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Firefighters respond to Old Hillside Drive twice in less than two hours

Truck, mobile home fires at same address considered suspicious

By Chris Sardelli

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Melted strips of siding and charred timbers marred the center of a small house in the Antioch community after two suspicious fires broke out on the property early Friday morning, June 15.
Crime scene technicians donning blue gloves swarmed the home, at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, hours after two back-to-back fires first claimed a truck near the home, and then felled the home itself.


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County Council gives nod to second reading

No new taxes expected in next budget

By Chris Sardelli

It’s music to every homeowner’s ears- no new taxes.
Even more melodious is the idea of less taxes, which the average Lancaster County resident may see in the county’s fiscal year 2012-13 budget.
Lancaster County Council unanimously approved second reading of its budget Monday, June 11, which adds funding for several new projects and positions while still decreasing the amount of taxes residents would have to pay.
Council must still vote one more time before the budget is accepted.


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Salkehatchie volunteers repair two homes

Labor of Love

Jesef Williams
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Pearl Morgan loves to sit outside and enjoy the warm weather at her home just north of the Kershaw town limits.
Though nice, the outdoor experience can come with some unwelcome elements – chiefly mosquitoes and other pesky insects. Warding against them has always been an issue.
But now, a lot of that has changed.
Morgan and her husband, Reggie, are the recipients of home renovations from the Salkehatchie Summer Service program.


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Car, mobile home fires at same location appear suspicious

By Chris Sardelli

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating two suspicious early morning fires that happened at the same Antioch community home. 

Lancaster County Fire Marshal Stephen Blackwelder said firefighters were first called to a truck fire near a home at 1733 Old Hillside Drive, off S.C. 903, at about 5:02 a.m. Friday, June 15.

After putting out the fire and clearing the scene, firefighters were again called to the same address about 30 minutes later for a mobile home fire.


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Shaw: North Corner Grocery break-in happened within 24 hours of Timothy Schrader’s release

Busy burglary suspect charged again

By Chris Sardelli

A month after being released on bond in connection with multiple thefts from a UPS trailer, a Lancaster man was arrested twice in four days for another string of burglaries.


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TLN advertising staff wins 20 awards

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The Lancaster News and Pageland Progressive Journal advertising staff won 20 S.C. Press Association awards this year. 


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Friday Morning Read: Morton made lasting impression on elections, county government

By Greg Summers

Eighty-seven-year-old George Morton died Tuesday.


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Report: Woman attacks man with high-heel shoe

By Jesef Williams

 

A Lancaster woman was arrested late last month after she reportedly attacked a man with a high-heel shoe. 

Carolyn Torio Cauthen, 34, 1204 Phillips St., was charged May 29 with criminal domestic violence. 

A man told sheriff's deputies he was asleep in his bed about 3 a.m., when Cauthen caused a disturbance and awoke him. 


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Heath Springs branch reopens as part of First Community Bank

Waccamaw Bank fails, taken over by FDIC

By Jesef Williams

Waccamaw Bank in Heath Springs is now First Community Bank.

On Friday, June 8, the N.C. Office of the Commissioner of Banks closed the failed bank and appointed the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as receiver, according to an FDIC press release issued that day.

To protect the depositors, the FDIC entered into an agreement with First Community Bank to assume all the deposits of Waccamaw Bank.


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Love of teaching lures dean back to classroom

Catalano to step down at USCL

By Jesef Williams

Dr. John Catalano has decided to return full time to his chief passion.

Catalano, dean at University of South Carolina Lancaster for 11 years, announced he will step down from the post, effective Dec. 31. 

Beginning in January 2013, he will be a full-time instructor of philosophy and logic.

He informed USCL’s faculty and staff of his decision in an e-mail Saturday, June 10.


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