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Man with head injury arrested for assault

A man hit in the head with a wrench during an attack was later arrested for assault. 

Lancaster police officers responded shortly before 1:30 a.m. Oct. 15 about an attack that happened at a house in the 300 block of North Hughes Street.

At the scene, officers spoke with a man who was described as intoxicated and “bleeding profusely” from his head, according to a police department incident report. 


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Charges dropped against teen

A Lancaster Municipal Court judge has dismissed charges against one of 16 teens arrested during a party at a local hotel.

Philip Alan Stevens, 17, of Belmont Circle Drive Street, Lancaster, was arrested Oct. 2 after Lancaster police broke up a party at the Jameson Inn.

Stevens, along with 10 other teens and four minors, was charged with misdemeanor possession of liquor under age 21 and simple marijuana possession. 


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Susie Laney Sowell West

Susie Laney Sowell West, 92

Susie Laney Sowell West, 92, passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011, at Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte. She was born November 23, 1918, in Union County, N.C., a daughter of the late Goodman Frank Laney and Lula Josey Laney. Mrs. West was married to the late Dorch Lee Sowell and the late Walter “Pete” Blease West. She was a Charter Member of Liberty Freewill Baptist Church and was retired from J.P. Stevens in Great Falls.


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Education standards may change

By Reece Murphy

 

The Lancaster County School District is waiting for word from the S.C. Department of Education on whether it will adopt a national set of common core standards, but moving ahead with plans to implement them.

The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led, nonpartisan effort of the National Governors Center for Best Practices and the Council of Chief State School Officers to set national English language arts (ELA) and mathematics standards.


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Homeowners say they weren’t notified about changes

Residents oppose Deese Road closing

By Chris Sardelli

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EPA fines Ryland Homes

By Reece Murphy

A construction company that built homes in two Lancaster County residential developments has agreed to pay $625,000 to settle a federal lawsuit.

At the center of the lawsuit is Ryland Homes of Westlake Village, Calif. Over the years, the company has built homes in the Clairemont and Edenmoor residential developments in Indian Land.


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Education standards may change

The Lancaster County School District is waiting for word from the S.C. Department of Education on whether it will adopt a national set of common core standards, but moving ahead with plans to implement them.


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Art crawl features ghouls, music

Creepy night in the city

Jesef Williams
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Downtown Lancaster will serve as the mecca for everything artistic and spooky on the Friday before Halloween.
See Lancaster SC’s Finally Friday series and the Lancaster County Council of the Arts’ annual fall crawl have been combined to offer patrons something special on Oct. 28.


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Money would replace old sewer lines

Kershaw seeking federal grant

Jesef Williams
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KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw wants to tap into a federal funding source that has assisted other governmental entities in Lancaster County before.
On Monday, Kershaw Town Council discussed how the town can quality for a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant. The money would pay for sewer line replacements along the old mill area, just north of the town limits.
Affected areas include First, Second, Third and Fourth streets.


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Accreditation process starts next week

Grading school district

Reece Murphy
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After years of preparation, the Lancaster County School District is ready for a rigorous new accreditation process set to begin next week.
Accreditation is the certification process that ensures an educational body maintains standards that qualify its graduates for admissions to institutions of higher learning.


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