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Government

  • Council talks grants for Keer

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    Now that a major textile manufacturer has formally announced its plans to move to Indian Land, officials have secured a grant to help with infrastructure upgrades at no cost to the county.

  • County officials traveling to China

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    A team of county officials are hoping a 10-day economic development related trip to China and Taiwan could reap benefits for the future of Lancaster County. 

  • Candidate filing period wraps up

    Gregory A. Summers

    gsummers@thelancasternews.com

    The filing period for the 2014 General Election year ends at noon today, March 30, for candidates filing  in Lancaster County for several offices.

    “If anybody out there wants to get in at the last minute, they can,” said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson. 

  • Comprehensive plan meetings set

     Catawba Regional Council of Governments

    Lancaster County will kick off the first phase of its comprehensive planning process – Outreach and Visioning – on Tuesday, March 18, and will conclude the 2014-2024 Lancaster County Comprehensive Plan at the end of the year.    

  • Candidate filing opens Monday

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The 2014 General Election year begins officially Monday, March 17 with the start of candidate filing for partisan races.

    The Nov. 4 ballot will include candidates for 21 partisan races raging from County Council to the governor’s office and Congress, all of whom must file now regardless of whether they face a primary challenger June 10 or not. 

  • Unanimous vote

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    As the glass front doors parted in front of him, Keith Tunnell stepped inside the sunlit lobby of 1033 W. Meeting St. and smiled. 

    Looking around at the spacious building, complete with offices and a conference room, Tunnell perused the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.’s new home. 

  • Free voter workshop set for Thursday

    City of Lancaster Councilwoman Tamara Green Garris invites the community to a free, voter ID workshop 7 p.m. Thursday, March 6, at St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 133 Pleasant Hill St. 

    The workshop is to inform voters of their responsibilities as “educated voters,” she said.

  • Graham speaks his mind at county GOP meeting

    U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham asked a lot of questions to supporters and spoke his mind during an appearance at the Lancaster County Republican Party meeting at Mike Williams Builders on Thursday, Feb. 20.

    Graham, who expects a challenge from conservative activists, including the Tea Party movement, in the 2014 Senate primaries, worked to unite a divided party he considers the “heart and soul of America.”

  • State confirms first flu-related death of the season

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control has been notified of the state’s first flu-associated death of the season.
    “Tragically, a woman from Dorchester County has become our first lab-confirmed, influenza-associated death of the season,” Dr. Linda Bell, state epidemiologist, said Nov. 7.
    “We are in the early stages of our state’s flu season. It’s important to get vaccinated now. The vaccine takes about two weeks to build up your body’s protection against the virus. Vaccination is by far the best way to prevent the spread of the flu.”

  • Heath Spring to replace its computers, financial software

     HEATH SPRINGS – Technologically speaking, the town of Heath Springs is moving on up.

    At the Oct. 15 town council meeting, the council reviewed quotes to replace the town’s current computer system, which Town Administrator Tony Starnes said has become a vital necessity.

    “Our financial software no longer has technical support,” he said. 

    “Emails take so long to open that sometimes you aren’t sure they’re going to open at all.