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Honor Flight closer to takeoff

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Seats are filling up fast for a flight of a lifetime that will take local World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the national World War II memorial.

Organizers held a chicken bog supper at Kershaw’s First Baptist Church in September to honor local World War II veterans and present information about the Nov. 21 Honor Flight.


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School district to sell land to city

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster will soon own the land on which Southside Park sits.

The Lancaster County school board voted unanimously Tuesday to sell the nearly 7 acres of land located off Conner Street. The city, which maintains the park, is buying the property for $25,000.

District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore said the city contacted the school district in May about buying the land. He views the move as a win-win situation.


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Boo Fun Fest promises good, safe Halloween tricks, treats

By Jesef Williams

A fun Halloween event for children is coming along as planned, though organizers say they still need more volunteers.

The Boo Fun Fest, now a function of See Lancaster SC, gives area youth a Halloween alternative to going door-to-door trick-or-treating.

The event, from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 31, will be held on the City Hall parking lot that faces the Springs House. Activities include a trackless train, various games and opportunities for the children to collect candy in a controlled environment without the potential risks of trick-or-treating door-to-door.


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Faile makes presentation at national sheriff's conference

By Jenny Arnold

Sheriff Barry Faile recently told 24 sheriffs from across the nation about his agency’s initiative to create an information database with York County and nine North Carolina counties around Charlotte.

Faile attended the 97th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute, sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association and National Institute of Corrections, from Sept. 20-26 in Longmont, Colo. The training and travel costs are free to attending sheriffs.


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He will formally announce his bid for Congress on campaign tour Monday

Mulvaney to make it official

By The Staff

S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R-16) will announce his candidacy for the 5th U.S. Congressional seat Monday.

Mulvaney, a businessman who was elected to the state Senate a year ago, said last month he would probably run for the seat, now held by John Spratt, a Democrat from York.

Spratt was first elected to the seat in 1982 and has held the seat since.

Mulvaney makes his bid for the seat official with a campaign tour with stops in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Florence, Camden and Sun City Carolina Lakes.

The tour stops will be as follows:


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City votes on police fitness policy

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster police officers will be held to the physical standards that were initially suggested in a policy proposal earlier this year.

Lancaster City Council voted 3-4 against a motion to accept a revised version of the Lancaster Police Department’s Physical Abilities Test.

Last year, Police Chief Hugh White was allowed to begin implementing the testing program, which had been set to take effect this July. But before that effective date, council members Tamara Green and Kenny Hood asked for the policy to be revised.


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Breaking NewsMcGriff wins District 2 seat

By The Staff

Charlene McGriff easily won the District 2 County Council race Tuesday.


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Who took pizza signs?

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Where do missing business signs go?

That’s what county officials and several businesses in Indian Land want to know.

The debate began earlier this year after a few business owners in the Panhandle sought the culprits for their missing temporary signs, the kind that advertise special deals or goods for sale.

David Loughry, a partner with Figaro’s Pizza off U.S. 521 in Indian Land, was one of those business owners.


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Someone buys lucky Powerball ticket in Lancaster

Are you $200,000 richer?

By The Staff

Someone got very lucky Wednesday with a $1 Powerball ticket bought at a Lancaster convenience store and is now $200,000 richer.

The ticket, sold at Twin Pine Convenience Store in Lancaster, matched all five white balls in Wednesday night’s Powerball drawing, according to state lottery officials.   

The winning numbers were 5, 15, 25, 30 and 40. The Powerball was 6 and the Powerplay number drawn was 2.


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Rudy Carter OK after accident

By Chris Sardelli

It was supposed to be a typical Monday afternoon, but Oct. 12 turned into a day Rudy Carter will never forget.

Carter, chairman of County Council, was mentally preparing for the night’s meeting as he navigated his way to the Lancaster County Administration building. It had been raining all day, and the roads were slippery as Carter started his drive on Cane Mill Road about 5 p.m.  

Carter was following a small car, which attempted to make a left turn, but instead cut off a wrecker truck heading in the opposite direction.


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