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Faile makes presentation at national sheriff's conference

By Jenny Arnold

Sheriff Barry Faile recently told 24 sheriffs from across the nation about his agency’s initiative to create an information database with York County and nine North Carolina counties around Charlotte.

Faile attended the 97th session of the National Sheriff’s Institute, sponsored by the National Sheriffs Association and National Institute of Corrections, from Sept. 20-26 in Longmont, Colo. The training and travel costs are free to attending sheriffs.


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City votes on police fitness policy

By Jesef Williams

Lancaster police officers will be held to the physical standards that were initially suggested in a policy proposal earlier this year.

Lancaster City Council voted 3-4 against a motion to accept a revised version of the Lancaster Police Department’s Physical Abilities Test.

Last year, Police Chief Hugh White was allowed to begin implementing the testing program, which had been set to take effect this July. But before that effective date, council members Tamara Green and Kenny Hood asked for the policy to be revised.


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He will formally announce his bid for Congress on campaign tour Monday

Mulvaney to make it official

By The Staff

S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney (R-16) will announce his candidacy for the 5th U.S. Congressional seat Monday.

Mulvaney, a businessman who was elected to the state Senate a year ago, said last month he would probably run for the seat, now held by John Spratt, a Democrat from York.

Spratt was first elected to the seat in 1982 and has held the seat since.

Mulvaney makes his bid for the seat official with a campaign tour with stops in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Florence, Camden and Sun City Carolina Lakes.

The tour stops will be as follows:


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Recreation department readies for annual carnival

By Chris Sardelli

May the spookiest or most creative costume win at this year’s Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department’s Halloween carnival.

The fourth annual event is slated for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday (Halloween night) at the Springdale Recreation Center at 260 S. Plantation Road.

It will feature three costume contests. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade will have the chance to win goodie bags for best costume, and there will also be two other costume contests – one for babies and another for pets.


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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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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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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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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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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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