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Officers looking for two suspects in armed robbery of IL Walmart

By Jesef Williams

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Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Indian Land Walmart.
Sheriff’s deputies came to the supercenter at 10048 Charlotte Highway at 8 p.m. after two men approached the service desk with a note demanding money, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.
One of the suspects flashed a handgun, the release said.


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An ex-girlfriend listed as a suspect in case

Report: Woman punched during home burglary

By Jesef Williams

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A Lancaster woman has been accused in the burglary of a McIlwain Road home Sunday morning that resulted in the assault of a woman inside.
The resident told a sheriff's deputy that he and his girlfriend were getting ready for bed when he heard a loud noise. A few seconds later, he heard his girlfriend scream, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office incident report.


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Construction on new building about 70 percent complete

LCWSD preparing for new digs

By Jesef Williams

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If you’ve driven on Pageland Highway lately, there’s a good chance you’ve seen the ongoing construction of a new, shiny facility near the S.C. 9 Bypass interchange.
That building in the works is the future location for the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District’s administrative offices.
Work began on the 34,560-square-foot building last June and is expected to be finished in May.


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DOJ approves Lancaster County’s recommendation

Redistricting plan OK’d

It’s official – the federal government has given a seal of approval to Lancaster County’s redistricting plan.
The plan, which shifts the county’s seven districts to accommodate changes in population found during the 2010 Census, received official approval in a letter from the U.S. Department of Justice this week.
This comes a few months after the plan was formally approved by Lancaster County Council and sent off to the federal government.


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‘Sweet Home Alabama’ star greets, mingles with family, friends

Community embraces Paige Duke

By Michele Roberts

For The Lancaster News
Famdamily’s Restaurant was the place to be Friday night to show support for a small town girl who hit the big time.
Lancaster native Paige Duke is the star of the newest season of CMT’s “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality show that is much like “The Bachelor” with a southern twist. Duke won a spot on the show’s second season, competing against 21 other women for the heart of a southern gentleman.


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Proposal expands and defines property uses

16 districts in zoning draft for IL

After months of discussion, a committee tasked with clearing up zoning concerns in the Panhandle has developed a proposed list of commercial zoning districts.
County Planning Director Chris Karres said the list of 16 business districts was recently drafted by a county committee made up of Lancaster County Council members Larry McCullough, Larry Honeycutt and Charlene McGriff, as well as members of the county planning department, the planning commission and residents from Van Wyck and Sun City Carolina Lakes.


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Three people arrested after bloody fight in Walmart

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Three Lancaster County residents were arrested Saturday night following a fight inside the Walmart supercenter that left blood on the pet food aisle floor.
Goldie Jackson, 23, 1109 Third St., Lancaster; Branan Scott Pate, 20, and Heidi Marie Phillips, 38, both of 5133 Stonesboro Road, Heath Springs, were each charged with assault and battery.


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IL supercenter robbed Monday night

Two men sought in Walmart armed robbery

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Authorities are investigating an armed robbery that took place Monday night at the Indian Land Walmart.
Sheriff's deputies came to the supercenter at 10048 Charlotte Highway at 8 p.m. after two men approached the service desk with a note demanding money, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff's Office press release.
One of the suspects flashed a handgun, the release said.


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Woman found dead in home on Dunlap Street

Second homicide this year in the city

By Chris Sardelli

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It was early Thursday morning when Sherri Hinson learned something awful happened across the street from her Willowlake Road home.
Peering out her window sometime after 7 a.m., Hinson saw police officers stringing crime scene tape around a small yellow house at the corner of Willowlake Road and East Dunlap Street.
“It’s unbelievable. I got the call this morning and looked out the window and saw all that yellow tape outside,” Hinson said.


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March 3 effort to bring attention to motorcycle safety awareness

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Family and friends of Jerry Shields are wanting to get the message out about motorcycle safety awareness. Shields was killed in a motorcycle accident in Clover on March 3, 2011.
This year on March 3, the public is asked to wear Harley-Davidson colors or a T-shirt in honor of Shields and make the public aware of motorcycle safety.
Shields’ sister-in-law and Lancaster resident Staci Palmer said about 45 percent of motorcycle riders who die in accidents die because of  inattentive drivers.


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