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Community members meet to support Boy Scouting

By Reece Murphy

Local business men and members of the community met at Indian Land’s City of Lights on Friday for the first Friends of Scouting Pacesetter Breakfast to support Boy Scouting in the area. 

The guest of honor and speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney.

The event was organized by Art Harris, Boy Scouting executive for the L&C (Lancaster and Chester) District, who said the goal was to get the community involved.


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Chamber to welcome new businesses at special event

Chamber of Commerce to hold business mixer Monday

Lancaster County 

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The Pavilion at historic Craig Farm will be the site of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours on Monday, May 23. This special Business After Hours is especially designed to welcome new members who have become investors in the chamber during its current membership campaign.


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Man injured with toilet seat cover

Man charged in bathroom fight

By Chris Sardelli

A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges recently after entering a house and starting a fight with two other people. 

Garfield Antonio McGriff, 36, 386 Old Camden Road, was arrested in the early morning hours of May 3, only minutes after police say he barged into someone else’s home. 


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District budget includes tax hike, but no teacher cuts; board discusses new school for IL

School board eyes $80.6M budget

By Reece Murphy

Future plans were the main topic of conversation during the Lancaster County School District meeting Tuesday night as the board got a good look at the proposed 2011-12 budgets, which total $80.6 million.
The meeting also included recommendations for easing overcrowding at Indian Land Elementary School.
This year’s proposed general fund budget, which funds everyday operations from salaries to educational programs, is about $69.1 million.
The proposed debt services budget, reserved for debt and capital needs, is $11.5 million.


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Part 2 of Graduates Who Inspire series

Nothing will stop LHS graduate Anita Harris from achieving her dreams

By Chris Sardelli

Anita Harris made up her mind a long time ago that no one was going to tell her what she couldn’t do.
Sitting in the producing booth at Lancaster High School’s LearnTV studio, the 17-year-old LHS student glances at the array of monitors, control boards and flashing buttons. She’s spent several hours at those controls, as well as in front of the camera, putting the finishing touches on her author-centric television show, “Writer’s Cafe.”


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New video to premiere on world’s largest screen at Charlotte speedway

Roberts to hit very big screen this weekend

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New park swings into action

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A dedication ceremony for the new Deputy Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land was held Sunday afternoon.


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Council considers policy for use of county buildings

GOP member frustrated by refusal to rent room

By Chris Sardelli

The county’s refusal to allow the local Republican Party to use a local recreation center for a political event has angered the group.
Sandy McGarry, chairwoman for the Lancaster County Republican Party, spoke at Lancaster County Council’s meeting May 9 to discuss her frustration in reserving space at the Buford Recreation Center. McGarry spoke only minutes before council discussed creating a policy regarding the use of county-owned facilities.


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Town employees to be covered by Blue Cross Blue Shield

Kershaw chooses new insurer

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will soon have health coverage that offers cheaper co-pays for doctor visits.
Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to use Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as its health insurance provider beginning July 1.
The town began looking for a new provider after the S.C. Local Government Assurance Group (LGAG) announced it would be dissolving after June.
LGAG is run by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.


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County to hold UDO open houses

By The Staff

Lancaster County planning staff will hold two charrettes, or open house meetings, with county residents in the next week regarding changes to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance.
The meetings will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, and 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in council chambers (Room 224) of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.


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