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Today's News

  • Historic cemetery desecrated

    Vandals damaged 13 gravestones in the Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery on West Arch Street last week, wrenching them from bases and smashing some of the historic markers beyond repair.
    The devastation had local historian Lindsay Pettus almost in tears Monday morning as he walked through the cemetery surveying the damage. Some of the markers date back to 1836.
    Pettus, president of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, said the vandals struck the cemetery sometime between Aug. 15 and noon Saturday.

  • Mom charged with killing son by putting him in refrigerator

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

  • F3 Nation offers Lancaster men daybreak workouts, brotherhood

    F3 Nation, a workout group for men founded in Charlotte and spreading across the country, has made its way to Lancaster, combining fitness, camaraderie and spiritual brotherhood.
    At daybreak last Saturday, 18 men gathered at Lancaster High School for a preliminary workout and meeting. The group’s official opening is 6:30 a.m. this Saturday at LHS.

  • Woman, boyfriend found dead in likely murder-suicide

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Service

    The body of a Pageland woman who was reported missing last week was found Friday in a shallow grave outside of town.
    The body of her boyfriend, the prime suspect, was found on Saturday in what officials are calling a murder-suicide.
    Pageland Police, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the county coroner held a press conference on Monday at the Pageland Police Department to discuss the case.

  • Council votes for Red Ventures tax incentive

    Lancaster County Council approved second reading of a tax-incentive package for internet marketing firm Red Ventures and an affiliated real estate company that would save the businesses an estimated $25.6 million in taxes over 30 years.
    The incentive matter, one of several on the agenda for local companies, prompted discussion of a longstanding, yet rarely collected county tax on properties once zoned agricultural.

  • Lancaster man dies in Chester County wreck

    A Lancaster man died after a car he was riding in hit another car head-on Sunday evening on U.S. 21 in eastern Chester County.
    Jermaine Chandler, 34, sustained critical injuries in the collision, according to Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker. He was transported by helicopter to Palmetto Health Richland medical center in Columbia, where he later died.
    According to Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 7:10 p.m. on U.S. 21 about 6 miles east of Richburg.

  • An 'out-of-the-box' pizza experience

    Gayle Adams tried her first Kono cone-shaped, soft-crust pizza several years ago while vacationing in Singapore because she was hungry and in a hurry.
    “I saw a pizza I could eat while I kept shopping,” she said. “And it tasted really, really good, too.”
    At the time, she was a program analyst for VSE Corp., which provides engineering and technical support services for the U.S. military.

  • Glock .45, stack of cash, and backpack stuffed with heroin, crack

    After a months-long investigation, a Heath Springs man was charged with heroin trafficking after his arrest Thursday while he was carrying $9,500 in cash, a .45-caliber pistol and a backpack full of drugs.
    Jarvis Mandrell Anthony, 37, of 2520 Tucker Road, Heath Springs, was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges outside his home during the culmination of a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office drug investigation that began last year, sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said.

  • Fancy digs for homeless cats

    The much-talked-about cat facility at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter is open and filled with furry felines waiting to be chosen and given a home.
    Seventeen cats and kittens removed from small, cramped cages last week were running free in their new spacious, clean, cool home Wednesday afternoon.  
    "We wanted to get these cats out of those cages," said Animal Shelter Director Alan Williams. "It's a whole lot better for them, breathing fresh, clean air and enjoying some freedom."

  • Nappers nabbed on drug charges in Walmart lots

    If you’re going to pass out or fall asleep in your car in a Walmart parking lot, be careful about what’s in the car with you.
    Three people were arrested this week after two separate incidents in Indian Land and Lancaster during which officers were called to awaken people in their cars and reported finding drugs inside.
    The most recent incident occurred about 1 a.m. Wednesday and resulted in the arrest of an Indian Land man on methamphetamine charges.