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ILHS spearheads concussion program

Reece Murphy
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Indian Land High School freshman Shaw Knight seemed fine when his mother, Jennifer Knight, an English teacher at the high school, picked him up after junior varsity spring football practice last semester. 
The two shared the usual small talk about their days during the ride and when they got home Shaw did what he always did – hit the door and went straight upstairs to his room.


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Fall into Fun: No sun, but lots of fun

Reece Murphy
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For the second year in a row, the threat of an overcast sky and occasional drizzles didn’t stop the fun at the Indian Land Fall in to Fun Festival and S.C. Championship Chili Cook-off on Saturday, Sept. 29.
Sponsored by the Indian Land Rotary Club to support its community efforts, this year’s seventh annual festival and third annual chili championship had a larger than average crowd, thanks to new events and its new venue at the City of Lights, organizers said.


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Dyeshawn Foster wanted for shootings 12 hours apart

Robinson Road shooter still at large


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Pageland Central teacher/coach faces sex charges

Gary Phillips
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A physical education teacher and coach at Central High School in Pageland with Lancaster County ties was arrested Thursday, Sept. 27, on charges he sexually abused two middle school students in Oconee County more than 10 years ago, according to officials.


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Harper, Sistare vie for County Council seat

Christopher Sardelli
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As Lancaster County continues to dig out from years of high unemployment, the ideas of job creation and workforce development dominate the issues in this year’s Lancaster County Council races, though improving the county’s infrastructure is also a hot topic.


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Setting it straight

Staff Reports
The story, “Man in fair condition following accident on Pageland Highway,” published on Page 4A in the Sunday, Sept. 28, edition of The Lancaster News contained incorrect information.
The article said a vehicle driven by 56-year-old James Watson of Lancaster struck a vehicle driven by 24-year-old Quincy Hill of Chester. That was not correct.
According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Watson was driving east on Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) when Hill pulled out of Camp Drive striking Watson’s vehicle, which caused it to overturn.


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Deadline to register to vote nears; absentee voting starts up

Reece Murphy
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Lancaster County election officials have been busier than usual this week with the deadline quickly approaching for new voter registration and the start of absentee voting.
Lancaster County Voter Registration Director Mary Ann Hudson said new voter registration for South Carolina ends Saturday, Oct. 6, at noon.


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Lancaster County Library

Library to close Oct. 8-15

A big change for the better is coming Oct. 16 for Lancaster County Libraries and library users. On that day, the library system will “go live” with the SC Lends Consortium. 

The change is essentially a merger with the records of 16 other libraries in the state. 

For the user, it will mean immediate access to more than 3 million titles  held by those member libraries. At the click of a button, library patrons can choose a book and have it sent by courier to their branch library in Indian Land, Lancaster or Kershaw.


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Beauty pageant causes controversy at Indian Land Elementary School

Reece Murphy
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Indian Land Elementary has been the focus of unwanted media attention after a flyer sent home with students last week announced what appeared to be a school-sponsored beauty pageant set off an outcry from some parents.
Though the Oct. 20 pageant has since been cancelled, organizers say they’ve decided to go ahead with it anyway, but under a new name.


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Thornwell Gamecock-bound

Former Lancaster High School basketball star Sindarius Thornwell will play at the University of South Carolina.
Thornwell, who is playing his senior season at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Va.,  made his decision Monday night, choosing the Gamecocks over N.C. State.
Thornwell, a 6-5, 180-pounder, averaged 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Bruins last season.


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