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  • Black Horse Run clashes with Red Ventures

    A planned apartment complex at Red Ventures’ Indian Land campus was allowed to move forward and raise the height of its buildings last week, despite objections from neighbors at Black Horse Run.
    The project, approved along with the Red Ventures master plan, includes four apartment buildings with a total of 260 units and a road connecting the campus with the RedStone shopping center, in which the company is a partner.

  • Pressley’s Recycling tax-sale finalized

    The notorious Pressley’s Recycling Center property in Indian Land has a new owner following the completion of a yearlong tax-sale grace period that ended last month.
    According to Lancaster County property records, the sale to retired Chester businessman Bill Mullis during a tax sale in Lancaster last year was finalized Dec. 15.
    The sole bidder, Mullis paid $88,000 for the property during the auction, an amount that covered $87,776 in outstanding taxes owed by Ron Olsen of Charlotte and his company Crisis Hill Inc., the recycling center’s parent company.

  • $27M industrial prospect for Kershaw?

    KERSHAW – Huge smiles are breaking out in the southern end of the county, as officials anticipate a $27 million economic infusion aimed at the new Kershaw Commerce Park.
    Officials are staying tight-lipped about the particulars until the official announcement from the industrial prospect, but they can barely conceal their glee.
    “There’s a lot of stuff going on in this little town,” said Kershaw Mayor Mark Dorman. “I can’t say what it is at this point, but I can tell you right now that everything is a go.”

  • Don’t be alarmed!

    Lancaster social media started popping just after 9 a.m.  Friday.
    A dead-serious crowd of officials were gathered in a field beside the coroner’s office. Coroner Karla Deese walked around a motionless male figure on the ground, taking notes.
    Soon investigators were loading a body bag onto a stretcher for transport. TV cameras strained to get the best angle. Cars were pulling off the road to see who had died.

  • Israel visits awaken faith

    Crystal O’Gorman
    For The Lancaster News

    Indian Land High School driver’s education teacher Rick Furr spent last summer exploring his faith in Israel.
    “It always feels like I’m going back home,” said Furr, who made his fourth trip there in 2017.

  • Rick Wade keynote speaker at MLK scholarship event

    The big parade isn’t the only thing happening this holiday weekend.
    The 17th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast will be held 8 a.m. Monday at the Covenant Baptist Church Family Life Center, 165 Craig Manor Road in Lancaster.
    This year’s theme is “overcoming the scars.” Lancaster native Rick Wade, a former U.S. Commerce Department official and a senior adviser in both of Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns, is the keynote speaker.

  • City’s biggest MLK parade this Saturday

    The city of Lancaster is hosting its largest-ever Martin Luther King Jr. Day Parade this Saturday.
    “It’s the largest and longest parade we’ve thrown from the past five years,” said Joe Timmons, the city’s events and promotions manager.
    There will be about 90 floats in the parade, with 76 companies, organizations and charities sponsoring entries.
    “It’s a sign that we’re growing, and that’s great,” Timmons said.

  • Hospital places limits on visits because of flu

    Springs Memorial Hospital on Thursday initiated flu-season limitations on its visitation policy because of the high number of flu cases in the area.
    Since the beginning of October, there have been 12 flu admissions to the hospital. On average these patients stayed about two or three days.
    “Usually patients go home to recover after seeing their doctor, but these cases are so bad that these patients required admission to the hospital,” said Ashley Shannon, director of community relations for Springs Memorial.

  • Kershaw man, 79, dies from brush-fire injuries

    A Kershaw man died Wednesday after he was severely injured in a brush fire near his home on Victory Road the day before.
    The man has been identified by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office as 79-year-old Billy Gene Wallace.
    According to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers, Flat Creek and Kershaw volunteer fire departments, along with full-time employees of Lancaster County Fire Rescue and EMS, responded to the dispatch call at noon, and a landing zone was set up at Flat Creek VFD for the victim to be flown out.

  • Jerrell White’s death ruled ‘tragic accident’

    No charges will be filed in the death of Jerrell White following a six-month investigation, the S.C. Law Enforcement Division announced Thursday.
    White, a 22-year-old college student, disappeared early July 5 after an Independence Day party at a Pleasant Road house in the Primus community. His body was recovered four days later from a nearby pond.
    The case “has been closed and no charges will be brought,” SLED spokesman Thom Berry said Thursday.