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District teachers earn National Board Certification

By Reece Murphy

When Lancaster County School District Director of Secondary Education Jonathan Phipps called Indian Land Middle School counselor Curwood Dillingham’s name during Tuesday, June 15th’s school board meeting, Dillingham jumped from his seat and bounded down front, arms raised like a victorious Olympian.


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Deputies bust man for video voyeurism

By Chris Sardelli

Deputies charged a Lancaster man twice in one week after an investigation into videos filmed of a juvenile without their knowledge.


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Tacy down, but not out on effort to change code

ZIP code request nixed by USPS

By Reece Murphy

Despite being turned down by the U.S. Postal Service for a ZIP code change, an Indian Land resident with a Lancaster ZIP code says she’ll continue her effort with a new strategy.

Jan Tacy is one of 68 homeowners in Indian Land’s Walnut Creek subdivision off Jim Wilson Road who have Lancaster addresses ending with the 29720 ZIP code. Most other homes and all other neighborhoods in the area have Fort Mill addresses that use Indian Land’s dedicated 29707 ZIP code, created in 2007.


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Former LPD chief Benny Webb guilty of assault

ATLANTIC BEACH – A former Atlantic Beach town manager and Lancaster Police Department chief was recently found guilty in an Horry County courtroom of assault on a town resident.

Benny Webb, 54, of Sumter, was charged with third-degree assault and battery in May 2012 following a S.C. Law Enforcement Division investigation conducted at the request of the Atlantic Beach Police Department.


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North Elementary family raises $12,000 for classroom technology

Runnin' for a reason

By Reece Murphy

Often, when schools raise money, students are sent home bearing boxes of candy bars, glossy brochures of flavored popcorn or other items to hawk door to door, most of which eventually gets sold by parents.


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Barr Street alumni organize scholarship fund

By Jesef Williams

The legacy of one of Lancaster’s former schools is being further propelled with the creation of an academic scholarship.

The Barr Street High School Foundation, which was formed last year, is organizing the scholarship, which will be given annually to a college-bound high school student in Lancaster County.

Other specifics, such as the award amount, haven’t been finalized yet.


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Panhandle growth necessitates change

Council approves joining urban planning group

By Chris Sardelli

With urbanized clusters now springing up in the Panhandle, Lancaster County Council discussed the future of highway funding in that area during its first meeting of the year Monday, Jan. 14.

County Administrator Steve Willis said due to Indian Land’s burgeoning population, as reflected in the 2010 Census, several stretches of the area are now designated as urban by the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG).

As such, Wills said those areas no longer qualify for rural highway funding through COG, like the rest of Lancaster County.


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Real estate agent charged with breach of trust

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster real estate agent is facing multiple breach of trust charges in connection with more than $15,000 in missing funds from her workplace, according to newly released arrest warrants. 


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Women attacked by dogs in separate incidents

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster woman is recovering from her injuries after she was bitten several times by a dog Jan. 12.

Deputies spoke with the 51-year-old woman as she was being treated at Springs Memorial Hospital a few hours after the attack, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The woman said she was at her boyfriend’s home in the 2400 block of Pineview Drive at about 10:30 p.m. that day when the man’s German shepherd bit her.


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Armed robber holds up Dollar General at Buford Crossroads

By Chris Sardelli

Authorities are on the hunt for a man who robbed a store clerk at gunpoint late Wednesday night, Jan. 16.

The armed robbery happened shortly before 10 p.m. at the Dollar General, at 4472 Pageland Highway, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The store is located at Buford Crossroads.

Deputies responded a few minutes later and spoke with a female clerk. 

The clerk reported that an unknown black man entered the store with a handgun while she was closing the store.  


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