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S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets

The Catawba Council of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets at 11 a.m. March 21 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. All members of the community are welcome. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Barbara Bugg at (803) 684-9288.

IL fire district board to meet

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

Housing Authority board meeting rescheduled

The Housing Authority of Lancaster Board of Commissioners meeting originally scheduled for March 21 has been rescheduled for 5:30 p.m. March 28 in the Dr. James A. Boykin Boardroom, 3502 Caroline Courts, Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-7214.

Republican candidate meet and greet

The Lancaster County Republican Party will host a candidate meet and greet at 7 p.m. March 22 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway. 

Secretary of State candidate Nelson Faerber and S.C. Attorney General candidate Todd Atwater will speak. All are welcome.

IL Democrats host presentation

The Indian Land and Sun City Democrats Club will host a “Common Sense Economics” presentation at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Tavern at the Lakes in Sun City, 23012 Kingfisher Drive, Indian Land. John Brisini will speak on a history of U.S. politics leading up to the development of neo-liberalism, with a meeting and dinner at 6 p.m.

Kershaw non-bagged leaf pickup season ends

The Town of Kershaw’s non-bagged leaf pickup season will end March 23. All leaves will need to be bagged and will be picked up on the same day as regular garbage services after that date.

Library board to meet

The Lancaster County Library Board will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 27 in the Caroliniana Room of the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St.

City council meets

Lancaster City Council will meet at 7 p.m. March 27 in Lancaster City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St.

City, county offices holiday closing

Lancaster city and county offices will be closed on April 2 in observance of Easter Monday. Both offices will resume normal business hours on April 3. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.

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.

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.


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