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Two hurt in shooting at Lancaster nightclub

By Jenny Arnold

Two people were injured in a shooting at a nightclub early Sunday.

According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the club on Kershaw Camden Highway about 2:20 a.m.

Deputies learned that a fight began inside the club, then moved outside, where two people began shooting. Two people were injured in the incident – Chevon Crawford, 29, and Marcellos Stover, 29, both of Lancaster.

Crawford was shot once in the back, authorities said. Stover was shot in each shoulder and the abdomen.


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<marquee><font color=red>Breaking News</font></marquee> Head football coach placed on administrative leave with pay

AJ coach Bench benched

By Robert Howey

KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School head football coach Elmer Bench has been placed on administrative leave.


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Company to invest $50 million, create 220 jobs

Defense contractor to locate in county

By Chris Sardelli

A defense company announced plans Monday to locate it manufacturing facility, research and development division and headquarters in Lancaster County.

Defense Venture Group, which provides management services for several aerospace and defense sector companies, will begin moving into the former BMB Steering Innovation building in Indian Land in March.

That is the old Belden Wire and Cable building on Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).

The company recently reached an agreement with county officials to invest $50 million here and create 220 jobs.


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County mulls options for its animal control officers

By Chris Sardelli

Mary Reimers wants Lancaster County Council to consider some alternatives for protecting the county’s animal control officers.

Reimers, a member of the Humane Society of Lancaster, spoke at council’s Jan. 25 meeting, urging the county to find ways other than guns to protect its four animal control officers.

“I am not for killing animals indiscriminately, but I am in support of arming officers some way,” she said.


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$5 million settlement reached in death of bicyclist in 2007

By The Staff

An insurance company is paying $5 million to settle a case of a former Lancaster driver who struck and killed two bicyclists on U.S. 521 in 2007.

A federal judge approved the settlement for the family of Tom Hoskins last week.

Hoskins, 49, and Lee Anne Barry, 43, were killed in Indian Land in October 2007.

Barry was on the last leg of a cross-country ride to raise awareness for brain injuries.

Hoskins had joined her for the last portion.

Hoskins died on the side of the highway.

Barry died four hours later at a Charlotte hospital.


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Chain opens its first store in county

Shoppers swarm to ALDI

By Jesef Williams

The new ALDI grocery store was so crowded Thursday morning that many shoppers had to park across the road to find a spot for their vehicle.


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Company sought $40,000 for sewer reimbursement expenses

Fort Lawn rejects Springs' request

By The Staff

FORT LAWN – Fort Lawn Town Council won’t turn $40,000 left over from its sewer project to Springs Global as was requested by a Springs representative last month.

Council voted instead Tuesday to keep the money as reimbursement for expenses it has incurred.

For many years, Springs maintained a municipal sewer system for Fort Lawn. But as the company was closing area plants, it informed the town in 2007 it would no longer maintain sewer service.


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Schools see mixed results on first year of PASS

By Jesef Williams

Students in the Lancaster County School District scored across the board in the first year of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS), which is the state’s new accountability measurement of student achievement.

PASS replaces the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT), which was used for 10 years.

The state released PASS data last week.

PASS, which is administered to third- through eighth-graders, covers five subject areas: writing, English/language arts, math, science and social studies.


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Will county join Carolina Thread Trail?

By Chris Sardelli

Imagine a trail that connects several Lancaster County attractions, including Landsford Canal State Park, the Forty Acre Rock preserve and Andrew Jackson State Park.

Now imagine those trails could lead into neighboring Union, York and Mecklenburg counties, connecting thousands of tourists and nature lovers.

That’s the idea behind the Carolina Thread Trail, a  proposed interconnected trail system that Lancaster County Council considered at its Jan. 25 meeting.


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'I am Lancaster' campaign seeks to create a sense of community

By Jesef Williams

You can play a major role in a new marketing campaign coming to the county.

See Lancaster SC, the group that promotes tourism in Lancaster County, has begun work on its “I am Lancaster” effort.

Residents will have a chance to submit a quote saying why they embody the spirit of Lancaster and why the county is a great place to live.

Those quotes will be placed on posters that will adorn building windows in downtown Lancaster.

See Lancaster hopes to begin displaying them in mid-March.


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