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Today's News

  • Pistol, pills and pot put Lancaster man in jail

    A Lancaster man was arrested on multiple drug and weapons charges Saturday morning after a Taylor Street resident saw him sitting on a neighbor’s front porch.
    Roshune Lamarr Carelock, 31, 268-B Knollwood Drive, was charged with two counts of possession of Schedule I controlled substance with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a stolen pistol, unlawful carrying of a pistol and possession of a pistol by a convicted felon.

  • Charlotte shooting victim has local ties

    A man who was fatally shot in a Charlotte Walmart parking lot Saturday night has connections to Lancaster County and will be buried in Kershaw as two men face murder charges in his death.
    According to reports by several news outlets, Rechard Delane Mickle, 35, was pronounced dead late Saturday after being dropped off with gunshot wounds at CaroMont Regional Medical Center in Mount Holly.

  • Rep. Sanford stops by Nutramax

    Congressman Mark Sanford stopped by Lancaster on his way to Columbia Wednesday for a brief tour of Nutramax, where he spoke about his impressions of GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.
    Sanford, who was on his way to an S.C. Chamber of Commerce event, said he wanted to take a moment to visit Dr. Bob Henderson, co-owner and founder of the veterinary supplement manufacturer.
    “There’s a lot of history, and it’s incredible to see what a vibrant and important part of this county they’ve become,” Sanford said.

  • Several big-ticket thefts reported across county

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office received seven calls Monday reporting large-item thefts over the weekend totaling more than $16,700.
    Among the things stolen were three utility trailers, which in a least one case appears to have been used to carry away an item from a nearby home.
    According to the incident report, an employee of Sunshine Rental reported about 9:50 a.m. Monday that someone had stolen an Amana central heating and air-conditioning unit from a home the company owns at 1259 Shiloh Ranch Road in the Antioch Acres community.

  • Norrell plans 2nd ‘walk and talk’ downtown

    A second “walk and talk” event is planned for this Sunday, with hopes that participants from across the community will simply get to know one another better, said event organizer Teddy Norrell.
    The event is designed to give individuals a chance to talk with each other, no matter their race, career or background, as they walk the streets of downtown Lancaster.
    The “walk and talk” will begin in the First Baptist Church parking lot, 300 S. Market St., at 7 p.m. Sunday, and groups will walk around downtown Lancaster for an hour.

  • LHS Junior Civitans elected international officers

    Two Lancaster High School Junior Civitans were elected to serve as international officers for the 2016-17 academic year during this summer’s Junior Civitan International Convention in Atlanta.
    Tanner Knight was elected Junior Civitan international vice president and Cody Catoe was elected as an international director.
    “Being elected international vice president is a great honor,” Knight said. Knight serves as co-vice president of the LHS Junior Civitans and governor of the South Carolina Junior Civitan District.

  • Historic cemetery desecrated

    Vandals damaged 13 gravestones in the Olde Presbyterian Church cemetery on West Arch Street last week, wrenching them from bases and smashing some of the historic markers beyond repair.
    The devastation had local historian Lindsay Pettus almost in tears Monday morning as he walked through the cemetery surveying the damage. Some of the markers date back to 1836.
    Pettus, president of the Lancaster County Society for Historical Preservation, said the vandals struck the cemetery sometime between Aug. 15 and noon Saturday.

  • Mom charged with killing son by putting him in refrigerator

    Brian Garner
    Landmark News Service

  • F3 Nation offers Lancaster men daybreak workouts, brotherhood

    F3 Nation, a workout group for men founded in Charlotte and spreading across the country, has made its way to Lancaster, combining fitness, camaraderie and spiritual brotherhood.
    At daybreak last Saturday, 18 men gathered at Lancaster High School for a preliminary workout and meeting. The group’s official opening is 6:30 a.m. this Saturday at LHS.

  • Woman, boyfriend found dead in likely murder-suicide

    Kimberly Harrington
    Landmark News Service

    The body of a Pageland woman who was reported missing last week was found Friday in a shallow grave outside of town.
    The body of her boyfriend, the prime suspect, was found on Saturday in what officials are calling a murder-suicide.
    Pageland Police, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office and the county coroner held a press conference on Monday at the Pageland Police Department to discuss the case.