Today's News

  • Arrest made in Kershaw assault


    KERSHAW – A Kershaw man has been charged in an assault that sent a man to a Columbia hospital over the weekend.

    Cash Pierre Young, 19, 5206 Sandy Lane, was arrested Tuesday and charged with aggravated assault and battery, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies responded to East Third Street about 12:15 a.m. Saturday and spoke with the 49-year-old victim. The report said the man was bleeding heavily from the head and mouth.

  • 1 man arrested in store robbery


    One man has been charged in an armed robbery at Hot Deals clothing store Wednesday night in which a store employee was hit on the back of a head with a pistol.

    Demarco Fonte Blair, 19, 525-B Meeting St., has been charged by the Lancaster Police Department with armed robbery.

  • Council discusses Legacy Park roads


    Several residents from Indian Land’s Legacy Park neighborhood showed up at Lancaster County Council’s meeting June 1, hoping to have their roads incorporated into the county system.

    Leslie McCorkle, president of Legacy Park’s homeowner’s association, had been working with Legacy Park’s developer Keith Bell and County Council to get the roads accepted.

  • Real skinny on fats

    There’s no argument among the experts that we should consume less trans fats and saturated fats. The problem is we don’t want to give them up.

    Trans fats and saturated fats contribute to increases in blood cholesterol and a greater risk of heart disease.

    The truth is we like the taste. Saturated fats typically come from animal-based products such as red meat, butter and other full-fat dairy products. Trans fats are commonly found in packaged bakery products.

    But not all fats are bad.

  • Stimulus 'saved day' for USCL


    Dr. John Catalano, dean at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, said he prayed every day that the campus would receive its share of the $700 million in federal stimulus money targeted for South Carolina.

    Earlier this week, his prayers were answered.

    On Monday, following a court order, Gov. Mark Sanford applied for the $700 million that is  intended for education and law enforcement.

    USCL will get $356,295, which will go toward its 2009-2010 budget – a budget that is now set at $2.47 million.

  • Training programs help unemployed find jobs


    As an assistant area director at the Lancaster Workforce Center, David Veal has worked with hundreds of unemployed county residents. But rarely does he find out how the programs his office provides helps those people after they leave his office.

    That all changed several weeks ago when Veal was standing in line at Lancaster’s Wal-Mart store. As he approached the head of the check-out line, the employee behind the register asked to shake his hand. At first Veal didn’t recognize the man.

  • Two arrested in store robbery


    Two people have been charged in an armed robbery at the Stop-N-Shop store on McIlwain Road late Saturday night.

    Kristen Crawford, 17, 307 Cedar St., and Antonio Dupree Leach, 21, 363-B Knollwood Apartments, have been charged with armed robbery, said Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Holland.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the Stop-N-Shop clerk said he was behind the counter at the store about 11:20 p.m. when a man came into the store.

  • Firm to service Kershaw plant


    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council voted last week to contract with a consulting firm to provide services at the town’s wastewater treatment plant.

    Town Council voted 3-0 to contract with Oliver Environmental Consultants of Ruby. The contract states that the firm will be paid $150 for four hours of on-site service in wastewater treatment five days a week.

    “It is to operate the plant,” Town Administrator Tony Starnes said.

  • Curb ID theft


    Lancaster County officials hope to curb identity theft with a special event for residents this weekend.

    Sponsored by Lancaster County Public Works, Lancaster County Records Management and the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the identity theft event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday will give county residents a chance to dispose of sensitive documents, while at the same time learn strategies for protecting against identity theft.

  • What are results of water tests?


    After much debate last summer over the effects of contaminate levels in the county’s water supply, Margaret Smith has been left wondering if there is still anything to worry about.