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Sisters mystified about father’s disappearance

Bennie Crockett vanished in 1977

By Jesef Williams

Looking back, Nell Davis sees the foreshadowing signs in her final conversation with her father.


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Eight groups receive Sims grants

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Direct health services and health education are among the projects funded by the J. Marion Sims Foundation’s most recent grant awards.  

Eight organizations in Lancaster and Chester counties are the recipients of grants totaling $292,469.


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Kershaw couple experienced many firsts in their lives

Mickles recall changes since 1940s

By Jenny Hartley

KERSHAW – John “J.T.” and Mable Mickle have seen a lot of changes for black Americans in their lives.


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Willis county’s Employee of Quarter

By Chris Sardelli

Teresa Willis received a unique birthday gift this year.


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Council considers aligning terms of board, commission members

By Chris Sardelli

County Council discussed two potential ordinances last week that could change the terms of office for the members of county boards and commissions.

Council considered first drafts of ordinances that would align the terms of office of council appointees to county boards and commissions with the terms of office of the respective council members who appoint them.


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Lancaster native gives $1M to Clemson center

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CLEMSON – Investments by Lancaster native C. Tycho Howle and an anonymous private sector partner, along with a state match, total $4 million to support an endowed chair position in the Cyber-Institute Center of Economic Excellence (CoEE) at Clemson University.

Howle and the anonymous private sector partner each invested $1 million to support the research and infrastructure of the center, and that will be matched by the state.


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Will address issue affect census count?

By Chris Sardelli

As Lancaster County readies for the 2010 U.S. Census, many Indian Land residents are worried about how their responses will be counted.

Ted Hoover, vice president of the Indian Land Action Council, has spoken to several Indian Land residents who are concerned their census data could be accidentally counted in York County, affecting Lancaster County’s chances for school funding, road improvements or extra representation at the county and state levels.

Their fear stems from the confusion between who lives in Indian Land and who lives in neighboring Fort Mill.


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Marsh reflects on success, upbringing in Lancaster

By Jesef Williams

Eugene Marsh was spit on regularly and was called the N-word on a daily basis.


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Mother lives with anger, sadness

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Shedrick “Simp” Sowell was well-liked as a student at Andrew Jackson High School.


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F.A. Clinton was only black man to serve county in state Senate

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Frederick Albert (F.B.) Clinton has been the only black man to serve Lancaster County in the state Senate.

Born a slave on a plantation on March 1, 1834, Clinton was educated and learned how to run a plantation from the owner of the property, Irvin Clinton. After the Civil War, Clinton was given land from his former master and Clinton continued to amass property. He established himself as a community leader in the Cedar Creek Township.


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