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Dog mauls boy, 6, gets shot by dad

By Reece Murphy

A 6-year-old Lancaster boy is recovering after being mauled in the face by a neighbor’s dog Dec. 9, while his father faces a misdemeanor charge for shooting the dog.
Connor Dixon was playing with friends at the home of his neighbors Robert and Tiffany Miles, 4724 Taxahaw Road, about 3:58 p.m. when their dog attacked him, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.


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ILHS athlete airlifted to CMC

By Chris Sardelli

A 14-year-old Indian Land High School varsity baseball player is recovering in a Charlotte hospital after he was struck in the head by a ball and lost consciousness during an evening practice Dec. 9.
The student, whose name is not being released by school officials, was running the bases at the school about 5 p.m. Wednesday when he was hit, said Lancaster County School District safety director Bryan Vaughn.


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Board still must approve bond vote before it goes on ballot

School building projects to total $199M

After reviewing a plethora of school needs across Lancaster County, school district officials settled this week on $199 million as the amount of a proposed capital projects bond.
The largest items on the bond list are two new schools in Indian Land – a high school and an elementary – though the list also includes numerous projects for schools throughout the county.
Details about the projects, and a final bond amount to eventually present to voters, were revealed during a special Lancaster County school board meeting Dec. 8.


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Technicality puts McClancy rezoning back on table

By Chris Sardelli

Despite a vote to deny an industrial rezoning for McClancy Seasoning last month, a procedural technicality will allow the issue to be heard once again during Lancaster County Council’s Dec. 14 meeting.
The rezoning, which has drawn ire from hundreds of Panhandle residents during the last few months, was brought back to council’s Nov. 23 meeting when Councilman Steve Harper asked for a motion to reconsider.


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Man accused of entering house, assaulting couple

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man was arrested this week and charged with climbing through a kitchen window and assaulting a couple inside a home.
Travis Antwan Davis, 26, 704 Central Ave., was arrested Dec. 1 on charges of second-degree assault and battery and second-degree criminal domestic violence, according to a Lancaster Police Department incident report.
The arrest came minutes after officers responded just after midnight to a Penny Street home about a disturbance. A 911 dispatcher reported a woman was on the line and was yelling for Davis not to take a child from the scene.


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NAACP event to coach students, parents on interactions with police

By Chris Sardelli

As confrontations between police and young people have dominated national headlines this year, the Lancaster branch of the NAACP is hoping a town hall meeting will teach residents how to safely interact with law enforcement officers.


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Lancaster says goodbye to Mayor Shaw

‘He knew, he cared, he helped’

By Greg Summers

As Carolyn Taylor walked inside First Baptist Church for Mayor Joe Shaw’s memorial service Dec. 6, she remembered the summer of 1945, when her family lived across the street from his.
 “I was a young teenager, and I can recall Joe walking downtown to work for Mr. Hicks at the drugstore,” Taylor said. “His love for Main Street started many, many years ago.”
And that love never ended.


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Triple murder stirs Sharpton group to act in Lancaster

Slayings provoke activists

By Reece Murphy

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators are exploring a possible connection between the Dec. 5 murder of three Lancaster natives in Charlotte and the slaying of a man in Lancaster Nov. 28.
Meanwhile, the mother of two of the Charlotte victims joined with a newly formed Lancaster chapter of Al Sharpton’s National Action Network Dec. 8 to address drug and gun violence in Lancaster.


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Kershaw, Lancaster Residents report armed robberies

By Reece Murphy

A Kershaw man said he was pulled out of his car, roughed up and robbed by a man he’d stopped to speak with on a road outside of town Nov. 29.
The armed robbery was the second in three days, the other one having occurred Nov. 26 outside a church on Great Falls Highway.
According to the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the 19-year-old Kershaw man who lives on Youngs Bend Road said he was suffering from insomnia the night of Nov. 29 and decided to go for a ride about 11:35.


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Family, friends honor late mayor at memorial service

Shaw: 'A life well-lived'

By Greg Summers

As Carolyn Taylor walked inside First Baptist Church for city of Lancaster Mayor Joe Shaw’s celebration of life service on Dec. 6, she couldn’t help but look back to summer of 1945 in a story that only she can tell. She said her family grew up just across the street from Shaw’s.
 “I was a young teenager and I can recall Joe walking downtown to work for Mr. Hicks at the drug store,” she said. “His love for Main Street started many, many years ago.”
And that love never ended.

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