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  • 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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  • Hodges to serve as marshal of holiday parade

    Former governor and Lancaster native Jim Hodges will be the grand marshal for the 2009 Lancaster Christmas parade.

    Jim Hodges, the 114th governor of South Carolina, grew up and worked in Lancaster.  As governor, Hodges worked to add the Martin Luther King holiday to the state’s official calendars.  Hodges organized the construction of the new Cooper River Bridge in Charleston, which is North America’s longest cabled-spanned bridge.  

  • Jobless rate rises to 19.2 percent

    Lancaster County’s jobless rate increased 0.3 percent in October to 19.2 percent.

    The county had the seventh-highest jobless rate in the state in October, according to figures released Friday by the S.C. Employment Security Commission.

    Neighboring Chester County had the second-highest jobless rate in October at 21.6 percent, an increase of 0.2 percent from September.

    Allendale County had the highest percentage of unemployed residents in October at 22.2 percent. The rate there was unchanged from September.

  • HOPE loses turkeys and rice

    When Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris approached his office Sunday morning, he immediately recognized the ghastly odor coming from the building.

    “It was the smell of decomposition,” Morris said. “It was awful. I parked my car 20 feet away and I could smell it.”

    Morris wasn’t responding to a death scene at his office. His office is in the same building with Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services headquarters, and HOPE in Lancaster, a nonprofit agency that collects food for the needy.