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Drug task force seizes $1,700 cash and drugs worth $28,500

Hall charged with trafficking cocaine

By Chris Sardelli

A traffic stop led to trafficking-cocaine charges for a Lancaster man. 


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Jonathan Kimball, MS Wellness Director, Westminster Towers

Exercise benefits are priceless for seniors

At some point in most people’s lives, the idea of fitness and “getting in shape” sits in the forefront of the mind. In recent years, the health and fitness industry has seen an increase in the number of senior citizens wanting to exercise. 


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School district places Ford on administrative leave

Teacher accused of sex with student

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster County teacher and coach was arrested last week after authorities and school district officials say he was involved in a sexual relationship with a former student.


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$2.5M investment announced Tuesday

Accutrex to expand Lancaster operations

By Jesef Williams

Accutrex Products is investing $2.5 million to expand its two Lancaster County facilities – a move that will bring up to 10 new jobs to the area. 

Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. announced the decision in a media release issued Tuesday, Sept. 25. 

Accutrex, which makes custom shims, gaskets, washers and sheet metal products, opened its first precision-parts manufacturing facility on Sunshine Road in the late 1990s.


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Voter-registration drive is Saturday

By Jesef Williams

Are you registered to vote in November’s general election? Do you know where your polling place is?

If you can’t answer yes to both questions, you may need to be at Lancaster Municipal Park (off Chesterfield Avenue) on Saturday, Sept. 29, for the “Fourth Quarter Rally.”

That’s where a voter-registration drive will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Concerned residents in the community have organized the event as a fun, informative and informal way to help ensure more people are registered to vote in the Nov. 6 election.


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County SAT scores drop

By Reece Murphy

Following the state- and national-level trend, average SAT scores for college-bound Lancaster County high school seniors slipped slightly this year with only one high school showing a slight increase.

The SAT is one of two widely accepted national college-entrance exams. Redesigned in 2005, the test consists of three sections: critical reading, math and science, which are scored on a range of 200 to 800 points for a perfect score of 2400.


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Truck hauling scrap metal burns on Flat Creek Road

By Reece Murphy

A semi-truck was left as little more than smoldering rubble Monday, Sept. 24, after it caught fire and burned on Flat Creek Road.


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Money stolen from Walmart employee

By Chris Sardelli

A stolen money bag and an extended police chase ended with the arrest of a Lancaster man earlier this month. 

Tyquan Santerio Wright, 20, 1210 Chesterfield Ave., was arrested Sept. 10 on charges of strong arm robbery, shoplifting and resisting arrest, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

The arrest came after officers responded Sept. 10 to a larceny call at Walmart, located at 805 S.C. 9 Bypass. 


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Teacher charged with sexual battery

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The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has charged a Lancaster High School teacher and Indian Land High School coach with sexual battery of a student. Officers arrested Tony Allen Ford, 36, on Friday, Sept. 21, 2012.


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Honeycutt not happy with Tunnell pay hike

LCEDC raise irks council member

By Chris Sardelli

The acceptance of funds to cover a pay raise for the county’s economic development president did not sit well with one county official this week. 

In an e-mail to his fellow council members, sent on Wednesday, Sept. 19, Lancaster County Councilman Larry Honeycutt expressed displeasure with a 10 percent pay hike for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell.


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