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HOPE opens new Fort Lawn assistance center

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HOPE in Lancaster, which for 35 years has helped local residents with short-term emergency financial assistance, is setting up a satellite office in Fort Lawn.
HOPE is partnering with the Fort Lawn Community Center to bring help to the town of Fort Lawn, which is in Chester County. HOPE has helped Fort Lawn residents for a number of years, but this new effort will allow them to get assistance without arranging transportation to Lancaster.


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Greenway to host fun event on Trails Day

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While many students are eagerly awaiting summer break, volunteers from the Lindsay Pettus Greenway are busy planning a special outdoor event for the onset of summer.
National Trails Day is the largest nationwide annual event celebrating outdoor recreation throughout the United States.


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Storms expected through Memorial Day

By Mark Manicone

Memorial Day weekend is looking like a washout, as a tropical weather system moves in from the Gulf of Mexico and up the East Coast.
As of press time Thursday, the system had a 60 percent chance of developing into a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center. Heavy rains and  flooding are expected across the Southeast this weekend into early next week as the system moves through.


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Kershaw budget dips, but tax rate will inch up

By Greg Summers

KERSHAW – The proposed 2018-19 budget for the town of Kershaw is about $120,000 less than this year’s, but residents are likely to see a slight tax increase anyway.
Town council voted unanimously Monday night to raise the property tax millage rate to 85 mills from 82 mills in the current budget. The proposed budget is $3.9 million, compared to $4 million this year.


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Man gets 40 years in child-sex case

By Kayla Vaughn

A Lancaster man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after jurors convicted him of sexually assaulting a single child multiple times over a five-year period.
David Matthew Carter, 33, was found guilty on three counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct with a minor. He was arrested on Oct. 4, 2016.
Circuit Judge Steven John sentenced Carter. Jurors returned the verdict after five hours of deliberation over two days. Sixth Circuit Assistant Solicitors Ashley McMahan and Henry McMaster Jr.
prosecuted the case.


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New picnic shelter at disabilities center honors Terri Ledbetter’s playful spirit

Tribute to a joyous soul

By Mandy Catoe

Terri Ledbetter spent every day smiling, dancing, listening to music, praying for her friends and hoping for a picnic. She died unexpectedly three years ago at 43.
Her mother, Janice Steele, has spent every day since then making sure that Terri would be remembered.
Her goal was to honor Terri and show gratitude to Terri’s friends at the Chester Lancaster Board of Disabilities and Special Needs on Camp Creek Road, where Terri spent two dozen years in the day-program workshop.


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Democrats desert 5th District candidate over 1973 wife-abuse issue

Parnell admits ‘inexcusable’ acts

By Greg Summers

Archie Parnell’s congressional campaign imploded Tuesday as his staff, major supporters and Democratic Party leaders deserted his run after reports that he physically abused his then-wife 40 years ago.


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AJ's Mr. Dependable: Semaj Digby never missed a school day

By Mark Manicone

Let’s invent the senior superlative Most Likely To Show Up When He’s Supposed To. The winner is Semaj Digby.


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Sen. Graham backs suspending tariffs on Canadian newsprint

By Don Worthington

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., has co-sponsored legislation to suspend the new tariffs on imported newsprint from Canada.

Newspaper and printing executives have told Congress that the new import tariffs – as high as 32 percent – jeopardize the viability of the industry.

Maine Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King introduced the Protecting Rational Incentives in Newsprint Trade Act of 2018, more commonly called the Print Act.

The bill has 10 co-sponsors. 


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Duracell employee airlifted to hospital

By Kayla Vaughn

A Duracell employee was injured on the job Monday when he became trapped between a large moving container and a piece of machinery.

The man was quickly freed by the company’s in-house safety team, said Lancaster Fire Chief Justin McLellan, whose crew responded to the emergency.

“He was conscious and alert,” McLellan said. “The safety team had him out and packaged on a backboard and ready for transport when we got there.”


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