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Today's News

  • Robber demands exactly $60, pack of cigs

    A convenience store clerk reported to city police that a man robbed her of $60 and a pack of Newport cigarettes early Thursday.
    The lone robber, who was wearing a white T-shirt and blue shorts, sped away in a black, 2-door pickup.
    The incident happened just after 2 a.m. Thursday at Citgo Gas Station, 1200 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
    The man came in, walked to a cooler, got a beer and walked up to the counter to pay for it.

  • Man charged after store worker accuses him of lewd behavior

    A Lancaster man was arrested at Walmart in Indian Land last week after an employee accused him of committing lewd acts while following women and children around the store.
    Roger Mervin Powell II, 42, of 3671 Lamplight Road, Lancaster, was charged with one count of breach of peace of a high and aggravated nature and banned from the store, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • Pageland won’t decide on reinstating top cops until it receives SLED report

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    Pageland’s top two police officers will remain on paid administrative leave as the town council waits for a state investigative report about the allegation that they broke into an employee’s home.
    After deliberating for about an hour Tuesday in closed session, the council voted to keep Police Chief Craig Greenlee and Capt. Dean Short on paid leave until the town receives the report from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

  • Recreation, access improvements planned along Catawba-Wateree

    Page Leggett
    Duke Energy Illumination  

    Of all the new amenities and expanded access planned for the Catawba River and its lakes, trails and parks, an additional restroom is among the conveniences people are most excited about.

  • Super-sniffer service dog will check student’s glucose levels

    By Kelly Morrissette
    For The Lancaster News

    Coleman Joyner’s family has three dogs already, but the next one will be his alone – a service dog trained to detect changes in his blood glucose levels and send out an alert when he needs attention.

  • Darlings do it!

    DILLON – Lancaster’s Dixie Softball 8U All-Stars won a state title Wednesday with a bang-bang double play, a breathtaking, game-ending championship moment that seldom happens at this age level.
    The Darlings led a team from Aynor by one run in the bottom of the last inning. An Aynor batter hit a shallow fly ball at Lancaster outfielder Kindall Hurst. She caught it and zipped the ball to second base, catching a runner between second and third to force the final out.

  • Ex-pharmacy owner going to prison for tax violations

    A former Lancaster pharmacist is going to federal prison for failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal income tax for himself and his employees over the course of 15 years.

    Gregory S. Boone, 47, former owner of Lancaster Pharmacy, was sentenced Thursday to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to willful failure to pay taxes, according to a release from the U.S. attorney’s office in Columbia.

  • Walter Elisha, retired Springs CEO, dies at 84

    Walter Y. Elisha, former chairman and CEO of Springs Industries, died July 4 at age 84.
    Elisha was remembered this week for coming in from the outside to take over the Fort Mill-based textile giant, which had always been run by the family that founded it. During his tenure there during the 1980s and ’90s, he also served on the boards of some of the country’s largest corporations.  And he was a major patron of the arts.

  • $200M plant with 145 jobs picks Chester

    Landmark News Service

    Chester County got a big economic boost this week, as Roseburg Forest Products announced plans for a $200 million manufacturing plant that will employ 145 people.
    The company, based in Springfield, Ore., will build the 450,000-square-foot facility on S.C. 9 about 6 miles east of Chester.
    The deal was announced Tuesday at Gateway Conference Center in Richburg, followed by a celebratory luncheon that drew a large crowd of public officials and business leaders.

  • Motorcyclist hurt in collision with pickup

    A motorcyclist was severely injured Wednesday afternoon when his motorcycle was struck nearly head-on by a pickup truck on Rocky River Road.
    Injured in the accident was 26-year-old Shane Mathias Moseley of Lancaster.
    Emergency crews said Moseley was flown from the nearby Rich Hill fire station to an area hospital. His condition remained unknown as of deadline Thursday.
    The accident happened about 4:50 p.m. at the intersection of Rocky River and Daisy Couch roads.