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Council to discuss LCEDC funds and its new location

By Chris Sardelli

The county’s economic development corporation will be front and center as Lancaster County Council considers funding and office concerns during its meeting Monday, Jan. 28.

County Administrator Steve Willis said there are two funding issues on agenda. This includes a $12,000 request from Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. to offset the cost of a temporary employee while a permanent employee is out on unpaid leave. The transfer of funds would be included in the fiscal year-end budget amendment.


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Council talks continuity plan

By Chris Sardelli

One of Lancaster County Council’s newest members asked county staff to take a more serious look at the county’s continuity plan during council’s Jan. 14 meeting.

Councilman Bob Bundy brought up his concerns during a discussion of the Continuity of County Government Plan, which outlines emergency management and local governmental continuity procedures in the event of a disaster.

On council’s agenda was review of several minor revisions made to the plan, as well as approval of Resolution No. 798 to adopt the plan.


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Deputies: Former boss, employee draw weapons on each other

No one hurt in incident at Pressley’s

By Reece Murphy

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A former employee of an Indian Land recycling business said the owner pulled a gun on him, though deputies declined to file charges, saying the owner acted in self-defense.

According to the incident report, a former employee of Pressley’s Recycling Center called Lancaster County sheriff’s deputies around 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, to the

Exxon gas station across the street from the business in the 9500 block of Charlotte Highway.


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Community activist recognized at scholarship breakfast

Brown wins Keeper of Dream Award

By Michele Roberts

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Community activist recognized at scholarship breakfast

Brown wins Keeper of Dream Award

By Michele Roberts

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Public hearing at IL church

Hear about S.C. 160 widening Tuesday

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The S.C. 160 road widening project is gaining traction again with a public hearing on the proposed plan, which now includes portions of the road in both Lancaster and York counties, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 29, at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church.

The hearing will be from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160). Project details, including environmental documentation of the project’s effects, will be provided.


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Mobley, Neal, Pettus honored

Night of recognition

By Jesef Williams

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Interim dean Stan Emanuel:‘USCL is here to stay’

By Jesef Williams

The University of South Carolina Lancaster celebrated a milestone Wednesday, Jan. 23, with a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest building, Founders Hall.


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Boys alert adults after seeing smoke

Fire burns home in Elgin community

By Reece Murphy

Fire destroyed the home of an Elgin family Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 22, but the family is safe thanks to the quick action of its two youngest members.


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National Weather Service issues Winter Weather Advisory for county

Expect winter weather, freezing rain Friday

By Greg Summers

Much of Lancaster County saw its coldest morning in almost a year Wednesday with a reported temperature of 18 to 19 degrees.

But the cold Arctic air hasn’t quite worked its way out of the Carolinas.

This week, forecasters have been tracking a potential winter storm that could affect this portion of the Piedmont between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25.

The weather system should be small and quick-moving, said WCNC forecaster Larry Sprinkle.

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