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  • Woman stabbed, dumped in McBee

    McBEE – Chesterfield County authorities are awaiting a key piece of evidence concerning the stabbing of a woman abandoned along the roadside last week: Her statement.

    An investigation into the stabbing of a 47-year-old Lancaster County woman remains on hold as she recovers from her injuries.

    She has yet to be questioned by the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

    She remains under medical care for injuries after receiving emergency surgery, said Lt. Brianna Davis, an investigator for the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.

  • Officials break ground in Kershaw

    KERSHAW – Lancaster County Council was chastised for spending $400,000 on improvements to the Kershaw Industrial Park a few years ago, said its chairman, Rudy Carter.

    Carter spoke at a groundbreaking for the park on Gold Mine Highway on Tuesday morning.

    “In our economic times, things are very difficult,” Carter said. “The key to all this is simply planning. I think we’re going to see a lot going on here. I think investing now will pay off huge in the future.”

  • City receives honor for traffic safety

    COLUMBIA – The city of Lancaster has been recognized by AAA Carolinas as a 2009 South Carolina Traffic Safe Community.

    Lt. Jeff Meeks of the Lancaster Police Department accepted the award, which honors the police department and city for working to ensure that roads in the city are safe. The award was presented at a luncheon in Columbia on Oct. 15.

    The city of Lancaster was recognized for its public-awareness campaigns.

  • Suspect in Chesterfield County stabbing is free on $5,000 bond

    CHESTERFIELD – A man accused of a non-fatal stabbing of a woman found on the side of the road in Chesterfield County was released on bond.

    Chesterfield County Detention Center records show Brian William Taylor, 38, of 5193 Bethune Road, Kershaw, was released Nov. 15 on a $5,000 bond.

    Taylor was being held at the detention center since being charged at his home Nov. 4 with assault and battery with intent to kill, stemming from the Oct. 29 stabbing of a 47-year-old woman from Lancaster County with family ties to Pageland.

  • Transmitter allowing KVLT to monitor travels of osprey

    Buck has wanderlust.

    Since August, he’s flown from the Carolinas to Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky and Tennessee.

    He stayed in Tennessee for five weeks, along the Cumberland River before beginning a long journey to South America.

    He traveled through Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic before landing in Colombia, South America.

    For the time being, he’s found a home near Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela.

  • Boy Scout Hall of Fame inducts three

    The reasoning behind a Lancaster County Boy Scout Hall of Fame is simple, said Art Harris.

    The whole point, said Harris, who is the district scout executive, is to help the community realize it has much to be thankful for when it comes to the leaders who have come from the ranks of scouting.

    The Hall of Fame is also to thank the volunteers, whose behind-the-scenes work have shaped the lives of some of those leaders.

  • UW program helps with prescription costs

    If you don’t have health insurance, or need medicine not covered by your insurance plan, you may want to get the FamilyWize prescription drug discount card being distributed by United Way of Lancaster County.

    This card could lower the cost of your medicine by 30 percent or more.

    United Way of Lancaster County is providing these cards free to everyone in our community. There are no age restrictions, no income restrictions, no limit on how many times you can use it and no waiting to get a card.

  • Lancaster woman hit by car

    A Lancaster woman was injured after a car struck her on Nov. 13.

    According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, the 63-year-old woman was crossing Heath Circle in Lancaster when she was hit by a car. Her daughter, who was walking with her, called police.

    The women was returning home from a house on Heath Circle when she and her daughter heard a man arguing with another person, according to the report. The man then drove off in a burgundy Ford Taurus.

  • IL residents get glimpse at U.S. 521/ S.C. 9 study

    INDIAN LAND – Interested in the future of his community, David Bender was one of the curious residents who attended the final public meeting for the U.S. 521/S.C. 9 corridor study Tuesday.

    Bender, who lives in Indian Land’s Legacy Park neighborhood, analyzed several color maps hanging on the walls of Indian Land Middle School’s cafeteria. Developed as part of the study, the maps detail everything from transportation “gateways” into the county to land-use plans.

  • City to light tree Nov. 27

    Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw and City Council members will declare the beginning of the holiday season with the lighting of the Christmas tree at the historic Lancaster Courthouse at 101 N. Main St., at 6 p.m. Nov. 27.

    Visitors will be able to enjoy the sights and sounds of the holiday season during the celebration.

    Local children will provide Christmas music.

    The first 100 children to arrive will receive holiday reindeer hats.

    Light refreshments will be available.

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