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Woman reports New Year’s Day assault

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster woman reported she was attacked by a man while at a friend’s house on New Year’s Day.

Officers spoke with the 31-year-old victim at a Pardue Street home shortly after the attack, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.

The woman told police she was at her friend’s home in the 2100 block of Pardue Street just before 11 p.m. when a man she knew started touching her. She told him to stop and when he didn’t, she slapped him four times, the report said.


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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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Hodges’ portrait unveiled at opening of county museum

‘Hobo Jim’ at home in courthouse

By Greg Summers

In 1983, a young fresh-out-of-law-school upstart walked into the bottom floor of the Lancaster County Courthouse in an official capacity.


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Two rob newspaper carrier at gunpoint

By Chris Sardelli

A contract newspaper carrier for The Lancaster News was robbed at gunpoint early Sunday, Jan. 6, and deputies are still searching for the suspects. 

Deputies responded about 4:20 a.m. to The Speedee Mart, at 1416 Pageland Highway, about a report of an armed robbery, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. The convenience store is beside the Lancaster County Water and Sewer District office.  


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Additional city charges filed against trio

By Chris Sardelli

Another long list of charges have been filed against a trio of people arrested on multiple burglary charges last month.


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Several went into effect in December

A few new laws go into effect this month

By Reece Murphy

South Carolina voters will have to show a photo ID in 2013. Maybe.

The law is among the few with wide-ranging impact to residents of Lancaster County that go into effect this year.

There are, however, several laws that went into effect late last year worth noting.

Voter ID


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Fiscal cliff deal comes with good, bad news

By Reece Murphy

In what could easily be called good news and bad news for most Americans, U.S. House members voted to approve a bipartisan Senate bill late Tuesday, Jan. 1, that avoids the worst fallout from the so-called “fiscal cliff,” but puts off automatic budget cuts associated with sequestration until March.

While the bill also does away with Bush-era tax cuts for those making more than $400,000 a year, most working Americans will see an increase in their federal Social Security taxes as well.


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South Carolina delegation discusses ‘fiscal cliff’ vote

By The Staff

All but two of South Carolina’s delegation to Washington, D.C., voted against a Senate bill to avoid the effects of the so-called “fiscal cliff.”

U.S. House members voted 257-167 to support a last-minute Senate bill put together by the White House and Senate Republicans, including U.S. House leader John Boehner and 84 other Republicans.


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Rate mirrors state, national trends

Lancaster County’s jobless rate falls again

By Jesef Williams

Following statewide and national trends, Lancaster County’s unemployment rate fell a few percentage points from October to November 2012.

The S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce released the most recent statistics late last month.

Lancaster County posted an 11 percent jobless rate for November, down from the 11.2 percent posted in October.

By comparison, the November 2011 unemployment rate for the county was 12.6 percent.


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