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Census takers to fan out across S.C. starting Saturday

By The Staff

If you haven’t mailed back your 2010 Census questionnaire or you did not receive one, you can expect a knock at your door sometime between May 1 and mid-July.

Beginning Saturday, about 10,000 census takers will fan out across South Carolina going door to door to collect information from households that have not answered the census.


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Highway Patrol: Student was drag-racing before wreck

AJ High mourns loss of student after crash

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Andrew Jackson High School students and faculty held a moment of silence Thursday morning to remember junior Daniel Sullivan, who died Wednesday from injuries he received in a car accident on Saturday.

“That was tough for everybody,” said AJHS Principal Mary Barry. “The silence was absolutely deafening.”

Daniel Sullivan, 16, was in a crash in Kershaw County on Saturday. He died Wednesday, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol. Another AJHS student, Kyle Cantu, 18, broke his collarbone and a rib in the crash.


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Mascot to make debut at Red Rose festival

By Jesef Williams

She has a lot of fur, big ears, a big smile and is looking forward to meeting you on Saturday.


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Red Rose Festival begins Friday

By Jesef Williams

At Lancaster’s first Red Rose Festival, you’ll be able to relax, socialize and sample a wide variety of food. And while you’re walking around, you can check out a number of bands that will be performing in downtown Lancaster.

Mitch Simpson wants to see people dancing in the streets and singing to the popular tunes that his group, Summerdaze, will render. Beach music, R&B, hip-hop and pop are among the songs you’ll here, he said.


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Residents who didn’t return forms can expect a visit from census takers

Did you return your census form?

By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs and Van Wyck residents may get a knock at their door in the coming weeks as census takers begin visiting homes that did not return a census form.

Census forms were mailed only to homes with a street address, not post office boxes, in the first phase of the national tally. About half of Heath Springs’ residents receive their mail by post office box and many Van Wyck residents use post office boxes as well.


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School district to eliminate 100 jobs

By Jesef Williams

About 100 positions throughout Lancaster County School District will be eliminated for 2010-11, according to figures proposed last week.

On Thursday, Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore told school board members what measures will have to be taken to balance next year’s budget.

The district is expecting to receive $5.29 million less in funding from the state and nearly $1 million less in federal stimulus money compared to 2009-10.

To make up for the cuts, the district will eliminate 78 certified positions and 20 classified/hourly positions.


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21 years after leaving college, IL resident to complete degree

By Jesef Williams

For a long time, Jennifer Kirby never imagined she’d be able to call herself a college graduate.

Kirby attended Columbus State University in Georgia off and on from 1987 to 1989. The next year, she got married and moved with her husband to Kentucky.

A few years later, she had the first of three daughters and became a stay-at-home mother for 10 years.

A college degree was not on her list of priorities.


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Danny Ray Caskey, 43

By The Staff

GREAT FALLS – Danny Ray Caskey, 43, died Saturday, May 8, 2010.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by Baker Funeral Home, Kershaw.

 


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Policy addresses city transactions

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster now has a policy in place that allows certain employees to handle financial transactions in their supervisor’s absence.

City Council voted 5-1 Tuesday on a resolution to adopt the policy. Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace cast the dissenting vote, and  Councilwoman Tamara Green was absent.

Finance Director James Absher wrote the policy in response to recommendations that came as part of the city’s most recent annual audit.


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Music of four local recording artists considered for Grammy nominations

The sound of soul

By Jesef Williams

William Mobley picks the guitar in a way that gives a rock ’n’ roll feel to many of his original gospel songs.


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