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Today's News

  • 10-year-old boy missing, was last seen on S.C. 160

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Department is trying to locate 10-year-old Dequarris Whitted, who went missing after getting off his school bus at 2 p.m. Tuesday.
    He was last seen walking toward York County on S.C. 160 from the entrance of the Arlington neighborhood in Indian Land.
    Dequarris is black, 4 feet tall, 60 to 70 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a white polo shirt, khaki pants, black jacket, blue Nike shoes and was carrying a black JanSport backpack.

  • Winter storm warning issued for Lancaster County

    Lancaster County is under a winter storm warning from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
    The highest amounts of snowfall predicted for the state are in parts of Lancaster and Chesterfield counties nearest the N.C. border. A dusting is expected around Columbia.
    Temperatures are likely to be above freezing at the onset of the storm. Rain is expected initially which will then mix with, or change to snow.

  • 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.

  • $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.”

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • McMaster targets opioid-abuse education

    Gov. Henry McMaster this week launched a campaign to educate the public about the state’s opioid epidemic.
    The campaign will use television and web-based advertisements in hopes of mitigating a crisis that McMaster has called the “silent hurricane.”
    The announcement comes about a month after the governor declared a state health emergency over opioids, following a similar national declaration by President Trump.

  • Chester native drains $10,000 shot

    Travis Jenkins
    Landmark News Service

    At Littlejohn Coliseum on Saturday, as Clemson battled Louisville in a pivotal ACC basketball clash, Chris Carns of Chester made the most impressive shot of the day, a 94-footer.
    Carns’ shot didn’t involve a backboard or a net. The Chester native, former Cyclones athlete and Clemson accounting major was plucked from the crowd and offered a chance to win $10,000. He sank a length-of-the-court putt to win the Roto-Rooter challenge.

  • Jerrell White’s family wants more answers

    State officials have closed their investigation into last July’s drowning of Jerrell White, but his relatives are still looking for answers about what happened before his death, a family spokeswoman said Friday.
    The S.C. Law Enforcement Division “explained what happened and apologized for how things leaked out before they had a chance to talk to us first,” said Pastor Altheresa Goode-Howard of Master’s Next Dimension Church.
    White’s family attends the church. He had played drums and keyboards there.

  • Voluntary recall on Mary B’s biscuits

    From release

    Federal officials on Friday announced the voluntary recall  of a popular brand of frozen biscuits sold in the Carolinas and 21 other states.
    Mary B’s frozen biscuits – made by Hom/Ade Foods – may be contaminated by listeria monocytogenes.
    The bags in the recall have “Best Used By” dates before Sept. 23, 2018, and have the letter M right after the date.