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Top-to-bottom overhaul done, AJMS reopens for excited kids

By Mark Manicone
Nearly two months after fire blackened Andrew Jackson Middle School, students, teachers and faculty jammed the halls again Tuesday morning, delighted to be back home.
“It’s been wonderful to be back,” said Kelly Phillips, assistant principal at AJMS. “There’s been a lot of excitement in the air. A lot of people have been commenting on how bright the school looks and how clean the walls are.”
Steve Mann, a seventh-grade math teacher, said everyone was relieved and eager to get back to normal.


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Sobbing defendant: ‘He called me daddy. How do you think that makes me feel?’

Boyfriend sentenced in Jacarion’s death

By Kayla Vaughn

Eight months after he left a loaded pistol near 2-year-old Jacarion Gladden and left the room, Shazeem Tyrell Hayes was sentenced Friday to 8½ years in prison in the toddler’s accidental shooting death.
Hayes, 19, pleaded guilty to possession of a handgun by a person convicted of a violent crime and unlawful conduct toward a child.
Circuit Judge Brian Gibbons sentenced Hayes to the maximum five-year term on the gun charge and an additional 3½ years on the unlawful-conduct charge. The maximum sentence on that count was 10 years.


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Power outages, damage follow severe thunderstorm

By The Staff

Over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power following a severe thunderstorm that blew through Lancaster County around 3 p.m. Sunday.
As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, outages included 3,541 with Duke Energy, 552 with Lynches River and 65 with York Electric Co-op.
According to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, there seems to be no tornado damage although a tornado warning was issued for the county until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

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Power outages, damage follow severe thunderstorm

By The Staff

Over 4,000 homes and businesses are without power following a severe thunderstorm that blew through Lancaster County around 3 p.m. Sunday.
As of 6:30 p.m. Sunday, outages included 3,541 with Duke Energy, 552 with Lynches River and 65 with York Electric Co-op.
According to Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue, there seems to be no tornado damage although a tornado warning was issued for the county until 3:15 p.m. Sunday.

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Lancaster Mayor John Howard dies

By Greg Summers

Four months after being diagnosed with lung cancer, Lancaster Mayor John Howard died Tuesday night at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte. He was 67.

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Fire destroys three Sun City homes

By Reece Murphy

INDIAN LAND – Firefighters were working like mad Thursday afternoon to battle a spreading fire that had already destroyed three houses in the Sun City Carolina Lakes subdivision off U.S. 521.
Personnel from the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley fire stations were called to Daffodil Court in the active adult community just after 3:30 p.m. for a brush fire.
However, before they arrived, it had already spread to engulf one home.

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Authorities called to High Point Circle

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office personnel and SLED agents have blocked off High Point Circle off S.C. 200 and Airport Road to investigate a possible crime scene.
“We received information this morning that a crime may have been committed at this location, so we obtained warrants and are looking into it,” said sheriff’s office spokesman Doug Barfield.
Check back later for details.
 

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Renegades look to have banner 2018 season at LMS

By Michael Knight

During the 2017 Lancaster Motor Speedway racing season, by far the most popular division at Lancaster Motor Speedway was the Renegade Division.


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Missing 10-year-old boy found

By The Staff

Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile said about Tuesday night that missing Dequarris Whitted had been found and was safe.


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Winter storm warning issued for Lancaster County

By Mark Manicone

Lancaster County is under a winter storm warning from 2 a.m. until 5 p.m. today, with snow accumulations of up to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service.
The highest amounts of snowfall predicted for the state are in parts of Lancaster and Chesterfield counties nearest the N.C. border. A dusting is expected around Columbia.
Temperatures are likely to be above freezing at the onset of the storm. Rain is expected initially which will then mix with, or change to snow.

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