm is looking at the former BMB Steering Innovation building on S.C. 160.

  • Jobless rate hits new state high

    South Carolina’s jobless rate hit another record high in December, rising to 12.6 percent.

    Three states had higher jobless rates than South Carolina in December – Rhode Island, Nevada and Michigan. Michigan’s was highest in the nation at 13 percent.

    Sixteen states had a jobless rate at or above 10 percent in December, and 43 states saw their jobless rate increase in December.

  • Lindemann still considering race

    Despite a recent press release announcing he would not run, York County Councilman Paul Lindemann said he’s still considering running for the state House District 45 seat.

    The announcement was sent out in a press release on Jan. 15 from York County Republican Party Chairman Glenn McCall to select news outlets, but Lindemann said it was inaccurate.

  • Two to vie for board seat

    Tyrom Faulkner points to the student achievement gap while Terrence Jenkins identifies the dropout rate as areas each would focus on as a school board member.

    The two men are vying for the open District 2 seat on the Lancaster County school board. The special election is Feb. 16.

    The seat was vacated in November by Charlene McGriff, who resigned after winning a seat on County Council. McGriff had about three years left on her school board term.

    All school board seats are non-partisan.

    Faulkner and Jenkins are each first-time candidates.

  • Deputies search for escaped inmate from Rock Hill

    Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies searched for a prisoner who escaped from the Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill on Wednesday.

    Chucky James Elmore Jr., 27, walked away from the minimum-security center on Milling Road about noon on Wednesday, a S.C. Department of Corrections press release said.

    Elmore was serving an eight-year sentence for grand larceny in Cherokee County. The sentence began on June 17, 2009.