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Catawba Basin in Stage 1 drought

Lancaster County Water and Sewer District

Lancaster County Water and Sewer District (LCWSD) officials re-emphasize that dry climatic conditions are responsible for the Catawba-Wateree Basin remaining in Stage 1 drought level of the low-inflow protocol. 

The protocol is an agreement between major water users in the basin that establishes a shared responsibility and priorities to conserve the limited water supply.


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District 16 forum set for March 29

Senate hopefuls to discuss issues

By Jesef Williams

Local residents will soon be able to hear from the three men hoping to become the next District 16 state senator. 

Democrat Keith Brann, Republican Greg Gregory and Libertarian Stan Smith will appear at the Before You Vote candidates forum March 29 at the Bradley Arts and Science Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. 

There will be a meet-and-greet session at 5:30 p.m. The forum is slated to run from 6 to 8 p.m. 


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Office one of 44 in state to receive status

Sheriff’s office gets accreditation

By Chris Sardelli

Christopher Sardelli


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Three high schools show improvement

District report card improves

By Reece Murphy

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Help available at several county agencies

By Nita Brown

Listed below are groups that offer regular assistance. It is not comprehensive, as more groups are rising to the occasion to meet community needs. 

Many churches and other groups offer case by case assistance, periodic or seasonal help. For more information, call the 2-1-1 hotline.


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Man sentenced for possessing firearm

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster County man was recently sentenced to more than six years in prison on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm. 

Brandon O’Neil Broach, 30, of Lancaster County, received a six-and-a-half-year sentence in federal court in Columbia. 

U.S. District Judge Cameron McGowan Currie also sentenced Broach to three years of supervised release following his prison sentence, according to a press release from U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles. 


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Foundation awards $912,000 in grants

From Release

Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards. Twelve organizations are the recipients of grants totaling $912,257.


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Heath Springs woman behind the wheel

Man dies after being hit by car

By Chris Sardelli

A Kershaw man was killed after he was hit by a car driven by a Heath Springs woman Tuesday morning.

Robert Alan Wilson, 61, of Kershaw, died at the scene of the accident from blunt force trauma, said Kershaw County Coroner Johnny Fellers. 

The accident happened at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday as Wilson walked south on U.S. 521 at Youngs Bend Road in Kershaw County. Wilson was hit by a 2005 Nissan driven by Deborah Walker, 53, of Heath Springs, who was also traveling south on U.S. 521, said Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson, with the S.C. Highway Patrol. 


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City allocates money for park repairs

By Jesef Williams

 The city of Lancaster has allocated additional money to go toward improvements at parks throughout the city. 

City Council voted unanimously March 8 to approve a request for funding by the Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission, which oversees parks in the county. 

The bulk of the approved $45,574 will be applied during the 2011-12 budget year, with just $4,184 being allocated this year. 

Here’s a breakdown of the funding by park and year. 

2010-11 fiscal year 


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Board forgives two snow days

Spring break returns

By Reece Murphy

It’s official: Spring break is back on for the full school week of April 18-22 for Lancaster County students and their families.

Earlier this year, county school officials co-opted Monday, April 18, and Tuesday, April 19 as make up days for classes missed due to dangerous road conditions during the snowy week of Jan. 11-14.

County schools already made up two of the four days in February and March.


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