Today's News

  • School zone signs, speed limits now in effect

    Monday marks the first day of the 2012-13 school year for Lancaster County public school students and motorists should be prepared for a higher volume of traffic.

    More than 70 buses will be on the road early that day, carrying more than 6,000 of the county’s 11,000-plus public school students.  

    That doesn’t count the number of additional vehicles driven by parents who will accompany first-day students and those who must navigate drop-off loops at the county's 20 school campuses.

  • Pair charged in Lucky 99 burglary

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday, Aug. 17, the arrests of two people believed to be tied to a convenience store burglary earlier in the week.

    Travis Allen Roddey, 24, 517 Mostellar Drive, has been charged with second-degree burglary. Jessica Lyn Blackmon, 32, of Westville, has been charged with possession of stolen property, according to a sheriff’s office press release.

  • Lancaster to join National League of Cities

    One of Lancaster City Council’s decisions this past week means residents will be able to take advantage of discounts on prescription drugs.

    City Council voted unanimously at its Tuesday, Aug. 14, meeting to join the National League of Cities. The membership fee is $1,117 per year.

    Councilwoman Sara Eddins asked for the item to appear on the meeting agenda largely because of the opportunity to offer residents a drug card as a benefit.

  • Lancaster County teachers Celebrate Great Teaching

    Reece Murphy
    If the Celebration of Great Teaching event on Tuesday, Aug. 14, is any indicator, this is going to be a great year for Lancaster County School District and its teachers.

    Though always a great celebration of the excellence district educators embody, this year’s event, with its theme “Ready for the Ride,” was bigger and better than ever before, an event that at times seemed as much a pep rally as a gathering of teachers.

  • Rising sixth graders, incoming freshmen get an early start

    In school, as in life, there are milestones that often prove overwhelming in the sheer immensity of the change.

    Take, for example, two of the most pivotal grades in a school career, the sixth and ninth grades.
    There you are, in a new school, thrown in, often, with new schoolmates; you don’t know where your classes are, you don’t know where your locker is, or the lunchroom, or the library.

  • Deputies seek man who stole 150 used car batteries from Walmart in Indian Land

    INDIAN LAND – Investigators are hoping multiple images from a Walmart security camera in Indian Land will help catch a man seen stealing several items late Wednesday night, Aug. 15.

    The images, which show a man, right, removing a chain from a storage case behind the Walmart at 10048 Charlotte Highway, were released to the public Friday in a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

    The theft happened at 9:15 p.m. when the unknown man broke into a storage cage behind the superstore, the release said.

  • Lots of football action this weekend

    There’s plenty of local football action on tap this weekend.
    The ninth annual Founders Federal Credit Union Kickoff Classic is set for tonight, Aug. 17,  at the Reservation at Indian Land High School.
    The annual scrimmage at ILHS is the only place you can see all four county high school teams in action at one place.
    Andrew Jackson High School kicks off the action as the Volunteers battle the McBee Panthers at 6 p.m.

  • Deputy finds mobile meth lab

    KERSHAW – A suspicious car parked at Stevens Park early Wednesday led to the arrests of two people, after deputies found them using the  vehicle as a mobile methamphetamine lab. 

  • Second suspect in Lamplight Road murder case released from hospital, jailed

    After spending more than two weeks at an undisclosed hospital, a Lancaster man is now behind bars in connection with the shooting death of a man last month. 

    Keishawn Omar McManus, 19, 180 Clyburn Drive, who was arrested July 28 in the murder of Timothy Alan Wissinger, had been undergoing treatment for an unknown medical issue since his arrest. 

    Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Maj. Matt Shaw confirmed McManus has since recovered and was jailed Tuesday, Aug. 14. 

  • Roadwork ahead: Project snarls IL traffic on U.S. 521

    INDIAN LAND – A massive road project at a major Pahandle intersection already playing havoc with local traffic could last another two and a half months or more, an SCDOT official said Thursday.

    Roadwork at the intersection of Charlotte Highway and Doby’s Bridge Road began last week resulting in traffic congestion in the area during peak driving times.