Indian landowner wants answers after construction crew bulldozes his fence

INDIAN LAND, SC Amanda Dunn loves horses. She keeps one of her horses and a donkey on her property on Indian land. His farm is just off busy Harrisburg Road. She says, “This road, as you can probably hear, is deadly.” She spent $10,000 to fence off her property to protect her animals and bystanders. She says, “I shouldn’t have taken the afternoon off, I had a good fence.”

She and a friend spent hours on Friday installing a temporary wire and T-bar fence, after construction crews leveled its post and rail fence. Dunn said, “They didn’t tell me they were coming to do this. They didn’t tell me when they did that. I have a lot of business trips coming and going for the next two months. What other fence will they knock down?

Dunn says it’s been difficult to get answers from anyone involved in the development of the Sugar Creek subdivision. She says, “I went to the state and got the plans that said they had nothing to do in that area, that it wouldn’t help traffic. So, I don’t know, they, I don’t know what they are doing. If only I knew.”

She says when her neighbors across the street saw what was happening, they tried to tell the construction crew to stop and were told to mind their own business. Dunn says, “It would be everybody’s business if my horse got on the road and killed somebody.”

The WCCB has emailed the Lancaster County Planning Director, engineering firm Ramey Kemp & Associates and the South Carolina Department of Transportation for answers on this flattened fence line. As soon as someone responds, we’ll let you know.

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