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Guest column by Ronnie Sowell/For The Lancaster News

Community rallies to help Evan

Sometimes terrible things happen to good people but that’s not what Evan Harris’ story is about. It’s about faith and friends, hope and community.


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S.C. Department of Natural Resources

Forty Acre Rock Heritage Preserve grows by 698 acres

It’s been said that on a clear day, you can seemingly see forever from the crest of Forty Acre Rock in where the Sandhills meet the Piedmont.


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County Council gives first nod to IL moratorium

By Chris Sardelli

Stepping to the microphone, Indian Land resident Jane Tanner told Lancaster County Council on Monday, June 8, how important a temporary rezoning moratorium for the Panhandle would be for the future growth of the area.


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Springs Memorial ranks in top 50, only S.C. hospital on list

Rates at SMH among nation’s highest

By Denyse Clark

A study released this week in the June issue of Health Affairs, a health-care policy journal, listed Springs Memorial Hospital as one of the 50 hospitals in the United States that charge the most for medical services to uninsured patients. 


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City council postpones first reading of 2015-16 budget

By Denyse Clark

Lancaster City Council’s first reading of its 2015-16 fiscal-year budget at the Tuesday, June 9 meeting was postponed when Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris asked city Finance Director James Absher about “new stuff” added in. 


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Judge sentences man to eight years in jail for burglary, grand larceny

Smith pleads guilty to charges

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man who failed to appear for his trial earlier this month on charges of burglary and grand larceny was found by deputies and eventually opted to plead guilty before a Circuit Court judge Friday, June 5.


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Thread trail offers a walk on the wild side

By Cathyleen Rice

INDIAN LAND – Enjoying free ice cream, popcorn, and huge slices of chocolate cake topped with whipped cream, about 100 people gathered at Walnut Creek Tuesday, June 9, to celebrate the opening of the Carolina Thread Trail. 


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Herchek hangs it up after 44 years

‘Ole Jimmy’ bids a sad farewell to customers

By Cathyleen Rice

Through blurry eyes and soft sniffles, Jimmy Herchek fixes his famous sandwiches one last time since opening Herchek’s, at 1050 W. Meeting St., 29 years ago. 


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Proposed $89.6M school budget includes 10-mill increase on debt services

Bus driver pay tops budget discussion

By Chris Sardelli

In order to make salaries for local school bus drivers more competitive with surrounding districts, Lancaster County school board members debated several raise options during their first crack at the school district’s budget last month.


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Moody’s updates county’s bond rating

By Greg Summers

Moody’s Investors Services has updated Lancaster County’s credit rating to Aa2 on $24.5 million in general obligation bonds that were expected to be sold Tuesday, June 9.


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