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Lancaster man airlifted following motorcycle accident

By Reece Murphy

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A Lancaster man was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following a motorcycle accident on Great Falls Highway (S.C. 200) Wednesday afternoon.
The accident occurred at 3:12 p.m. in front of Griswold's Family Produce.
S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said Robert Junior White, 53, of 2273 Green Peach Road was driving north on his 2001 Harley Davidson when he struck a car that pulled out in front of him leaving the produce market.


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Husband of murdered woman arrested, but not charged in death

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Half-staff flags honor Medal of Honor recipient

Flags will be flown at half-staff from sunup to sundown on Jan. 27 in honor of Medal of Honor recipient MSG John Franklin Baker Jr.
 

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Renovations to start soon on CareNet

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Kershaw officials expect renovations to begin soon on the building the will house the town’s CareNet office.
Town Administrator Tony Starnes gave Town Council an update about the process during its Jan. 17 meeting.  
CareNet, which provides health services to the uninsured and under-insured in Lancaster County, plans to open an additional office in Kershaw at 212 E. Marion St. The vacant building has to be renovated to function as a health center.


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Lancaster man robbed at ATM

By Chris Sardelli

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Investigators are scanning surveillance footage hoping to identify a man who robbed a customer at an ATM last week.
The robbery happened Jan. 16 at about 9:45 p.m. as a 67-year-old Lancaster man was withdrawing money from the ATM at BB&T, at 600 N. Main St., according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. The man reported the armed robbery a few minutes later at the police department.


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County’s unemployment rate increases

By Jesef Williams

The local economy followed an interesting trend that has seen a drop in the state’s jobless rate despite increases in most counties.
Lancaster County’s unemployment rate for December was 13.4 percent, a jump from the 12.9 percent rate in November, according to numbers released Tuesday by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.
The county had the state’s 13th highest unemployment rate last month. In December 2010, the county posted 15.6 percent, which was seventh in the state at the time.


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Safety lectures begin today

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The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold four personal safety lectures in each area of the county.  
Due to the recent tragic events in Kershaw and Chesterfield counties, the sheriff’s office has identified a need to help educate the public regarding steps they can take to increase their awareness level and their personal safety.
The classes will include information regarding personal safety tips, safety plans, firearms safety, and self-defense laws and techniques.


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Power outage in Lancaster on Monday

By Jesef Williams

Tiffini Mitchell walked into the Lancaster Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine office Monday morning and turned right around in a matter of minutes.
Mitchell, a rep with pharmaceutical company Pfizer, visits the Meeting Street  orthopaedics office weekly to promote her company’s medication. But she wasn’t able to market anything Monday because her clients didn’t have electricity.
That business complex, at 901 W. Meeting St., was among the many buildings in Lancaster that went without power Monday morning.


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Heath Springs denies rec department’s request

By Jesef Williams

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HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs Town Council does not plan to buy playground equipment any time soon.
Council voted 4-0 at its Jan. 17 meeting to deny a request from Lancaster County Parks and Recreation. LCPR Director Sherry Wilson asked the town last month if it would provide more than $11,000 for new equipment at the Heath Springs town park and ball fields.
Councilman Eddie Moore was not at the Jan. 17meeting.  


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Police investigate shooting at Self Control Brothers Club

Police say a Lancaster man is lucky to be alive after he was shot in the back outside a nightclub last week.
The shooting happened after 1:15 a.m. Jan. 20, outside of Self Control Brothers Club, at 907 S. Market St. According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers were notified by Springs Memorial Hospital emergency room personnel as they treated the 22-year-old man for a single gunshot wound.


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