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  • Firefighters save deer trapped in fence

    Toby Roberts and Paul Blas, both full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, were riding around Buford on Wednesday checking the roads for ice when they found a deer trapped in a wire fence on Tabernacle Road.
    The deer had one of her hind legs caught up in the top strand of a type of wire fence usually used for goats. Roberts said they thought at first she was dead because she wasn’t moving.
    “I backed up because I wasn’t going to leave her hanging there, even if she was dead,” Roberts said.

  • 'Best snow day'

    Little traces of snow were still on the ground Thursday evening as Wednesday’s snowfall melted away.
    Lancaster County, as well as some upper state and midland counties, were under a winter storm warning and winter advisory Wednesday. Snow accumulation ranged from 3 inches in Indian Land to a half-inch in Lancaster to 2 inches in Elgin.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, said Wednesday was one of their easiest snow days.

  • Corbly to lead OLOG evangelization team

    Barbara Lengers
    Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church

    Christine Corbly of Indian Land recently left her five-year job at Piedmont Medical Center as an ICU nurse to lead the evangelization team at Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church.
    Corbly, who graduated from Auburn University, worked at the University of Kentucky as a research analyst for 15 years. She became interested in medical mission work and attended school on nights and weekends to pursue a nursing career.

  • Socks for the homeless

    After running his mobile-shower ministry for two years, Kevin Lilly has teamed up with Cotton Pate, the preacher at Kershaw’s Frontline Biker Church, on a new way to help the homeless.
    “I told him we needed socks,” Lilly said. “The majority of people on the streets are in need of socks…year-round.”
    Pate posted on Facebook about the sock drive in mid-December, and 10 local churches immediately came together to gather socks. They set a goal of 1,000 pairs but surpassed that quickly.

  • Christmas Basket donations total $7K

    The 2017 Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket wrapped up this year’s fundraising drive with a total of $7,372 raised to provide Christmas meal food boxes to families in need.
    The fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster began collecting funds on Nov. 26 and ended on Jan. 5. The total was $2,600 short of the drive’s $10,000 goal.

  • Reward offered in fatal horse shooting

    A national animal-rights group is offering a reward in the case of a horse that was shot to death at a Van Wyck-area farm in November.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of the horse named Boss.

  • IL town vote clears its last state hurdle

    Indian Land residents should get the chance to vote on becoming a town no later than the third week of April.
    John Delfausse, vice president of Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), said Tuesday that the group submitted its election commission nominees to S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond’s office Friday.
    “It’s to the point now that when the secretary of state approves the commission, they’ve got 20 to 90 days to hold the election,” Delfausse said.

  • 1-car crash kills woman on S.C. 9 in Buford

    A Lancaster woman died Sunday after a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 near Heyward Hough Road in Buford.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 60-year-old Debbie Roberts. She was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.
    An autopsy was performed Monday, but no results were released.
    Roberts worked in Lancaster attorney Rick Chandler’s office for more than 30 years.

  • Pausing to honor Dr. King

    About 120 people gathered at Barr Street auditorium Saturday after the Martin Luther King Jr. parade to hear music and inspirational speaking.
    This year’s annual MLK ceremony was the fifth sponsored by the city of Lancaster.
    The Rev. Harold Harris, senior pastor of Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Chester, spoke to the audience about hope and Dr. King’s life.
    “When you lose hope, you’ve lost your energy,” Harris said, noting it’s important to remind those struggling to have hope.

  • Missing 10-year-old boy found

    Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said about Tuesday night that missing Dequarris Whitted had been found and was safe.

    "He is back home and everything is fine," Faile said about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Faile did not elebaorate on the circumstances surrounding how the 10 year old was found.

    Deputies had been looking for Dequarris since 2 p.m. He went missing after getting off his school bus.

    He was last seen walking toward York County on S.C. 160 from the entrance of the Arlington neighborhood in Indian Land.