• Sending Capt. Moore home

    INDIAN LAND – Firefighters from Indian Land and Charlotte escorted Capt. Benjamin Odell Moore home from duty for the last time Wednesday, Aug. 7, during a funeral ceremony at Osceola United Methodist Church, steeped in the traditions of a brotherhood forged by fire.

  • Cigarette brawl leads to assault, shooting

     An argument about cigarettes outside a Lancaster apartment complex quickly escalated into a shooting and assault of two people Saturday night, Aug. 3.

    After a brief foot chase, authorities arrested Kyndra Dynise Jones, 20, 117 S. Woodlawn Drive, Brandon J'lil Thompson, 21, 4011 Stonesboro Road, Heath Springs, and Ronnel Chelvis Thompson, 21, 1739 Usher Road, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. All three are charged with aggravated assault and battery. 

    Ronnel Thompson was also charged with attempted murder. 

  • ‘The Pig’ leaving town


  • Two people injured in wreck on U.S. 521

     Emergency responders swarmed an overturned SUV, helping rescue two people trapped inside moments after it flipped during a two-vehicle accident along U.S. 521 Bypass between Kershaw Camden Highway and Flat Creek Road on Monday afternoon, Aug. 5. 

    The crumpled white GMC SUV could be seen resting on its roof in a grassy area near Cane Mill Road minutes after the crash, as the blades of a rescue helicopter whirred overhead. The scene is about two miles south of Lancaster. 

  • Friends dedicate bench to former ILHS classmate Thomas Harris


  • Lancaster volunteer, off-duty Charlotte firefighter dies while in New York with wife

    Just after 2 p.m. today, Aug. 7, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office communications officer will issue a countywide pager tone for “Indian Land 7 to call the sheriff’s office.”

  • Beyond the jail cell walls

    Dwindling space, combined with a quickly expanding prison population, are looming problems for Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile.
    As crime remains high, and the number of jailed offenders awaiting trial continues to rise, Faile has watched the Lancaster County Detention Center experience severe growing pains. The facility is at 1941 Pageland Highway, behind the county’s 911 center.
    “We have a 121-bed facility, but the detention center averages about 140 to 145 inmates a day,” Faile said.

  • Man comes out of the woods after accidentally shooting self in chest with pellet gun July 22

    Authorities briefly searched a wooded area for a man who accidentally shot himself with a pellet gun July 22, though he was soon found and taken to a hospital for treatment.
    Several deputies responded just after midnight to the 2300 block of Continental Drive about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    When deputies arrived at the scene, they spoke with a 53-year-old woman who identified herself as the injured 35-year-old man’s mother.

  • Separate assaults reported at same time

    A teenage boy and a woman sitting in her car were both the apparent victims of separate assaults during a 24-hour period late last month.
    The first assault was reported at 1:07 p.m. July 27, by a 29-year-old man and his 13-year-old son in the lobby of the Lancaster Police Department, according to a police incident report.
    The father said his son had been choked the previous day by his mother’s boyfriend, a 20-year-old Lancaster man.

  • Consumer Affairs closes ‘pre-need’ casket case

    A Lexington County man who faced a fine of up to $10,000 after he was accused of selling $300 “pre-need” caskets without a state license had his case closed recently by the S.C. Department of Consumer Affairs.