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IL, PV fire district residents to get new tax bills

By Reece Murphy

Panhandle residents and business owners in the Indian Land and Pleasant Valley volunteer fire departments service areas will soon receive new tax bills to rectify overcharges in their fire protection district fees.

The new bills are in response to a tabulation mistake in which residents were charged $90 for their annual fire protection district fee instead of the correct $75 fee. 

County officials were initially unsure how to proceed with correcting the mistake since there were no clear statutory fixes. 


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State percentage now at 9.1

County jobless rate declines

The jobless rate in Lancaster County declined for another consecutive month, according to figures recently released by the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

In September, Lancaster County posted an employment rate of 11 percent, a drop from the 12.6 percent from August. In July, the rate was 13 percent.

These numbers are all a decline from the county’s September 2011 rate, which was 13.8 percent, according to a Department of Employment and Workforce media release.


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Izzard leads police officers on chase

Camden man faces burglary charge

By Jesef Williams

A Kershaw County man was arrested here last week after he reportedly broke into a Lancaster home and then fired gunshots.


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No arrests made in Oct. 25 incident

Police probe Pardue Street shooting

By Jesef Williams

A resident of Palmetto Place Apartments said it’s hard to sleep at night with the shooting that occurs in her neighborhood.

The housing complex, formerly known as Pardue Street Apartments, was disturbed last week by an apparent shooting that authorities continue to investigate.

At 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, officers with the Lancaster Police Department came to the complex in response to a call about a shooting.


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Man reports mob assault in Indian Land

By Chris Sardelli

The investigation is ongoing in the case of a possible mob assault on an Indian Land teen earlier this month.

A sheriff’s deputy learned of the assault after responding to a home in the 1500 block of Juniper Hills Lane in Indian Land just after 7:45 p.m. Oct. 21, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The 17-year-old male victim told the deputy he was walking home from a friend’s house on South Legacy Park Boulevard when he was approached by a group of people he knew, including two men and a woman.


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Ordinance goes in effect Nov. 1

Kershaw residents now required to have roll-out trash containers

By Jesef Williams

KERSHAW – Roll-out trash containers are now a requirement for Kershaw residents.

At its most recent meeting on Oct. 15, Kershaw Town Council passed final reading to amend an existing town ordinance that pertains to residential garbage-collection containers.


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Two women charged after welfare check of children

By Chris Sardelli

A check on the welfare of three young children led to the arrests of two Lancaster women Tuesday, Oct. 23.


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Missing Richburg teen returns home safely

RICHBURG – A 17-year -old reported as missing earlier this month has returned home safely.

Thomas “Blake” Boan was reported missing on Oct. 14 by his work supervisor from a motel in Richburg. After several days of no word from him, Boan’s family and local law enforcement officials requested the community’s help to find him. 

Chester County Sheriff Richard Smith expressed relief at Boan’s safe return, saying the teen had been out of state.


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Reserve money to fund water services for land near county airport

City invests $900K in biz park

By Jesef Williams

The city of Lancaster is putting forth significant money to help develop a business park near Lancaster County Airport on S.C. 9.

Lancaster City Council voted 6-1 at its Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting to allocate $900,000 to extend city water and sewer services to the Lancaster Air-Rail Industrial Park, a project that’s being jointly planned by Lancaster City Council and Lancaster County Council.

City Councilwoman Linda Blackmon-Brace voted against Tuesday’s measure.


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Poll site no longer at Indian Land High School

Belair 1 precinct moves to Sun City

By Reece Murphy

The U.S. Department of Justice has approved a polling place and name change for Indian Land’s Belair I precinct.

Despite Justice Department notification in early October, state elections officials began sending voters notice of the change only late last week, thanks largely to a precinct resident’s curiosity regarding the status of the pending change. 


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