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United Way tax assistance program needs volunteers

By Reece Murphy

United Way of Lancaster County is seeking dedicated volunteers to staff a local income tax preparation program for low-income county residents. 

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), an IRS program operated generally under the auspices of local United Way offices, aims to provide free tax preparation for individuals and families earning less than $50,000.


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Father of nine struck while walking on Richburg Road

Police search for clues in fatal hit-and-run death of Coleman

By Nancy Parsons

GREAT FALLS –  Nine children are left without a father after someone struck and killed the person they called “Daddy” sometime between 3 and 6:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 8.


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Indian Land trail moves forward despite opposition

By Reece Murphy

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Plans for an interstate community greenway and trail connecting Indian Land and Waxhaw is closer to becoming a reality though residents north of the state line aren’t as thrilled about the prospect as their neighbors in Lancaster County.
The Carolina Thread Trail is a regional network of trails that is expected to connect 15 counties in the Carolinas through nature trails dedicated to local recreation and land conservation.


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KCPC, AmeriCorps, YouthBuild to volunteer at park

9/11 event Tuesday in Kershaw

By Jesef Williams

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KERSHAW – The 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks will be commemorated in the town of Kershaw with some community service.
AmeriCorps and the YouthBuild local service groups will volunteer their time and energy Tuesday at Stevens Park’s Haile Gold Mine Playground.
They are joining forces with Kershaw Community Park Council (KCPC) on the effort to perform beautification and maintenance work such as repainting and garden clean-up.


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Town to have overgrown, nuisance lots mowed

Great Falls couple seeks help for snake problem

Nancy Parsons
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GREAT FALLS – A Jackson Street couple is hopeful that help is on the way to deal with baby copperhead snakes in their yard.
Travis Lipford and Vanessa Trull have lived at 3 Jackson St. for almost two years. Lipford said he has seen more snakes this year than before.
“I saw a few last year,” he said.
But he worked out-of-town last year and paid someone to cut his grass, he said.


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Woman to pay $225 fine in animal cruelty case

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DARLINGTON – The woman accused of leaving a dog in a bag for three days in the heat of June has been found guilty of ill treatment of animals.
Veronica Crawford, 29, was found guilty on Aug. 10. The court ordered her to pay a $225 fine or spend 30 days in the Darlington County Detention Center.


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Who is responsible for county’s road problems?

No smooth solution to county road woes

By Chris Sardelli

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Cracks spiderwebbed their way out from the enormous hole which had emerged right smack in the middle of Barbarosa Drive.
The cavernous opening, with pavement buckling around the edges, appeared as if a bomb had been dropped in the southern part of Lancaster County.


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Masonic riders step up to help HOPE again

Gregory A. Summers
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Last fall, the Widows Sons Masonic Riders Association, with help from their fellow masons and several business, collected more than 3,000 pounds of food and raised more than $4,500 for HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster by holding a charity motorcycle run.
The inaugural effort was a lot of work, most of which was behind the scenes.
But it was also a lot of fun, said Elaine Adkins, HOPE’s executive director.


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Davis charged with cocaine possession

‘Pants on the ground’ help in drug arrest

By Jesef Williams

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A wardrobe malfunction apparently aided deputies in capturing a Lancaster man who had cocaine in his possession and was illegally carrying a gun.
Charles Henry Davis, 44, 1813 Wendover Lane, was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, with possession of crack cocaine third offense, possession of marijuana second offense, possession of a pistol by a person convicted of a violent felony and unlawful carrying of a pistol.


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Fort Lawn town councilman arrested

FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Councilman James Scott Russell was arrested at his home Monday, Sept. 3, charged with breach of peace.


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