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School board honors top teachers

By Jesef Williams

Four teachers who received Lancaster County School District’s highest honor for educators were recognized at the Aug. 24 school board meeting.  

Each year, the district awards four educators with the Celebrate Great Teaching award – one for a beginning teacher, one for an elementary school teacher, one for a middle school teacher and one for a high school teacher.

The 2010 winners are:

• Wendy Bartell – literacy coach, Buford Middle School (middle school)


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USCL dean believes it can with county’s help

Can Lancaster become a college town?

By Chris Sardelli

Dr. John Catalano needs the county’s help to turn Lancaster into a college town.

Catalano, dean of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, enlisted the help of County Council on Tuesday night to help fund a new classroom building on the college’s campus. With high unemployment and a lack of available jobs in the county, Catalano said the key to improving the Lancaster area’s economic situation begins at USCL.


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Patrol cracks down on DUI with checkpoints on U.S. 521

By Jenny Arnold

INDIAN LAND – Drivers may have seen more blue lights than usual in the Panhandle on Friday night into Saturday.

The S.C. Highway Patrol, along with several other law enforcement agencies, participated in a crackdown to get drunk drivers off the road, Lance Cpl. Billy Elder said.


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Police seek suspect in Aug. 22 home invasion

By Jenny Arnold

The Lancaster Police Department has issued warrants for a man suspected of a recent home invasion during which a shot was fired.


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Suspect shoots himself during robbery attempt

By Jenny Arnold

A robber shot himself in the arm during a home invasion Sunday and has been charged with several crimes in two separate incidents, according to the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office.

Carlis Wayne Oliver Jr., 35, of 1855 Colton Way, has been charged with first-degree burglary, armed robbery and possession of a gun during the commission of a violent crime in connection with the home invasion.

Oliver has also been charged with armed robbery in connection with a robbery at The Forks convenience store on Aug. 7.


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Teen airlifted to hospital after beating

By Jenny Arnold

Police are trying to figure out who assaulted a 17-year-old boy they found bleeding from a severe cut to the back of his head on Sunday.

Police responded to the Market Store on South Market Street about noon and found the teenager, a Lancaster Police Department incident report said.


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Three face charges in home invasion

By Jenny Arnold

Three people have been charged in a home invasion at a Crenson Drive home late last Thursday.

Sharon Teresa Dixon, 25, of 1834 Steele St., Benjamin Demarquay Caskey, 19, of 1888 Emma Circle, and Tyrese Tyrell White, 18, of 4129 Old Camden Highway, Heath Springs, have each been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office with first-degree burglary and armed robbery.

Dixon has been charged with robbery while armed or allegedly armed with a deadly weapon, and Caskey and White have been charged with possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime.


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The Springs Co. to sell L&C Railway

By Jenny Arnold

One of the last vestiges of Springs Global – the L&C Railway Co. – is being sold to a Tennessee-based railroad company.


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Always on Call, Part 2

Riverside ‘struggling’ with manpower issues

By Jamey Shepherd

Riverside Volunteer Fire Department was at a crossroads.


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USCL gets grant for TRiO program

By Jesef Williams

First-generation college students at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster will continue to receive guidance as they make the transition from high school to college.

Last month, USCL received a $265,025 federal grant that will go to the campus’ TRiO program.

The federally funded program provides services for first-generation college students, low-income students and students with disabilities. It has been at USCL since 1997.

USCL’s TRiO program will receive $265,000 each of the next five years, said program director Thelathia Bailey.


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