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Today's News

  • Man facing strong-arm robbery charge

    A Lancaster man has spent nearly a month in jail after turning himself in hours after stealing beer and cigarettes from a nearby convenience store and days after calling to report himself for trespassing.

  • Wreck cuts power to 500

    A vehicle crashed into a power pole on Van Wyck Road late Monday afternoon, leaving about 500 households without power.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the wreck occurred shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, and the driver was flown to a nearby hospital for injuries. The driver was not trapped in the vehicle and did not require extrication by Charlotte Road-Van Wyck firefighters, who were on-scene, Rogers said.

  • Meet the Kershaw Mayor July 3

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is hosting Meet the Mayor at 9 a.m. July 3 at the mayor’s office in Kershaw Town Hall. The public session offers residents the opportunity to ask questions, present ideas and voice their concerns in a casual setting.
    “I am looking forward to speaking with the residents and hearing some great ideas that we can hopefully utilize in the town of Kershaw,” Mayor Mark Dorman said.

  • Pageland Murder suspect turns himself in

    A suspect in the fatal shooting of a Pageland woman turned himself in Friday morning at Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office, accompanied by his attorney.

  • Repeat offender charged in string of burglaries

    A Lancaster County man was arrested June 14 for burglary. He was also served with additional warrants charging him with seven other commercial burglaries.
    Dennis Michael Robertson, 51, has been charged with an April 2 burglary at Elgin Feed and Garden Center, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report. Employees reported a broken office window and missing cash from the store on Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • Kershaw to raise water deposit

    KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is raising the deposit needed for water and sewer service from $100 to $150 effective July 1.
    In an increasing trend, some renters are skipping out and sticking the town with outstanding water bills higher than the initial $100 deposit.
    “What happens is, nobody is paying. I don’t think that’s fair on people who do pay the right amount,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman, before town council unanimously passed the increase at its June 17 meeting.

  • EMS station bids $500K higher than expected

    Lancaster County is getting sticker shock once again for the proposed EMS Station 4/9 on Bailes Road in Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said when sealed bids on the EMS station were opened June 19, all of them were about $500,000 higher than the anticipated $1.2 million cost.
    Seven contractors submitted bids to build the new EMS station and all the bids are within about $137,000.
    While it’s too early in the process to choose a contractor, the high bid is $1,888,500. The low bid is $1,751, 693.

  • Crash landing

    A small, single-engine plane had a rough landing early Saturday morning at the Lancaster County Airport, injuring a father and his son.
    Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers said the plane crashed while landing at the McWhirter Field airport shortly after 8 a.m.

  • Plyler wins Heath Springs seat

    HEATH SPRINGS – A scant 43 total votes were cast in Tuesday’s special election to fill a vacant at-large seat on Heath Springs Town Council.
    And Joey Plyler – the lone candidate whose name was on the ballot – got all of them.
    For Plyler, his election to council is a dream come true.
    “I love this town and I love being able to help people.
    “Moving in with my grandparents and joining Heath Springs Fire Department sure set me on the right path. I sure am grateful to be here,” he said.

  • Region X softball honors Revels

    Former Lancaster High School star catcher Gracie Revels has been named to the NJCAA All-Region X softball team for the 2019 season.
    Revels, a freshman catcher for the USC Union Bantams, posted some impressive numbers in her first season of college softball.
    Revels hit .378 with 29 RBIs and eight home runs. She posted a .731 slugging average and .413 on-base percentage. Revels scored 37 runs, with 18 stolen bases, 87 total bases and 23 extra-base hits.
    On defense, Revels posted a .958 fielding percentage with four errors on the season.