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  • 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.

  • Winter storm warning issued for Lancaster County

    Lancaster County is under a winter storm warning from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
    The highest amounts of snowfall predicted for the state are in parts of Lancaster and Chesterfield counties nearest the N.C. border. A dusting is expected around Columbia.
    Temperatures are likely to be above freezing at the onset of the storm. Rain is expected initially which will then mix with, or change to snow.

  • Lancaster woman dies in single-vehicle collision

    A Lancaster woman died shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday when she was involved in a single-vehicle collision on Highway 9 in Buford near Heyward Hough Road.

    Identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 60-year-old Deborah Roberts, she was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.

    According to S.C. Highway Patrol Officer Joe Hovis, Roberts was traveling East on Highway 9 when her vehicle left the roadway, overcorrected and hit a fence and a tree.

  • Take a walk for a good cause

    Crystal O’Gorman
    For The Lancaster News

    Lauren Thomas has seen this day coming for a long time. In her mind, she knew it would happen, but she just didn’t know when. Now she is overcome with joy.
    “It’s so incredibly exciting; it’s like a dream come true!” Thomas said.
    What’s so exciting?
    Indian Land is finally going to host its own Relay For Life. The event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 at the Indian Land High School football field.

  • Voluntary recall on Mary B’s biscuits

    From release

    Federal officials on Friday announced the voluntary recall  of a popular brand of frozen biscuits sold in the Carolinas and 21 other states.
    Mary B’s frozen biscuits – made by Hom/Ade Foods – may be contaminated by listeria monocytogenes.
    The bags in the recall have “Best Used By” dates before Sept. 23, 2018, and have the letter M right after the date.

  • Jerrell White’s family wants more answers

    State officials have closed their investigation into last July’s drowning of Jerrell White, but his relatives are still looking for answers about what happened before his death, a family spokeswoman said Friday.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division “explained what happened and apologized for how things leaked out before they had a chance to talk to us first,” said Pastor Altheresa Goode-Howard of Master’s Next Dimension Church.
    White’s family attends the church. He had played drums and keyboards there.

  • McMaster targets opioid-abuse education

    Gov. Henry McMaster this week launched a campaign to educate the public about the state’s opioid epidemic.
    The campaign will use television and web-based advertisements in hopes of mitigating a crisis that McMaster has called the “silent hurricane.”
    The announcement comes about a month after the governor declared a state health emergency over opioids, following a similar national declaration by President Trump.