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1000 YEAR FLOOD SOAKS NEW GRACE

by Shannon Longneck –  Record floods devastated South Carolina the first week in October.  Water levels rose higher than they have in nearly a thousand years. The Midlands was hit the hardest and New Grace was not spared from the devastation. After being rescued from her home by boat, Acadia resident Paige Benson said, “We have lived on River Run Road for ten years and it has always been just a name.  When I...
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ARREST IN LINDLEY LIBRARY FIRE

 by B J BECKHAM Robert and Richard Hampton were arrested for the September 30th arson that took the Lindley Branch of the New Grace County Public Library. The accused are heirs to the estate of  Homer Hampton who willed the structure to the county for public use. Two vehicles were seen leaving the scene of the fire and partial plates were provided to the investigators. A search of DMV records showed cars matching the...
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BOOKS BURN IN LINDLEY

LINDLEY, SC by B J Beckman  At 3:20 Monday morning firepersons from both Lindley firehouses responded to an alarm at 640 E Main, the site of the Homer Hampton Memorial Library in Lindley. Two firefighters were treated for smoke inhalation at New Grace County Hospital and released. Marion Joyce of Rosemeade said she first suspected something was wrong when she was driving down Main Street, “I couldn’t see any flames, but the sky seemed...
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT PRANKSTER IN COURT

by Shannon Longneck Raymond and Silver Gold, Irene Dunbar, Kathy Mavis and Ponce and Evelyn La Rue entered guilty pleas today. The twenty-two count indictment, which included three charges of abduction and assault, reflected the bizarre crimes that took place across New Grace County on December 10th  which left the victims tied naked with Christmas lights to a sleigh in a homeowner’s Christmas  display. Brother and sister Silver and Raymond Gold were arrested on...
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CHRISTMAS LIGHT PRANKSTERS GO VIRAL

by Shannon Longneck Perpetrators of the Christmas light assault of December 10, 2015  in New Grace have been apprehended. After two days without a single lead, New Grace Sheriff Ozell “Ozzie” Keith received a call from, of all people, his thirteen- year-old daughter who provided him with a link to a video she had seen in school.   The video, a combination of different scenes strung together and accompanied by Christmas music, showed the abductions...
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COMATOSE GIRL AWAKE AFTER TWO YEARS

by SHANNON LONGNECK The little girl who was recoverd with missing thirteen-year-olds Jason Norrel and Jeffrey Camas  has awaken from her coma of almost two years and been identified.   On October 31, 2015 Jason Norell and Jeffery Camas ran out of  the house at 1414 Vision Street just north of Herrick’s Bay, the home they walked into and disappeared from on September 16th. Still on the porch, they collapsed.  The EMTs discovered a young child...
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CONSORTIUM TO REBUILD SUMMERLY

by Shannon Longneck The Rosemeade neighborhood of Summerly, which was devastated by the October floods and condemned will be rebuilt. Eighty-two of the eight-four homes in the neighborhood are on the list for demolition. On Friday a group of New Grace home builders announced they have formed a consortium to purchase the homes, level the land and build a new subdivision. The present homeowners are entitled to funds from the state and federal government...
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DEPUTY’S BODY FOUND AFTER EIGHT YEARS

by B J BECKHAM The body of New Grace County deputy sheriff Horace Nevada has been found after eight years.   Deputy Nevada went missing the evening of February 12, 2008. On that night  he pulled a car over for speeding and called the plate number, driver’s license and registration back to the station.  He was informed the car came back stolen and the driver’s license belonged to a deceased individual. That was the last...
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DOUBLE BURGLARS, DOUBLE BUNGLES

by B J BECKHAM After a weekend away, Pam Turner pulled into her garage.  The door from the garage to the house was unlocked and the alarm was off. At the time she thought in her rush to beat the Friday traffic she had simply forgot to secure her home. Upon entering her home Ms. Turner found she had been burglarized. Fearing the person might still be in the house she went back out...
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FLOOD DAMAGED HOMES CONDEMNED

by Shannon Longneck October, 2015 brought rain to South Carolina, leaving the state overwhelmed by flooding, the likes of which had not been seen in over a thousand years.  New Grace was hit hard and many areas throughout the county remain devastated. At a meeting of Mayors and county representatives an announcement was made that three New Grace neighborhoods have officially been condemned. The damaged and vacant homes have been a haven for thieves...
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