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IL looks to move on, unify after vote

By Hal Millard

It’s been 20 days since Indian Land voters chose overwhelmingly not to incorporate.
So, now what?
For one thing, do not expect another incorporation organizing effort any time soon, said John A. Delfausse, vice president and treasurer of pro-incorporation Voters for a Town of Indian Land.
Years down the line perhaps those who opposed incorporation will eventually seek it, he said.
“But I don’t think you’re going see that effort from the group that just completed this exercise.”


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County says it can’t afford unfunded mandate

Needed: 45 more voting machines

By Mark Manicone

Lancaster County is short 45 voting machines of the required number required by state law, and there’s not much the county can do about it.
“The election commission is an unfunded mandate,” said Rick Crimminger, Lancaster County Election Commission chairman. “The state says we got to have it, but doesn’t fund it. When you have this kind of growth, you got to deal with it.
“It used to be 35,000 registered voters in the county and now it’s up to 58,000,” he said.


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Popular Kershaw man fights for life

Town rallies around Talf

By Kayla Vaughn

CHARLOTTE – Talf Wrenn, 23, has been a fighter since he was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at just three-years-old. The disorder generally affects the voluntary muscles in early childhood, which ultimately placed him in a wheelchair.
On March 27, Wrenn began what his family – parents Will and Meg and siblings Caroline and Hammond – feared would be his last fight. He went to a local doctor for what was treated as a cold, but later that night he stopped breathing. His heart had stopped.


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County, school district may have to rethink plan for walkways

Cost estimates too low for sidewalks near ILMS

By Greg Summers

Lancaster County and school district officials may have to start over on a plan to build sidewalks near Indian Land Middle School on River Road.
County Administrator Steve Willis told Lancaster County Council members Monday that S.C. Department of Transportation cost estimates for the project were too low.
“They gave us inaccurate cost data,” Willis said. “It should’ve been more, but I don’t have the final figures yet.”


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City eyes Main St. ‘road diet’

By Hal Millard

Changes could be coming this year to the lane configuration on part of Main Street.
Lancaster City Council gave its unanimous approval Tuesday to a proposed “road diet” that would turn the current four-lane section of Main Street from Woodland Drive to Barr Street into two lanes with a center turn lane.
A “road diet” is a lane reduction with the goal of improving safety and to provide additional space for other modes of travel, explained City Administrator Flip Hutfles.


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Kids enjoy new Stevens Park playground

The fun is back!

By Greg Summers

The revamped playground at Stevens Park in Kershaw opened Thursday afternoon.


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African pro-life activist to speak

Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church


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One arrested in Lancaster man’s shooting death

A Lancaster man was killed in a shooting Tuesday in York County.
The victim was identified as Mardarius Bailey, 23, of Lancaster, said Chris Westover, York County chief deputy coroner.
York County detectives arrested Tyler Wayne Montgomery, 19, today in connection with the shooting death.
A S.C. Highway Patrol officer discovered Bailey, who had been shot and needed medical attention, about 4:45 p.m. April 10 at the intersection of S.C. 5 and Adnah Church Road in Rock Hill.

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SCDOT recognizes National Work Zone Awareness Week

S.C. Department of Transportation

The S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is recognizing National Work Zone Awareness Week in conjunction with state transportation departments across the nation.
National Work Zone Awareness Week started April 9. The recognition is held at this time each year to bring attention to motorists and highway workers, who are both at risk in work zones when safety is not practiced.
SCDOT has launched a year-long work-zone safety campaign called “Let ’Em Work, Let ’Em Live.”


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Stevens Park gets back centerpiece

‘It’s time to play’

By Greg Summers

KERSHAW – It’s about to get a lot busier at Stevens Park. Its centerpiece – a revamped $375,000 destination playground – will reopen at 2 p.m. Thursday when the ribbon gets cut. 
And supporters of the one-year-long rebuilding effort hope kids will be there in droves ready to explore and play.
“It exceeds what anyone would’ve thought,” said Beverly Timmons, general coordinator for the Kershaw Community Park Council.


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