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For some, snow meant a morning of rare fun

By Jenny Arnold

Some Lancaster County residents got their wish overnight Friday as a winter storm blanketed the county with snow.


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Scholarship dinner is Tuesday night in Lancaster

Remembering Matt Blackwell

By Jesef Williams

Four area students will be honored for academic excellence while everyone in attendance will be treated to an inspirational message at the annual Matt Blackwell Foundation Scholarship Dinner.

This year’s event will be held 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.

Each year, four Lancaster County high school seniors are selected to receive a scholarship, which is named after the Lancaster teen who died in 2001 following an auto accident.

Dawn Smith Jordan will be the guest speaker Tuesday.


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Arrowood residents oppose annexation

By Jesef Williams

Jimmy Nunnery, a resident of Arrowood Estates, doesn’t like the idea of being annexed into the city of Lancaster.

After learning that Lancaster City Council planned to discuss an ordinance that could lead to the future annexation of properties in his community, he made it a point to attend the meeting.

Nunnery was among the dozens of Arrowood residents who packed council chambers Tuesday night to hear council members consider an ordinance that would bring four contiguous parcels of land into the city limits.


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Time magazine says he could be 'Republican Surprise' candidate

Mulvaney another Scott Brown?

By Chris Sardelli

State Sen. Mick Mulvaney received some unexpected publicity last week from a surprising source – Time magazine.

Mulvaney, R-District 16, was spotlighted in a Feb. 1 article as one of 10 Republican contenders who could pull upsets in political races across the country this fall.

The article, “Republican Surprise: 10 More Scott Browns,” examines several GOP members who have the potential to follow in the footsteps of Brown, the Republican who defeated Democratic challenger Martha Coakley for the Massachusetts Senate seat in January.


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Woman, 27, charged with helping convict

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster woman is one of three people charged with helping a prisoner escape from Catawba Pre-Release Center in Rock Hill last week.

Chucky James Elmore Jr., 27, escaped from the minimum-security center on Milling Road about noon Feb. 3, according to the S.C. Department of Corrections.

Tina Diana Mackey, 30, 3353 University Drive, has been charged by the S.C. Department of Corrections with escape-harboring or employing an escaped convict.


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Breaking News Possible snow today in Lancaster

By Jenny Arnold

Looks like snow could fall over Lancaster County beginning this afternoon.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning for the county effective until 6 a.m. Saturday and is predicting 1 to 3 inches of snow.

The snow could move into the area after 4 p.m. today, falling as a mix with rain, the weather service said. Snow will continue during the night, before ending about 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

S.C. Department of Transportation crews will be out today pre-treating roads with a salt-brine mixture in preparation for the storm.


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Daughter: Bennie Crockett had a bigger-than-life personality

By Jesef Williams

Though he disappeared almost 33 years ago, Evelyn Cooper still has vivid memories of her father.

Standing at 5-feet, 5-inches tall, Bennie Crockett was short in stature, but had a personality that was bigger than life, she said. Hard work, love and concern for people were commonplace for him.

“He always helped,” Cooper said. “He would check on others, like members from the church and the elderly.”


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Fire guts house on Greenbriar Drive

By Jenny Hartley

Firefighters responded twice to a house fire on Greenbriar Drive on Thursday.


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Nurse charged with taking prescription drugs

By Jenny Arnold

A nurse has been charged with stealing prescription drugs from patients at a local nursing home.

Sandra Faile Hunter, 51, of 2090 Nature Reserve Road, Kershaw, was charged by the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control with three counts of theft of a controlled substance.

According to arrest warrants, Hunter stole three different drugs – temazepam, alprazolam and hydrocodone – on Dec. 17, 2009.

The warrants say that the drugs belonged to patients at White Oak Manor.

Temazepam is used to treat insomnia.


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Woman dies in apartment fire

By Jenny Arnold

A woman died after a fire at Chesterfield Villas, a senior-living apartment complex on Chesterfield Avenue, on Sunday.

Lancaster Fire Department Chris Nunnery said his department was called to Apartment B-12 at 7:54 a.m. after a next-door neighbor called 911.

Firefighters pulled Barbara Belton, 57, from the apartment, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. She was unconscious and was airlifted to a burn center in Winston-Salem, N.C., where she later died.


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