• Deputies search for armed robber

    Investigators are using surveillance footage and witness descriptions to track down a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Sunday night, Jan. 26. 

  • Mobile home fire is considered suspicious

    Crime scene investigators are still looking into the cause of a suspicious fire that burned part of a mobile home the morning of Jan. 21.

  • Man hurt in mob assault

    A Lancaster man was bloody and bruised after a group of men allegedly attacked him in the early morning hours of Jan. 20. 

  • Emergency shelter available during cold weather

    Lancaster County Emergency Management Director Morris Russell announced Tuesday, Jan. 28,  that an emergency shelter whould be available for anyone who loses power or heat during the winter storm. Russell said anyone who loses power or heat during the event should call Public Safety Communications at (803) 283-4136 for shelter directions.  Russell said the Emergency Management Office will continue to evaluate the need of shelter in the upcoming days. 

  • The winter weather waiting game

    State, county and local officials went into preparation mode early this week as the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning in advance of wintry weather expected to impact South Carolina from the coast to the Upper Piedmont.

  • Winter weather headed this way

    The winter storm system that is expected to blanket portions of the Carolinas on Tuesday, Jan. 28, has weather forecasters almost in a coin-flipping mood.

  • Chamber selects Lisa Muennich as top volunteer for 2013

    There was laughter, applause, tears of joy and sadness as recognitions and awards were given at the 58th annual meeting of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce's “Wine & Stein” on Thursday, Jan. 23.

    The gala event at the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club was well attended by business owners, professionals and residents of the county.

    Tears of joy mixed with sorrow flowed as Founders Federal Credit Union President Bruce Brumfield announced Lisa Muennich as the chamber’s Volunteer of the Year. 

  • City loads 2014 jury pool

    Being picked for jury duty is a lot more involved than it might seem.

    On Jan. 14, Lancaster City Council members watched as Lancaster Court Administrator/Associate Municipal Judge Cammie Heath loaded the city’s court system with the 2014 Juror Database.

    Heath explained that long before any juror subpoenas are mailed out, there is much work to do behind the scenes.

  • LCEDC will seek funds for spec building

    HEATH SPRINGS – The county’s smallest town might be diminutive in size, but Heath Springs is attracting boastful economic development.

    At the Tuesday, Jan. 21, Heath Springs Town Council meeting, Keith Tunnell, president of Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., had a dose of good news for town officials.

  • Operation Stamp Out nets 61

    Only moments before Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile unveiled the results of his office’s year-long undercover drug operation, dubbed Operation Stamp Out, deputies were still adding the names of new arrivals to their ever-increasing list of suspects. 

    Sheriff’s office Maj. Matt Shaw said the tally of those arrested was 56 early Friday morning, Jan. 24, until one of his deputies brought in the arrest paperwork for five additional people.