• Woman snatches money from Crenco cash register

    Lancaster Police Department is seeking information on a woman who robbed one convenience store late Tuesday night and attempted to rob another early Wednesday morning.
    According to a statement from the police department, the woman was wearing a gray pullover jacket, black ball cap, black shorts and flip-flops when she went into Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass. She took money from the register and an unknown number of lottery tickets. The clerk attempted to follow her out of the store, and the woman told the clerk her husband was waiting outside with a gun.

  • 2nd suspect is charged in Harris Teeter hit-and-run

    A second suspect is behind bars facing a felony charge in connection with an April hit-and-run that seriously injured a 41-year-old Indian Land businessman and his 4-year-old son.

    Isaiah Ray Staley, 21, of Fort Mill was arrested June 11 and remains in the Mecklenburg County jail pending a $5,000 bond on a charge of a passenger fleeing an accident involving injury or death, according to jail records.

  • 2 outdoor-cooking fires damage IL homes

    Two Indian Land homes suffered significant damage this week after outdoor-cooking equipment was left unattended and caught fire.
    The first fire occurred just before 6 p.m. Monday and started when a propane-gas grill was left on outside a home in Sun City Carolina Lakes.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the propane tank did not explode, but a safety valve, designed to keep the tank from exploding, began to release pressure and ignited too close to the home.

  • Building fire temporarily shuts down Heath Springs dumpster site

    HEATH SPRINGS – Fire gutted the attendants’ building at the county’s dumpster site in Heath Springs on Saturday, and the site will be closed until a temporary building is moved in – probably Thursday afternoon.
    No one was hurt, but the 8- by 12-foot building at the convenience site, which contained an office/break room and restroom for the employees, was destroyed.

  • Wreck kills Australian OceanaGold executive

    An OceanaGold executive from Australia died before dawn Monday when her pickup truck hit a dump truck head-on on Gold Mine Highway in eastern Lancaster County.
    Raylene Joan Greenhill, 61, was a corporate health and safety manager for the parent company of Kershaw’s Haile Gold Mine.
    “We are shocked and deeply saddened,” OceanaGold President Mick Wilkes said in a press release Monday from the company’s headquarters in Melbourne, Australia. “This is a huge loss to us all.”

  • 2 guilty in armory weapons heist

    Two Lancaster residents have pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges after they were caught in November with machine guns, a grenade launcher and other weapons and items stolen from the Lancaster National Guard Armory.
    Austin Lee Ritter, 23, and Kimberly Denise Cannon, 40, pleaded guilty to possession of machine guns and destructive devices, and to being a felon in possession of firearms, according to South Carolina’s U.S. Attorney Sherri Lydon.

  • Rec-bond amount soars to $14M

    Two big-ticket financial matters won unanimous votes from Lancaster County Council on Monday.
    The council gave final approval to the county’s $94 million budget for fiscal 2018-19, which includes a property tax increase and employee pay raises.
    And council members approved the second of three readings on the ordinance placing a recreation bond referendum on the November ballot, with the amount rising to $14 million from $11 million after cost estimates for two of the five projects increased.

  • McMaster, Wilson win GOP primaries

    Lancaster County Republicans stuck with the two incumbents in Tuesday’s party runoffs for governor and state attorney general, both of whom won their respective races across the state.
    In the governor’s race, Henry McMaster received 3,522 votes (76 percent) to John Warren’s 1,139 votes (24 percent) in Lancaster County.
    In the AG race, Alan Wilson received 2,544 votes (59 percent) to challenger Todd Atwater’s 1,753 votes (41 percent) here.

  • Follow state Republican runoff results tonight

    Voters can follow the local results of the S.C. Republican Party primary runoff for governor and state attorney general Tuesday night on Twitter @GregSummersTLN. We will be posting the results and updates as the votes are tallied at the elections office inside the Lancaster County Administration Building.
    Once all the statewide results are available late Tuesday, we will post them at www.thelancasternews.com.  
    Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster faces Greenville businessman John Warren in the GOP nomination for governor.

  • Clarification on Stacks' plea