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Today's News

  • $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.

  • Take a walk for a good cause

    Crystal O’Gorman
    For The Lancaster News

    Lauren Thomas has seen this day coming for a long time. In her mind, she knew it would happen, but she just didn’t know when. Now she is overcome with joy.
    “It’s so incredibly exciting; it’s like a dream come true!” Thomas said.
    What’s so exciting?
    Indian Land is finally going to host its own Relay For Life. The event will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. March 24 at the Indian Land High School football field.

  • Kershaw to keep Stevens Park

    KERSHAW – Reversing itself on turning Stevens Park over to the county, the town of Kershaw will hang on to its recreation centerpiece, even though it’s a big money-losing proposition.
    “To cut through the chase, this council wants to keep the facility,” Mayor Mark Dorman said at Tuesday’s meeting of the county’s Joint Recreation Commission. The commission moved its January meeting to Kershaw so it could tour the facility.

  • Council chips in $20K for playground equipment

    The Kershaw Town Council voted Monday to provide the Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) with $20,000 to help purchase equipment for a new playground at Stevens Park if the group can come up with the project’s total cost by May 1.
    The playground is estimated to cost $425,000.
    The town is providing $20,000 for four pieces of equipment.
    “I want written confirmation from whoever is providing the funds by May 1,” Mayor Mark Dorman told KCPC representatives at Monday’s meeting.