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YMCA looking at Indian Land

By Chris Sardelli

INDIAN LAND – Moe Bell wants to find a way to bring the YMCA to the Panhandle.

Bell, chief executive officer of the Upper Palmetto YMCA, has been closely watching the rapid growth of Indian Land, from its expansive housing developments to its commercial and retail centers. With all the progress the area has made over the last few years, Bell says it’s time the YMCA set up shop in Indian Land.


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Teens arrested after fight at American Legion building

By Jenny Arnold

Seven teenagers were arrested after a fight at a party at the American Legion building on Oct. 10.

According to a Lancaster Police Department incident report, an officer went to the American Legion building shortly after midnight Oct. 10 to walk through the building.

A woman hosting a dance there said she did not want the police there, that Crime Prevention, a private company, was working security at the dance.


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State stockpiling vaccine to build up its supply

H1N1 vaccine not yet widely available

By Jesef Williams

Despite receiving shipments of several thousand doses, state health officials are not yet administering the H1N1, or swine flu, vaccine.

Earlier this month, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control announced it had begun receiving shipments of the vaccine, which are allotted by the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta.

At that time, more than 26,000 doses had arrived and officials had ordered an additional  27,000 doses, said DHEC spokesman Adam Myrick.


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Tire disposal issue on County Council agenda

By Chris Sardelli

County Council may decide on a waste tire disposal plan Monday.

Council has debated several options for a new tire disposal plan since the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control implemented new restrictions to help track the disposal of tires throughout the state.

County Administrator Steve Willis said council on Monday will consider yet another option, which would accommodate residents who may not be able to drop tires off at the Public Works Center at 1980 Pageland Highway.


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Cyclist dies after crash with school bus

By Jenny Arnold

INDIAN LAND – A 56-year-old Indian Land man died after he crashed into the back of a Lancaster County School District bus loaded with elementary school students Thursday afternoon.


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City Council votes down measure to hike trash fee hike

By Jesef Williams

City residents won’t be required to pay extra garbage-collection fees.

City Council voted down an ordinance last week that would have raised the trash rollaway fee from $15 to $16 per month. The vote was 2-5, with Mayor Joe Shaw and Councilman John Howard voting in favor of the measure.

Councilwoman Sara Eddins said it would be unfair to ask residents to pay more for any service, given the sour economy.


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Identity of presumed write-in candidate still not known

McGriff seeks support in election

By Chris Sardelli

Officially the District 2 County Council race is uncontested.


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Absentee voting tops 300 in uncontested race, pointing to a write-in campaign

Stealth campaign on the radar

By Chris Sardelli

As the number of absentee votes tops 300 in County Council’s special District 2 election, some people are wondering, is someone running a write-in campaign?

Though the signs point to it, no one has come forward to acknowledge such a write-in campaign.

Charlene McGriff will be the only candidate on the ballot in the Nov. 3 special election, which is necessary to fill the County Council seat vacated by Fred Thomas this summer. Thomas resigned from council to accept a magistrate’s post.


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Lawmakers help organize Rock Hill event

Jobs forum set for Oct. 31

By Jesef Williams

Local legislators and the S.C. Employment Security Commission have joined forces to help put people back to work.

A jobs forum will be held Oct. 31 at York Technical College’s Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., has been organized by state Rep. Deborah Long, R-District 45, state Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16,  state Rep. Jimmy Neal, D-District 44, and employment security commission staff from Lancaster, York and Chester counties.


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Early voting high in uncontested race

By Chris Sardelli

An unusually high number of absentee ballots have been requested for the upcoming County Council District 2 special election, an election official says.

Cassie Stump, director of the Lancaster County Voter Registration and Election Commission, said there have already been 282 requests for applications for absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 race. She said this is an unusually high number, especially because District 2 has less than 4,000 registered voters and since this is an uncontested race.


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