Today's News

  • Deputies arrest five in separate cases

    A Monroe, N.C., man whose DNA was found at the scene of several burglaries and larcenies in Lancaster in May, is now jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center.

    Lucas Wayne Pate, 21, of Monroe, N.C., turned himself in to deputies Friday, Oct. 19 and was charged with second-degree burglary, three counts of larceny/breaking into a motor vehicle and two counts of damaging or tampering with a vehicle, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.   

  • Cook keys winning team in Rub of the Green tourney

    Dexter Cook sparked the winning team in the annual Rub of the Green golf tournament at the Lancaster Golf Club on Thursday, Oct. 18.

    Cook teamed with Laura Crawford, Fred Phipps and Jay Rainey to post a 51.2 to capture the win in the 21-team field.

  • Host of drivers compete at Sumter Speedway track

    This past Saturday night, a host of Lancaster area race car drivers were at Sumter Speedway for its annual Turkey Day Race in October.

  • Rivalry clashes set Friday



    County rivals Buford and Indian Land will meet for the second time this season with the stakes higher the second time around.

  • AJ girls pound Pelion, host Lady Warriors



    The Region IV-AA volleyball champion Andrew Jackson Lady Volunteers launched the Class AA Upper State playoffs in impressive fashion on Monday night at the AJ gym.

  • State immigration unit arrests man during search

    Immigration authorities arrested a Lancaster man after the search of a Lynwood Drive home Tuesday, Oct. 23.

    Agents with the S.C. Department of Public Safety’s Immigration Enforcement Unit arrested Prudencio Sorcia Cervantes, 36, 1528 Lynwood Drive, on the charge of sale of fraudulent identification documents, said SCDPS spokeswoman Sherri Iacobelli. 

    The Department of Public Safety oversees several criminal justice agencies including S.C. Highway Patrol. 

  • Man arrested on charges of child neglect

    Christopher Sardelli
    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges after deputies found his two young children home alone Tuesday, Oct. 23.
    Christopher Blackmon, 26, 227 Dixie School Road, was arrested on charges of public intoxication and two counts of unlawful neglect of a child, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Deputies arrest suspect in church A/C unit theft

    Jesef Williams


    Authorities have arrested the Lancaster man they say stole an air conditioning unit from a church over the summer. 

    Jessie Lee Dobson, 20, 4609 Cherrystone Road, was arrested Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, and charged with grand larceny $2,000-$10,000.  

    Sheriff’s deputies say between July 29 and Aug. 2, Dobson stole an air conditioning unit from the outside of New Cut Presbyterian Church, 2617 New Cut Church Road, which is off Camp Creek Road. 

  • Council to discuss lawsuit settlement

    Christopher Sardelli


    Funds awarded to the county from a recently settled civil suit will be discussed at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting, Oct. 22. 

    Sixth Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield recently notified council about an award of funds they received through a civil case between the state of South Carolina and LendingTree LLC, a mortgage broker operating in the state. 

  • Hall, Party of Five

    Julie Graham

    For The Lancaster News

    For years, the Hall family was a family of five. Michelle and Edward were comfortable raising their three teenage boys.

    Then they received a phone call that changed their lives. Three little girls – distant cousins they’d never met – were destined for foster care.

    Three days later, the girls came to their home. They brought only the clothes on their backs and the physical and emotional scars of years of neglect.