• 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.

  • Thread Trail grand opening is Tuesday

    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will celebrate the county’s newest recreational resource next week with the official grand opening and ribbon cutting for the Carolina Thread Trail.

  • Shehane battles medical issues for five years

    Allison “Alli” Shehane, 17, was a thriving former Buford High School student until she had to drop out for health reasons.

  • Charges pending in gun theft from pawn shop

    The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is investigating the Tuesday, June 2, theft of a handgun from Lancaster Pawn and Jewelry, 1556 Great Falls Highway, by a 12-year-old boy.

  • Figuring out life’s equation

    For the first time in almost 60 years, when Lancaster County students head back to school this fall there will be one less friendly, and influential, face in the classroom. 

  • Woman exposed to rabid raccoon

    A Lancaster woman was referred to her health care provider after being “potentially” exposed to rabies by a raccoon that tested positive for the disease June 1, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). 

  • Council supports sheriff’s proposal

    With a population explosion drawing more crime to the Panhandle, the proposed creation of a special tax district to help pay for increased public safety services in that area recently received support from county officials.