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  • IL man dies in Regent Parkway wreck

    A single-vehicle accident killed a 71-year-old Indian Land man Monday night.
    York County Coroner Sabrina Gast said Rocco Visalli, the passenger in the car, was pronounced dead on the scene of the accident on Regent Parkway. The parkway runs from Harrisburg Road in Indian Land to U.S. 21 in Fort Mill.
    The accident happened about 9:05 p.m. as the driver of the 2007 Toyota, 58-year-old Rosann Visalli, was driving north, according to Highway Patrol Trooper Joe Hovis.

  • Principal, pastor chase man who shot pellet gun at school

    Lancaster police were unable to catch a man who fled Tuesday after being suspected of shooting a pellet gun at North Elementary School.
    Nobody was hurt during the incident.
    Parents in the car-rider line saw the man shooting at the school about 1:30 p.m. and called police.
    The Rev. Wayne Murray, who was visiting the school, and North Principal Keishea Mickles chased the man but couldn’t catch him.
    The school was put on lockdown and Superintendent Jonathan Phipps and other district personnel went to the school to assist with dismissal.

  • A boost for Stevens Park playground drive

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Community Park Council has raised $111,500 of the $375,000 needed to replace rotting playground equipment at Stevens Park, and the nonprofit no longer faces a Dec. 31 deadline to finish raising the money.

  • Dating-site hookup, nude shots, fake cop and $1,000 demand

    An elaborate Lancaster County phone scam involved a dating website, nude photos, a furious “father,” a wary employer, a fake cop and a $1,000 extortion demand.
    It started last month when a 20-year-old victim reported meeting a woman on the dating website PlentyOfFish who identified herself only as Brittany.

  • Police, SLED investigating toddler’s death

    Law enforcement and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office are investigating the case of a 3-year-old girl who died at home Monday.
    The child’s name has not been released.
    The Lancaster Police Department responded to 418 Heath Circle east of downtown just after noon Monday due to an unresponsive and unconscious child, according to a police department release.
    The child, the release said, was lying on the living room floor with no pulse. The release did not say who else was in the house.

  • Officials investigate 3-year-old girl's death

    Law enforcement and the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office are investigating the case of a 3-year-old girl who died at home Monday.
    The child’s name has not been released.
    The Lancaster Police Department responded to 418 Heath Circle east of downtown just after noon Monday due to an unresponsive and unconscious child, according to a police department release.
    The child, the release said, was lying on the living room floor with no pulse. The release did not say who else was in the house.

  • $1,000 reward in horse’s killing

    The owners of a horse that died from an apparent gunshot last month are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.
    Julie and Robbie Dunn told the story of their 28-year-old gelding, Boss, in the Dec. 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    The incident happened the morning of Nov. 18 at the Dunn ranch on Old Church Road near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is helping the Dunns spread the word about the reward.

  • County to preserve stonework at old jail

    The hand-hewn stonework recently discovered beneath decaying stucco will be preserved as the new exterior walls of the historic Lancaster County Jail on West Gay Street.
    Because of the 194-year-old building’s historic status, the county must get approval from the S.C. Department of Archives and History and from the U.S. Department of the Interior before finalizing the change.
    “I can’t imagine anyone saying no because we’re going to be taking it back to how it looked when it was built,” said County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • Hanukkah vandalism

    Hundreds of neighbors from various faiths came together this week to support an Indian Land couple whose Hanukkah decorations were vandalized for the third time in four years.
    The latest incident happened overnight Dec. 6, when someone sliced the cords of Barry and Lexy Greene’s blue and white Hanukkah lights, electric menorah and other holiday decorations in front of their home. The same thing happened in 2014 and 2015.

  • Correction

    Incorrect information from county officials resulted in an error in Friday’s article about Indian Land subdivision developers arranging to have their roads accepted into the county system. Rosemont’s developer has contacted county officials about meeting a Dec. 31 paperwork deadline and plans to submit its documents on time.