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Sheriff’s office planning under way

Christopher Sardelli
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Plans for renovating a complex to house the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office are under way.
Lancaster County Council recently discussed details of moving the sheriff’s office to the former Thaxton complex, located along Pageland Highway, and council members have approved funding sources for the project.


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County now ranks 12th in South Carolina

Unemployment rate drops in Lancaster

Jesef Williams
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 Lancaster County’s jobless rate took a slight dip in August, according to recent figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
The county unemployment rate for August was 15.2 percent, compared to 15.3 percent in July. And it’s more than a point below the rate for August 2010, which was 16.5 percent.


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Family Promise Day Oct. 2

Family Promise
Sunday, Oct. 2, has been declared Family Promise Day in Lancaster County by Lancaster County and City councils.
The organization that provides temporary housing and assitance for homeless families is asking for continued support from local churches on that day.
Church congregations throughout the county help make Family Promise possible by providing shelter, meals and support services on a weekly rotating basis.


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Man wanted for hitting girl with rock

Christopher Sardelli
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A local man is still wanted a week after hitting a teenager in the head with a rock.
Lancaster Police Department Capt. Paul Smith said warrants have been issued charging Pedro Rivera Mendoza, 23, with aggravated criminal domestic violence and strong arm robbery.


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Wells Fargo rolls in town

Taking the reins

Jesef Williams
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A horse-powered red stagecoach rounded Woodland Drive and traveled parts of Main Street before making its way to the parking lot.
There, dozens of onlookers gathered for a special moment – an occasion so special that four horses had to be included in the festivities. The intent was to remember the past and celebrate what lies ahead.


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YouthBuild students helping renovate auditorium

An assist for old Barr Street

Jesef Williams
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The sawdust was heavy at times, making it uncomfortable to walk through the auditorium at the old Barr Street school.
A few teens and young men were there cutting pieces of wood to serve as planks for the stage, which is being renovated along with other sections of the room. The plan is use the space to showcase stage plays and other performances for the community.


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County approves amended budget

Christopher Sardelli
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There was applause, there were groans, even standing ovations, but it seemed residents weren’t quite sure what side they were on as Lancaster County Council approved its amended budget Monday night.
Months after approving a bare-bones budget for the 2011-12 fiscal year, and weeks after proposing to add many line items back in, council approved its amended budget Monday by a vote of 5-2. Councilmen Jack Estridge and Larry McCullough dissented.


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Student killed by vehicle near BMS

Jesef Williams
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The Buford community was rocked Thursday afternoon when a student died after being struck by a car on North Rocky River Road.
Seth Muennich, 14, died shortly before 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Springs Memorial Hospital, said Bryan Vaughn, director of safety and transportation for Lancaster County School District.


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Several trees uprooted and power lines downed

Storm causes damage

Jesef Williams
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At one point Sunday afternoon, Sue Hyatt feared for her life.
Hyatt, who lives on Grace Avenue, was a few blocks from her home when the rain began to fall hard and the wind blew at high speeds.
The downpour became so heavy that she had to pull her Honda Accord off the road and wait for the rain to die down. She said she didn’t know what to do.


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Job fair set for Oct. 1

Reece Murphy
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If you’re looking for a job, the Lancaster Adult Education campus in Lancaster is the place to be Saturday, Oct. 1.
The campus, located at 610 E. Meeting St., is hosting the Workforce Action Team Job Fair sponsored by Lancaster County Workforce Action Team (WAT) and Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. (LCEDC).
The event begins at 10 a.m. and runs until 7 p.m. and pre-registration is strongly suggested.


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