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Man, 57, was charged with assault, battery

Boy, 17, hit with vehicle

Christopher Sardelli
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A Lancaster man was jailed earlier this month after a teenager reported the man struck him with a pickup truck.
Richard Allen Sims, 57, 1196 Old Thompson Ave., was arrested July 14 and charged with aggravated assault and battery and attempted third-degree assault and battery, said Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant.


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Local residents react to Colorado mass shooting

Jesef Williams
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Elizabeth Stilwell doesn’t know what she would have done if she had been in that Colorado movie theater last week when a gunman opened fire, killing 12 people and injuring 58 others.
The Lancaster County resident said it’s hard to believe a person would take so many lives in such a violent fashion – an assault authorities say may have been in the plans for months.
Stilwell calls the ordeal sickening.


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Lancaster Sheriff’s Office has no suspects in the recent incidents

Mailboxes bombed in Legacy Park

Reece Murphy
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INDIAN LAND – Residents in Indian Land’s Legacy Park are on the hunt for whoever is responsible for blowing up  their mailboxes.
Carol La Conte of Wiregrass Drive said someone blew up her and her husband Joe’s mailbox  Saturday morning, July 21 – for the second time since July 14.


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Officials are offering reward for return of custom-built cooker

Fire department cooker has been stolen

Reece Murphy
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The Charlotte Road/Van Wyck Volunteer Fire Department is asking for the public’s help in recovering the cooker it uses for fundraising and other activities.
Department officials described the missing custom-built cooker as black metal and about 6 feet long, 4 feet wide and 5 feet tall, with a beveled, casket-like flat top and two smokestacks in the middle. The cooker is mounted on a black 6-foot-by-12-foot trailer.


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Man arrested for check forgery

Christopher Sardelli
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A fake check led to the arrest of a Columbia man in Kershaw last week.
James Robert Kriner, 20, was arrested Friday, July 20, and charged with forgery after sheriff’s deputies responded at about 5:40 p.m. to a Kershaw supermarket about a suspicious payroll check, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


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Attorney general to speak at meeting

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The Lancaster County Republican Women will host Attorney General Alan Wilson on Tuesday, Aug. 14, at Carole Rae Dowling Center at 509 Hubbard Drive.
The program starts with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the program begins at 7 p.m.
Wilson’s topic title is “How can Lancaster County voters impact the 2012 General Election in SC?”


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Theater shooting causes shift in focus

This was supposed to be the moment I provided details about my recent trip to Northeast Ohio.
I was going to tell you all about my two-day stay in Cleveland that was highlighted by a visit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, a beautiful six-story structure that sits on the shore of Lake Erie.
The displays and exhibits inside were literally jaw-dropping. As a culture and music enthusiast, it’s all I could ask for – a facility solely devoted to the preservation and promotion of popular American music.


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Mother charged with unlawful conduct toward 1- and 3-year-old

Children left alone in home

Christopher Sardelli
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Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21, only hours after her two young children were found home alone.
Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child after officers found her 3-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son alone in an apartment, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.


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Mother arrested for leaving children home alone

Christopher Sardelli
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Police arrested a Lancaster woman Saturday, July 21 only hours after her two children were found home alone.
Myeshia Shree McCain, 27, 1504 Caroline Court, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful conduct toward a child, according to a Lancaster Police Department media report.
Officers were called to the apartment complex after a neighbor called 911 to report a young girl knocking on her door.


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Elementary school teacher Jayson Jones remains jailed in Chester Co.

GF teacher charged with sex offenses

By Jesef Williams

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A Great Falls Elementary School teacher remains behind bars on sex charges that stem from 2007.
Richard Jayson Jones, 47, of 427 Old Winnsboro Road, Great Falls, was arrested Thursday, July 19, and charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor, victim 11-14 years of age and lewd act upon a child under 16.


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