• Burglars cut into pawn shop

    Christopher Sardelli



    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are still searching for suspects after someone cut through the wall of an Indian Land pawn shop and stole $5,000 worth of jewelry earlier this month.

    Deputies responded about 3:42 a.m. July 21 to a burglar alarm at Vinesett’s Guns & Gold, 9941 Charlotte Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

  • IL residents question $75 fee

    Reece Murphy


    INDIAN LAND – Local residents filled the Del Webb Library meeting room to standing room only during a town hall meeting July 20 with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile to discuss his proposal for a special tax district in Indian Land to pay for enhanced law enforcement services.

  • Fire department donates truck to career center

    Denyse Clark


    The 1991 International fire engine recently taken out of service by the Lancaster Fire Department is headed to the classroom.

    The truck will be donated to the Lancaster High School Career Center for use in its basic firefighting course.

    Lancaster Fire Chief Chuck Small made a request to Lancaster City Council at its July 14 meeting to donate the truck to Lancaster County Fire Services for training purposes.

    City Council members unanimously approved the request.

  • Pills stolen during drugstore burglary

    The Lancaster Police Department is investigating a Tuesday, July 21, burglary at Mobley Drugs, 1073 W. Meeting St., in which Aderall and hydrocodone pills were stolen.
    According to an incident report, officers responded to the scene about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday after the alarm system was activated for a glass break and found a small window that had been shattered.
    “Glass was on the ground outside and inside,” the officer wrote in the report. “Several asphalt rocks were lying on the ground in front of the window, as well.”

  • Plans for body cams moving forward

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is moving ahead with plans to purchase a limited number of body cameras in an effort to get a jumpstart on the state’s new law enforcement body camera law.
    S.C. Gov. Nikki Haley signed the law requiring law enforcement officers to use “body-worn cameras” June 10 in the wake of the April 4 Walter Scott shooting in North Charleston by police officer Michael Slager and other national law enforcement shooting incidents.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting in the 200 block of Louise Street happened about 12:41 a.m., according to a Lancaster Police Department release.
    According to witnesses, a small silver or gray import, possibly a Honda, drove slowly by the house, its occupants opening fire as they passed the three men.
    Police said the men were transported to the hospital by ambulance and are believed to be in serious condition.

  • County VA on the move

    It’s been a long road, but the county’s Veterans Affairs office is finally moving into its new home.
    Following more than a year of discussions and fine-tuning by county officials, VA Director Robin Helms said Thursday, July 23, the office is on the move from its old location inside the Lancaster County Administration building to its new home at 1033 W. Meeting St.
    The move is part of a joint arrangement where the VA will share the 5,892-square-foot building with the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Kershaw gets $1 million check

    KERSHAW – S.C. Sen. Vincent Sheheen (D-27) presented a $1 million check to Kershaw officials Wednesday, July 22, for infrastructure projects at Haile Gold Mine.
    The two combined grants were given from the S.C. Rural Infrastructure Authority (RIA), Sheheen said.    
    “That is the only place South Carolina can receive funds for help in rural South Carolina,“ he said.
    Sheheen said Kershaw deserved the financial assistance, which helps rural communities invest in water, wastewater and storm water improvements.

  • Three shot in Lancaster drive-by shooting

    Three men were injured in a drive-by shooting in Lancaster early Saturday morning and the police are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects.
    The shooting happened about 12:41 a.m. in the 200 block of Louise Street, according to a Lancaster Police Department release.

    See the complete story in The Lancaster News on Sunday, July 26.


  • Stinson will return to Brooklyn Springs as new principal

    School district officials revealed Tuesday night, July 21, the final piece of a principal swap between three county elementary schools.