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First day of school always exciting, but hectic

County students return to classrooms

By The Staff

Summer vacation ended Monday, Aug. 18, for Lancaster County public school students as more than 11,500 headed back to school for the start of the 2014-15 school year.


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Jobless rate jumps for July

By Denyse Clark

South Carolina’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate in July increased to 5.7 percent, up from 5.3 percent in June, according to statistics released Monday, Aug. 18, by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 


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Teen shares Jesus, catcher’s mitt during FCA mission trip to Dominican Republic

Dalton Creighton learns baseball doesn’t matter

By Denyse Clark

Dalton Creighton had never traveled out of the United States until he went on a trip of a lifetime to the Dominican Republic last month with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes to do mission work, he said. 


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Council gives first nod to closing county road system

By Chris Sardelli

Years of problems maintaining the county’s crumbling roads and how to pay for much-needed repairs have county officials considering closing the county road system for good.


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Law enforcement begins Sober or Slammer! DUI enforcement

By Denyse Clark

S.C. Department of Public Safety officials, medical personnel, first responders and local law enforcement united Thursday, Aug. 14 at Springs Memorial Hospital to kick off the 2014 Sober or Slammer! DUI campaign to reduce alcohol-related fatalities during the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend.


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Mowing ‘state grass’ frustrates Hancock

By Denyse Clark

Pam Hancock, a resident of Kelly Drive, is frustrated about having to cut grass and pick up cans and other litter on her street and the intersecting Camp Creek Road. 


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Resident warns of Facebook scam

By Denyse Clark

A Lancaster resident, who asked to not be identified, came to The Lancaster News office on Thursday, Aug. 14 to share information about a possible Facebook scam.


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S.C. Department of Public Safety

S.C. cracks down on bus stop arm violations

COLUMBIA – Recent changes in state legislation now allow law enforcement to use video obtained from school bus cameras to make charges for passing a stopped school bus.


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Brian Garner – Landmark News Services

WIA program readies young workers for employment

CHESTER – In the coming months, there are several industries and businesses that will be setting up shop in the area. 


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Measure now goes to state election commission for inclusion on November ballot

Council signs off on capital sales tax ballot question

By Chris Sardelli

After months of speculation by residents and revision by sales tax commissiners a plan for a proposed 1-cent capital project sales tax was approved by Lancaster County Council on Monday, Aug. 11.


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