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‘We need to do something about it now’

Bullet hole in girl’s bike tire sets off councilman Mackey

By Greg Summers

Something has to change on the 300 block of Connor Street, an exasperated Gonzie Mackey told fellow Lancaster City Council members this week.


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Victim reports crime, arrested as culprit

By Reece Murphy

A Heath Springs man who called 911 to report someone in a pickup intentionally ramming his SUV ended up behind bars when the investigation revealed he was the aggressor, the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office said.

Douglas Wayne Donahue, 46, 631 Fairhill Road, was arrested on two counts of pointing and presenting a firearm and one count of second-degree assault and battery.


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Duo face kidnapping, attempted armed robbery charges

Lesson: Don’t do the crime if you need to go potty-time

By Reece Murphy

Never take a bathroom break in the middle of a crime.

Two Lancaster women were charged this week with kidnapping and attempted armed robbery after an Indian Land woman said they tried to force her to cash a $3,615 check and give them the money. 

Ashley Jeanette Sanders, 21, of 3660 Heyward Hough Road and Lauren Rena Knight, 17, of 684 Taylor Drive, were arrested Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office report.


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Reckless homicide case languished for 14 years

Charges dropped in girl’s death

By Reece Murphy

Sixth Circuit Solicitor Randy Newman has dismissed the Valentines Day 2002 case of a former Kershaw man who was speeding on Catoe Road in Lancaster when he struck and killed a 9-year-old girl crossing the road.

Garth Braxton Beard was charged in June 2002 with one count of reckless homicide in the death of Brandi Profitt of Lancaster.


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Candidate filing starts Wednesday

By Greg Summers

The filing period for Democratic and Republican candidates begins this week for nine local offices in the June primary election, as well as the county’s and state’s legislative delegations.

Filing opens noon Wednesday, March 16, and closes at noon March 30, said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.

U.S. Senate and House candidates must file at the S.C. Election Commission, 1122 Lady St., Suite 500, in Columbia.


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CEO surprises local teachers on DonorsChoose website

Red Ventures’ Elias ‘flash funds’ supplies for 10 county schools

By Chris Sardelli

What do iPads, a box of stability balls and a stack of books related to “Romeo and Juliet” have in common?


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School district considers student networking website

By Chris Sardelli

Can a student networking website help connect local youth to colleges and future careers, while also keeping vital information about their test scores, college preferences and awards secure?


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From release

Movement Mortgage opens new corporate headquarters

FORT MILL – Movement Mortgage on Friday opened its new $22 million headquarters and announced that it is two years ahead of schedule on its goal of creating 672 jobs at the facility. 


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Housing authority considers instituting a smoking ban

By Greg Summers

The Housing Authority of Lancaster County is considering adopting a smoke-free policy for tenants at two public housing complexes.

Its executive director, Jerry Witherspoon, discussed the matter with Lancaster City Council on Tuesday night, while reporting the authority’s activities over the past year.

The local housing authority provides housing for low-income families and oversees Caroline Court apartments and Frank L. Roddey Homes. 


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School district considers student networking website

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