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J. Marion Sims Foundation elects new officers

Members of the medical and legal professions have been elected to positions of leadership by the board of trustees of the J. Marion Sims Foundation.
Dr. R. Malcolm Edwards, a Lancaster ophthalmologist with The Eye and Laser Center, has been elected chairman of the board.  
Robert K. Folks, a partner in the law firm of Folks, Khoury and DeVenny, has been elected vice chairman.
Pamela Y. Temple of Great Falls, a medical professional with two decades’ experience in health care, has been elected secretary.  


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Couple ties the knot at Cowboy Church

By Audrey Underwood

Carolina Cowboy Church recently held its very first wedding.  
Richard Hayes Sr. and Debbie Gower were married Sept. 2 by Pastor Jack Nunn.  
Richard said it’s amazing how he and Debbie met.  
He was diagnosed with cancer in October 2008 and had to begin chemotherapy treatments. He was sent to Carolina Blood and Cancer Associates, where she is an oncology nurse.  
They talked when Richard went in for treatments.


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2008 incident changed John Rutledge’s life

Former trooper helps other cope with stress disorder

By Jenny Arnold

John Rutledge Jr. expected to have a long career in law enforcement.
Rutledge, 33, followed in the foot steps of his father, John Rutledge Sr., who also served in law enforcement and the military.
Rutledge got his start at the Chester County Detention Center in 1996, and then came to work as a correctional officer at the Lancaster County Detention Center a year later.
In 1998, he was hired at the Lancaster Police Department, where he worked as a patrol officer, K-9 handler, SWAT officer and school resource officer.


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Man gets 30 years for slaying

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A nearly three-year-old murder case involving the stabbing death of a 90-year-old Heath Springs woman was concluded Tuesday with the sole suspect pleading guilty to her murder.

Donald Cleveland Brevard, 20, pleaded guilty to five charges relating to the death of Sara Faulkenberry on June 14, 2005. Brevard was 17 at the time of the killing.


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Officer: Four people tried to take law into their own hands

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Four people are behind bars after authorities say they kidnapped a Lancaster County man and then broke into a Woodcreek apartment home at gunpoint.

Terrance Jaleel Frames, 21, of 802 Hampton Road; Calvin Webster Gladden, 29, of 1787 W. Meeting St.; Brandon Theodis McIlwain, 23, of 802 Hampton Road; and Sherie Jenita Myers, 25, of 706 Chesterfield Ave. were each charged Friday with first-degree burglary and kidnapping charges.


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Smart car turns heads

By Jenny Hartley

Although gas has dropped below $2 a gallon again in some places, the Zarrellis are still in love with their little yellow car.


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Lancaster teen dies in wreck

By Chris Sardelli

GREAT FALLS – A 16-year-old Lancaster resident died in a two-vehicle accident Thursday afternoon on S.C. 97 near Great Falls.

Lakendra Renee Dye, of 411 Glenwood Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene. She died from body trauma related to the crash, said Chester County Coroner Terry Tinker.

Dye was pinned inside the vehicle. She was not wearing a seat belt, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.


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Obama's win 'means a lot,' says 105-year-old local man

By Jesef Williams

Nathaniel Truesdale remembers not being allowed inside certain establishments simply because of the color of his skin.


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Mick Mulvaney talks election, issues, his future

By Chris Sardelli

Mick Mulvaney began his journey into politics years ago.

Long before the discussions about school vouchers or housing developments and before his run two years ago for the S.C. House District 45 seat, Mulvaney was interested in the political process.

"I worked on Ronald Reagan's 1984 campaign. I stuffed envelopes for Reagan in Mecklenburg County," Mulvaney said. "I've been close to politics since I was young."

Mulvaney, 41, was born in Alexandria, Va., but has lived in the Charlotte area since he was 1.


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USCL awards diplomas in ceremony

By The Staff

Saturday's graduation at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster was a big step for Jeremy Stroud.


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