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‘Water war’ between states about to end?

By University of South Carolina at Lancaster

The “water war” between North Carolina and South Carolina is apparently drawing to a close.
The North Carolina municipalities Concord and Kannapolis asked the state of North Carolina to allow them to withdraw 46 million gallons of water a day from the Catawba River, which flows through Lancaster and Chester counties. The Catawba is the source of drinking water for both the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District and the Chester Metropolitan (water) District.  


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Man steals TV, hits car at IL Walmart

INDIAN LAND – Deputies are searching for a man who stole a television from the Indian Land Walmart and then struck a car in the store parking lot.
Employees at the Walmart, located near the North Carolina line on U.S. 521, called the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office on Nov. 16 about a man they observed stealing several items, according to an incident report.


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Fake money turns up at two locations

By Chris Sardelli

Fake money has turned up at two locations in Lancaster County.
In separate incidents last week, counterfeit money was used at two different retail locations.
On Nov. 19, an employee with Enmark gas station on Great Falls Highway called deputies about a fake $20 bill used during a purchase, according to an incident report. The employee said a customer tried to pay for an item with the counterfeit bill about 7:20 p.m.


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Fort Mill man accused of impersonating officer

Suspicious car linked to arrest

By Chris Sardelli

A suspicious car that tried to pull over a woman in Indian Land is connected to the arrest of man who impersonated a police officer in York County last week.
Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said the incident, which occurred in the early morning hours of Nov. 18, is tied to a Fort Mill man who was arrested by the York County Sheriff’s Office late last week.
“This is the same suspect and the same victim as mentioned by York County,” Faile said Wednesday.


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Patrol advocates safety during Thanksgiving holiday

By Jesef Williams

The S.C. Highway Patrol is reminding motorists about the harms of distracted driving as they travel on the highways this Thanksgiving weekend.
The official Thanksgiving holiday travel period began at 6 p.m. Wednesday and runs through 11:59 p.m. Sunday.
In 2009, nine people died in vehicle collisions during that time span. Troopers are out in full force over the holiday period, hoping to reduce that number this year.


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Jobless rate in county declines 1.5 percent

By The Staff

Lancaster County’s jobless rate dropped 1.5 percent from 15.7 percent in September to 14.2 percent October, according to the latest figures from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
The county ranked ninth in the state in unemployment in October.
South Carolina’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 10.7 percent in October from a rate of 11 percent in September.


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Rock Hill firm wins bid for $775,000 project

City Council OKs contract for treatment plant work

By Jesef Williams

A Rock Hill company will be in charge of replacing the effluent pumps at the city of Lancaster’s wastewater treatment plant.
Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to award the project to Turner Murphy Construction Co. Inc.
For $775,370, Turner Murphy Construction will install four new 150 horse-power pumps, which send water from the treatment plant to the Catawba River.


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BI-LO collecting food donations for HOPE, Council of Aging

Through Dec. 28, BI-LO Charities is teaming up with members of the community to provide food donations for HOPE in Lancaster and the Lancaster Council on Aging to make the holidays a bit brighter for those in need.
When visiting any BI-LO store during the Holiday Hunger Relief Program, shoppers will have the opportunity to help put food on the table of families in their community by buying a box full of groceries for $5.


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Artist helps ILMS students paint murals

By Jesef Williams

The evening sun casts an orange glow over the Upstate’s Lake Jocassee, while a slight breeze brushes the grass along the Lowcountry coastline.
Students at Indian Land Middle School brought those two Palmetto State settings close to home last week with the help of a statewide-recognized artist.


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Kennel co-owner hurt in fire

Cabin built in 1790 damaged in blaze

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster woman suffered smoke-related injuries after she tried to save her dogs in a house fire Wednesday morning.
The fire started before 8 a.m. at the log cabin home of Rudy and Linda Shipton, the owners of Palmetto Kennels.
Their house, built in 1790, is located behind their business, off Charlotte Highway, just north of the Shiloh Unity Road intersection.
Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said fire officials received the call at 8:12 a.m. about the blaze. The fire began in a bedroom, he said.


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