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  • Teens win statewide contest

    Staff reports

    A teen group at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land won a statewide teen video contest

    The S.C. State Library, along with the nationwide Collaborative Summer Library Program, recently hosted a teen video contest. The videos were to promote this year’s teen summer reading theme, “You Are Here.” 

  • Police continue search for armed robber

    Police are still searching for a man who robbed two other men at gunpoint outside a Lancaster home. 

    Lancaster police officers responded to reports of an armed robbery near a Nichols Road home in the early morning hours of May 10. 

    When officers arrived at the scene at about 2:05 a.m., they searched for anyone walking nearby who could be a suspect since they didn’t have a description of the robber at the time, according to a police department incident report. 

  • Council talks budget

    Across-the-board raises, restructuring of departments and an overhaul of the hospitality tax grant system are among the possibilities being discussed as city of Lancaster officials plan for next year’s budget. 

    Council members and city staff discussed the 2011-12 budget during a special meeting Thursday evening at City Hall.

    This was in preparation for the first vote to adopt the budget, which will be during City Council’s 7 p.m. meeting Tuesday. The budget has to pass two readings before it’s adopted. 

  • Community members meet to support Boy Scouting

    Local business men and members of the community met at Indian Land’s City of Lights on Friday for the first Friends of Scouting Pacesetter Breakfast to support Boy Scouting in the area. 

    The guest of honor and speaker for the event was U.S. Congressman Mick Mulvaney.

    The event was organized by Art Harris, Boy Scouting executive for the L&C (Lancaster and Chester) District, who said the goal was to get the community involved.

  • Chamber of Commerce to hold business mixer Monday

    Lancaster County 

    Chamber of Commerce

    The Pavilion at historic Craig Farm will be the site of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours on Monday, May 23. This special Business After Hours is especially designed to welcome new members who have become investors in the chamber during its current membership campaign.

  • Man charged in bathroom fight

    A Lancaster man was arrested on several charges recently after entering a house and starting a fight with two other people. 

    Garfield Antonio McGriff, 36, 386 Old Camden Road, was arrested in the early morning hours of May 3, only minutes after police say he barged into someone else’s home. 

  • School board eyes $80.6M budget

    Future plans were the main topic of conversation during the Lancaster County School District meeting Tuesday night as the board got a good look at the proposed 2011-12 budgets, which total $80.6 million.
    The meeting also included recommendations for easing overcrowding at Indian Land Elementary School.
    This year’s proposed general fund budget, which funds everyday operations from salaries to educational programs, is about $69.1 million.
    The proposed debt services budget, reserved for debt and capital needs, is $11.5 million.

  • Nothing will stop LHS graduate Anita Harris from achieving her dreams

    Anita Harris made up her mind a long time ago that no one was going to tell her what she couldn’t do.
    Sitting in the producing booth at Lancaster High School’s LearnTV studio, the 17-year-old LHS student glances at the array of monitors, control boards and flashing buttons. She’s spent several hours at those controls, as well as in front of the camera, putting the finishing touches on her author-centric television show, “Writer’s Cafe.”

  • Roberts to hit very big screen this weekend

    from Essential Broadcast Media

  • New park swings into action

    A dedication ceremony for the new Deputy Roy Hardin Park in Indian Land was held Sunday afternoon.

    The park, which was once located on Collins Road, reopened in December in a new location on Shelley Mullis Road.

    Ann Hardin, Roy Hardin's widow and a number of county officials, including Rob Daniels with the Joint Recreation Commission, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Deputy Capt. Jeff Hilton, Lancaster County Councilman Larry McCullough and Sherry Wilson, director of Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Department, helped cut the ribbon at the ceremony.