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HS awarded $500,000 grant for waterlines

By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS –  A third phase of waterline improvements can begin, with a $500,000 Community Development Block Grant recently awarded to the town.

Heath Springs Town Council voted months ago to pay for engineering for the project, in hopes that the grant funding would come through, Mayor Ann Taylor said.

The S.C. Department of Commerce announced the grant award on Aug. 3.

The project will replace aging waterlines in the east side of town. That includes Northside Circle, and Hart, Salem, East, Clark, Ridge, Elder and Liberty streets, Taylor said.


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Back to the books for 11,400 local students

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Today is the last day of summer vacation for the estimated 11,400 students who will attend Lancaster County School District schools this year.


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Police will be looking for speeders in school zones

By Jenny Arnold

Drivers need to be reminded that local streets may be clogged with traffic on Monday as students head back to class in the Lancaster County School District.


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Store brings 370 jobs, more tax revenue to county

IL Walmart to open Wednesday

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – The new Indian Land Walmart store will be overstaffed when it opens Wednesday.


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Yarborough enters race to lead City Council

Surprise candidate files for mayor

By Jesef Williams

Mary Helen Yarborough compares herself to a rookie baseball pitcher who can bring new energy to a team. And she likens incumbent Mayor Joe Shaw to a seasoned player who’s weary from many years of service.


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Lodges, LAPS to give away supplies at back-to-school event

By Jesef Williams

Notebooks, pens and paper will be available this weekend for area students in need of school supplies.

The Lancaster County Lodges and Lancaster Alternative Policing Strategy (LAPS) are hosting a back-to-school event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Constitution Park, at Woodland and Roddey drives in Lancaster.

The event, open and free to the pubic, gives local children who may not be able to get all the supplies they need a chance to pick up those items.


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March of Dimes searches for ambassador family from area

By The Staff

The search is on. March of Dimes is seeking families interested in serving as ambassadors for Lancaster Area March for Babies in 2010.

An ambassador family can tell the story of how their lives have been touched by March of Dimes-funded research, programs, advocacy or educational campaigns.  They are a living symbol of the March of Dimes mission and share their story to raise awareness and funds to help all babies get a healthy start by fighting serious threats to infant health, including premature birth.


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Third candidate files for board seat

By Jesef Williams

Kevin Sexton said the need for another elementary school in Indian Land will be his chief concern if he’s elected to the school board.

The Van Wyck resident is the third person to file for the District 1 Lancaster County school board seat, now held by Don McCorkle.

Sexton filed Wednesday at the County Administration Building. McCorkle and fellow Indian Land resident Leland Hughes each filed last week.


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12-year-old told cousin to roll on ground

Child flown to burn center

By Jenny Arnold

An 8-year-old boy was airlifted to a Georgia burn center after being burned in a fire in the yard of a Laurel Court home on Monday.

According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, emergency workers were called to the Laurel Court home about 9:30 p.m. Monday. When a police officer arrived, he was approached by the 8-year-old and his grandfather. The child did not have any clothes on and had severe burns to his upper body, the report said.


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High hopes for revamped farmers market commission

By Chris Sardelli

Three new members were appointed to join the ranks of the county’s Farmers Market Commission on Tuesday.

County Council unanimously appointed B.J. Ratcliffe, Diane Estridge and Arthur “Cricket” Harper to the commission. The additions come two weeks after council removed four commission members after citing complaints from buyers and sellers at the market.


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