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Crowd seeks answers

NIMBY (Not in my backyard)

By Chris Sardelli

Some were angry, while others were just curious, but most of the crowd that gathered in the lobby of the County Administration building Tuesday night had one question on their minds about a proposed solid waste landfill: why?


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Wells Fargo donates Penny Street home

Lancaster Habitat for Humanity gets house

By Jesef Williams

Habitat for Humanity’s dream of helping a local family own a house may come true much sooner than expected. 

Wells Fargo has donated a house to Habitat’s Lancaster County chapter. The brick house is located at 106 Penny St., which is off Meeting Street near Springs Memorial Hospital. 

The financial institution offered the house late last year and the local Habitat board voted Jan. 18 to accept. 


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Crowd seeks answers

By Chris Sardelli

In an effort to dispel rumors and address facts about a proposed sanitary landfill, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare and County Planning Director Chris Karres sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk facts, figures and the future of trash in Lancaster County. 


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County officials respond

By Chris Sardelli

In an effort to dispel rumors and address facts about a proposed sanitary landfill, Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis, Lancaster County Council Chairwoman Kathy Sistare and County Planning Director Chris Karres sat down Wednesday afternoon to talk facts, figures and the future of trash in Lancaster County. 


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16-year-old killed in wreck

Reece Murphy
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An accident Monday morning involving a compact car and a logging tractor claimed the life of a Lancaster High School student and left another man seriously injured.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident happened around 7:22 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about 1 mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
The accident was near the intersection of S.C. 97.


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Local man suspect in Charlotte robbery

Christopher Sardelli
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A Lancaster man wanted in connection with the armed robbery of a Charlotte drug store was arrested in Lancaster last weekend.
Working with detectives from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Lancaster County Sheriff’s deputies helped track down a man who was a person of interest in the robbery of a Ballantyne CVS Pharmacy store.


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Family Promise celebrates success at meeting

Helping families in need

Jesef Williams
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Andrina Johnson hit her lowest point in November 2009.
That’s when the Lancaster native found herself without a place to live. She went to Christian Services for help. That group then referred her to Family Promise of Lancaster County.
She said her life began to change at that point.


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Barry removes interim title

Moore named AJ head coach

Robert Howey
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The interim tag has been removed from Andrew Jackson head football coach David Moore’s title at the Lancaster County Class AA high school.
Andrew Jackson High principal Mary Barry announced Monday that Moore will be the Volunteers head football coach.


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Family Promise members, churches

 Board of Trustees
* denotes new member
*Mike Burgess
Minerva Coker
Deborah B. Cureton (president)
* Rick Durant (treasurer)
Marita Eden (secretary)
* Wayne Gilliam
* Ken Hudson
* Tim Howard
* Chuck Loughry
The Rev. Shane Owens (vice president)
* Kathy White
Bob L. Williams
* Rev. Albert Young
Host congregations
Christ Episcopal Church
Covenant Baptist Church
First Baptist Church (Lancaster)


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Reece Murphy

Lancaster High School student killed in early morning accident

By Reece Murphy

A Lancaster High School student died and a Hickory Grove man seriously injured Monday morning in an accident involving a compact car and a logging tractor.
S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident occurred about 7:25 a.m. on S.C. 200 south of Lancaster about one mile east of the Chester/Lancaster county line.
School officials identified the student as 16-year-old T.J. Looper of Great Falls.


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