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Deadline to apply for internship is April 29

City of Lancaster now seeking college interns

Jesef Williams
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Insight about law enforcement, government finances and the judicial system awaits at least three deserving college students this summer.
The city of Lancaster is looking for participants for its summer college internship program, which is now in its sixth year.
The program will run from May 31 to Aug. 8.
Shelia Thompson, the city’s human resources assistant, said at least three college students will be chosen.


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Shooting reported near Primus Crossroads

By Chris Sardelli

At least one person was shot Wednesday morning outside a home near Primus Crossroads.
Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies and Emergency Medical Services workers were called to a home in the 4300 block of Pleasant Road, just off Rocky River Road (S.C. 522), about 11:20 a.m.
According to chatter heard over a police scanner, the shooting may have involved two brothers and one of them was reportedly shot in the shoulder. The alleged shooter was still on the scene when deputies arrived, according to the scanner. It is not known if he was arrested.


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Man said he was looking for the party

Stranger wanders into two homes

Christopher Sardelli
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Christian Anderson hopes she never again wakes up to see a stranger inside her home.
That’s what happened early Sunday morning about midnight when the 22-year-old Lancaster resident was jolted awake by the sound of her dog barking. At the time, she didn’t know her dog had been startled by a strange man wandering through the front door of her Elm Street home.


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Fire station celebrates grand opening

Reece Murphy
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INDIAN LAND – Public officials and community members turned out Saturday to join Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department for the official opening of the department’s new and long-awaited fire station.
Nearly 300 people attended the open house for a celebration of the department and a firsthand look at the new 14,800-square-foot, $2.1 million Fire Station 14.


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Heath Springs resident paints horses on Carowinds carousel

Think pink

Jesef Williams
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 CHARLOTTE – Todd Dawkins hadn’t had much time to consider the fact that every day, thousands of Carowinds visitors will have a chance to see his work.
Dawkins, who lives in Heath Springs’ Cedar Creek community, won a bid for the second straight year to paint the horses that appear on the Character Carousel at the popular amusement park that sits on the border of the Carolinas.


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Wind topples trees, power lines

Stormy night

Reece Murphy
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A severe thunderstorm whipped through Lancaster County early Tuesday morning causing close calls for at least two Lancaster County families and power outages and traffic havoc for hundreds more.
Weather officials say the storm, which passed through Lancaster County beginning about 2  a.m., was the first significant spring thunderstorm of the season and almost certainly not the last.


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Council tackles redistricting

Where will district lines be?

Christopher Sardelli
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Two council members for Indian Land? One less council member for Heath Springs or Kershaw? A council district stretching from one end of the county to the other?
These are all possible scenarios Lancaster County Council could consider as it dives into redistricting, a process that happens every 10 years as council redraws its districts based on population counts from the U.S. Census.


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Tree falls on home, traps resident

A tree fell on a home on Tin Lane early Monday morning, trapping a resident inside. Check back later for more details.


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Barberville/Harrisburg roads to be straightened; S.C. 160 project delayed

Construction under way at intersection

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Environmental Protection Agency opposes Haile Gold Mine plans

EPA Vs. Gold Mine

By Reece Murphy

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and  the S.C. Department of Natural Resources have come out in opposition to current plans for Haile Gold Mine.


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