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No arrests in Heath Springs shooting

By Chris Sardelli

HEATH SPRINGS – Authorities are searching for a group of men who may be involved in the shooting of a man Friday night, Nov. 16.

Deputies found the victim about 9 p.m. in a home along Mount Carmel Road in Heath Springs, after responding to a report of a shooting, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release. 

The man suffered what appeared to be a single gunshot wound to the arm, the release said.  


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Merita part of Hostess closing

By Greg Summers

When it comes to storied Southern traditions, a loaf of Merita Old Fashioned Bread ranks near the top of the list, right along side baseball, hot dogs and apple pie.


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November is American Diabetes Month

USCL clinic provides local assistance

By Jesef Williams

With a little more than a week left in November, health professionals at University of South Carolina Lancaster want to ensure you’re aware that this is American Diabetes Month.

And with that awareness comes a host of statistics and tidbits about this disease that is seeing more and more incidence in the United States and in Lancaster County.

In 2010, 25.8 million people in the United States (8.3 percent of the population) had diabetes, according to data accessed and reported by USCL’s Diabetes Education Clinic.


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Man clips power pole, flees scene

By Chris Sardelli

 A broken power pole and a trail of spilled fuel led to the arrest of a man who fled the scene of an accident earlier this month. 


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Bleeding man charged with assault

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man found bleeding from his head earlier this month is now wanted for assault. 

Police issued a warrant Nov. 10 charging 30-year-old Michael Wayne Rainey, of 919 Community Lane, with third-degree assault and battery. 

According to an incident report, the warrant stems   from an assault call officers responded to just after 9 p.m. Nov. 10, in the 1500 block of Pardue Street.   


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Beverly Lane Lorenz

Sun City residents help neighbors in need

The Volunteers and Helping Hands Club in Sun City Carolina Lakes began collecting for its annual Thanksgiving food drive before November even began. 


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Gunshot victim died at hospital

Murder suspect turns himself in at sheriff's office

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man sought in the shooting death of another man on Monday, Nov. 19, turned himself in Tuesday at the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office. 


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Council approves gold mine ordinances

By Chris Sardelli

After five months of obstacles, debates and halted progress, a series of ordinances related to Haile Gold Mine and mining in general received final approval by Lancaster County Council late Monday night, Nov. 12. 

It’s been a long journey for council members, mine officials and Kershaw residents, as several ordinances involving rezonings, development agreements and zoning definitions have been in flux since the measures were presented to council in June. 


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Gunshots fired at car, nightclub

By Chris Sardelli

Patrons at a local nightclub called police early Saturday morning, Nov. 10, after someone fired several bullets into the building and a nearby car. 

Officers responded at about 2:40 a.m. to Good Time Charlie’s, 1366 W. Meeting St., about a report of shots fired, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report. 

A 911 dispatcher told responding officers that a car in the parking lot had been shot and a vehicle suspected to be involved fled the scene heading west on West Meeting Street. 


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Locals can still help out with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts

By Reece Murphy

Folks in Lancaster County and South Carolina have long been known for lending a hand in times of need.

Though it’s been more than three weeks since Hurricane Sandy slammed the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States the week of Oct. 28, millions of people are still suffering.

That’s why it should come as no surprise that Lancaster County residents are reaching out to help – or that they could still use your help.


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