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Commission will present updated proposal to county council Aug. 11

Capital project sales tax commission rewords ballot question

By Reece Murphy

Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commissioners met briefly Wednesday, Aug. 6, to make a small wording change in a proposed ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax.


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Conference tackles drug use among rural teens

By Denyse Clark

More than 150 guests from 15 different states have been in town this week attending a conference on rural drug use among teens at the University of South Carolina Lancaster from Wednesday, Aug. 6, through today, Aug. 8.


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Hough faces multiple charges for police chase in Pageland

PAGELAND – While Tyzhe Hough remains jailed without bond at the Lancaster County Detention Center on  two counts of attempted murder and a single count of failure to stop for blue lights and siren, he also faces multiple charges in Chesterfield County.


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Chester County sheriff sued for sexual harassment

CHESTER – Chester County Sheriff Alex Underwood has been named the defendant in a sexual harassment lawsuit by a former county employee.


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Sambo's celebrates 45 years with regional honor

Best Burgers in the South

By Erin Kirby

All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.


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Library board to reconsider policy on meeting room use

By Greg Summers

The Lancaster County Library Board has agreed to take another look at a policy banning after-hours meetings at local libraries by outside groups and will call a special meeting to announce what it finds.


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Man charged with trafficking heroin, intent to distribute oxycodone

Citizen’s tip leads to drug arrest

By Chris Sardelli

 A Lancaster man was arrested July 28 following a citizen’s tip to authorities of suspected drug dealing.

Cornelious Joe Winchester Jr., 48, 601 W. Meeting St., was charged with trafficking heroin and possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

The arrest came as investigators were conducting surveillance on Winchester outside his home after receiving the tip, the report said. 


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Stolen car found submerged in pond

By Chris Sardelli

 A 911 call led authorities to a stolen car found submerged in a Lancaster pond last month. 

Deputies responded at 8:48 p.m. July 16 to the 2300 block of Gateway Drive in the Edgewater subdivision about a report of a vehicle found in a pond, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. 

Deputies spoke with two men at the scene who said that while they were driving past the pond, they noticed the top of a car poking up from the middle of the water.


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Outreach collects school supplies

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The behind-the-scenes Lancaster County Outreach Project is collecting classroom  supplies to make sure a group of less-fortunate children in the county is ready to meet the challenges of the new school year.

Donna Bender, of Lancaster County Department of Social Services said right now, there are 151 underprivileged children in need of basic core school supplies and she is certain the list will grow to more than 170.


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Man charged in Kershaw shooting

By Chris Sardelli

 Christopher Sardelli


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