Today's News

  • Council discusses bond for new PV fire station

    County Council discussed a proposed bond to construct the new Pleasant Valley Fire Station on Monday.

    The bond would be used to build a new station across from the southern entrance of the Fox Ridge subdivision on Possum Hollow Road in Indian Land.

    The S.C. 160 widening project will take the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department’s existing station on the highway.

    The bond could cost between $2.3 and $2.5 million.

  • Man pistol-whipped, robbed of $700 in home invasion

    A Lancaster man told sheriff’s deputies that he was robbed at gunpoint in his home on Sunday.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the Drew Drive resident told deputies that three men kicked in the front door of his home while he was eating dinner with his girlfriend about 8:35 p.m. The couple’s two children and their friend were in a bedroom listening to music, the report said.

  • Breaking News Blue laws vote postponed until Tuesday

    Web update

    Lancaster County Council, which was to consider final reading of an ordinance to repeal the county’s blue laws, has postponed its council meeting until Tuesday night.

    Council decided to move its scheduled Monday meeting after a winter storm dumped several inches of snow across the area. County government buildings were also closed on Monday.

    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said council will now meet Tuesday, March 3 at 6 p.m.

  • Local man arrested in Fort Lawn raid

    FORT LAWN – A team of bounty hunters alerted the Chester County Sheriff’s Office to a suspect who was wanted on a Horry County warrant, and when deputies went to arrest that man at a Fort Lawn residence, a raid ensued.

    DeMarcus Jermaine Massey, 23, of 203 S. Market St., Lancaster,  was arrested Feb. 19.

    A fugitive recovery team alerted the Chester County narcotics unit that Massey could be found at 529 B Carabrook Road, Fort Lawn.

    When deputies arrived, they found Massey hiding in a crawl space in the house, a report said.

  • No ‘goodwill’ for burglar

    A Waxhaw man was arrested on several charges after Lancaster Police Department officers responded to a burglar alarm at the Goodwill store and donation center on S.C. 9 Bypass late Sunday.

    Christopher Michael Gorth, 33, of 8822 Tirzah Church Road, was charged with second-degree burglary, possession of burglary tools and assault on a police officer while resisting arrest.

    According to a police department incident report, officers responded to an alarm call at the store about 11:45 p.m. Sunday.

  • Man gets five years for hurting baby

    A Lancaster man was sentenced to five years in prison after he was charged last year with injuring a 1-month-old child.

    William Joseph Burdick pleaded guilty in general sessions court Wednesday to inflicting great bodily injury upon a child, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said.

    Burdick was charged by the Lancaster Police Department last August with inflicting injury on the child and failure to register as a sex offender.

    Judge Brooks Goldsmith also sentenced Burdick to 90 days on the sex-offender charge.

  • Closing the gap group to hold summit

    The Closing the Achievement Gap Committee will be sponsoring the 2009 Community Education Summit at 6 p.m. Friday at the Bundy Auditorium at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.

    The summit is open to parents, interested residents and youth groups. Admission is free.

    Award-winning author Dr. Mychal Wynn will be the keynote speaker. Wynn will speak about teaching, parenting, mentoring and what can done to help close the achievement disparities between whites and minority students.

  • Healing Horses to hold fun show

    INDIAN LAND - It will be a day of fun and fundraising at Larkspur Ranch on Sunday.

    Healing Horses, a nonprofit organization dedicating to rescuing abused and neglected horses, and the Redbarn, the lesson barn at the ranch, are holding a fun show. The show begins at 1 p.m.

    Classes include spoon race, Simon Says, and Ride a Buck, in which riders hold a dollar bill under their knee while bareback on their horses and ride without dropping the cash.

  • County may reinstate pay for 2 officials

    Despite further state cuts looming on the horizon, Lancaster County Council is closer to helping two county officials whose salaries were recently cut.

    Both Auditor Cheryl Morgan and Treasurer R.E. “Dick” Rowell saw a reduction in the biweekly salary supplements they receive from the state. They were informed of the cuts by S.C. Comptroller General Richard Eckstrom in December, and the cuts began with their Jan. 2 paychecks.

  • SLED believes 20 mm shell fell from military aircraft

    KERSHAW – A Kershaw water department worker made an interesting find while reading water meters last week.

    The meter reader, Joey Tolbert, told a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy that he was working on East Stevens Drive about 3 p.m. Feb. 20 when he found a green 20 mm shell in the yard of 120 E. Stevens Drive. He brought the shell to Kershaw Town Hall.

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office called the State Law Enforcement Division for assistance, Sheriff Barry Faile said.