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Four in SUV go for wild ride

By Reece Murphy

Two adults and two children went for a wild ride in a Chevrolet Avalanche over the side of Cedar Creek Road  (S.C. 97) Tuesday about 10 a.m., coming to rest upside down at the bottom of 15-foot deep embankment.
Despite the dramatic accident, the occupants suffered only “bumps and bruises,” emergency personnel on the scene said, but were taken to Springs Memorial Hospital to be checked out.


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UDO public-input session Thursday

By Mandy Catoe

The Lancaster County Planning Department will host a public-input session on the Unified Development Ordinance (UDO) at 6:30 Thursday in the council chambers at the county administration building, 101 North Main Street.     
The proposed new UDO will be available for review between noon and 4:30 p.m. Thursday in the council chambers. Planning department staff will be there to answer questions.
Kara Drane, senior planner for the Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) will also be on hand to answer questions.


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City quickens process for big equipment repairs

The city of Lancaster has streamlined its repair policy for larger trucks and heavy equipment to get them up and running and back on the road as soon as possible.
The change allows the municipality’s director of maintenance and sanitation to sign off on repairs of up to $15,000 to be made on any vehicle that weighs more than 12,000 pounds.
This includes over-the-road garbage and fire trucks, as well as the backhoe at the garbage transfer station.


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Businesses nonprofits brace for SNAP cuts

By Kayland Hagwood

Businesses and nonprofits across Lancaster County are bracing for the effects of a state policy change that could cause as many as 900 county residents to lose their SNAP benefits.
To keep their SNAP benefits, which used to be called food stamps, able-bodied recipients without dependents as of July 1 must spend at least 80 hours a month at a job, in school or job training, or in volunteer service. Those requirements had been waived since the Great Recession, but those waivers expired April 1, giving recipients 90 days to qualify or lose their benefits.


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Sam Wood Jr./Special to The Lancaster News

Indian Land High School JROTC team places sixth in national bowl

Indian Land High School JROTC’s Leadership Team – Vanessa Brinks, James Mulvaney, Chris Hensel and Kellen Hook – placed sixth in the National Leadership Bowl Championship last week in Washington, D.C.
The 2016 Army JROTC Leadership Bowl Championship was June 24-28 on the campus of the Catholic University of America. The event is sponsored by the Army JROTC and conducted by College Options Foundation.


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North Corner Grocery's 4th holdup in 6 years

521 store robbed, gunman escapes

By Reece Murphy

A lone gunman robbed North Corner Grocery Tuesday afternoon and escaped without firing a shot.
Little information about the robbery was available from the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office as of press time Tuesday, but sheriff’s spokesman Doug Barfield confirmed that no one was injured during the incident.
According to emergency radio traffic largely confirmed by Barfield, the robbery at 3647 Charlotte Highway occurred about 12:29 p.m. when a man walked into the store holding a semiautomatic handgun and demanded money.

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Buds of Promise donates school supplies

By Kayland Hagwood

The Buds of Promise completed its second annual outreach program this week by donating school supplies to the Lancaster County First Steps program.
Buds of Promise works in collaboration with the Lancaster District of the AME Zion Church.
Superintendents from AME Zion churches across the Lancaster District donated supplies through Buds of Promise in a district-wide effort to ensure the county’s youngest children have the materials they need to be successful.


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Resource aims to increase literacy rate

Little Free Library comes to town

By Hannah Strong

The Little Free Library initiative has made its way to Lancaster County with hopes to increase literacy. 


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IL swimmer Julia Menkhaus shines at U.S. Olympic trials

Julia Menkhaus of Indian Land swam her fastest races ever this week at the U.S. Olympic trials, calling it the “best meet of my life.”


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Quilt of Valor presented to disabled Vietnam vet Jon Cook

Kershaw honors hometown hero

KERSHAW – An overflow crowd packed the chapel at First Baptist Church.


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