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Republican Party to meet May 25

The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. May 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Discussion includes the upcoming election for the 5th Congressional District. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome. For details, call (954) 821-4203.

City, county offices closed Memorial Day

Lancaster city and county offices will be closed May 29  in observance of Memorial Day. Emergency services such as fire and police will operate as usual.

County planning commission meets

The Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting is 5 p.m. June 1 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St. 

Library board to meet June 1

The Lancaster County Library Board of Trustees will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 1 in the Caroliniana Room of Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

County fire commission meets

The Lancaster County Fire Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 1 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place.

Board of zoning appeals meets

The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting is 6 p.m. June 8 in Council Chambers at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

County council meets June 12

The Lancaster County Council meeting is 6 p.m. June 12 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

I&R committee meets June 13

The Lancaster County Infrastructure and Regulation Committee meeting is 3 p.m. June 13 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Admin committee meets June 13

The Lancaster County Administration Committee meeting is 5 p.m. June 13 in Council Chambers at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Public safety committee meets

The Lancaster County Public Safety Committee meeting is 5 p.m. June 13 in the Council Conference Room in the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Senior rental help available

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging administers an emergency rental assistance program for seniors funded through the S.C. Finance and Development Authority.

The program provides short-term help to low-income seniors ages 60 and older. It provides money for rent, which will be sent to the property owner or landlord.

For details, call Pam Grant at (800) 868-9095 or e-mail grantp@aging.sc.gov.

Discovery School board to meet

The Discovery School Governing Board meeting is 5 p.m. June 13 in room 11 at Discovery School, 302 W. Dunlap St., Lancaster. For details, contact site manager Tom McDuffie at (803) 285-8430 or tom.mcduffie@lcsdmail.net.

Historical commission meets

The Lancaster County Historical Commission meeting is 6 p.m. June 13 at the historic courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

Joint recreation commission meets

The Lancaster Joint Recreation Commission will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 13 in the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

County health commission meets

The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meeting is 11:45 a.m. June 14 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road.

Community relations commission meets

The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meeting is 6:30 p.m. June 15 at the county administration building, 101 N. Main St.

Kershaw Town Council meets

The Kershaw Town Council meeting is 7 p.m. June 19 at Kershaw Town Hall, 113 S. Hampton St., Kershaw.

PV fire district board meets

The Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 20 at the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 9370 Possum Hollow Road, Indian Land.

IL fire district board meets

The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meeting is 7 p.m. June 21 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster County office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services.

Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify.

Apply from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.

L&C Railway Museum hours

The L&C Railway Museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every first and third Saturday, now through November. Admission is free. For details, call (803) 286-2100, extension 32.

Sheriff’s office offers Crossroads

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is offering its Crossroads troubled-youth program to county residents.

The voluntary program, which exposes youth to the consequences of dangerous behavior, allows parents to register their children ages 12-16 for one night of incarceration at a detention facility and to attend educational sessions about criminal behavior. Boys and girls are separated and attend separate sessions, alternating each month.

Registration forms are available at the front desk of the sheriff’s office, 1941 Pageland Highway, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Registration is  $25, or $50 for out-of-county residents.

Programs are held the third Friday of every month, and registration is due the previous Wednesday. Space is limited to seven participants per session.

For information, call the sheriff’s office at (803) 283-4136.

Recover lost property

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is advertising found property on its website, www.lacoso.net. A list of the property, which has been recovered by deputies and placed into evidence for safekeeping, can be seen in the news section of the sheriff’s office website.

Rightful owners can contact the evidence and property unit at (803) 313-2102 to describe the item and claim ownership. The sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the property after a 90-day period, after exhausting all reasonable efforts to find the legal owner.

L&C Railway Museum hours

The L&C Railway Museum is open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. every first and third Saturday, now through November. Admission is free. For details, call (803) 286-2100, extension 32.

County historical museum hours

The Lancaster County Historical Museum is open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays inside Lancaster County Historical Courthouse, 100 N. Main St. For details, call (803) 416-9455.

Environmental group seeks volunteers

An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email kayakcatawba@yahoo.com.

Senior rental help available

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging administers an emergency rental assistance program for seniors funded through the S.C. Finance and Development Authority.

The program provides short-term help to low-income seniors ages 60 and older. It provides money for rent, which will be sent to the property owner or landlord.

For details, call Pam Grant at (800) 868-9095 or e-mail grantp@aging.sc.gov.

Reading Pals seeks volunteers

United Way of Lancaster County Education Initiative, in collaboration with the Lancaster County School District, is looking for volunteers to visit Brooklyn Springs Elementary School at least one hour every week to help children acquire better reading skills and read on grade level.

Those interested must complete a school volunteer application at www.lancastercsd.com and attend orientation for volunteer tutoring with United Way of Lancaster County. For details, call (803) 283-8923 or email moutlaw@uwaylcsc.org.

Sheriff’s office offers Crossroads

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is offering its Crossroads troubled-youth program to county residents.

The voluntary program, which exposes youth to the consequences of dangerous behavior, allows parents to register their children ages 12-16 for one night of incarceration at a detention facility and to attend educational sessions about criminal behavior. Boys and girls are separated and attend separate sessions, alternating each month.

Registration forms are available at the front desk of the sheriff’s office, 1941 Pageland Highway, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Registration is  $25, or $50 for out-of-county residents.

Programs are held the third Friday of every month, and registration is due the previous Wednesday. Space is limited to seven participants per session.

For information, call the sheriff’s office at (803) 283-4136.

HUB offers assistance

HUB (Helping Uplifting Building), 1787 Lynwood Drive, Lancaster, is a free computer lab open to assist anyone in the community without access to computers or the Internet.

It also assists in employment seeking, career planning and resume/cover letter writing. Job readiness sessions are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

HUB is also seeking volunteers to assist with resume/cover letter writing and navigating websites to apply for jobs.

For details, call James Pringle at (980) 328-2390.

 

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