• Filing ends for councils

    Candidate filing ended at noon Friday, Aug. 14, for the November 2015 non-partisan town council races in Heath Springs and Kershaw.
    Non-partisan means candidates don’t run with a political party.
    Three people – newcomer Tracy Benton and incumbents the Rev. Eddie Moore and Iva Lee Drakeford – filed for the two at-large seats on Heath Springs Town Council.
    In Kershaw, two candidates filed to run for mayor.
    Incumbent Mayor Wayne Rhodes will seek another term.

  • City council considers requests at hearing

    Lancaster City Council held a public hearing and budget workshop Tuesday, June 16, for its proposed $23.8 million fiscal 2015-16 budget.
    One school project request and several council recommendations were made at the meeting, but not all of them were fully approved.
    During the public hearing, Reggie Lowery, executive director of Communities In Schools (CIS), addressed council about its continued support for YouthBuild.

  • City to scrap playground ‘firetruck’

    At its Tuesday, April 14, meeting, Lancaster City Council unanimously approved a request to remove a Mack fire truck static display from Wayne Fields All Children’s Playground beside the Municipal Justice Center and sell the parts for scrap metal.
    The money received for the scrap will be set aside to buy new playground equipment to fill the vacant spot for the children of the park, per a motion made by councilman John Howard.

  • LCEDC, officials exchange FOIA docs

    “Letting the sun shine in” is a phrase used to describe the public’s efforts to access information about government officials and actions.
    Based on that interpretation, the weather has been awfully sunny in Lancaster County following a flurry of Freedom of Information Act requests filed during the last few months amongst county officials, media and the public.
    Revelations about some of those FOIA requests were made public during a recent joint workshop March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Council, LCEDC discuss concerns

    Are there concerns amongst state leaders about the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. and have LCEDC leaders tried to meet with state delegates about those issues?
    Those questions, and more than a few answers, were brought up during a recent joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held inside council chambers and lasting almost three hours, the meeting touched upon a number of topics, including several weighing heavily on some council members’ minds.

  • Concerns addressed at joint council, LCEDC meeting

    “Clearing the air” seemed to be the theme of the day during a joint meeting March 24 between Lancaster County Council and the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.
    Held in council chambers, the special meeting was the culmination of months of concerns, conversations and accusations from a slew of county officials about the state and structure of the LCEDC.

  • LCEDC issues front and center at meetings

    The words “economic development” were a hot topic Monday, March 9, as discussions regarding FOIA letters, financial information, conflicts of interest and “witch hunts” were all bandied about by county officials during two separate meetings.
    The discussions began during the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. board of directors meeting Monday afternoon and ended with a long discussion by county officials during the Lancaster County Council meeting that evening.

  • Council moves forward on extrication equipment plan

     Christopher Sardelli


    A plan to supply county firefighters with brand-new extrication equipment, vital for saving people trapped after motor vehicle accidents, was considered during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Sept. 8. 

  • Candidate filing for 2014 ends

     Gregory A. Summers


    Another phase in the 2014 election cycle ended at noon Friday, Aug. 15, when candidate filing wrapped up for four Lancaster City Council seats, four Lancaster County school board seats and the Cane Creek Watershed Board.

    Filing in the nonpartisan (no political party affiliation) races, which started Aug. 1, had some last-day activity with two candidates coming in to file, said Lancaster County Director of Elections Mary Ann Hudson.

  • County yet to close on new LCEDC building

     Christopher Sardelli


    Flipping his office calendar to the second week of August, Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. President Keith Tunnell fully expected to be moved into his new headquarters by now.