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Van Wyck residents discuss incorporation

Reece Murphy

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VAN WYCK – If there are two things most residents of Van Wyck agree on, it's an appreciation of the rural appeal of their small unincorporated community, and how the growth explosion in the Panhandle has left it largely undisturbed.


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Latest HUD data on homelessness a mixed bag

Denyse Clark

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As the Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless moves forward in finding solutions for local homelessness, U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently reported homelessness in the nation continues to decrease.

However, the total number of people experiencing homelessness in South Carolina is up 13.1 percent since 2010.


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Newman benefits from GOP vote in IL

 

Christopher Sardelli

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The battle for the Sixth Circuit Solicitor’s seat was still up in the air late Tuesday night, Nov. 4 as Republican candidate Randy Newman and his Democratic challenger William Frick waited for results to trickle in from the final of three counties.

By 10 p.m., Newman was leading across two counties with a total 14,759 votes to Frick’s 13,255, according to unofficial results from the Lancaster and Fairfield county election commissions.


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Voters approve optional sales tax

Laura Caskey

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Voters in Lancaster County approved a local 1-percent sales tax increase question on the ballot Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Final numbers show the tax increase was approved with 59 percent of the vote.

The tax was a hot-button issue in the county for months, with public meetings held by the Lancaster County Project Sales Tax Commission to discuss the creation of the tax. The tax plan was approved in August by Lancaster County Council.


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Agency cites Pressley’s Recycling Inc., for regulatory violations

DHEC order targets Indian Land recycler

By Reece Murphy

The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control earlier this year issued a cease and desist order against an Indian Land recycler it sanctioned in 2012 for regulatory violations.


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Program aims to improve student reading skills

United Way to renew BSES volunteer tutoring

By United Way Of Lancaster County

In an effort to help children develop better reading skills at an early age as they make the transition from “learning to read” to “reading to learn,” the United Way of Lancaster County will continue its pilot program to bring volunteer reading tutors to Brooklyn Springs Elementary School.


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Coroner: Man died of medical condition while fishing

A Lancaster County deputy coroner is calling the death of a man found on a local pond “a medical condition” not a drowning.

The body of Gerald Deaton, 77, of 2558 Beckham Lane was found Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 6201 Parker Drive in a 12-foot aluminum boat in Kershaw, said Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Tony Broome.

“The boat was partially submerged and he was in the front of the boat,” Broome said. “We're thinking it (Deaton's death) is medical.”


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Man jumps from eighth-floor window at SMH

By Chris Sardelli

A man was seriously injured after he jumped from an eighth-floor window at Springs Memorial Hospital on Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26.


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Three county players to play in North-South All-Star game

By Robert Howey

A trio of Lancaster County senior high school football players have been named to play in the 67th annual North-South All-Star game at Doug Shaw Memorial Stadium in Myrtle Beach on Saturday, Dec. 13.

The three players from Lancaster County include Lancaster High School senior wide receiver Jay Hood, Andrew Jackson High School quarterback Kolby Whitley and Indian Land High kicker Shea Rodgers, who will play for the North team.

The North coaching staff also includes AJ veteran head coach David Moore.


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State unemployment rate increases to 6.4 percent

Local jobless rate drops in September

By Denyse Clark

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) released unemployment figures for the month of September earlier this week. 


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