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  • Sheriff’s fee for IL moves forward

    An effort to gauge public interest in a proposed Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office special tax district in Indian Land is moving forward with a town hall meeting set for later this month and a petition to get the non-binding question on a ballot.

  • Senate passes bill to remove Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds

    COLUMBIA – A new chapter of the state’s history was written Monday, July 6, when the State Senate voted 36-3 in its third reading on a bill to remove the Confederate flag from State Capitol grounds. 

  • LACH gets its own look

    The Lancaster Area Coalition for the Homeless (LACH) has a new logo that was garnered by an appeal on social media, said Melanie Outlaw, LACH chairwoman.

  • Tunnell concerned with audit

    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. gears up for its July board of directors meeting, the issue of an independent audit of the LCEDC’s books will be front and center, though one official has some serious concerns.

  • Paving repairs start Tuesday

    A road construction project from Woodland Drive to Meeting Street begins Tuesday, July 7, that will affect local traffic throughout the month of July.

    Kim Lineberger, owner of LCI Lineberger Construction Inc., said she wanted to make community residents aware of the traffic delays, which will be prompted by her construction crews.

    “It is a complete reconstruction that begins on Woodland Drive at McDonald’s (restaurant) and goes to the hospital (Springs Memorial) on Meeting Street,” she said.

  • It’s the law: Changing agendas is a no-no

    The S.C. General Assembly passed Act 70 which went into effect June 8 and prohibits council governments from adding to a meeting agenda once it is officially posted 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

    Act 70 relates to provisions in the S.C. Freedom of Information Act concerning required notice for public meetings and agendas for scheduled and special meetings. Government bodies must provide the time and manner for posting meeting agendas and notices, specify meeting contents and provide for the manner in which these agendas subsequently may be amended.

  • Despite setbacks, Crolley’s virtues defined him

    Twenty years ago – June 30, 1995 – we lost a hero, someone whose call to serve inspires goodness even still. Dr. Donald L. Crolley, former superintendent of Lancaster schools, lived in challenging times. But “Dr. C” was a remarkable soul, who saw in those challenges the countless invitations to do good.

  • Survey: Enough votes remove flag

    COLUMBIA – A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.

    The Post and Courier newspaper, the S.C. Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.

  • Leadership camp for children living in Southside area

    The children of Southside community have an opportunity to participate in a free leadership summer camp starting the first week in July.

    The camp, sponsored by Dr. George and Stella Williams, will be held at the United Heritage Total Family Outreach Coalition (UHTFOC) located in the Preston Blackmon Career Center.

    There children will learn essential leadership skills to increase their personal, social and academic success, Stella said.

  • Church family lends a helping hand

    Cathyleen Rice

    crice@thelancasternews.com

    O.C. George, 90, has lived in Lancaster since he was 15 years old. He worked multiple jobs to raise his family. With 10 children to feed, clothe and care for there was little money left for home repairs.

    “I've lived on Market Street for 20 years and never had any work done on my house,” George said.