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Victim receives head injuries; treated, released from hospital

Man, 46, run over by trailer

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man was treated and released from a Charlotte hospital after he was run over by a trailer on Barr Street on Wednesday.

Robert Lorenzo Clark, 46, of 213 N. Clyburn St., was airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte after the 1 p.m. incident.

A Lancaster Police Department report said Jimmy Ray Truesdale, 49, of 124 Truesdale Drive, told officers that Clark flagged him down as he drove on North Market Street.


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Proposal was prompted by developer at IL Walmart shopping center

Council votes down request to modify building code

By Chris Sardelli

Will strict construction codes keep national chains from setting up shop in the county?

That was the question County Council considered last week after reviewing a proposed amendment from the county planning department.

A developer at Indian Land’s new Walmart shopping center who wanted to use exterior building materials now prohibited by building codes prompted the requested ordinance amendment.


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Thanks to the Internet, long-lost sisters connect

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INDIAN LAND – Two very excited sisters were reunited over the weekend after 60 years.  


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County awarded $60,000 to plan local greenway

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CHARLOTTE – The Carolina Thread Trail Governing Board has awarded $60,000 to Lancaster County, pushing community grant awards for trail development over $1 million.

Planning and implementation grants awarded by the Carolina Thread Trail (The Thread) provide catalytic funding to support communities in the 15-county region as they develop trails for their citizens to use and enjoy.


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Hood, Howard file for re-election

Hood, Howard file for re-election

By Jesef Williams

John Howard will run for another term on Lancaster City Council.

Howard, who represents District 5 on City Council, filed to run for re-election Tuesday afternoon.

He has been on council since 1982 and said he wants to still serve during what he calls the city’s most challenging time. Decisions made now will shape the city for many years to come, he said.

“If it is the will of the people, I would like to continue to be a part of the process,” he said.


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Officials call it suspicious

SLED looking at house fire

By Jenny Arnold

The State Law Enforcement Division is assisting the Lancaster Police Department with a Saturday night house fire investigation officers say is suspicious.

According to a police department incident report, the Lancaster Fire Department and officers were called to 965 High Lane, off University Drive. The house is home to Ronald and Christi Gardner, who have three children.


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Deputies seek three men in incident

Mother, daughter kidnapped after home invasion

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – A knock at the door from someone claiming to be with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned into a nightmare for three women early Thursday.

According to the sheriff’s office, the knock came at 2 a.m. at 296 Railroad Avenue and a 55-year-old woman answered the door.


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Judge hands down sentence in Walmart shoplifting case

Great Falls man get nine years for theft

By Jenny Arnold

Shoplifting meat at Walmart turned out not to be a great value to a Great Falls man with a history of theft.

Steve Barry McFarland, 47, of 6315 Richburg Road, was sentenced to 10 years in prison by Judge Paul Burch after a jury found him guilty of shoplifting third offense or greater on Thursday. Burch suspended the sentence to nine years, plus five years probation.

The maximum sentence for the charge is 10 years.


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Heath Springs man sentenced to 17 years on two sex charges

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster County man was sentenced to 17 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two sex offenses last week.

Lancaster County Assistant Solicitor Curtisha Mingo said John Wesley Phillips, 32, of 2415 Hoke Road, Heath Springs, pleaded guilty to second-degree criminal sexual conduct and committing a lewd act on a minor.

Mingo said the victims in the case are 10- and 13-year-old girls.


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Child identified, placed in protective custody

Woman faces charges in toddler incident

By Jesef Williams

A Lancaster woman has been arrested and charged after a 2-year-old girl wandered off into the street Tuesday morning.


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