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  • Murder suspect slashes deputy

    A Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigator – recently named S.C. Deputy of the Year – is recovering after he was slashed in the neck by an inmate Wednesday morning, Aug. 8.

    Sheriff Barry Faile confirmed Investigator Fred Thompson was attacked during an inmate interview early Wednesday. He has been treated for his injuries and is recuperating at his home.

  • Richburg man arrested in shooting death of Terry

    The strange case of a Lancaster man found shot to death along a Chester County street took another turn this week when a Richburg man was arrested for his murder. 

    Antwan Terrill White, 21, was arrested Wednesday, Aug. 8, and charged with murder in connection with the death of 39-year-old Lancaster resident Michael Jermaine Terry on July 29, according to a press release from Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith. 

  • Blackmon-Brace to seek re-election to City Council

    Add Linda Blackmon-Brace to the list of candidates who have filed to run for either Lancaster City Council or Lancaster County school board.

    Blackmon-Brace, who serves City Council District 3, filed Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 8, said Mary Ann Hudson, the county’s voter registration director.

    Blackmon-Brace joins Tamara Green Garris (District 4) and Sara Eddins (District 6) as the three City Council incumbents to file.

    Jean Cureton has also filed for District 4.

  • Horne Twitty Road bridge to be replaced

    The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Maintenance Division is replacing the bridge over Little Creek on Horne Twitty Road approximately 3.8 miles northeast of Heath Springs.

    According to a SCDOT release, a routine inspection rated the bridge as structurally deficient. Due to the relatively low traffic volume, and to minimize the impact to area property owners, the road will be closed during this replacement. The road will be closed beginning Monday, Aug. 13. The estimated completion date is Oct. 31.

  • Red Ventures to expand Indian Land headquarters

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures announced Tuesday, Aug. 7, it has purchased 16 additional acres adjacent to its headquarters with the goal of doubling its workforce over the coming five years.

    According to the announcement, the company will begin construction of its third building by the end of the year, a move that will allow the company to hire an additional 1,000 employees.

    The direct-marketing company currently employs nearly 1,000 employees at its 17-acre, 150,000 square-foot center in the 521 Corporate Center Park in Indian Land.

  • Local man shot during fight on J.B. Denton Road

    A fight between two men at a J.B. Denton Road home early Saturday, Aug. 4, ended in the street with gunfire.

    One of the men – William Lee Adams, 42, 2120 J.B. Denton Road – was arrested Sunday, Aug. 5, and charged with attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.

    Adams is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center and his bond has been denied.

  • Tears, triumphs and tape delays

    Sometimes, the daily news headlines can get you down.

    Flipping through the newspaper or checking the day’s news online, often it seems as if there’s nothing but bad news to go around.

    Lately there’s been plenty, from the movie massacre in Colorado to depressing economic figures and even the passing of Andy Griffith, a man who embodied old-fashioned values from a bygone era.

  • Lancaster residents cotton to Olympics competition

    Craning his neck toward a flat-screen television high on the wall, Nick Mills checked in on the final minutes of an Olympic volleyball match between the U.S. and Tunisia on Monday afternoon.

    Though not an avid fan of either volleyball or the Olympics, Mills often finds himself caught up into the action. As the seconds counted down, the U.S. team won 3-0.

    It’s one of many matches and events at the Summer Olympics in London he’s watched in between helping customers at Perks Cafe and Creamery along S.C. 9 Bypass. 

  • Kershaw Lions promoting flag campaign

    KERSHAW – A display of patriotism can go a long way in helping Kershaw residents in need.

    The Kershaw Lions Club is still promoting a campaign in which it provides American flags for groups and individuals who donate to the service organization.

    A flag can be rented for $25 a year. There’s no stated limit on how many flags can be requested.

    The money goes toward eye exams, eyeglasses, hearing aids and other forms of assistance for Kershaw residents in need, particularly children and the elderly.

  • National poetry competition comes to Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE – Metaphors, rhythmic monologues and vivid descriptions fell from the mouths of poets quite frequently.

    When a performer took to the stage, there was no telling what you were bound to hear.

    One woman shared a poem that revealed her insecurities and self-esteem issues. A fellow poet detailed the joys and struggles of raising his son, while another performer used humor to talk about falling in love with a woman who happened to share sharply different political views.