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Today's News

  • 1-car crash kills woman on S.C. 9 in Buford

    A Lancaster woman died Sunday after a single-vehicle wreck on S.C. 9 near Heyward Hough Road in Buford.
    The Lancaster County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 60-year-old Debbie Roberts. She was transported to Springs Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead by Deputy Coroner Lynette Walker.
    An autopsy was performed Monday, but no results were released.
    Roberts worked in Lancaster attorney Rick Chandler’s office for more than 30 years.

  • IL town vote clears its last state hurdle

    Indian Land residents should get the chance to vote on becoming a town no later than the third week of April.
    John Delfausse, vice president of Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL), said Tuesday that the group submitted its election commission nominees to S.C. Secretary of State Mark Hammond’s office Friday.
    “It’s to the point now that when the secretary of state approves the commission, they’ve got 20 to 90 days to hold the election,” Delfausse said.

  • Reward offered in fatal horse shooting

    A national animal-rights group is offering a reward in the case of a horse that was shot to death at a Van Wyck-area farm in November.
    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) on Tuesday offered a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the death of the horse named Boss.

  • Senate overrides McMaster on buses

    The S.C. Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to override Gov. Henry McMaster’s veto regarding the allocation of $17.5 million of S.C. Education Lottery money for school bus replacement.
    The Senate voted 44-0, with Sen. Danny Verdin, R-Laurens, absent, according to The Greenville News.
    The governor vetoed a total of $20.5 million for S.C. school buses that would have come from the state’s education lottery. The Senate postponed the vote on the other $3 million.
    The S.C. House voted 107-8 last Tuesday to override McMaster’s veto.

  • Christmas Basket donations total $7K

    The 2017 Ward Faulkenberry Christmas Basket wrapped up this year’s fundraising drive with a total of $7,372 raised to provide Christmas meal food boxes to families in need.
    The fundraiser for HOPE in Lancaster began collecting funds on Nov. 26 and ended on Jan. 5. The total was $2,600 short of the drive’s $10,000 goal.

  • 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.