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Speaker tells local GOP women to avoid voting straight tickets

Shealy tells group voter education is very important

from Lancaster County Republican Women
Katrina Shealy, Senate candidate for District 23 in Lexington County, is running a heated race against Sen. Jake Knotts on the platform of reform that supports the viability of small businesses.
Shealy shared her platform at a recent Lancaster County Republican Women lunch and encouraged them to join the effort.


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State treasurer Curtis Loftis coming to Sun City on Monday

By The Staff

S.C. Treasurer Curtis Loftis will speak at Sun City Carolina Lakes at 9 a.m. Monday, Sept. 17,  as part of his Safe, Smart & Secure financial forums around the state this week.  


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Residents fret smoking ordinance infringments

By Chris Sardelli

Is a potential county smoking ordinance an infringement on personal rights? For at least a few county residents, that answer was yes at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, Sept. 10, meeting.


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City meets with officials to discuss concerns

Council tackles animals

By Jesef Williams

Controlling dangerous and mismanaged animals was a main focal point of Lancaster City Council’s Tuesday, July 24, meeting.
City Administrator Helen Sowell said the city has received an increased number of animal complaints in recent months and has met with officials to revisit related ordinances and practices.
Back in 1992, the city eliminated its Humane Control Department and opted to mirror Lancaster County’s existing ordinance and rely on the county’s enforcement of animal control.


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Tee Time golf cart sets world speed record of 98.06 mph

Reece Murphy
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MOORESVILLE, N.C. – A unique golf cart built by an Indian Land company lived up to its reputation for speed with a mind-blowing, record-setting run Saturday, July 7.
The Spirit of Lancaster County, South Carolina, also known as Tee Time, successfully completed a 98.06-mph, 7.4826-second eighth-of-a-mile (660 feet) run at the Mooresville, N.C., Dragway – fast enough to set a solid bar for the Guinness Book of World Records’ Fastest Electric Golf Cart.


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Karagounis is interim planning director

By Chris Sardelli

The county’s planning department has found a new director, albeit temporarily.


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Karagounis is interim planning director

By Chris Sardelli

The county’s planning department has found a new director, albeit temporarily.


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County Council lifts zoning moratorium in Indian Land

By Chris Sardelli

After two years of debate and a multitude of ordinances, prospective businesses received the green light this week to apply for commercial property rezonings in the Panhandle. 

Lancaster County Council voted 3-2 at its meeting Monday, June 25, to remove a rezoning moratorium in Indian Land. 

Councilmen Larry McCullough and Jack Estridge dissented, while Councilwomen Kathy Sistare and Charlene McGriff were not present. 


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2012-13 budget includes tax hike, employee raises

Kershaw passes $3.31 million budget

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Employee pay raises and a minor tax hike are part of the town of Kershaw’s budget for 2012-13.

Town Council unanimously passed final reading of the $3.31 million budget at a special meeting Thursday, June 14.

The new fiscal year begins July 1.

Kershaw town residents will face a property tax millage rate of 72.1 mills – a 3.1 percent increase from the existing 69.9 rate. That equates to an increase of $1.70 in the yearly taxes on a $100,000 owner-occupied home.


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Budget and Control Board briefs Council members on redistricting process

New district lines for city of Lancaster?

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster’s district lines could look different next year.

Wayne Gilbert of the S.C. Budget and Control Board spoke at City Council’s meeting Tuesday, June 12, about redistricting and the options available to the city.

Gilbert, who works in the Budget and Control Board’s office of research and statistics, shared data that’s based on 2010 Census numbers.


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