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Teen injured in shooting incident on Roberts Drive

By Jenny Arnold

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that left a 17-year-old injured.

According to a press release, the shooting happened about 4:15 p.m. Thursday at 1052 Roberts Drive.

The call originally went to the Lancaster Police Department for shots fired in the area of Wylie Street and Jackson Road.

Several officers responded to the area but learned that the shooting actually happened outside the city limits.


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District shows both gains and drops on PASS

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster County School District students made some gains but also saw some dips in the second year of the Palmetto Assessment of State Standards (PASS) test.

The S.C. Department of Education released 2010 results earlier this month.

In 2009, PASS replaced the Palmetto Achievement Challenge Test (PACT) as the state’s new accountability measurement of student achievement. The newer test is said to provide better feedback regarding a student’s strengths and weaknesses.


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Police reports - Aug. 19, 2010

By The Staff

According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

• A Lancaster man was arrested on a drug charge after a traffic stop on S.C. 9 Bypass on Aug. 14.

Jaimar Teaire Addison, 30, 1022 Shady Lane, was charged with possession of a controlled substance (Ecstasy), driving under the influence and no driver’s license.

According to the report, an officer stopped Addison because he was driving erratically. Addison failed several field sobriety tests and smelled of alcohol, the report said.


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County receives census award

By Chris Sardelli

Lancaster County has been recognized for leading the state in participation for the 2010 Census.

Tricia Cummings-Lecque, a data specialist from the Charlotte Regional Census Center, presented the county with two plaques recognizing it for spreading the word about the census. The awards were given at last week’s County Council meeting.


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She’s first black woman to serve on Town Council

Drakeford makes history in HS

By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS – Newly elected Heath Springs Town Councilwoman Iva Lee Drakeford didn’t realize she was the first black woman elected to serve on the council until Tuesday night.


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Kershaw officials want its residents to clean property

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials are talking about ways to make a better first impression to visitors.

Mayor Wayne Rhodes told other Town Council members Monday night that he had recently met with Lancaster County Economic Development President Keith Tunnell, the Rev. Bryant Fersner and County Councilman Jack Estridge to talk about how to improve economic development for the Kershaw area.


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Southern accents preventing residents from getting hired at call center

Red Ventures not hiring locals?

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Can a Southern accent hurt your chances of landing a job?


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USCL campus a little more crowded this semester

By Jesef Williams

Demarcus Thompson is a little concerned about how well he’ll do in his introductory Spanish course this semester.


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Woman accused of leaving children in car while in Walmart

By Jenny Arnold

A 25-year-old woman was charged with child neglect after police found her children alone inside a car at the Lancaster Walmart early Thursday.

Cherish Jane Lemmons, 25, 2004 E. Park Drive, Lancaster, was also charged with possession of stolen goods and giving false information to police.

According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, officers received a call about 12:30 a.m. about two unattended children inside a car.


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Indian Land departments assist at I-77 tanker fire

Local departments help York Co. firefighters

By Jenny Arnold

FORT MILL – Lancaster County firefighters provided help to York County emergency workers after a tanker carrying gasoline exploded after a crash on Interstate 77 on Monday.


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