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Notification has begun for those affected by state computer breach

Residents should sign up for credit monitoring

By Chris Sardelli

Blake Faulkenberry isn’t worried about the possibility of becoming an identity-theft victim.

Three days after hearing about the information breach at the S.C. Department of Revenue, Faulkenberry registered for free credit monitoring. Since then, he said there’s been no notification of any suspicious activity.  He also monitors his bank statement online daily.

“I haven’t seen anything strange happen,” said Faulkenberry.


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Norman Cannada/The Seneca Daily Journal

Gardner’s sex charges in Lancaster County involve Oconee teenager

A Kershaw man facing charges of sexually abusing two middle school students in Oconee County a decade ago now faces similar charges in Lancaster County, where some of the incidents reportedly occurred.


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Thaxton investors to get money back, plus some

By Greg Summers

Investors in the once-beleaguered Thaxton Group define fiscal cliff in another way.

Hopefully in three weeks, those investors who saw their life savings disappear will finally be able to step back from the brink of that cliff. 

They will finally get all their money back, plus a little more.


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Statewide numbers for October fall, too

County’s jobless rate falls slightly

By Jesef Williams

Employment in Lancaster County appears to be improving, at least from a statistical standpoint. 

The county had an unemployment rate of 10.8 percent in October, a small drop from the 10.9 percent posted in September, according to figures released last week by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce. 

In comparison, Lancaster County posted a 13.4 percent unemployment rate in October 2011. 


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Ordinance takes effect in March

Municipalities must now approve smoking ban

By Chris Sardelli

While Lancaster County Council decided this week to snuff out smoking in enclosed public spaces, residents will have three months to prepare before the penalties go into effect. 

Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis is hoping to educate residents and business owners about the specifics of the newly approved ordinance. 

Though it technically went into effect Monday night, Nov. 26, Willis said its penalties aren’t enforceable until March 1, 2013. 


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Buildings to become more handicapped-accessible

Kershaw taking steps to comply with ADA

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – The town of Kershaw is taking steps to ensure all of its public-use buildings are equipped to accommodate people with physical limitations. 

Town Administrator Bryan Pettit spoke to Town Council during its Nov. 19 meeting about being in compliance with the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Municipalities must comply in order to receive certain government funding. 


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AJHS choral students to sing in National Honors Choir

By Reece Murphy

KERSHAW – As the county’s arts-focus high school, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the Andrew Jackson High School student body is full of talent. 


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Educator, community leader Mary Mackey Robertson dies

A life of service

By Reece Murphy

Some people are remembered for a single accomplishment that defines their life, but Lancaster County educator Mary Best Mackey Robertson will be remembered for how she lived.


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New patrol cars bring sheriff’s office into 21st century

Sleek Look – Deputies get a charge from chargers

By Chris Sardelli

At first glance, it looks as if Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Caleb Graffam has borrowed the keys to one of James Bond’s high-tech speedsters.


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Jackie Craine’s mother gets custody of granddaughter

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