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Ellis faces 67 charges of forgery in connection to agency’s missing $60,000

HOPE suspect now back in county

By Greg Summers

The former HOPE (Helping Other People Effectively) in Lancaster bookkeeper charged in connection with missing funds from the charity is now back in the county and faces additional charges.


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Ousted candidates moving forward with S.C. House bids

Cook, Coy to mount petition campaigns

By Jesef Williams

You’ll likely continue to see plenty of Bob Cook and Joseph Coy campaign signs alongside roads in Lancaster County.

Despite being removed from the June 12 primary ballot earlier this month, the two men say they are still running for the S.C. House District 44 seat – both as petition candidates.

Cook, a Kershaw resident, had been seeking the Democratic nomination against Mandy Powers Norrell, while Coy, a Heath Springs resident, had been running on the Republican ticket against Ryan Payne.


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LHS’s Alex Metzger’s graduation road marked with personal potholes

By Chris Sardelli

 – Editor’s note: In the last four issues, including today, The Lancaster News has been profiling students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012. 


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Man sentenced in January 2010 shooting death of Eric Curry

By Greg Summers

Two years after a man was shot to death outside a Lancaster nightclub, the case came to a close when the shooter pleaded guilty to several charges.


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DUI initiative aims to curb alcohol-related accidents

By Chris Sardelli

When is 275 too many?


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Correction for Buford High School graduation time

The time for the Buford High School commencement was incorrect in the Graduation 2012 special section in Wednesday's paper. The correct time is 6 p.m. Friday, May 18 in the Buford High School gymnasium.

 


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Second company looking for gold

Jesef Williams
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KERSHAW – Can it now be called a gold rush?
Well, not exactly, though curiosity about the resource in southern Lancaster County continues to grow.
Strongbow Exploration Inc., a company based in the Canadian city of Vancouver, is the second group in recent years to perform exploratory drilling for gold near the town of Kershaw.


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IL’s Shaqueena Biggers is bigger than Asperger’s syndrome

– Editor’s note: In the next two issues, The Lancaster News will profile students who have overcome the odds to earn a high school diploma in 2012.
Reece Murphy
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INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School senior Shaqueena Biggers looks uncomfortable about meeting a stranger and clutches her black patent leather purse like a security blanket.


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Golden Age of Merit becomes Deese’s ministry

Gregory A. Summers
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For many, the two most under-used phrases are “I was wrong” and “I’m sorry.”
However, that’s not the case for 68-year-old Sally Deese.
Deese’s personal list of not-used-enough phrases also includes, “thank you,” and each spring since 1989, she has tried to say that for senior citizens through the Golden Age of Merit Dinner.


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County Council nixes B-3 rezoning ordinance

Christopher Sardelli
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The long road toward revising commercial zoning in the Panhandle took another detour Monday, May 14, as Lancaster County Council voted to remove a potential ordinance from its agenda.
After years of debate and wrangling, as well as several starts and stops, council was scheduled to hear first reading of an ordinance designed to address problems with the B-3 zoning classification in Indian Land.


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