Fort Mill

Local News
10:01 am
Mon April 6, 2015

Local Man Joins Fight Against Iran Over 1983 Beirut Bombing

John Kees of Fort Mill reads letters his father Marion Kees wrote from Beirut. Kees' father, a Navy medic, was killed in the 1983 Marine barracks bombing in Beirut.
Credit Gwendolyn Glenn/WFAE

It’s been nearly 32 years since 241 U.S. military personnel were killed in a terrorist bomb attack on the Marine Corps barracks at Beirut International Airport. Fifty-eight members of the French military also died that day in a separate explosion.

A U.S. federal court found Iran responsible, and more than $2 billion in Iranian assets have been frozen for years.

It’s been a long court battle for bombing victims and family members to collect any of that money. A resident of Fort Mill whose father died in the Marine barracks explosion recently joined that fight. 

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Environment
5:08 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Tega Cay Considers Purchasing Private S.C. Utility

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities. On Saturday, February 8, an additional 500 gallons of sewage burst from a manhole because of grease and roots blockage.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

The Tega Cay city council will meet Monday night to discuss whether to purchase a private sewage-treatment company and bring it under the city's control.

Last week, South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control fined the Tega Cay Water Service $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks.


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Environment
5:54 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

S.C. Fines Tega Cay Water Services $136K For Sewage Spills

A photo of a sewer system overflow on January 11, 2014 at one of Tega Cay Water Service's wastewater treatment facilities.
Credit Courtesy of the Tega Cay Water Citizens Advisory Council

UPDATE: The city manager of Tega Cay says the city received an offer from the Tega Cay Water Service to acquire its assets for $7.86 million, according to a letter obtained by the Fort Mill Times. On Thursday, the city said it will propose a counter offer in the upcoming weeks. 

South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control has fined a sewage-treatment company $136,000 for repeated sewage leaks, many of them, into Lake Wylie.


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Health
1:35 am
Wed September 11, 2013

SC Suspends License Of Fort Mill Midwife Center

Carolina Community Maternity Center
Credit carolinasbirthcenter.com

A Fort Mill birth center in which midwives deliver babies remains closed one week after South Carolina’s health department suspended its license.

The health department won’t comment on its investigation, but a statement from Carolina Community Maternity Center says the suspension occurred after a mother had to be rushed to a hospital and the birth resulted in, quote “a bad outcome.”

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