• Bus driver pay tops budget discussion

    In order to make salaries for local school bus drivers more competitive with surrounding districts, Lancaster County school board members debated several raise options during their first crack at the school district’s budget last month.

  • Moody’s updates county’s bond rating

    Moody’s Investors Services has updated Lancaster County’s credit rating to Aa2 on $24.5 million in general obligation bonds that were expected to be sold Tuesday, June 9.

  • Two die in separate accidents

    Two people died in two separate accidents on two consecutive days in Lancaster County.

  • Sheriff seeks info on home invasion in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – A Birkhill Lane resident surprised two would-be burglars who broke into his house early Monday, June 8, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Sparks fly as council approves audit of LCEDC

    Will an independent audit of the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s financial records reveal anything important about the organization?

  • Truck driver dies in accident

    A truck driver for LCI - Lineberger Construction Inc., was killed Friday morning, June 5, when the cement spreader truck he was driving overturned at the intersection of Overbrook and Rainbow Ranch roads in eastern Lancaster County near Forty Acre Rock.

    Tony Broome, Lancaster County deputy coroner, identified the driver as Ryan Patterson of Wadesboro, N.C.

    Broome said Patterson, 42, died at the scene from blunt force trauma.

  • Sheriff releases deputies’ names

    The names of two deputies who shot and killed an armed man during a hostage-related call last month were released Friday, June 4, by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.

    Doug Barfield, attorney and spokesman for Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office identified the deputies as Maj. Matt Shaw and investigator Brad Whitesides.

    Between the two of them, they have 24 years of law enforcement experience.

  • Man sentenced for trafficking cocaine, weapon charge

    A Charlotte man was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, June 3, after he was found guilty by a jury of his peers on a slew of drug and weapon charges stemming from a 2011 drug arrest.

  • Construction starts at Haile Gold Mine

    KERSHAW – The official construction at Haile Gold Mine began the end of May, parent company Romarco Minerals announced this week.

    The company said it expects to produce its first gold by the fourth quarter of 2016, company officials said in a June 1 press release.

    “Hiring of employees and contractors is on schedule and is projected to be approximately 164 at the end of June,” the release said. “By year end 2015, total staffing will be approximately 350.”

  • Santorum gets warm reception at Sun City Carolina Lakes

    Beverly Lane Lorenz

    For The Lancaster News

    Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum met with an enthusiastic crowd Saturday, May 30, on the back lawn of the Lake House at Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Just days earlier, Santorum made his official announcement to run for president of the United States on a factory floor in his hometown area of western Pennsylvania. He wanted to emphasize that in middle America, people are having trouble trying to make ends meet.