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  • Riley to speak at chamber lunch

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce 

    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will host a membership luncheon at noon Tuesday, April 26, at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. 

    Guest speaker Pat C. Riley, president and COO of Allen Tate Co., will discuss “The Current State of the Real Estate Market in Lancaster County and Surrounding Areas.”  

  • Welcome center opens in restored courthouse

    Mary Brown

    For The Lancaster News

    Many feel spring is a time for new beginn1ings and that is just what is happening at Lanaster County’s newly restored historic courthouse. 

    The ground floor now houses the Welcome Center of Lancaster County, which is open for business.

    “The courthouse is absolutely gorgeous,” said welcome center specialist Sylvia Hudson. “It’s something to really be proud of.”

  • Kershaw golf course to be landing pad?

    Kershaw town officials have suggested a seemingly unusual location as a possible spot for a helicopter landing pad. 

    Earlier this year, Kershaw teen Talf Wrenn told Town Council about his Eagle Scout project, which involves building a landing pad within the town limits. The only favor he asked is that council provide a location. 

    At their April 14 meeting, council members suggested the landing pad be installed on the driving range at the Kershaw Golf Course. Previous options proved to be unsuitable. 

  • Council to discuss arming animal control officers

    Lancaster County Council will follow up on a number of issues from the past several months, including arming animal control officers, uses for the historic courthouse and the results of a recently released workforce study, when it meets Tuesday night. 

    As part of its long list of scheduled discussion items, council will consider a policy allowing animal control officers to arm themselves with long guns as protection from dangerous animals. 

  • ILES raises curtain on ‘Peter Pan’ Tuesday

    Indian Land Elementary School’s fifth grade is about to make school history of sorts this week with its first bona fide school play.

    And they’re going all out with a production of Disney’s “Peter Pan.”

    The play is set for a one-night showing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 26, in the Lancaster High School auditorium. Tickets are $2 at ILES, $4 the night of the show. Proceeds will help finance future productions.

  • Local men help save fire victim

    By Travis Jenkins

    Landmark News Service

    Firefighters probably always appreciate hearing “job well done.” 

    But when the words of thanks come from someone they didn’t expect to speak again, it means a little bit more.

    Former Lancaster resident Richard Hough can attest to that. Hough is a paid firefighter and EMT with the Chester Fire Department.

  • Lyles Motors gets stolen Honda back

    When a detective from the York County Sheriff’s Office called Cindy Lyles on April 1, she naturally thought it was an April Fool’s joke.

    After all, why would a car stolen in September 2009 from her Lyles Motors car lot turn up now? 

    But that’s exactly what happened. 

    York County Detective Branham told Lyles that her missing gold, 2001 Honda Accord EX had been found. And even more surprising to Lyles, the detective said it had been recovered during the bust of a suspected theft ring.

  • A sagging problem: Council looks at baggy bottoms

    Fashion trends come and go, but there’s one fad several Lancaster County Council members would like to see eliminated – baggy pants.  
    Councilman Cotton Cole broached the subject at County Council’s April 5 meeting after a conversation he had with a constituent. Cole said it was just one of many calls he’s received from residents tired of seeing people wearing pants too low on their hips.  
    Cole asked his fellow council members to consider adopting some sort of ban on baggy pants.

  • New congressman making waves in Washington

    U.S. District 5 Rep. Mick Mulvaney stuck with his pledge to shake things up in Washington, D.C., last week, voting along with fellow House Republicans to approve a budget proposal that aims to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next decade.
    The vote came after the congressman supported even steeper cuts as co-author of a proposed Republican Study Commission budget and bucked Republican leadership by voting against a continuing resolution to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Man flips car on Doc Garris Road

    A Columbia man was trapped in his car on a road south of Lancaster early Thursday morning after he swerved to avoid a deer.
    The accident happened at 4:45 a.m. along Doc Garris Road, which is between U.S. 521 and S.C. 522.
    S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Billy Elder said the accident involved only one vehicle, a 1999 Ford Ranger. Elder said the driver, Joe Burriss, 59, was traveling east on Doc Garris Road when a deer ran into the roadway.
    “The driver swerved to the left, struck a ditch, overturned and then struck a tree,” Elder said.