BREAKING NEWS

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 to be glowing. When I came around the bend I saw the smoke and called 911.” A witness, who wishes to remain anonymous, reported being...
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ON THE TOWN

NEW LINDLEY LIBRARY DERAILED TWICE

by B J Beckham The New Grace County Public Library has agreed to build a new branch in Lindley to replace the one destroyed by fire on September 14, 2015.  There is some funding in place, but the county is hoping to pass a bond to raise money. If the bond is approved each resident will be required to pay one dollar on their state return to cover the cost. There will also be several fund raisers throughout the county. The original library, which was only open for two weeks prior to the fire, was housed in the old...
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BREAKING NEWS

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 descriptions belonged to the brothers. The brothers claim to have been asleep at the time of the fire in the home of Robert Hampton. No...
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ON THE TOWN

LINDLEY STUDENTS BRINGS CHRISTMAS TO JULY

by Shannon Longneck This weekend come on down to Lindley Commons and enjoy an early Christmas courtesy of the students of several Lindley schools.  The holiday festival is the most recent showing of  the community commitment to raise funds to replace the Lindley Branch of the New Grace Public Library. Homer Hampton Memorial Library located at 640 E Main had only been open to the public for two weeks before it was destroyed by arson in September, 2015.   The county announced its intention to build a new branch in March. At the time it was believed the county would be...
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