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County voters out early to cast ballots

By Greg Summers

When it came to voting on Election Day, Marlena Norwood didn’t have a hidden agenda.


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Man shot twice behind Thomas Lane home Monday

Grant: Details sketchy in shooting

By Chris Sardelli

Details remain sketchy in a Monday night, Nov. 12, shooting that left one man seriously injured. 

Lancaster Police Capt. Scott Grant released limited information about the shooting Tuesday morning, which happened at about 10:12 p.m. in the 200 block of Thomas Lane. 

While Grant said he could not release many details about the case, he did reveal that one man was shot and his injuries were serious. The victim was flown by helicopter to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte for treatment, Grant said. 


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Council approves speed limit change along Green Pond Road

By Chris Sardelli

Despite complaints of right-of-way infringements and mysterious mailboxes along Indian Land’s Green Pond Road, Lancaster County Council kept its focus solely on speed limits during its Monday, Nov. 12, meeting. 

Council voted 5-1 to approve lowering the speed limit along the road to 15 mph, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting. Councilwoman Charlene McGriff was absent from the meeting. 


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Volunteer firefighter charged with embezzlement

By Chris Sardelli

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A volunteer firefighter was arrested last month on an embezzlement charge, according to newly released information from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office.
Joshua Phillip Cauthen, 21, 994 Suttle Road, was arrested Oct. 12 on the charge of embezzlement of public funds less than $10,000, according to a sheriff’s office press release.  


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DOR: Businesses can apply for permits in two to three weeks

Panhandle carries measure on Sunday alcohol sales

By Reece Murphy

Final election numbers on Lancaster County’s ballot measure regarding Sunday alcohol sales at local restaurants show Indian Land voters played a major role in the measure's approval.

According to final vote tallies, Lancaster County residents overall approved the measure by a 16-percent margin with 18,526 votes for the proposal and 13,412 against. 


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Emergency center does double duty

By Greg Summers

Most Election Days, the three phones in the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office ring non-stop.


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Steve Harper tops Kathy Sistare in District 5 County Council race by 288 votes

Council chairwoman loses re-election bid

By Chris Sardelli

Steve Harper was fast asleep early Wednesday morning when he awoke to a good-news phone call – he had won the Lancaster County Council District 5 seat.

It was about 2:30 a.m. Nov. 7, when a supporter let Harper, a Republican, know he had clinched the council seat by 288 votes, defeating Democratic incumbent Kathy Sistare. 

“It was a relief,” Harper said Wednesday afternoon. 


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Norrell is the first woman to hold District 44 seat

‘A sign of the times’

Mandy Powers Norrell sees her victory Tuesday, Nov. 6, as part of a trend of more women immersing themselves in politics. 


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Harris unseats Blackmon-Brace on City Council

By Jesef Williams

One of Lancaster City Council’s most outspoken members has been unseated.

Jackie Harris, seeking elected office for the first time, defeated Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace in Tuesday’s District 3 race.

Harris won 312 of the 562 votes cast, or 55 percent. Blackmon-Brace collected 250 votes.

Among the five voting precincts, the results were as follows:

– Lancaster East: Harris – 115 votes, Blackmon-Brace – 41 votes


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Springs Memorial Hospital

Springs Memorial Hospital names Dabney as new CEO

Janice C. Dabney has been named chief executive officer for Springs Memorial Hospital. Dabney, who has been an employee of the hospital since 1966 and served as assistant chief executive officer since 1983, brings experience and passion to her new role, hospital officials say.


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