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Educational summer camp wraps up in Heath Springs

By Jesef Williams

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HEATH SPRINGS – What do you get when you mix the soul and rock sounds of George Clinton’s P-Funk with lessons in astronomy?
The result is a unique experience at a summer function that continues to draw dozens of local youth year after year.
The United Citizens Club of Heath Springs recently wrapped up its annual summer camp, which ran from June 11 through Friday, June 22.


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Firefighters from four departments respond to blazes in same area

Back-to-back fires damage cars, house

By Chris Sardelli

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Firefighters from four departments battled blazes at two back-to-back fires Thursday night, June 21.
Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called at 6:50 p.m. to a grass fire outside Kersey’s Garage, at 2165 Flat Creek Highway.
Members of the Antioch, Elgin, Lancaster and Camp Creek fire departments responded to the scene, which began with a brush fire and ended up with fires in several salvaged cars.


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County Council to consider gold mine ordinances Monday

By Chris Sardelli

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Lancaster County Council will discuss three separate ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine at its meeting Monday night, June 25.
First up, is first reading of an ordinance to rezone several properties owned by Haile Gold Mine from rural residential to heavy industrial. This includes properties located along Hale Gold Mine Road, S.C. 265, Snowy Owl Road, Ernest Scott Road, Uriah Road and Enchantment Road.


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Man arrested for cutting girlfriend

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A Lancaster man was arrested this week after he chased a woman and cut her face with a knife.
Willie James Stevens, 29, 1331 Spanish Villa Apartment B, was arrested Wednesday, June 20, and charged with high and aggravated assault and battery in connection with a domestic assault that happened only minutes earlier, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.


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S.C.5 motorcycle accident victim dies from injuries

Man suffers fatal injuries in single-vehicle accident

By Reece Murphy

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A 58-year-old man died as the result of a single-vehicle accident south of Lancaster Friday night.
Meanwhile, a 42-year-old Van Wyck woman critically injured in a motorcycle accident June 16 has died.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said the accident Friday night occurred at 8:35 on New Hope Road approximately 5 miles south of Lancaster.
The man's name was not available as of press time Saturday.


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Two charged for abducting paper carrier in Fort Mill

Abduction suspects jailed in Lancaster

By Chris Sardelli

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A joint investigation into the abduction and assault of a newspaper carrier in Fort Mill earlier this week ended with the arrests of two Lancaster men Thursday, June 21.
Trumane Tee Daniel, 27, 1164 Chase Madison Drive, and Jeremy Lechloe Thomas, 23, Carolina Court, were each arrested and charged with armed robbery, though more charges are expected, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.


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FOX’s American Idol auditions come to Charlotte; the journeys of four Lancaster residents

Hollywood hopefuls

Laura Caskey
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Are you ready North Carolina?”
“We’re ready Ryan!”
The crowd gathered outside Time Warner Cable Arena on the morning of June 19 was not lying in their response to Ryan Seacrest and the cameras.
To kick off their 12th season on the air, FOX’s hit show American Idol traveled to Charlotte, N.C.


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Nature of CEO’s departure not disclosed

Arbour out at SMH

By Jesef Williams

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Springs Memorial Hospital is looking for a new chief executive officer.
Doug Arbour, who held the position a little more than two years, is no longer with the hospital. His last day was Thursday, June 21, according to a brief press issued by the hospital.
Assistant CEO Janice Dabney has been named interim CEO.


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Planning director is third prominent county employee to be terminated in the last year

Firing stuns Karres

By Chris Sardelli

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After 15 years of service with Lancaster County, Planning Director Chris Karres was stunned when he learned of his firing last week.
Still in shock almost a week later, Karres spoke to The Lancaster News Thursday afternoon about learning the news from County Administrator Steve Willis on June 15.


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Man posing as newspaper carrier scams TLN subscriber

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The Lancaster News is letting its subscribers know about a recent incident in which a customer was scammed by a man pretending to be a newspaper carrier.
Angela Vincent, circulation manager for The Lancaster News, told a sheriff’s deputy that one of her subscribers was approached at home June 14 by a man claiming to be the paper carrier.


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