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Soren Chilson’s family tries to make sense of their loss

‘Her little blue eyes danced and danced’

For Sarah Chilson-Cole, knowing is one thing.


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Council removes portion of code

Peddlers, pawnbrokers and poker machines

By Chris Sardelli

At first glance, peddlers, pawnbrokers and poker machines don’t have much in common, though a recent county decision affects each in a unique way.

Lancaster County Council voted unanimously on several ordinances during its Feb. 25 meeting to delete any licensing fee requirements for pawnbrokers, video poker machines and peddlers and hawkers from the county’s code.


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Local United Way names Outlaw as new director

By Jesef Williams

Though her title is different, Melanie Outlaw says her role will remain the same.


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Man sentenced for store burglaries

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man arrested last fall for a string of burglaries only three months after his release from prison was sentenced again last month.


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Man shot to death at Miller Street home

By Chris Sardelli

Police are investigating the shooting death of a Lancaster man late Sunday night, March 3, in what has become the county’s third murder of 2013.

Kenneth Jeffery Blanding, 36, was pronounced dead shortly after 9 p.m. outside a home in the 400 block of Miller Street, Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome said late Monday, March 4.

Broome said Blanding died from a gunshot wound to the chest.


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County drops proposal to relocate convenience site next to Roy Hardin Park

Public outcry halts move of recycling center in IL

By Reece Murphy

INDIAN LAND – Public outcry by Indian Land residents along Shelley Mullis Road has resulted in Lancaster County officials backing away from plans to place a temporary recycling and household trash collection center next to a park. 

The site at the center of the uproar was to have been located next to Roy Hardin Park at 8341 Shelley Mullis Road, across from the Shelley Woods subdivision. 


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SLED takes charge of J. Marion Sims Foundation case

By Chris Sardelli

The investigation into the possible $220,000 in missing funds from the J. Marion Sims Foundation took another turn Tuesday, March 5, as state authorities assumed control of the case.

S.C. Law Enforcement Division (SLED) spokesman Thom Berry confirmed that agency’s involvement Tuesday morning.

“The answer is yes, SLED has been requested to investigate and we are going to investigate,” Berry said. “This is all still very preliminary.”


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Businesses would have to supply tax returns

City may tweak auditing process

By Jesef Williams

Changes may be coming to the way the city of Lancaster audits businesses that pay license fees to the city.

At its Feb. 26 meeting, City Council voted unanimously on first reading to amend an existing ordinance regarding inspections and audits.

The vote was 6-0, as Councilwoman Jackie Harris was absent from the meeting.

If adopted, businesses will have to provide copies of income tax returns upon the city’s request.


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Thomas & Betts expansion to create new jobs

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County’s Thomas & Betts will undergo a major expansion that’s expected to create more jobs at its plant at 3468 Old Camden Highway, just south of the Elgin community off U.S. 521. 


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Mom’s boyfriend charged in death

5-year-old girl dies from child abuse

By Chris Sardelli

Hours after sheriff’s investigators said a 5-year-old girl died under suspicious circumstances, a Lancaster man was arrested in connection with her death.


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