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Today's News

  • Fab Fours adds 88 manufacturing jobs

    Fab Fours Inc., one of Lancaster County’s small-industry success stories, is doubling its workforce, saying big sales growth is driving the expansion.
    The company, which manufactures aftermarket bumpers for vehicles, announced plans Friday to add 88 employees and spend $5.7 million adding equipment to its plant off Riverside Road. It now has about 80 employees.
    With the new workers, Fab Fours’ employment will have increased more than tenfold since it moved to Lancaster County just seven years ago.

  • Hanukkah vandalism

    Hundreds of neighbors from various faiths came together this week to support an Indian Land couple whose Hanukkah decorations were vandalized for the third time in four years.
    The latest incident happened overnight Dec. 6, when someone sliced the cords of Barry and Lexy Greene’s blue and white Hanukkah lights, electric menorah and other holiday decorations in front of their home. The same thing happened in 2014 and 2015.

  • County to preserve stonework at old jail

    The hand-hewn stonework recently discovered beneath decaying stucco will be preserved as the new exterior walls of the historic Lancaster County Jail on West Gay Street.
    Because of the 194-year-old building’s historic status, the county must get approval from the S.C. Department of Archives and History and from the U.S. Department of the Interior before finalizing the change.
    “I can’t imagine anyone saying no because we’re going to be taking it back to how it looked when it was built,” said County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • Council scraps over city’s labor attorney

    City council got into a testy debate this week regarding the city’s on-call labor attorney – an issue they had discussed six days earlier in executive session at a special called meeting.
    No one would say specifically what the issue is with Mike Malone, the Columbia lawyer who has worked for the city on employment matters for 25 years, but communication was the general concern.

  • City awards $1.7M sewer contract

    City council voted unanimously Tuesday night to award the West Arch Street and Poovey Farm sewer project segments to North American Pipeline Management.
    The company’s bid was the lowest at just over $1.7 million, and it comes in around $900,000 less than the estimated cost of the project.

  • $1,000 reward in horse’s killing

    The owners of a horse that died from an apparent gunshot last month are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.
    Julie and Robbie Dunn told the story of their 28-year-old gelding, Boss, in the Dec. 1 edition of The Lancaster News.
    The incident happened the morning of Nov. 18 at the Dunn ranch on Old Church Road near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 5.
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is helping the Dunns spread the word about the reward.

  • 7 IL subdivisions off the hot seat

    Developers of seven Indian Land subdivisions sprang to attention after last month’s ultimatum from county officials – make financial arrangements by Dec. 31 or your homeowners will forever be responsible for fixing their own roads.
    Six developers are in the process of providing the required letters of credit that would allow the county to accept their roads into the county system, while a seventh may get a waiver.
    But county officials still haven’t heard back from the developers of the remaining two subdivisions – Rosemont and Reid Pointe.

  • Correction

    Incorrect information from county officials resulted in an error in Friday’s article about Indian Land subdivision developers arranging to have their roads accepted into the county system. Rosemont’s developer has contacted county officials about meeting a Dec. 31 paperwork deadline and plans to submit its documents on time.
     

  • Warming center for women, kids will open Jan. 2

    Homeless women and children in Lancaster will have a warm place to sleep this winter, as renovations are almost finished on a temporary shelter next door to the Citadel House men’s shelter.
    The house at 1232 Trestle Lane is scheduled to open Jan. 2. It will accommodate 10 to 12 women and children each night through March. The warming center will run from 6 p.m.- 8 a.m. An evening meal will be provided, and hopefully breakfast and a bag lunch.

  • Rick Quinn Jr. pleads guilty in State House corruption case

    Former House Majority Leader Rick Quinn Jr. pleaded guilty to official corruption Tuesday, after resigning from the S.C. House an hour before the hearing.
    The Lexington Republican pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of misconduct in office.
    First Circuit Solicitor and Special Prosecutor David Pascoe asked for the maximum sentence allowed, one year in prison, arguing that Quinn committed the worst crimes uncovered so far in the ongoing legislative corruption investigation.