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Department recieves 2012 Santee Cooper Excellence in Law Enforcement award

Sheriff’s office wins award

By Chris Sardelli

Christopher Sardelli
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Members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office learned last week their agency was the winner of a state excellence award.
The sheriff’s office is this year’s recipient of the Santee Cooper Excellence in Law Enforcement Award, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


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School board joins settlement in federal antitrust case

By Reece Murphy

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Lancaster County school board members agreed to join municipalities and other entities across the country in a settlement with a major international investment bank resulting from a U.S. Department of Justice antitrust case that gained international attention last year.


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‘Operation Lights Out’ tracks whereabouts of convicted sex offenders; five now fugitives

County cracks down on sex offenders

By Chris Sardelli

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One man was arrested this week and five others are being sought as part of a sweeping, joint sex offender operation between local and federal authorities.
The joint initiative, dubbed “Operation Lights Out” and comprising members of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Marshals, was revealed during a press conference Friday, Oct. 26, at the Lancaster County Public Safety Training Center.


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Cyber attack exposes nearly 4M taxpayer numbers

SCDOR breach exposes Social Security, debit and credit card info

from S.C. Department of Revenue

COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Revenue announced Friday that about 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 credit and debit card numbers have been exposed in a cyber attack.

Of the credit cards, the vast majority (all but about 16,000) are protected by strong encryption deemed sufficient under demanding credit card industry standards to protect the data and cardholders.

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Reserve money to fund water services for land near county airport

City invests $900K in biz park

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster is putting forth significant money to help develop a business park near Lancaster County Airport on S.C. 9.

Lancaster City Council voted 6-1 at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting to allocate $900,000 to extend city water and sewer services to the Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park, a project that’s being jointly planned by Lancaster City Council and Lancaster County Council.

City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace voted against Tuesday’s measure.


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Poll site no longer at Indian Land High School

Belair 1 precinct moves to Sun City

By Reece Murphy

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved a polling place and name change for Indian Land’s Belair I precinct.

Despite Justice Department notification in early October, state elections officials began sending voters notice of the change only late last week, thanks largely to a precinct resident’s curiosity regarding the status of the pending change. 


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U.S. Congress, County Council District 5 and school board candidates discuss issues

Candidates speak out at second forum

By Reece Murphy

Watch the video from the first candidate forum


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Publix opens Indian Land location

INDIAN LAND – At 6:45 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, a line formed at the new Publix location, across from Indian Land High School on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521). Shoppers came out to the store’s grand opening, perhaps just to see what Publix was all about.


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Ordinance goes in effect Nov. 1

Kershaw residents now required to have roll-out trash containers

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Roll-out trash containers are now a requirement for Kershaw residents.

At its most recent meeting on Oct. 15, Kershaw Town Council passed final reading to amend an existing town ordinance that pertains to residential garbage-collection containers.


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Two women charged after welfare check of children

By Chris Sardelli

A check on the welfare of three young children led to the arrests of two Lancaster women Tuesday, Oct. 23.


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