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Deputies find no bullet holes or shell casings

Man reports shots fired at Kershaw home

By Jesef Williams

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A Lancaster County man says his grandmother’s home was shot at multiple times, though deputies never found any evidence of a shooting.
A deputy came to the 200 block of South Ashe Street in Kershaw about 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in response to a call about shots being fired.


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Despite the load, Savannah Seegars never withers

Just Horses

By Greg Summers

FORT LAWN – If the magazines are correct, the footwear of choice for most 13-year-old girls this time of year would be Rainbows or open sandals.


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Incumbent defeats Moore in mayor's race

Heath Springs re-elects Taylor

By Jesef Williams

HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs’ long-standing  leader will serve another term.

Ann Taylor, who’s led the town for more than 20 years, won re-election Tuesday, July 10, in a two-person race against Town Councilman Eddie Moore.

Taylor received 135 votes and Moore had 85.

“I am delighted that the people came out and voted for me,” Taylor said. “I’m pleased I’ll have the opportunity to serve again. I enjoy serving the people.”


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Burglar points gun at New Cut homeowner

Two men charged in botched break-in

By Chris Sardelli

Authorities tracked down and arrested two men Wednesday, July 11, who were interrupted during a burglary at a Lancaster home and ran from the scene earlier this week. 


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Southside Park event to include plenty of giveaways

Youth Empowerment Festival is Saturday

By Jesef Williams

Children 17 and younger are invited to an event that’s turning into an annual tradition in Lancaster.

For the fifth straight year, Lancaster native Javon Crockett has organized a back-to-school festival for area youth. The event – now dubbed National Youth Empowerment Festival – is set for 4 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at Southside Park, off Conner Street in Lancaster.


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Lancaster men arrested for Kershaw County burglaries

By Reece Murphy

Kershaw County deputies have arrested two Lancaster County men for a series of burglaries in rural Kershaw, arrests that may have prevented at least one much more serious crime.


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Norrell briefs City Council on recent court decision

The legality of amending meeting agendas

By Jesef Williams

Is it OK for a governing body to change its agenda less than a day before a scheduled meeting?

According to a recent court decision, the answer is no – and Lancaster City Council was briefed on the case and how it could affect their proceedings.

Mandy Powers Norrell, attorney for the city of Lancaster, spoke during the Tuesday, July 10, meeting about a ruling issued last month by the S.C. Court of Appeals.

The hearing centered on Saluda County Council, which had been accused of illegally amending the agendas for its meetings.


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Police charge Hilliard with kidnapping, weapons violations

By Chris Sardelli

Police arrested a Lancaster man on several charges last week only minutes after a woman reported she was held against her will in a parking lot. 

William Matt Hilliard, 27, 897 Farmbrook Road, was arrested July 4 and charged with two counts of unlawful carrying of a pistol. Officers plan to seek warrants for criminal domestic violence and kidnapping, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 


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Five arrested for murder, home invasion

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Five people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the home invasion and murder of Lancaster resident Donald Morris last month.
During a press conference Thursday afternoon, Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard and Capt. Scott Grant released the names of five people charged in connection with the invasion of Morris’ home June 13 and Morris’ murder on June 18.
What follows are those arrested and their charges:


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‘Tee’ McWhirter made lasting contributions in community

 Jesef Williams
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If you’ve traveled north of Lancaster on U.S. 521, there’s a great chance you’ve seen his name. And the same can be said about a drive by the Lancaster County Airport off S.C. 9 near the Chester County line.
Foy Spencer “Tee” McWhirter was instrumental in the widening of Charlotte Highway in his role as chairman of the S.C. Highway Commission. Because of that, the road is named in his honor.


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