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  • $10,000 in jewelry stolen from Indian Land home

    An Indian Land woman and her daughter reported the theft of an estimated $10,000 in jewelry last month.
    According to the recently obtained incident report, the mother, 45, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on June 19 after returning from a weekend trip to find the jewelry missing from the home she shares with her daughter in the 4300 block of Perth Road.
    The woman said there was only one other person at the house while she was away, a 25-year-old male acquaintance her 19-year-old daughter invited over without permission June 17 who stayed overnight.

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer.
    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • Strange comment creeps out uncle

    An Indian Land man filed an incident report with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office after his nephew allegedly made a comment during a road trip so chilling he felt it needed to be documented. 

    According to the June 22 incident report, the 48-year-old man was driving his truck in Georgia with his nephew, 25, a week earlier when the younger man said he had his uncle’s death “all planned out.”

  • County to repair 4 roads

    Four Lancaster County roads – Collins and Charles Pettus in Indian Land and Plyler Mill and Sardis in Lancaster – are slated for repairs this summer. 

    Earl Capps said the Lancaster County Transportation Committee voted to fund work on the four roads this year.

  • City fire department to build burn house

    The Lancaster Fire Department plans to build a burn house at the 15th Street Training Center to keep its members ready for emergencies.

    It will also save taxpayer money in the process.

    The estimated cost of the project is about $56,600. By comparison, construction of prefabricated fire towers can run up to $200,000 or more. 

    However, it’s only costing the city of Lancaster $30,000 –  $10,000 from the fire department’s prior budget and $20,000 from the city’s current fiscal budget.

  • Lancaster woman loses $2,000 in scam

    A Lancaster woman lost more than $2,000 last month in what a Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy called one of the most elaborate scams he’d ever seen.

    According to the incident report, the 47-year-old victim told the investigating deputy she was contacted ostensibly by a North Carolina church friend in June 12 on Instagram Instant Messenger. 

  • Mingo named county’s chief magistrate

    Curtisha Mingo got a promotion over the weekend. Appointed as a magistrate in January, she is now the county’s chief magistrate. 

    The change was made by an order from S.C. Chief Justice Donald Beatty, who signed an order June 28 naming new chief magistrates in 31 of the Palmetto State's 46 counties. 

    The changes went into effect July 1 and stunned county and state officials. 

    Historically, chief magistrates are appointed by the Senate, not the chief justice. 

  • Springs Close Foundation awards $580K in grants

    From release
    The Springs Close Foundation announced grants totaling $580,310 to 22 agencies and organizations helping local citizens who need basic services and emergency aid such as food, medical assistance, shelter and early childhood education.

  • Old Kershaw water tank leaking a bit

    KERSHAW – There’s a slight leak in the water tank on Floyd Street.
    And it’s going be fixed. It’s just a question of when.
    The repair delay has nothing to do with costs. The leak won’t be fixed until the new water tower built near the city cemetery is put into service.
    “We can’t repair it until the other tank is online because it would reduce water pressure on the western side of town,” said Mitch Lucas, Kershaw town administrator.

  • Habitat for Humanity plans to open Lancaster re-sale store

    If you need a new living room suit or kitchen sink and don’t want to pay full retail price, you are in luck! Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County is planning to open a re-sale store in the near future.
    According to Habitat Executive Director Nita Brown, an old building has been donated for the project, and once the building-permit process is completed, remodeling will begin. The re-sale store will be a smaller-scale version of the branded Habitat Re-Store and will be open on restricted days and hours until enough volunteers are found to operate it.