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Today's News

  • Norrell withdraws Facebook post on LHS incident

    After Wednesday’s Florida school shooting, Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell wrote on Facebook that her daughter feared attending Lancaster High because she saw a student assault a teacher there Feb. 2.
    On Thursday, school officials said no such attack had occurred, and the 44th District Democrat from Lancaster removed the post from her Facebook page.
    There was a Feb. 2 incident in which a teacher intervened to stop an argument between two students, said LHS Principal Rosalyn Mood, but “at no time was the teacher assaulted or struck by any student.”

  • 300 apartments just east of BridgeMill

    A new multi-story apartment complex is coming to Indian Land.
    Lancaster County Council passed a resolution Monday night that moves forward the master plan to build the 300-unit Six Mile Creek Apartments, as well as an adjacent commercial component on 20 acres along the east side of U.S. 521. The property is directly across from the entrance to the BridgeMill subdivision and BridgeMill Drive, which is just north of Transformation Church.

  • 1st S.C. pediatric death from flu

    South Carolina has seen its first pediatric death of the flu season, according to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control.
    The reported death occurred in the Midlands region, which consists of 12 counties including Lancaster. DHEC would not specify the county where the child died.
    “The most information we can release is the region that the death occurred in,” said a DHEC spokesman.

  • TV spotlight hits 8-year-old Railee Brown

    Eight-year-old Railee Brown of Lancaster had a whirlwind week in New York City with her mom and grandmother while taping several episodes of the new ABC game show “Child Support.”
    She got celebrity treatment, including limo rides and a fancy hotel with a view of the Empire State Building. When she wasn’t on set, she visited the Statue of Liberty, ice skated in Rockefeller Square and learned to hail a cab in the Big Apple – not bad for a little girl from a small town. 

  • German investor buys Springs Block

    Four months after refusing to let Lancaster County run environmental tests on the historic Springs Block, Humana has sold the downtown landmark to a German investor.
    The property was purchased for $60,000 by a company called STB on Main LLC, according to the Lancaster County Register of Deeds office.
    The German investor behind that company is Ingo Kübler, according to City Administrator Flip Hutfles and County Administrator Steve Willis.

  • VTIL reports missing signs

    Indian Land incorporation organizers have reported that about 100 roadside political signs are missing, and the group’s spokesman blamed a “coordinated effort” by the opposition.
    But the main anti-incorporation group rejected that assertion, saying they would never do such a thing.
    Voters for a Town of Indian Land President Richard Dole told a sheriff’s deputy Feb. 2 that he’d received numerous complaints about his group’s “Vote Yes” signs being missing.

  • Put on hold for 26 years, love returns with flourish

    On this Valentine’s Day, we bring you a love story with a 26-year hiatus in the middle.
    Crystal Bradley and James “Mac” McInvaille have a wedding scheduled for July 14 – the second time they’ve made such plans.
    Crystal – then Crystal Doster – was a senior at Andrew Jackson High School when she met Mac in 1985. He was an AJ grad, four years older, and her parents were skeptical at first. She called him every day at lunch from the pay phone in the AJ hallway.

  • Be on lookout for ‘card skimmers’

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is asking residents to be on guard for possible card skimmers on local gas pumps.
    Skimmers are electronic devices that “skim” information from credit and debit card magnetic strips when the cards are swiped.
    The sheriff’s office issued the “skimmer alert” on its Facebook page Tuesday afternoon.

  • Quinn Jr. gets fine, probation, no prison

    Former House Majority Leader Richard Quinn Jr. has been sentenced to two years’ probation after pleading guilty to misconduct in office.
    Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen delivered the sentence 9 a.m. Monday at a hearing in Beaufort. In addition to probation, Mullen sentenced Quinn to 500 hours of community service and a $1,000 fine.
    Special Prosecutor David Pascoe, who argued for Quinn to receive the maximum sentence of one year in prison, objected to Mullen’s sentencing, but the judge didn’t let him get far.  

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