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Mom remembers Nija as fun-loving, shy

By Kayland Hagwood

You may know her son, Nija Tinsley Jr., for his tragic death, but Lakesha Montgomery will never forget all the joyous moments he brought to her life.

Like his dance moves. “He knew all the dances,” Montgomery said. Or the big smile he’d make when he took selfies.

At school, he was well-mannered and a little shy, but always smiling, according to Montgomery. Nija would have been a second grader at McDonald Green Elementary this year.


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City budget would raise bills for landlords, businesses

Homeowners may get tax cut

By Greg Summers

The city of Lancaster’s proposed $32.8 million 2016-17 budget will result in a lower tax bill for homeowners but a slight increase for landlords and commercial businesses.


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Child killed when hit by truck

By Reece Murphy

A 7-year-old Lancaster boy riding a scooter died Monday evening after he was struck by a cargo truck.
The Lancaster County Coroner's Office identified the child as Nija K. Tinsley Jr. of Forest Glen Drive.
The accident happened about 6:20 on Morningside Drive about 1.8 miles south of Lancaster near the intersection of China Berry Drive, Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Garry Miller said.


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Co-workers remember Fields as caring teacher

By Kayland Hagwood

When Crystal Robinson Fields died Wednesday, the state lost the “most extraordinary advocate for the rights of ESOL children,” according to a former co-worker.

Fields, 48, of Lancaster died unexpectedly Wednesday at Trident Medical Center in North Charleston. 


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Buford’s Massacre reenactment Saturday

The S.C. Society of the Sons of the American Revolution will commemorate the 236th anniversary of the Battle of Waxhaws, better known as Buford’s Massacre, at the battle site Saturday.

The event starts at 10:30 a.m. on Rocky River Road just south of Buford Crossroads, about 9 miles east of Lancaster.


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Just out of jail, man charged with knifing 2

Killings stun Heath Springs

By Greg Summers and Reece Murphy

HEATH SPRINGS – Less than two weeks after being released on bond for a violent crime in February, a man has been arrested for two brutal murders near his Heath Springs neighborhood.
Arkeves Jimon Cauthen, 28, of 201 Reeves St., was charged in the murder of 54-year-old Sandra Johnson on Wednesday. On Thursday, Cauthen was charged with murdering 71-year-old John Harden Duncan, whose body was found Wednesday night.

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Lady Yellow Jackets win state softball crown

By Robert Howey

FLORENCE–The Buford High School Lady Yellow Jackets defeated the Dillon High School Lady Wildcats 2-1 to win the Class AA state softball championship at South Florence High School on Friday night. Check back later for details.

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Lancaster man dies from crash injuries

Joshua Lloyd, the Lancaster man severely injured in Wednesday's fiery three-car wreck on S.C. 5, has died.


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S.C. resident has 1st case of Zika

COLUMBIA – The first case of travel-associated Zika virus infection has been confirmed in an S.C. resident, the state  Department of Health and Environmental Control reported Friday.

The case involves a person who recently traveled to a country with active transmission of the Zika virus.


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Lancaster man arrested in drug-trafficking case

A Lancaster man was arrested at his home Friday on drug-trafficking charges, and 13 pounds of marijuana was seized.

Jonathan Ryan Hardin, 25, of 1869 Shelton St., was charged with trafficking marijuana more than 10 but less than 100 pounds.

In a joint operation between the U.S. Postal Service and drug agents and investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, a search warrant was obtained for Hardin’s home, according to a statement from the sheriff’s office.


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