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Some stories worth repeating

By Greg Summers

As a journalist, some things, you never forget. These are the heartfelt stories we have the privilege of sharing with our readers.

I guess you would have to be there to fully understand what I’m talking about.

These are the days when you’re staring at a keyboard silently praying, “God, you’ve given me a good un’ to tell. Please help me to not screw it up.”


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The Dave Lyle Effect

Winthrop study explores impact of road extension

By Jesef Williams

ROCK HILL – More than 58,000 new residents and $427 million in additional revenue.
The numbers jump off the page as economists discuss the projected impact of extending Dave Lyle Boulevard from Rock Hill into Lancaster County.
A special presentation on the matter was held Thursday evening, Jan. 10, at Winthrop University. Economists at the university’s College of Business Administration unveiled statistics from their study that analyzed how the eastward extension of Dave Lyle would greatly affect retail in the region.


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6:30 p.m., Monday

Council to discuss transportation, continuity plan

By Chris Sardelli

Christopher Sardelli
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Transportation studies and local government plans are tops on Lancaster County Council’s agenda for its first meeting of the new year, Monday, Jan. 14.  
Monday will be first official meeting for recently elected council members Brian Carnes (District 7), Bob Bundy (District 3) and Steve Harper (District 5).


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Threats, pointing shotgun ends with felony charge

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man was arrested after deputies say he threatened another man with a shotgun Jan. 5.
John Edwin Wright, 45, 3850 Happy Trails, was charged with pointing and presenting a firearm.
According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, a deputy responded about 5:16 p.m. that day to the report of a man with a gun inside 522 Collision, 3060 N. Rocky River Road.


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Grant will fund surveillance cameras

PalmettoPride awards $2,533 to county

By Chris Sardelli

A new grant will help deputies keep a closer eye on problem areas within Lancaster County.
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office announced last week it was awarded a $2,533 PalmettoPride grant on Dec. 30, according to a sheriff’s office press release.
The grant will be used to buy surveillance cameras to monitor troublesome areas throughout the county.  
PalmettoPride is a legislative initiative created to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina.


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Leadership Lancaster takes to the beach

Retreat provides powerful experience

By Jesef Williams

A peaceful, serene Atlantic Ocean is something I had never seen before while visiting Myrtle Beach.


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Group threatens, points gun in West Dunlap Street incident

Detectives continue to investigate what happened Dec. 28 after a group of men reportedly threatened two people at a Lancaster home and pointed a gun at them. 

Lancaster Police Department officers responded at 4:44 a.m. to a home in the 300 block of West Dunlap Street about a report of shots fired, according to an incident report.

A 24-year-old woman told officers three people came to her house and began arguing with her and a man she was with. 


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No arrests made in separate incidents

Gunshots fired into homes

By Jesef Williams

No arrests have been made in separate incidents in which gunshots were apparently fired into homes in Lancaster County. 

Shortly before 8:30 p.m. Jan 2, Lancaster police officers responded to the 1800 block of Pardue Street after receiving an anonymous call about shots fired in the area. 

Neighbors pointed police to two apartments that had been struck by bullets. Both are in the 1500 block, the report said. 


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Course combines academics, fun, with life lessons

Governor’s school students take wing at Bermuda High Soaring

By Reece Murphy

JEFFERSON – Think back to high school physics.


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Two charged after traffic stop

Officer slightly hurt in scuffle

By Chris Sardelli

A chaotic traffic stop resulted in slight injuries for a Lancaster police officer and the arrests of two Lancaster men Dec. 30.


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