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Today's News

  • Pass the Helmet a success

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Members of the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department raised twice as much money as they’d hoped for during a Make-A-Wish fundraiser for a local teen last month.
    IL firefighters held the Fill the Helmet event for Grayson Thomas on May 21 at Food Lion in Indian Land and the intersection of Shelley Mullis Road and U.S. 521.
    The 14-year-old suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is usually fatal by the late 20s or early 30s.

  • Coroner’s Office donates computer to Chesterfield

    Leighton Bell
    Special to The Lancaster News
    CHERAW – The Chesterfield County Coroner’s Office recently benefited from the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office’s good fortune. Christy Sexton, an administrative assistant for Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris, won a drawing for a free Coroner ME computer system at the S.C. Coroner’s Convention held at Myrtle Beach recently.

  • Authorities probe armed robbery at Swami Mart in Heath Springs

    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs. 

    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery. 

    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff’s office press release. 

  • Rock Hill foils P-31 seniors

     

       

    The Lancaster Post 31 senior team was hoping for some diamond revenge, but Rock Hill posted a repeat win.

  • Watkins has memorable win in Helms Memorial

     

       

    Ben Watkins highlighted Lancaster Motor Speedway action, capturing the The Kenny Helms Memorial Crate Sportsman race on Saturday night.

  • Makos down Camden in road win

     

       

    The Lancaster Makos moved their swim mark to 3-1 with a 289-250 win over host Camden on Saturday.

  • Authorities investigate Heath Springs armed robbery

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Authorities are looking for leads in an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Swami Mart in Heath Springs.
    Deputies with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office came to the convenience store at 309 S. Main St. after receiving a call about the robbery.
    A man entered the store at about 9:55 p.m., near closing time, armed with a black, small-caliber semi-automatic pistol, according to a sheriff's office press release.

  • Kershaw man charged with attempted murder

    The arrest of a shooting suspect leads deputies to a loaded gun and other stolen property.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has charged Curtis Javon Sowell, of 638 Kershaw Country Club Road, Apt. 3C, Kershaw, with attempted murder, possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime and conspiracy.
    The charges stem from a June 7 incident in which a 25-year-old man was shot in the leg in the parking lot of Foxwood Apartments on Kershaw Country Club Road, according to a sheriff's office press release issued Monday afternoon.

  • Lancaster teen charged with attempted murder

    An 18-year-old has been charged in the shooting of another Lancaster teen over the weekend.
    The Lancaster Police Department announced Monday afternoon it has charged Deshaune Tillman, 110 N. Ferguson St., with attempted murder.
    Tillman shot Shaquille Lashaun Robinson, 18, once at about 10:45 p.m. Saturday in front of 116 Hazel Street, according to a police department press release.

  • Teens win $2,000 for library

    Five local teens put their heads together this spring to express why they think libraries are essential and won $2,000 for the Del Webb Library at Indian Land in a national video contest.

    The group – Samantha Hoelzer, Kendall Lierz, Lewis Lindsey, Lindsey Scott, and Ryan Scott – produced a short silent film featuring Sherlock Holmes to win first runner-up in the American Library Association’s “Why I Need My Library” teen video contest.