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Today's News

  • Navy details sinking, recovery of Civil War sub H.L. Hunley

    From release

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Just ahead of the 153rd anniversary of the sinking of the Civil War submarine H.L. Hunley, the U.S. Navy has released online an archaeological report on the recovery of the Confederate boat off the Charleston coast.

  • Pay raises for city IT workers spark tempers

    Mayor John Howard and city council member Tamara Green Garris tangled this week over the city staff’s recommendation that certain information technology employees receive pay raises.
    Howard called Garris’ questions about the raises “petty jealousy surrounding a mid-year budget review,” saying “it’s damn ridiculous. Pardon my language.”
    Garris shot back: “Excuse me, do not curse at me. I didn’t make that motion,” to which Howard replied, “I did not curse at you.”

  • Missing Indian Land man found

    An Indian Land man reported missing Thursday evening was found in good condition, a follow-up alert issued Friday by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Sheriff’s office officials issued an alert about 7:40 p.m. Thursday, asking the public to be on the lookout for Michael Edward Baxter, 73.
    The alert said Baxter was last seen about 2 p.m. at the Harris Teeter on U.S. 521 in Indian Land. He was driving a gold 2004 Toyota Avalon.

  • Senate confirms Mulvaney

    WASHINGTON – Mick Mulvaney was scheduled to be sworn in Thursday evening as White House budget director, putting him in the pivotal role as the Trump administration formulates its first spending plans.
    The U.S. Senate confirmed the Indian Land Republican’s nomination on a 51-49 vote Thursday morning, and Gov. Henry McMaster accepted Mulvaney’s resignation from the U.S. House of Representatives just after noon.

  • IL man dies in Charlotte shooting

    An Indian Land man was shot dead during a robbery early Wednesday morning as he delivered newspapers in uptown Charlotte, and a second man shot in the same incident has been charged with murder.
    According to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, officers found Walter “Wes” Scott Jr. lying in the street with a gunshot wound about 2:20 a.m. in the 300 block of West Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, near Romare Bearden Park.
    EMS personnel pronounced Scott dead at the scene minutes later.

  • Deputy coroner charged with drug possession

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Glen Crawford has been arrested on ecstasy possession and other drug charges following a 3:30 a.m. disturbance at a Columbia convenience store.
    Crawford, 42, was charged with possession with intent to distribute MDMA, also known as “ecstasy” or “Molly,” possession with intent to distribute hash oil, simple possession of marijuana and resisting arrest.

  • Man charged in Baker Place assault

    A Rock Hill man has been arrested in a terrifying home invasion and attempted rape that occurred Jan. 18 in Lancaster’s Baker Place neighborhood.
    Tomtarius Malik Caldwell, 21, of Rock Hill was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, first-degree assault with intent to commit criminal sexual conduct, and possession of a knife during the commission of a violent crime, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
    Caldwell is charged in connection with an incident that happened in the 1000 block of Greenbriar Drive.

  • Chester police chief resigns unexpectedly

    Landmark News Service
    For the second time in just over a year, the City of Chester is looking for a  new police chief.
    Tammy Levister abruptly resigned from the Chester Police Department last Friday.

  • Great Falls teen hurt in accidental shooting

    A Great Falls teen was seriously injured Sunday in an accidental shooting.
    According to a report from the Chester County Sheriff’s Office, Zachary Bailey, 25, of 5482 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, had gone to 3035 Scott Road to show his cousin, Hunter McManus, 17, of 37 Holly St., a Springfield XD .40-caliber pistol he had just bought.

  • 29 derelict homes targeted for demolition

    Sections of 11 Lancaster streets are looking a little better these days after 14 derelict homes were bought and demolished through a state program aimed at eliminating community blight.
    “This program is definitely doing what it’s supposed to do,” said Louis Streater, director of building and zoning for the city of Lancaster. “These homes were in bad shape.”