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Horton has defied doctors’ predictions again and again

By The Staff

SPARTANBURG – Five days before his first birthday, Tyler Horton suffered a fall that led to bleeding in his brain.

The bleeding affected his vision to the point that Tyler, of Kershaw, is now legally blind. Doctors said that Tyler would never be able to walk or talk and that his growth would be stunted at best.

However, through his sheer will and determination, Tyler Horton is now a strapping young man at 6-feet, 4-inches, has never missed a day of school in 14 years, and on Tuesday, he graduated from the S.C. School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB).


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Lloyd’s store robbed for second time

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster convenience store was robbed at gunpoint for the second time in little more than a week.

Lloyd’s, at 3849 Pageland Highway, was robbed about 9 p.m. Sunday, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

The release said a man armed with what appeared to be a shotgun covered with a towel or a rag went into the store and demanded money. The man left the store with an undisclosed amount, the release said. No vehicle was seen leaving the store.


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Annual Lily Fest is Sunday

By Jesef Williams

You’re invited to attend an event that highlights one of the most breath-taking natural spectacles in the area.


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Two men charged in 3-year-old child's death

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Rondriana Cunningham was preparing to do something Thursday that no mother ever wants to do.


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Red Rose Festival brings folks to sizzling downtown

By Jenny Arnold

The shouts and giggles of children could be heard along the sizzling streets of downtown Lancaster on Saturday as the first annual Red Rose Festival got into full swing.


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McGriff wants county to help fund Unity event

By Chris Sardelli

Charlene McGriff hopes Lancaster County Council will help fund an annual festival.

McGriff, the District 2 representative on council, asked council Monday to consider funding the county’s annual Unity in the Community festival. Sponsored by nonprofit group Lancaster Fatherhood Project, the festival is gearing up for its 14th annual event, but still needs funding for administrative costs.


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Police department initially blacked out name of City Council member in incident report

City violates FOI in release of report

By Jenny Arnold

The Lancaster Police Department is in violation of the state’s Freedom of Information Act in the way it releases information included on incident reports, according to the S.C. Press Association.

The Lancaster News began asking questions about how the police department releases information after receiving a few phone calls about an incident report involving City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace.


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New city budget calls for no tax hike, no pay raises for employees

By Jesef Williams

No layoffs, no raises and no tax increases are part of what’s proposed for the city of Lancaster’s budget for 2010-11.

City Finance Director James Absher presented a draft of the new budget Thursday at a special City Council meeting.

The proposed 2010-11 budget is $22.39 million, up $2.2 million from the current fiscal year. Absher notes that increase comes from grant money the city has received.

There are no plans to lay off any of the city’s nearly 170 employees; no raises have been budgeted either.


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But See Lancaster officials hope for much bigger crowd next year

Organizers: Red Rose Festival a success

By Jesef Williams

The musical acts wowed the crowd, vendors were successful and the weather was beautiful.

Organizers say things went according to plan for the inaugural Red Rose Festival, which was this past weekend in downtown Lancaster.

The festival, held Friday evening and most of Saturday, featured a strong helping of entertainment, including bands Cornell Gunter’s Coasters, which headlined, and Nantucket, which drew the largest crowd Saturday.

There were many local and out-of-town vendors in attendance, selling food and a wide array of arts and crafts.


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County, city working together on Westwood project

County moves forward with waterline project

By Chris Sardelli

County Council approved a joint project Monday between the city and the county to improve waterlines in the Westwood neighborhood.

Councilman Larry Honeycutt spearheaded the effort to find funding for a waterline project in the neighborhood. Westwood, just outside the Lancaster city limits, has had problems for years with its waterlines that include low pressure, leaking and numerous breaks.


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