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Marvin Road intersection study under way

S.C. 160 widening project delayed again

By Greg Summers

The project to widen Indian Land’s S.C. 160, already more than a year and a half behind schedule, has been delayed again, with bidding set for November and construction expected to begin early next year, a S.C. Department of Transportation official said.
In the meantime, SCDOT has set a tentative schedule for improvements at Indian Land’s most congested intersection, U.S. 521 and Marvin Road.
S.C. 160 widening delayed


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Chamber chair: delay hospitality tax rollout

By Mandy Catoe

Kristen Blanchard, the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce chair, asked county council Monday night to hold off on enacting the hospitality tax until it has a plan for how the money would be spent.
Blanchard, who is also the vice president of external corporate affairs for Nutramax Laboratories, brought the chamber’s concerns to county council during the citizens’ comments portion of the meeting.


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City tax bills dip in new budget

By Greg Summers

Tax bills for property owners in the city of Lancaster are going down for fiscal 2016-17.
After a public hearing and work session held last week, Tuesday night council unanimously approved second reading of the $33.5 million budget.
The budget raises the property tax millage rate to 176.4 from 164.4 in the previous budget. The millage increase would result in a $48 increase on a home in the city limits valued at $100,000.


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Workers in 3 offices to get 3% pay raises

County OKs $49M budget

By Mandy Catoe

Lancaster County Council unanimously approved the third reading of its $47.9 million 2016-17 budget Monday night after a minor tweak.
That adjustment was an increase in expenditures of $28,823, a plus for employees in the solicitor’s, public defender's and soil and water conservation district office who will receive 3% raises, equal to those previously approved for state employees.


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Business booms for Fourth of July

By Hannah Strong

Lighting a fuse, hearing the launch and seeing a shower of colorful sparks appeals to many Americans as they light fireworks to celebrate Independence Day. 


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Chamber education breakfast focuses on connections

By Mandy Catoe

Building a workforce pipeline


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Cuttino remembered for encouraging ministry

By Greg Summers

BEAUFORT – Those acquainted with Dr. Robert Edward Cuttino called him “Bob.” But those who knew him well called him “Barnabas,” due to his encouraging disposition.


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Election to decide District 1 council seat, auditor

Primary runoff Tuesday

By Hannah Strong

All registered Lancaster County voters may vote in the Republican primary runoffs Tuesday.

The June 28 runoffs, like the June 14 primaries, will be open elections to determine the GOP winners of the Lancaster County Council District 1 seat and county auditor’s post. 


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Salkehatchie campers brave heat to repair homes

‘Working Revival’

By Kayland Hagwood

Fifty people from across the state, plus one from Alabama, took a week out of their summer vacation to work on local homes during Lancaster’s 13th annual Salkehatchie camp.


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Estridge hopes to rescind council’s approval of Indian Land development

Ansley Park issues complicated

By Reece Murphy

If there has been one common refrain among Indian Land residents concerned with the effects of growth on their community it is this: Lancaster County officials allow developers to do what they want without regard for the community’s best interests.


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