Local News

  • Missing man’s body found in his SUV

    A missing Lancaster man was found dead in his SUV Tuesday evening in a South Wylie Street parking lot.
    Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was reported missing by his family Sunday. His body was found about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Wylie and York streets in Lancaster, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Wash was last seen leaving his Tully Court home on Saturday for work.

  • Sheriff's office seeks missing Lancaster man
    Authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding a missing Lancaster man.
    According to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Timothy Taylor Wash, 26, was last seen leaving his Tully Court home in Lancaster in a 2008 Ford Escape SUV on Saturday. The tag number is MQF 875. 
  • Hurricane Dorian crawling up coast

    On Wednesday afternoon, portions of the state’s coast were already experiencing pelting rains and wind gusts from Hurricane Dorian as it crawled up the eastern seaboard.
    “We thought it was coming and here it is,” said Gov. Henry McMaster during a live news conference today.
    “If it shifts to the east (out to sea), that would be great,” he said.
    The Category 2 storm is expected to hit the Hilton Head/Beaufort area between 6 and 8 a.m. Thursday before working its way up the coast.

  • Cardinal Health cutting 150 IL jobs

    INDIAN LAND – Cardinal Health announced Tuesday that it was cutting its workforce by 25 percent and eliminating 150 jobs.
    The plant, which makes surgical kits, is getting rid of its second shift, said Cardinal Health Communications Manager Erica Lewis. The company is based in Ohio.

  • Buford Elementary postpones Thursday’s school wide open house

    The scheduled school wide open house set for Thursday evening at Buford Elementary School has been postponed because of traffic/safety concerns along that stretch of North Rocky River Road.
    Workers are still finishing the traffic loop and parking improvements. 

  • Two injured in drive-by shooting

    Two men were injured in a drive-by shooting at about 4 a.m. Saturday in Lancaster.
    According to Doug Barfield, spokesman for the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, officers responded to an abandoned vehicle near the ramp at Highway 9 and US 200.
    The vehicle had apparent bullet holes, Barfield said.
    Shortly after the car was discovered, investigators found two men with gunshot wounds.
    It was determined that the vehicle and its occupants were shot by someone driving another vehicle, Barfield said.
    The other vehicle has not been found and no one has been arrested.

  • Electrical problem hampers county treasurer’s office

    The Lancaster County Treasurer’s Office is urging citizens who plan to pay tax bills this afternoon to wait until Monday unless that bill is due today.
    Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the office computer that prints S.C. Department of Motor Vehicle license plate decals was damaged after an electrical outlet in the office started smoking. The department’s computers were partially shut down for the rest of the day.


    MONCKS CORNER – The undefeated Lancaster County Dixie Softball Darlings (8U) punched their ticket to the 2019 World Series by defeating Aynor 10-4 on Wednesday morning for the state crown.
    World Series play is set for July 26 in Eufala, Ala.


  • Small ball advances American Legion Post 31 juniors to state tourney

    The Post 31 Junior Baseball team played small ball under a full moon at Eggleton Field on Tuesday night to top Mid-Carolina 2-1 and advance to the 2019 state tournament in Inman.
    Lancaster designated runner Tanner Vespe scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on a throwing error by Mid-Carolina.
    Ashton Phillips scored the second run in the fifth inning on a perfectly timed double steal that moved Buddy Howard to second base.

  • Packed parades mark a festive Fourth

    Bailee Adams, 7, never stopped smiling, even after the last of the Charlesboro parade lineup passed by her Paw Paw’s truck.
    The parade, celebrating its 40th year, was everything she’d hoped it would be and more, as she watched it for the first time. Bailee is from Georgia and was visiting her grandfather Charles Deese for the Fourth.
    “The horses were my favorite part,” she said. “We usually just watch fireworks and stuff. This was my first parade.”