Today's News

  • Driver rear-ends school bus in hit-and-run

    A Lancaster man faces multiple charges after rear-ending a school bus early Thursday, Sept. 17.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said Jacob Julius Jacobs, 25, was charged with driving too fast for conditions and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage.
    Miller said the accident happened about 6 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Springdale and Memorial Park roads.

  • Two schools go on lockdown as intruder drill wraps up

    A Thursday morning, Sept. 17, intruder drill for students and staff at two Lancaster County School District campuses took an unusual twist when shots were reportedly fired in a nearby neighborhood.
    Lancaster County School District Safety and Transportation Director Bryan Vaughn said Brooklyn Springs Elementary and South Middle schools on Billings Drive went on modified lockdown just as the countywide intruder drill was ending.

  • Honor officers Sept. 19

    In honor of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day on Sept. 19, a group of local volunteers have made blue ribbons and 103 signs showing appreciation for law enforcement officers.
    The ribbons and signs will be displayed throughout the county. The local effort is called Forever Behind the Badge. Some restaurants are offering discounts for officers that day. Artist Kevin Lilly donated the paint and supplies for the signs.

  • Water tank painting at a standstill

    HEATH SPRINGS – Blame it on the paperwork.
    Members of Heath Springs Town Council learned Tuesday, Sept. 15, at its monthly meeting that repainting the municipality’s water tank is at a standstill.
    The renovation of the 150,000-gallon water tank in the 4000 block of South College Street is being paid for through a $405,000 Community Block Development Grant from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Accident south of Lancaster injures three people

    Three people were injured in an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday, Sept. 16.
    The accident happened about 4:29 p.m. when a 1991 Nissan sedan, traveling north, crossed the center line and struck a 2004 Honda minivan near the intersection of J.B. Denton Road near the Rum Creek Bridge south of Lancaster.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller said the driver of the Nissan, 23-year-old Jerry Freeman of Monroe, was trapped and had to be cut out of the wreckage. He was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.  

  • Someone passing funny money

    Local merchants need to be on the lookout for funny money.
    Someone is circulating counterfeit $10 and $20 bills.
    There have been at least seven reported cases of bogus bills reported in the area this month; one in the county and six in the city limits, including two at one fast food restaurant.
    And whoever is doing it, is targeting restaurants in most of the cases.

  • Four arrested for fencing stolen property

    Four Lancaster County residents were arrested earlier this month on federal warrants for interstate fencing of stolen property, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.
    U.S. Secret Service agents and sheriff’s deputies arrested Jimmy Lee Montgomery, 67, of 1866 Willie Usher Road, Harold Scott McDonald, 30, of 1976 Wisdom Road, and Thomas Brice McManus, 64, and his wife, Sharon Steel McManus, 65, of 3129 Rocky River Road, on Sept. 4.

  • No water in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Boantown is temporarily bone dry.
    While no one is really sure why, the entire town of Kershaw is out of water.
    Town administrator Tony Starnes said the phones in town hall started ringing just after 3 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, with water customers reporting the issue.
    “Either we don’t have any water or any water pressure,” he said. “Right now, we aren’t really sure.”
    The town gets its water from the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD).

  • Serious accident on Great Falls Highway

    At least one person was flown from the scene of an accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) on Wednesday, Sept. 16.

    The accident happened about 4:30 p.m. when a mini van and sedan crashed head-on near the intersection of JB Denton Road and the Rum Creek Bridge. The accident closed down the highway temporarily as crews treated the injured and cleared the accident scene.

    See Friday’s Lancaster News for details.

  • POWs, MIAs not forgotten

    On Friday, Sept. 18, all across America local ceremonies will take place to honor our missing service members and their families with a focus on continuing the commitment to account, as fully as possible, for those listed as q prisoner of war (POW) or missing in action (MIA).