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Organizers pleased with crowd, reception to barbecue festival

By Jenny Arnold

KERSHAW – Hog Jam organizers say the fourth-annual festival honoring barbecue was a success.


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Benefit set for child fighting cancer

By Jenny Arnold

HEATH SPRINGS – Motorcyclists are coming together this weekend to raise money for a 2-year-old with cancer.

Cotton Pate has organized the Cruisin’ for Chase ride on Saturday to benefit Chase Gordon. The ride is sponsored by Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and Carolinas Biker Ministries.

Registration for the ride begins at 9 a.m. at the church, with the first bikes out at 10 a.m. The cost is $15 for a single rider, and $25 for two-up bikes. The cost includes the Cruisin’ for Chase T-shirt.


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Official explains terms of agreement between county, Red Ventures

What does agreement mean?

By Chris Sardelli

On Tuesday, Red Ventures, an Internet marketing and sales company, announced plans to relocate its headquarters from Charlotte to Indian Land.

As part of its relocation, the company plans on investing more than $20 million in a facility at the 521 Corporate Park, just north of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160. It also intends to bring 1,000 new jobs to the county within five to seven years.


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Rex talks to teachers during visit to county

By Jesef Williams

South Carolina’s top education official visited Lancaster this week to talk about the good and the bad about the state’s public schools.


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Heath Springs man faces multiple burglary charges

By Jenny Arnold

A Heath Springs man is in jail, charged with three September burglaries.

Olen Dean Easler II, 29, of 3582 Stoneboro Road, is charged with three counts of second-degree burglary, Sheriff Barry Faile said.

According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, Easler is linked to a burglary at a Woodland Drive home in Lancaster on Sept. 11, during which a safe and cash were taken.

The safe contained cash and coins, three car titles, a deed to the home and a will. Another $1,400 in cash was taken from a jewelry box.


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Entries sought for vets parade

By Jesef Williams

Now that the route has been established and other kinks worked out, organizers of this year’s Veterans Day parade are primarily concerned about participation.

Linda Blackmon, Lancaster County Veterans Affairs officer, said registration has been considerably low thus far for the Nov. 7 parade. She believes a lot of people have been hesitant to commit amidst concern that the event would not happen.

Due to construction of the new courthouse and new statewide guidelines regarding parades and festivals, organizers have been forced to change their plans.


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Turn lanes being built at S.C. 903 and Potter Road

By Jenny Arnold

Construction barrels line the sides of S.C. 903 at Potter Road for a project that should be finished by next spring.

Ken Wilson, an engineer with the S.C. Department of Transportation, said turn lanes north and south of Potter Road will be constructed on S.C. 903.

“It’s considered a safety project,” Wilson said.


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Council debates waste tire issue

By Chris Sardelli

How residents will dispose of old tires now that new state regulations are taking effect was discussed again by County Council on Monday.

But a final decision hasn’t been reached yet.

Jana White, a representative from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s solid waste division, talked to council Monday about restrictions recently put in place by DHEC that call for tracking the disposal of tires throughout the state. The requirements also require counties to count tires and verify who is dropping them off.


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15 store clerks refuse to sell alcohol to minor in undercover operation

No one stung in sting

By Jenny Arnold

A recent alcohol enforcement sting by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office turned out not to be a sting at all because no one got stung.

Sheriff’s deputies conducted an operation on Sept. 21 to see whether local convenience stores were checking the identification of people trying to buy alcohol. A person underage working undercover with the sheriff’s office attempted to buy alcohol at stores in the county.


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Group recently rescued 11 neglected horses

By Jenny Arnold

VAN WYCK, Nestled among tree-lined creeks is a safe place where abused horses find healing.


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