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Today's News

  • Kershaw gets $1 million check

    KERSHAW – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) presented a $1 million check to Kershaw officials Wednesday, July 22, for infrastructure projects at Haile Gold Mine.
    The two combined grants were given from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Sheheen said.    
    “That is the only place South Carolina can receive funds for help in rural South Carolina,“ he said.
    Sheheen said Kershaw deserved the financial assistance, which helps rural communities invest in water, wastewater and storm water improvements.

  • County VA on the move

    It’s been a long road, but the county’s Veterans Affairs office is finally moving into its new home.
    Following more than a year of discussions and fine-tuning by county officials, VA Director Robin Helms said Thursday, July 23, the office is on the move from its old location inside the Lancaster County Administration building to its new home at 1033 W. Meeting St.
    The move is part of a joint arrangement where the VA will share the 5,892-square-foot building with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Plans for body cams moving forward

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is moving ahead with plans to purchase a limited number of body cameras in an effort to get a jumpstart on the state’s new law enforcement body camera law.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law requiring law enforcement officers to use “body-worn cameras” June 10 in the wake of the April 4 Walter Scott shooting in North Charleston by police officer Michael Slager and other national law enforcement shooting incidents.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting in the 200 block of Louise Street happened about 12:41 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
    According to witnesses, a small silver or gray import, possibly a Honda, drove slowly by the house, its occupants opening fire as they passed the three men.
    Police said the men were transported to the hospital by ambulance and are believed to be in serious condition.

  • Pills stolen during drugstore burglary

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a Tuesday, July 21, burglary at Mobley Drugs, 1073 W. Meeting St., in which Aderall and hydrocodone pills were stolen.
    According to an incident report, officers responded to the scene about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after the alarm system was activated for a glass break and found a small window that had been shattered.
    “Glass was on the ground outside and inside,” the officer wrote in the report. “Several asphalt rocks were lying on the ground in front of the window, as well.”

  • Three arrested for M&R shooting

    Three men were arrested, and a fourth has been identified, in the shooting of a customer during the attempted robbery of a Lancaster convenience store earlier this month.  
    Following an intense investigation, authorities obtained arrest warrants for four people in connection with robbery and shooting at M&R Mini Mart on July 12.

  • Man dies from injuries in two-car accident

    A head-on automobile accident on Camp Creek Road Thursday morning fatally injured a Lancaster man and sent a Lancaster woman to the hospital in Charlotte.

  • Foundation releases 2015 Kids Count of child well-being

    In Kids Count, the latest comparison of child well-being in the United States, The Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked South Carolina as 42nd among the states in overall child well-being. 

  • Sheriff’s Office seeks attempted robbery IDs

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects in an attempted burglary at Community Discount Beverage in Lancaster Thursday morning, July 23.
    According to a press release, deputies responded to an alarm at the store, located at 2095 Lynwood Drive, about 2:43 a.m. where they found the glass broken out of the back door.

  • Stinson will return to Brooklyn Springs as new principal

    School district officials revealed Tuesday night, July 21, the final piece of a principal swap between three county elementary schools.