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Sender said he’d kill man if he didn’t pay $30,000

Extortion threat made in e-mail to local man

By Jenny Arnold

A Lancaster man reported to sheriff’s deputies that someone sent him an e-mail claiming to be a hit man.

According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the man said he received the e-mail on June 24.

The sender claimed to be a hit man hired to kill the man and his family if he did not comply with a $30,000 extortion request.


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County Council expected to make a decision Tuesday

$206,000 is estimate to repair jail

By Chris Sardelli

County officials now know what it will cost to repair the old Lancaster County jail – almost $206,000.

Jody Munnerlyn, the architect working on the restoration of the historic Lancaster County Courthouse, and Chad Catledge of Perception Builders, who is overseeing the construction of the new court facility, presented those numbers to council on Monday night.

Munnerlyn said the repairs will cost $205,766. This amount includes environmental testing, removal of old materials, demolition and reconstruction of the roof, insulation and drywall.


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Expect increased presence by officers during holiday weekend

Troopers to step up patrol

By Jenny Arnold

Last year, during the Fourth of July holiday, five people lost their lives on South Carolina highways.

“We’re looking at that as five too many,” said S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Billy Elder.

The Highway Patrol is teaming up with S.C. Department of Natural Resources officers and other local law enforcement agencies to make sure drivers are following the law, not only on the road but on the water.


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USC fans savor national championship victory

By Robert Howey

Area University of South Carolina baseball fans are basking in the glow of the Gamecocks’ greatest diamond coup.


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Sentencing law affects county budget

By Chris Sardelli

The effects of a newly passed state Sentencing Reform Act had County Council divided over accepting its proposed budget on Monday night.

Before voting to approve the county’s 2010-11 budget, several council members debated the addition of two new items for the county’s magistrates court system.


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Caseloads could increase

By Jenny Arnold

A commission created by the General Assembly recommended changes to laws regarding property and violent crimes and drug offenses that could have County Council voting to add more local judicial staff in the coming year.


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$100,000 for USCL

First Citizens donates to campaign

By Jesef Williams

The University of South Carolina at Lancaster has received another sizable contribution that will help pay for a future classroom building.


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Federal law affects how debit cards are used

Bank overdraft laws to take effect Thursday

By Jesef Williams

A new law goes into effect Thursday that may affect how you use your debit card.

A Federal Reserve regulation will change the way banks assess fees when a person overdrafts during debit-card purchases or ATM withdrawals.

Many financial institutions charge between $10 and $38 per transaction when a person uses his or her card after their checking account reaches $0. That overdraft protection is in place as a default action.


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Fireworks a bang-up business

By Jesef Williams

While many businesses have seen a sharp drop in sales due to the sour economy, local fireworks dealers say they are doing quite well.


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Woman upset about ripped American flag

By Jenny Arnold

Renee Bozeman’s sister bought her an American flag for her birthday, July 8, last year.


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