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It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

By Greg Summers

Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”


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100+ unite to pray for hope and healing

G-Force brings revival

By Mandy Catoe

More than 100 people joined hands in prayer in the courtyard between the historic and new courthouses Saturday morning. People from all walks of life, ages and races joined together in Lancaster’s first citywide Unity Prayer Rally.
Community churches and spiritual leaders brought a message of hope and healing from the sanctuary to the streets. The two-hour event stretched well into a third hour, but no one seemed in a hurry to leave.


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Total almost double initial goal

Give Local Lancaster raises $93,810

By Mandy Catoe

More than 200 people came together Monday to celebrate the successful online Give Local Lancaster fundraising campaign hosted by the J. Marion Sims Foundation last month. The celebration luncheon was held in the special events room in the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster.
Individual and business donors raised $93,810, almost double the initial goal of $50,000. More than 800 donors from 18 states and two countries gave financial gifts to 36 local nonprofits in Lancaster’s first community online fundraiser.


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Lancaster men arrested Friday in molestation cases

By Reece Murphy

Two Lancaster men were arrested for unrelated sexual crimes against children Friday. Both turned themselves in that day.
Albert Joseph Darminio, 38, is charged with second-degree criminal sexual conduct and unlawful neglect of a child by a legal custodian, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report said.
Darminio accompanied the now 17-year-old victim and a relative of the victim to the sheriff’s office Friday morning, where he confirmed their complaint to a deputy.


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UPDATED: Man robs woman at ATM

By Greg Summers

UPDATE: More photos released of IL robbery suspect
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has released additional photos of the man they believe robbed a woman Monday night at the Founders Federal Credit Union ATM in Indian Land.
The images, captured on Walmart survelliance videos, show the man entering the Indian Land supercenter, at 10048 Charlotte Highway, about 8:51 p.m. Monday, as well as the Toyota truck he was driving.

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Work to begin in October in Erwin Farm

City plans for $8.6M sewer line upgrades

By Greg Summers

City of Lancaster officials hope to begin construction in mid-October to replace the 80-year-old terra cotta sewer lines in Erwin Farm and make other sewer improvements cited in the municipality’s consent order with the Environmental Protection Agency.
The estimated cost of the Erwin Farm sewer improvements is $8.6
million.


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Auto shop fire destroys vehicles

By Reece Murphy


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Government phone listing actually sex-chat line

By Greg Summers

Talk about a wrong number!
In the Lancaster County phone book, the toll-free phone number listed for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s FAA Flight Service office in Florence  actually connects you to a sex-chat line.


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Suspect also ablaze, both at burn center

Man sloshed with gas, set on fire, leaps into creek

By Greg Summers

Two men have been flown to Augusta Burn Center after one of them allegedly threw gasoline on the other and set him on fire after a fight.
Officers responded to the 100 block of North Gregory Street in Lancaster about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after someone reported a person on fire, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. They found the trunk lid and rear bumper of a Chevrolet Impala burning on the shoulder of the road, but no victim.
The officers grabbed fire extinguishers and put the fire out just as city firefighters arrived.


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LHS teacher retires, heads to Midwest chasing twisters

By Mandy Catoe

Most people retire hoping for quiet, sunny days filled with rest and relaxation.
Retired Lancaster High School English teacher Robert Hinson, 66, has a completely different idea of retirement. And It has nothing to do with rocking chairs or clear skies.
Hinson started tackling his bucket list immediately after retiring last month from the public school system after 35 years of teaching.
Just two days after his last day in a classroom, Hinson was in Oklahoma City right in the middle of tornado alley, hoping to chase some twisters.


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