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Toddler killed Thursday night

A 17-month-old boy died Thursday after being hit by a minivan just outside his home in the Buford community.  

Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said Cody Livesay died at the scene from head trauma that was caused by the accident, which happened at 5:48 p.m. 

A 2004 Kia minivan was traveling west on Loraine Lane when the toddler walked or crawled in the road and was struck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. 

No other injuries were reported. 


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Council redistricting could alter board’s membership

Changes possible for school board

Reece Murphy
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Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis was the bearer of bad news for Lancaster County school board members during Tuesday night’s monthly meeting – changing County Council districts mean someone on the school board is going to lose their job.
The news came as Willis updated school board members on the county’s ongoing redistricting process, a state-mandated, once-a-decade reshaping of county council voting districts based on population.


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Remains may be missing woman

Christopher Sardelli
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The search for a missing 68-year-old woman may be over after human remains were found in a wooded area behind a Lancaster home Tuesday.
Authorities were called to a home in the 1700 block of Old Lynwood Circle at about 10:30 a.m. after a dog discovered a human skull and carried it into the backyard, a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release said.


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Officials consider them suspicious

Fires may be related

Christopher Sardelli
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Years before it closed, Kirk’s Grocery was the place to go for its selection of fresh meats and vegetables, but on Thursday morning the now-abandoned store became the latest in a string of unexplained fires in the county.


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Officials search for 2 armed robbers

Christopher Sardelli
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Police investigators are hoping surveillance footage will help them track down two men who robbed an East Arch Street convenience store Tuesday night.
Lancaster police officers responded shortly before 9:30 p.m. to an armed robbery at the Quick Stop at 602 E. Arch St.
The store clerk met officers at the front door and said two men had just robbed her, according to a police department incident report.


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Caroline Court residents report shootings

Jesef Williams
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Jerry Witherspoon says measures are in place to address the crime spike in recent months at the Caroline Court public-housing neighborhood.
Witherspoon is executive director of the Lancaster Housing Authority, which oversees Caroline Court, located off Williams Estate Drive. Though the number of reported incidents has decreased over the years, he said some newer tenants’ associations have led to a jump in crime.


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Lancaster to receive $46,476 to help with food, shelter for needy

From Release
Lancaster County has been chosen to receive $46,476 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency. It consists of representatives from American Red Cross, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, The Jewish Federations of North America, The Salvation Army and United Way Worldwide.


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Flags at half staff in memory of Dennis Cauthen

Flags will be at half staff on Aug. 19, 2011, sunup to sundown by order of Gov. Nikki Haley per S.C. Code of Law Section 1-3-470 as a mark of respect for the memory of Lancaster County Fire Chief Dennis J. Cauthen, who died after responding to a house fire on Aug. 16, 2011.


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Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84

Henrietta Rutledge Truesdale, 84, died Thursday, Aug. 18, 2011.  

Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crawford Funeral Home.


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Early morning fire destroys abandoned building

Gooches, McDonald Green and Belltown volunteer fire departments, along with the city of Lancaster's Fire Department ladder truck were used to fight the fire of an abandoned building at the corner of Lynwood Drive and Jones Crossroads early this morning. Check back later for more details.


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