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Carry-over funds will go to city raises

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster will use a surplus from the 2009-10 budget to pay for employee raises for the current budget year.

On Tuesday, City Council unanimously approved an ordinance amending the previous budget, which ended up with a $31,000 increase on both the expense and revenue sides.

Finance director James Absher said the city collected about $400,000 more in business license fees than what it had projected for 2009-10. Of that total, $31,080 was used to balance last year’s budget and the remainder will go toward the city’s reserve (carry-over) fund.


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State officials are watching out for tainted eggs

Egg recall does not include SC

By Greg Summers

So far, South Carolina has managed to avoid the nationwide recall of tainted eggs.

However, state officials continue to closely monitor the situation, said Stephen Hudson, spokesman for the S.C. Department of Agriculture.

“We’ve not seen any of them here, at least, not yet,” Hudson said.

A few local grocers are letting consumers know the eggs they sell are safe.

Signs reading “Eggs that Bi-Lo carries are not involved in the recall” are posted at the egg cases of its Lancaster stores.


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Indian Land residents want new fire district

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Indian Land resident Jan Tacy wants to find a better way to support fire services in her area as the area grows.

Tacy, a member of the grass-roots Indian Land Action Council, spoke to several of her fellow residents recently about the creation of a proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District. The idea is to combine the Sun City Carolina Lakes, Belair and Edenmoor neighborhood special tax districts, along with the rest of the area covered by the Indian Land Fire Department, into a single fire protection district.


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Officials to also discuss cracks at old jail

Council to consider funds for grants writer position

By Chris Sardelli

County Council will look at ways to reallocate county funds for a new economic development position at Tuesday’s meeting.

Council will review recommendations from its finance committee about how to fund a new grant writer position at the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. The committee’s recommendations include reallocating funds from a vacant Building and Zoning position and from the Catawba River Task Force, which is not operating this year.


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Congressman stumps in Lancaster

Spratt ‘in it to win it’

By Jenny Arnold

U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-5th District, acknowledged that he’s facing a tough opponent in Republican Mick Mulvaney.


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Durham appointed to USCL commission

By University of South Carolina at Lancaster

Larry Durham Sr. was appointed to the Lancaster County Commission for Higher Education by Gov. Mark Sanford on July 20.

Durham joins a board of eight community leaders – Thomas Barnes, Lisa Bridges, Bruce Brumfield, Charles Bundy, Stanley Johnson and Rosa Sansbury and two ex-officio members, Lancaster County School District Superintendent Dr. Gene Moore and Dr. John Catalano, dean of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster.


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Police reports - Aug. 29, 2010

By The Staff

According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

• Sammie Terrell Catoe, 26, of 1648 Billings Drive, was charged Aug. 11 with simple possession of marijuana and a seat belt violation.

• Joshua William Deaton, 23, of Great Falls, was charged Aug. 12 with simple possession of marijuana, operating an uninsured vehicle and violation of open container violation.

According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

• Several storage units at H&H Chevrolet in Kershaw were broken into between Aug. 20 and 23.


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Boy, 5, let off at wrong bus stop

By Jesef Williams

INDIAN LAND – The Lancaster County School District has implemented a new policy after a kindergartner got off at the wrong bus stop and later straddled U.S. 521 in Indian Land on Tuesday afternoon.

The boy, 5, was riding the school bus home from Indian Land Elementary School and was supposed to get off at the Hanover Crossing subdivision off U.S. 521, said Bryan Vaughn, the district’s director of safety and transportation.


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Jury finds Frazier guilty in slaying

Man gets 50 years

By Jenny Arnold

Latora Hood said her fiance, Jermaine Richardson, had a map of where he wanted his life to go.


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Three officials complete government skills course

By Chris Sardelli

Kathy Sistare has one word to describe the government program she recently graduated from – tremendous.

Sistare, along with fellow Lancaster County Council members Cotton Cole and Larry McCullough, recently graduated from a government-skills training program sponsored by the S.C. Association of Counties. Over the last 18 months, the three council members attended 27 hours of classes to earn their first level of certification.


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