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Would-be chicken thief behind bars

By Jesef Williams

 A Lancaster County man who got caught trying to steal meat from a grocery store is now in jail after fighting with store employees.
Lewis Rodrigues Stevenson, 34, 121-D College St., Heath Springs, was charged Jan. 8 with shoplifting, third offense or more, three counts of assault and battery and public disorderly conduct.


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Three men arrested in home invasion

By Chris Sardelli

A group of men were arrested this week after they allegedly broke into a Lancaster home, demanded money and attacked a baby.
Lancaster County sheriff's deputies were called to a home in 200 block of Clearwater Drive on Jan. 8 about a home invasion, according to a sheriff's office press release. After speaking with residents of the home, deputies quickly learned that a burglary and attempted armed robbery had just occurred.
The residents told deputies they were sleeping when a group of men armed with handguns and wearing masks broke into their home.  


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Police ‘beating the bushes’ to solve Great Falls murder; no arrests made

Nancy Parsons
Landmark News Service
Six weeks have passed since the murder of Alfreda Wertz Hinson.
But no arrests have been made yet.
Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith wants to see someone charged in the homicide.
“We’re still trying to gather information,” Smith said. “We’re out there beating the bushes. We are not going to give up.”


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Absentee GOP primary voting open through Jan. 20

Absentee voting is open for the S.C. Republican Primary through Jan. 20.
To vote absentee, you may visit the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office to cast your ballot in person or contact the office to request an an application for an absentee ballot.
The office is in Room 158 of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. It is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.


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Catawba-Wateree water basin condition improves

Local area out of drought

The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group (CW-DMAG) announced Friday the Catawba-Wateree Basin is starting the new year with an improved drought condition.
The 4,750-square-mile basin has improved to Stage 0 drought level of the Low Inflow Protocol (LIP), compared to Stage 1 during the fall of 2011. Local water suppliers will provide additional guidance on actions for their jurisdictions as appropriate.


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Perdue accused of stealing construction materials

County deputy arrested for burglary

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy found himself on the other side of the law this week after he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday.
The sheriff’s office began investigating the case after deputies were called to an unfinished home in the 10000 block of Lakeshore Drive about a theft of construction materials, according to a sheriff’s office press release.


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Lancaster native stars on reality TV show

For the love of Paige

By Jesef Williams

The spotlight is on Paige Duke.
After competing against other women for the attention of a bachelor, Duke is now the one being sought in “Sweet Home Alabama,” a reality dating show on the cable TV network CMT.
The Lancaster native is the focus of the show's newest season, which began Friday with a special two-hour premier. More than 20 men will vie for her love during this third season, filmed in Fairhope, Ala.


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Regulators to vote on Duke rate hike

By Reece Murphy

The Public Service Commission of South Carolina is scheduled to vote on Duke Energy’s request for a rate increase in coming weeks – a request now less than half the amount the company originally asked for.
In August, Duke Energy asked the commission for a rate increase of 15.2 percent, which included an average 17 percent increase for residential customers, 13 percent for industrial customers and 11 percent for commercial customers.
The commission, which must approve increases for the utility, held a public hearing on the matter in Lancaster in November.


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Perdue accused of stealing construction materials

County deputy arrested for burglary

By Chris Sardelli

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A Lancaster County sheriff's deputy found himself on the other side of the law this week after he was arrested on burglary charges Thursday.
The sheriff's office began investigating the case after deputies were called to an unfinished home in the 10000 block of Lakeshore Drive about a theft of construction materials, according to a sheriff's office press release.


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Former Springs workers recall their days at plant

Kershaw mill is now history

By Jesef Williams

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KERSHAW – Large pieces of history are now in scrap form at the site that once served as Springs Industries’ Kershaw plant.
For decades, residents in the southern end of Lancaster County turned to the textile mill for jobs, thus providing opportunities for their families and frankly a way of life for the community.
But the building that once employed more than 1,000 people is being torn down. Soon, hardly any traces of the site will remain.


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