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Today's News

  • Search resumes for missing man

    Authorities resumed their search for a missing 22-year-old man about 8 a.m. Thursday in the woods off Pleasant Road near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield said the search for Jerrell White had to be suspended late Thursday due to a combination of a severe, lightning-laced thunderstorm and nightfall.
    “We’re back out here looking again,” Barfield said Thursday morning.
    White’s last known addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.

  • Massive search launched for missing man

    Rescue workers have launched a massive search near Primus Crossroads for a 22-year-old missing man.
    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile identified the man as Jerrell White, whose last addresses include 180 Ranson Road, 922 Sherwood Circle and 805 Hudson St.
    Faile said White was last seen at a home in the 4000 block of Pleasant Road about 1 a.m. Wednesday.

  • Wreck shuts down Pageland Highway

    A  tractor trailer loaded with gravel collided with a Jeep on S.C. 9 (Pageland Highway) near Dixie Food Mart about 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon.
    The tractor trailer overturned, dumping gravel in the road.
    At 4:30 p.m, the highway was still shut down and emergency workers are still clearing the road.
    Two ambulances left the scene with the drivers from each vehicle. Their condition is unknown.

    Check Friday’s edition of The Lancaster News for updates.

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate.
    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties.
    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials.
    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice.

  • Police Blotter 7-5-17

    From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident reports:
    • Kershaw Recreation Director Randy Jordan reported finding a box of marijuana June 13 on the Kershaw Golf Course.

  • $10,000 in jewelry stolen from Indian Land home

    An Indian Land woman and her daughter reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry last month.
    According to the recently obtained incident report, the mother, 45, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 after returning from a weekend trip to find the jewelry missing from the home she shares with her daughter in the 4300 block of Perth Road.
    The woman said there was only one other person at the house while she was away, a 25-year-old male acquaintance her 19-year-old daughter invited over without permission June 17 who stayed overnight.

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer.
    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • Rain halts LSS racing action again

    Mother Nature prevailed for the second straight week to wash out racing action at Lancaster Super Speedway on Saturday night.
    The LSS pits were full of 21 Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models and numerous support division cars, and everyone was excited about the night of racing ahead at the half-mile dirt facility.
    The Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Models headlined the night with $1,500 to win, $200 to start the race, with the highest finishing 604 Crate Late Model receiving a $100 bonus.

  • Gamecock fans confident with new baseball coach

    Lancaster area Gamecock baseball backers said they feel new University of South Carolina baseball coach Mark Kingston is the man for the job.
    Kingston, who comes to Columbia from the University of South Florida where he took the Bulls to two NCAA Regionals in his three years in Tampa, was named the new USC baseball coach Friday.

  • Column: I-73: One giant step forward, same old error

    When it comes to spending and infrastructure, one of South Carolina’s great white whales rose from the deep with news in late June that the Army Corps of Engineers approved a permit to begin work on the South Carolina leg of Interstate 73. Ultimately, the highway could take motorists from Michigan’s Upper Peninsula straight down to Myrtle Beach.

    The permit covers the whole state length, slicing across its northeastern corner, starting near Bennettsville. Construction could begin within two years, supporters say, on a project first contemplated in 1982.