• Justice for All

    It took thousands of cubic yards of concrete, hundreds of thousands of bricks and several miles of electrical cables, but the county’s new courthouse is almost ready to open.

    Chad Catledge and Danny Mullis, the men behind the scenes of the courthouse construction, updated Lancaster County Council on Tuesday night about the building’s progress and what is still left to do. 

  • Local leaders discuss results of the county's first workforce study




  • Deputy’s vehicle damaged in wreck

    Jesef Williams
    The S.C. Highway Patrol is still looking into an accident that damaged a sheriff’s office vehicle last week.
    James Antwon White, 21, of Lancaster was driving a 2003 Chevrolet four-door vehicle at 6:40 a.m. March 30 on Great Falls Highway when he drove off the right side of the road and hit two vehicles in the South 200 Grill parking lot, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.
    One of those vehicles was a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Chevrolet SUV.

  • Fantasia Fun Day for ALS Saturday

    From Release
    Fantasia Farms will host its fifth annual Fantasia Fun Day for ALS from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Proceeds from the event will benefit the ALS Association, the Jim “Catfish” Hunter chapter. The chapter provides services to more than 800 people with ALS in the area.

  • Brotherly love lost?

    Christopher Sardelli
    Shirley Blackmon walked cautiously toward her nephew’s  Pleasant Road house on Wednesday morning, moments after watching several police cars and ambulances speed by her window.
    Blackmon, accompanied by her grandson, Marshall Blackmon, kept a safe distance as she watched the cars pull into the driveway of 4351 Pleasant Road, a one-level home located near Primus Crossroads, a few miles from Rocky River Road (U.S. 522).

  • Officials suspend Clinton student

    Reece Murphy
    A Clinton Elementary School fifth-grader has been suspended and faces expulsion after allegedly drawing pictures threatening a faculty member.
    The incident occurred about 8 a.m. April 1 as the 11-year-old served a three- day in-school suspension sentence for fighting, school officials and a Lancaster Police incident report said.

  • Council updating dangerous dog law

    Christopher Sardelli
    With cases of dangerous animal attacks on the rise, is it time Lancaster County updated its animal ordinance? If it is updated, Derek Smith asks Lancaster County Council to choose its words carefully.
    The Lancaster resident joined the conversation about proposed revisions to the county’s dangerous-animal code at council’s March 29 meeting.

  • Councilwoman disputes residency claim

    Jesef Williams
    City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace is tired of hearing rumors that she doesn’t live within the Lancaster city limits.  
    Anonymous residents have told The Lancaster News that Blackmon-Brace has recently moved to either Indian Land or somewhere in York County.
    The councilwoman said Tuesday those rumors are false and that she lives at 104 Rose Lane, which is in the city of Lancaster’s District 3.

  • City of Lancaster now seeking college interns

    Jesef Williams
    Insight about law enforcement, government finances and the judicial system awaits at least three deserving college students this summer.
    The city of Lancaster is looking for participants for its summer college internship program, which is now in its sixth year.
    The program will run from May 31 to Aug. 8.
    Shelia Thompson, the city’s human resources assistant, said at least three college students will be chosen.

  • Shooting reported near Primus Crossroads

    At least one person was shot Wednesday morning outside a home near Primus Crossroads.
    Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Pleasant Road, just off Rocky River Road (S.C. 522), about 11:20 a.m.
    According to chatter heard over a police scanner, the shooting may have involved two brothers and one of them was reportedly shot in the shoulder. The alleged shooter was still on the scene when deputies arrived, according to the scanner. It is not known if he was arrested.