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Car chase leads to aggravated assault charge

By Chris Sardelli

Thrown pistols, an injured officer and a car chase through the streets of the Lancaster city limits on Tuesday, Dec. 4, added up to a multitude of charges for a Lancaster man.


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Sheheen calls out Haley

By Jesef Williams

One of Lancaster County's state representatives is taking Gov. Nikki Haley and other leaders to task on the handling of the massive tax data breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue.
District 27 Sen. Vincent Sheheen, whose district includes southern Lancaster County, issued a statement Nov. 29 during a press conference at the Statehouse in Columbia.


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Judge sentences Robinson in murder of Donald Morris, attack on county investigator Fred Thompson

45 years

By Chris Sardelli

Tears flowed on both sides of the courtroom Monday afternoon, Dec. 3, as a Lancaster man was sentenced to 45 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the murder of a man this summer and the attempted murder of a sheriff’s office investigator two months later. 


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County Council cools on air-rail industrial park project

By Jesef Williams

Talks about building an industrial park close to Lancaster County Airport have ended – at least for now. 

Last month, Lancaster County Council voted unanimously to stop negotiations regarding 110 acres the county has had in holding. The land, owned by Dr. Malcolm Edwards, is near the airport on the south side of S.C. 9 near the Chester County line. 

The vote was 6-0. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent that night. 


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Yow loses S.C. House District 53 race protest

The S.C. Election Commission heard the concerns of former state representative candidate Richie Yow on Nov. 27, but in the end decided by a 5-0 vote to uphold the victory of incumbent Ted Vick in the S.C. House 53 seat.

Vick, a Democrat, won the Nov. 6 general election by 723 votes. Yow, a Republican, claimed there were enough discrepancies in voting procedures in Chesterfield County to more than offset that margin.


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Notification has begun for those affected by state computer breach

Residents should sign up for credit monitoring

By Chris Sardelli

Blake Faulkenberry isn’t worried about the possibility of becoming an identity-theft victim.

Three days after hearing about the information breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue, Faulkenberry registered for free credit monitoring. Since then, he said there’s been no notification of any suspicious activity.  He also monitors his bank statement online daily.

“I haven’t seen anything strange happen,” said Faulkenberry.


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Gardner’s sex charges in Lancaster County involve Oconee teenager

A Kershaw man facing charges of sexually abusing two middle school students in Oconee County a decade ago now faces similar charges in Lancaster County, where some of the incidents reportedly occurred.


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Thaxton investors to get money back, plus some

By Greg Summers

Investors in the once-beleaguered Thaxton Group define fiscal cliff in another way.

Hopefully in three weeks, those investors who saw their life savings disappear will finally be able to step back from the brink of that cliff. 

They will finally get all their money back, plus a little more.


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Statewide numbers for October fall, too

County’s jobless rate falls slightly

By Jesef Williams

Employment in Lancaster County appears to be improving, at least from a statistical standpoint. 

The county had an unemployment rate of 10.8 percent in October, a small drop from the 10.9 percent posted in September, according to figures released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

In comparison, Lancaster County posted a 13.4 percent unemployment rate in October 2011. 


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Ordinance takes effect in March

Municipalities must now approve smoking ban

By Chris Sardelli

While Lancaster County Council decided this week to snuff out smoking in enclosed public spaces, residents will have three months to prepare before the penalties go into effect. 

Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis is hoping to educate residents and business owners about the specifics of the newly approved ordinance. 

Though it technically went into effect Monday night, Nov. 26, Willis said its penalties aren’t enforceable until March 1, 2013. 


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