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Today's News

  • Stroble gets board seat without vote

    Melvin Stroble of Indian Land will take the Lancaster County school board District 1 seat next month, since no candidates filed during the 14-day write-in period.
    Stroble was the only candidate to file, which will save the Lancaster County School District the estimated $6,000 cost of a special election.

  • Lucas backs House bill to raise gas tax

    COLUMBIA – One member of the county’s legislative delegation wasted little time Wednesday in endorsing a House proposal to raise the state’s gas tax by 10 cents over five years to fix the Palmetto State’s decaying roads.
    “South Carolinians have demanded state government fix our dangerous roads,” said House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-65), who represents part of Lancaster County.

  • IL lawyer targets Mulvaney’s seat

    An Indian Land lawyer says he will run for the U.S. House District 5 seat if Rep. Mick Mulvaney is confirmed as director of Donald Trump’s Office of Management and Budget.
    Mulvaney’s confirmation hearing is set for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. If the Senate confirms his nomination, a special election will be held to fill his congressional seat.
    Kris Wampler, 33, announced this week that he would seek the Republican nomination in that special election.

  • Woman reports home invasion

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a home invasion that occurred just after 6 a.m. Wednesday in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive, off S.C. 903 east of Lancaster.
    A woman was home alone and found a stranger in her home, according to sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield. The victim struggled with the man, escaped and ran to a neighbor’s house and called 911. The man fled the scene.
    The sheriff’s office sent deputies, investigators, a K-9 unit and a crime scene agent to the residence.

  • MLK parade, tributes

    Bishop Herbert C. Crump Jr. told those attending the local “I Have A Dream” celebration on Saturday that getting to Dr. Martin Luther King’s oft-spoken  “promised land” of social equality takes everyone doing their part.

  • Kershaw man charged in girlfriend’s 2015 death

    A Kershaw man has been charged with reckless homicide in the December 2015 death of his girlfriend, who was run over by his pickup truck.
    William Bryan Reese, 45, of 636 Scout Cabin Road, was arrested in the death of Rae Marie Brewer. The charge is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
    Brewer, 45, died Dec. 16, 2015, while en route to Palmetto Health Richland due to blood loss from internal injuries received when Reese’s Ford F350 rolled over her.

  • State hearing on Van Wyck incorporation is postponed

    A legislative committee scheduled to make a recommendation on Van Wyck’s incorporation proposal in Columbia last Thursday deferred hearing the matter after the day’s session ran long.
    A group of 33 Van Wyck residents attended the hearing by the seven-member Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation, a long-awaited meeting the community had been anticipating since submitting its incorporation proposal in March.

  • IL rallies around Grace Trumpower

    Indian Land High students are now giving back to junior Grace Trumpower, who has been a “guiding light” in the school and community, despite her own disability.
    The ILHS National Honor Society and teenILead, an organization built on addressing issues in the Indian Land area, have partnered to host a fundraiser at Friday’s home basketball game to raise money for Trumpower’s stem-cell therapy, which will cost more than $40,000.
    A separate online fundraising effort has already raised more than $22,000 to help with the medical costs.

  • Coroner: Asphyxia killed 4th grader

    Ten-year-old Dylan Lemieux died from asphyxia, the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office reported Friday after conducting an autopsy.
    “The manner of death is still under investigation by Lancaster County Coroner’s Office in conjunction with Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and SLED Child Fatality Division,” the coroner's release stated.
    Investigators would release no further information Friday on the circumstances surrounding the death of the Harrisburg Elementary fourth grader.

  • Ex-animal shelter director charged

    The former director of the Lancaster County Animal Shelter turned herself in Friday  after authorities charged her with misappropriating county funds for personal use.
    According to a SLED release, Shandrieka “Shandy” Michelle Everall, 38, is charged with breach of trust valued at $2,000 or less.
    Everall, who was known as Shandy Miller when she worked at the shelter, was booked Friday morning at the Lancaster County Detention Center and released after posting a $2,000 personal recognizance bond.