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Truck driver not hurt in tractor-trailer blaze

Thank you, Lord

Jesef Williams
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Gary Deaton stood just feet away from his big rig, which quickly began to look more like a pile of burned coals.
Deaton was traveling east on Pageland Highway (S.C. 9) shortly before 2:30 p.m. Monday when he heard a “boom!” sound come from his 18-wheeler.
A few moments later, he saw smoke.


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2 men pulled from pool

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A Lancaster man was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after almost drowning in a hotel pool.
Lancaster police officers responded to the pool at the Carriage Inn, 1100 N. Main St., at 9:49 p.m. June 4 after receiving a call about two possible drowning victims.
When they arrived, Emergency Medical Services workers and firefighters were already performing CPR on a 41-year-old Lancaster man.


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Temporary move allows for renovations

DMV relocates to Main Street

Jesef Williams
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A section of the parking lot in Lancaster Square shopping center is a lot more crowded these days.
There’s not a new specialty shop or department store that has captured the attention of shoppers. Rather, this is where locals are now going to handle many of their vehicle-related needs.


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Police locate suspected murder weapon

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Lancaster police officers located a weapon Monday afternoon which may be related to the murder of a 36-year-old man last month.
Officers, with help from the Lancaster Fire Department, recovered a gun in Bear Creek underneath the Lynwood Drive bridge sometime after noon Monday, said Lancaster Police Chief Harlean Howard.


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McIlwain Road store owner shot during robbery attempt

By Chris Sardelli

A convenience store owner was shot several times during an attempted armed robbery late Saturday.

Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies are searching for a man who shot the owner of the Stop-N-Shop, 2147 McIlwain Road, just after 11 p.m. Saturday. 


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Would be first hike in eight years

Water rate increase possible for Kershaw

By Jesef Williams

It’s looking more likely that residents in the town of Kershaw will soon face higher water and sewer rates. 

Town Council voted unanimously during a special meeting Tuesday to include the rate increase in the first draft of the town’s 2011-12 budget. If passed, this would be the town’s first water and sewer rate increase in eight years. 

Town Administrator Tony Starnes presented preliminary numbers Tuesday night that showed the town’s water and sewer fund overbudgeted by $62,307.  


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Top secretary began career as cashier

‘Rock’ of school district office retiring

By Reece Murphy

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Area will be spot for University of South Carolina Lancaster student housing

Engineers studying Brook Drive

By Jesef Williams

A familiar contractor is studying the road that will be the location for college housing in the near future. 


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Proposed redistricting maps unveiled

By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County residents may soon have one more representative fighting for their rights in Columbia.

Using data collected from the 2010 U.S. Census, the S.C. House of Representatives recently released its proposed redistricting maps for all 124 state districts. And based on increases in population numbers, Lancaster County could soon see four state House representatives. 


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County Council looks at its demolition ordinance

By Chris Sardelli

Tired of seeing partially demolished structures marring local landscapes, Lancaster County Council recently discussed a possible solution.

At council’s May 23 meeting, several members sounded off about problems with the unsightly remains of structures across the county needing to be demolished. As a way to fix the problem, council discussed first reading of an ordinance requiring performance bonding for the demolition of properties with 20,000 square feet or more. 


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