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Deadly stabbing suspect turns himself in

The search for a man wanted in the late-night murder of a Lancaster man last weekend ended late Tuesday, Sept. 30, after he turned himself in to investigators.

Carmen Martinez Mendez, 49, 1028 Sara Drive, is charged with murder, forgery and financial identity fraud enabling an unlawfully present alien to live or work in the United States, according to a Lancaster Police Department press release. 

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Land-use policy drives effort to incorporate

Coming soon: Town of Van Wyck?

By Reece Murphy

A group of Van Wyck residents fed up with what they say is a lack of representation by Lancaster County government has begun an effort to incorporate their small Panhandle community.


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Students show significant improvement on U.S. history/Constitution test

End of course exam results mixed

By Reece Murphy

End of course exam passage rates for Lancaster County students improved significantly in two subject areas last school year, but slipped slightly in two others.


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Traffic fatalities climb in Lancaster County

By Greg Summers

The overall number of traffic-related fatalities for South Carolina is slightly down from the previous year, but the same can’t be said for Lancaster County.


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Kershaw gears up for annual Hog Jam on Oct. 10-11

By Greg Summers

KERSHAW – There’ll be lots of good food, good music and good yellin’ hog callers at the 2014 Hog Jam in Kershaw on Oct. 10 and 11.


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City council approves first reading to include fire department in countywide extrication plan

By Denyse Clark

City and county fire services officials in Lancaster work well together and that cooperation has captured the attention of state officials, said Morris Russell, director of Lancaster County Emergency Management/Fire Services.


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Online ‘truck seller’ bilks teen of $3,500

By Laura Caskey

A Lancaster teen is out $3,500 after getting burned by an online scammer last month.


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J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc

Sims Foundation awards $1.2 million in grants

The J. Marion Sims Foundation, Inc. has made awards totaling $1,286,015 to 13 different community organizations in a wide range of areas in its Responsive Grants Program.  


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SCHP: Dozing driver causes Rock Hill Highway crash

By Reece Murphy

CATAWBA – A tired driver caused a four-vehicle accident on Rock Hill Highway (S.C. 5) just over the York County line early Tuesday, Sept. 30, that injured her and a Kershaw man in another vehicle. 


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Student intercessors flock together for See You at the Pole

The power of prayer

By Greg Summers

See You at the Pole became See You in the Gym foyer for almost 50 Buford High School students on Wednesday morning, Sept. 24.


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