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Free karate sessions for autism awareness

Ashley Lowrimore
For The Lancaster News

April is Autism Awareness Month and the S.C. Autism Society and Kenaki Karate are partnering to offer two weeks of free karate classes for Autism Spectrum Disorder families.
Kenaki’s locations in Lancaster, Indian Land, Chester and Kershaw are offering the martial arts program to bring about autism awareness, as well as offer children an environment in which to practice physical and social skills.


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Suspects left empty-handed, but caused thousands in damages

Break-in at Lancaster Chick-fil-A

By Kayla Vaughn

Someone bashed in the glass door at Chick-fil-A in Lancaster early Thursday and tried to break into the safe, but the attempt was unsuccessful, according to the store manager.
A worker arriving to start the day at 5:45 a.m. found glass scattered throughout the building, said Jane Watts, manager of Chick-fil-A in Lancaster.
A police report was not available by press time Thursday, but Watts said damage to the doors would total at least $2,000.


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Tax protest backs up traffic onto the bypass

By Mandy Catoe

Once you start selling gasoline for $1.47 a gallon, it can be hard to stop.
The Crenco on S.C. 9 Bypass planned to sell 1,000 gallons starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday as part of a tax-protest group’s campaign against raising the S.C. gas tax. The usual $1.94 price minus 47 cents in state and federal taxes equals the $1.47.
Plans to raise the state tax and use the money to fix S.C. roads are working their way through the legislature. The state House passed its version of the increase last month, and the Senate passed a different version Wednesday night.


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Differences with House bill must be worked out

Senate OKs gas-tax hike to fix roads

By Greg Summers

The S.C. Senate passed a compromise highway-funding bill late Wednesday that would raise the state’s gas tax by 12 cents a gallon to fix the state’s crumbling roads and bridges.
The 36-8 Senate vote came after three years of debate by the S.C. General Assembly. The House passed its slightly different version of the highway bill in March. Now the two chambers will try to reconcile the differences.


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LHS athlete shot dead after game at Hope on the Hill

By Hannah Strong and Reece Murphy

A Lancaster High School basketball player was shot and killed Wednesday night after a community league basketball game at Hope on the Hill’s Barr Street Family Life Center.
Allen Jerome Cooper Jr., 17, died shortly after 9 p.m. in the center’s parking lot of a single gunshot to the head. Witnesses described a barrage of gunfire that came from different directions.


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LHS basketball player shot dead outside Hope on the Hill

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster High School basketball player was shot and killed last night after a community basketball game at Hope on the Hill.
Information about the murder was sparse Thursday morning, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old as Allen Cooper Jr. of Lancaster.
Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said in a release that officers were called to the community center at the Barr Street School campus, 612 W. Meeting St., about 9:07 p.m. They found Cooper shot and lying on the ground.


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LHS basketball player shot dead outside Hope on the Hill

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster High School basketball player was shot and killed last night after a community basketball game at Hope on the Hill.
Information about the murder was sparse Thursday morning, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old as Allen Cooper Jr. of Lancaster.
Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said in a release that officers were called to the community center at the Barr Street School campus, 612 W. Meeting St., about 9:07 p.m. They found Cooper shot and lying on the ground.


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LHS basketball player shot dead outside Hope on the Hill

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster High School basketball player was shot and killed last night after a community basketball game at Hope on the Hill.
Information about the murder was sparse Thursday morning, but the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old as Alan Cooper Jr. of Lancaster.
Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant said in a release that officers were called to the community center at the Barr Street School campus, 612 W. Meeting St., about 9:07 p.m. They found Cooper shot and lying on the ground.


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22nd-annual local cancer fundraiser is Friday night

Deluge moves Relay for Life to LHS stadium

By Mandy Catoe

This week’s heavy rains have forced the relocation of Lancaster’s 22nd-annual Relay for Life event, which will be held at Lancaster Memorial Stadium instead of the water-logged Springdale Recreation Center, where parking on the soccer fields would have turned them to mush.
The American Cancer Society fundraising event begins with the survivor lap at 7 p.m. at the stadium, located at 970 Stadium Drive, and continues until midnight.
Lancaster County has a reputation in the state for being a top Relay for Life fundraiser.


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USCL classes help keep seniors fit

By Kayla Vaughn

Seniors looking for a low-cost way to stay fit and engaged with their peers can find both at USC Lancaster’s Gregory Health and Wellness Center.
The center offers health fitness classes for seniors from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in the gymnasium. The classes are designed for seniors, ages 60 and older, but they’re open to anyone.
Pat Clancy began participating in the program two years ago at age 58.
At first she was unsure of the classes, but quickly “ate my words,” she said. “I think it’s great!”


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