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Two AJHS students win scholarships

By Reece Murphy

Andrew Jackson High School seniors Wendy Winn and Sydney Phillips were worried last Tuesday when their teachers pulled them out of class and sent them to the principal’s office.
Never mind that neither of them had ever been in trouble before, or the fact that they’re among the top students in their class – Wendy and Sydney somehow thought they were toast.


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Cyclists to ride 200 miles to fight multiple sclerosis

National MS Society Greater Carolinas Chapter
On Sept. 22-23,  more than 1,500 cyclists from across the Carolinas will pedal from the greater Charlotte and Columbia areas to Sunset Beach, N.C., to raise money and awareness for the National MS Society.


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Details emerge in Pardue shooting

By Chris Sardelli

Christopher Sardelli
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More details have emerged about a shooting along Pardue Street earlier this week, though officers are still looking for their suspect.
Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant said officers continue to follow leads as they search for Shibre Ikee Truesdale, 20, who is wanted by the police department on charges of attempted murder and possession of a firearm during a violent crime.


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Woman injured in industrial accident

Nancy Parsons
Landmark News Service
GREAT FALLS – A local woman was seriously injured in an accident on her job Monday.
Ashley Whittle, 24, was hurt when her hair became tangled in a machine at Morcon Inc.
Great Falls Interim Fire Chief David Galloway said a member of the fire department responded to Morcon Inc. on James Baker Boulevard about 8:30 a.m.


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DJJ adopts local classes

R. Michael Smith
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The S.C. Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) has made progress in recent years establishing programs aimed at reducing juvenile delinquency and recidivism.
DJJ’s goal is to intervene in young people’s lives before they engage in delinquent behavior and in turn become involved in the juvenile court system.
One such program the agency offers to elementary and middle school students in Chester, Fairfield, and Lancaster counties is PROJECT: Adopt-A-Class (PAAC).


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Officers investigate bomb threat

Christopher Sardelli
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A string of bomb threats called into an Indian Land business over the last two weeks have authorities searching for the culprit.


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Woman robbed on Pleasant Hill Street

Jesef Williams
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A Lancaster woman told police she was forced to the ground and robbed by two people early Saturday morning on Pleasant Hill Street.
The woman, 40, was walking in the area of Pleasant Hill and St. Paul streets shortly after midnight Saturday when she was approached by a man and a woman, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.


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Mulvaney returns $160,000 to help pay down national debt

U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney’s office
U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney is giving more than $160,000 – about 11 percent of the money his office was allotted in 2011 – to help pay down the national debt. Mulvaney is joining other freshmen congressmen, who are also returning their leftover money.
The eight conservative freshmen members are asking Speaker John Boehner to direct his office’s leftover money – about $1.5 million – to do the same.


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Coffee break with chamber Feb. 9

Chamber of Commerce
Lancaster County Chamber is starting a new program open to all members. Coffee break with the chamber,” sponsored by the Small Business Council, will kick off Feb. 9.
The coffee break has been developed as an informal morning discussion session on topics of interest to all members, with the first meeting to feature guest speakers Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile and City of Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.


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The need for self-protection

To carry or not to carry

Jesef Williams
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Crystal Roney keeps a pistol on her bedroom night stand.
During road trips, it’s in her car’s glove compartment. And now, she wants to have it on her body at all times.
When Roney moved into a new house about two years ago, she decided to take a gun-safety class, given that she’d be living alone.


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