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‘Miss Verdie’ Mackey known as humble, friendly

Great-grandmother stabbed to death

By Chris Sardelli

The news almost knocked Doni Chappelear to her knees when she arrived for her shift as a Walmart “people greeter” Monday morning, April 16.


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Two men die in separate crashes

By Chris Sardelli

Two Lancaster men were killed hours apart in separate wrecks in what has become a deadly week for collisions. 


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From staff reports

State Supreme Court to hear Elledge case

The S.C. Supreme Court is scheduled today to hear the case of a disabled Lancaster woman whose in-home personal-care funding was slashed in late 2009 due to state budget cuts.


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Strawberries about to hit sweet peak

Sure sign of spring

By Greg Summers

FORT LAWN – Rebecca Whisonant of Chester has been bringing her son, 12-year-old Ryon, to Jordan’s Farm for at least the last 10 springs to pick strawberries.


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Resident to donate land to town

Kershaw gets tract for helicopter pad

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw finally has a location for an emergency helicopter landing pad.

Town Council voted 6-0 at its Monday meeting on first reading to accept property a resident is donating to the town.

Councilman Eddie Coates wasn’t at the meeting.


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Great-grandmother found stabbed to death in home

Christopher Sardelli
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A Lancaster man has been arrested for the murder of his 87-year-old great-grandmother.
William Richard Greene, 28, 2093 Evans Drive, was arrested by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office late Sunday night, April 15, and charged with murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


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Tick awareness urged following mild winter

Laurie Reid
Forestry Commission Entomologist
COLUMBIA – Scientists are expecting this summer to be particularly abundant with blood suckers waiting for their next human meal.
And they’re not talking about another “Twilight” sequel.
Thanks to a mild winter and warm spring, many people will be spending time outside, sooner and more often than usual. They’re likely to visit places (such as woodlands) where they’ll find an unwelcomed surprise – ticks.


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Residents can apply now for SCDOT Commission seats

SCDOT Commission
COLUMBIA – A joint legislative panel is accepting notice from residents living in South Carolina’s 1st, 3rd and 5th Congressional District who are interested in applying for a seat on the S.C. Department of Transportation Commission.
Notice of intent to apply will be accepted through noon April 26.
Applicants must meet eligibility requirements and possess certain qualifications to serve. Applicants will undergo a thorough review process.


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Multi-tasking telecommunications officers are the unknown voices behind the scene who answer 911 calls

The unseen calling

By Greg Summers

Gregory A. Summers
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The heart of the Lancaster County Law Enforcement Center on Pageland Highway isn’t behind the desk in Sheriff Barry Faile’s office.
In county law enforcement, Faile’s desk is where the buck stops.
Its heart and compassion is found in a room with four work stations, 20 computer displays and multiple telephone lines.


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Town has received about 15 resumes

Search for new Kershaw administrator continues

By Jesef Williams

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KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw’s soon-to-be open administrator’s position has drawn interest from all parts of the country.
Tony Starnes, whose last day as administrator is April 30, said Friday morning that the town has received “15 or so” resumes from people looking to succeed him.
About three or four of those people are in-county, while others are from states including Virginia, Mississippi, Ohio and Wyoming.


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