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  • Felder to run in new district

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    An Indian Land business owner said she’s stepped away from managing her two businesses so she can focus on running for office. She hopes to represent Fort Mill in the newly created S.C. House District 26.
    Raye Felder, longtime owner of Allstate insurance agencies in Fort Mill and Indian Land, announced her intention last month to pursue the new seat as a Republican.
    Felder, a Fort Mill resident, said she has since sold her managing interest in the agencies so she can concentrate on the race.

  • At the helm

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    Michael Oliver says his love for law enforcement was ignited during his years as a teenager in Lancaster. Yet his most recent promotion is something he never imagined would happen.
    Oliver is the new commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol. He was named to the post last month by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
    He succeeds Kenny Lancaster, a fellow Lancaster native who retired in November.

  • Council OKs funds for repairs

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    What began as a simple solution for relocating the county’s Emergency Operations Center has turned into a lengthy and costly process for county officials.
    At its recent meeting, Lancaster County Council approved funding an additional $140,000 for repairs and additions to the former Founders Federal Credit Union building at White and  Covenant streets. The vote was 6-0.  Councilman Larry McCullough was not present.

  • Avoid cold weather dangers this winter

    American Medical Response
    American Medical Response (AMR) seeks to remind everyone that plunging temperatures could pose a threat to life and limb. Especially vulnerable are the elderly, small children, the chronically ill, substance-abusers and individuals who stay out in the cold for long periods.
    AMR suggests the following tips to help avoid two potentially dangerous conditions, hypothermia and frostbite. Both can happen even in areas known for warm weather, especially when wind chill and the possibility of getting wet in cold water or rain are involved.

  • Concerns still exist about Rico Industries

    Jesef Williams
    jwilliams@thelancasternews.com
    HEATH SPRINGS – Heath Springs is still questioning what environmental impact, if any, Rico Industries has on the town’s wastewater flow.
    Town Council voted 4-0 at its Tuesday meeting to enter into a task-order agreement with Davis & Floyd Inc. Councilman Eddie Moore was absent.

  • CNN comes to town

    Jesef Williams and Chris Sardelli
    news@thelancasternews.com
    Lancaster County is being featured prominently by one of the nation’s largest media outlets.
    If you were to visit CNN.com on Thursday afternoon, the main profile piece you’d see at the top of the web page is a story about Lancaster. The report is titled “Hard-hit town: It’s all about faith, jobs.”

  • CNN profiles Lancaster as top story on website

    South Carolina towns are featured in media outlets across the nation as the countdown continues to Saturday's GOP Primary. CNN has done an in-depth article on Lancaster. Read the story at this link: http://www.cnn.com/2012/01/19/politics/south-carolina-lancaster/

  • First-in-the-South primary Saturday

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    All eyes are on South Carolina as candidates for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination vie for votes in the Palmetto State’s presidential primary Saturday.
    As the second primary in the nation and the first in the South, the Palmetto State’s presidential primaries have historically been seen as a key political bellwether in judging the nation’s enthusiasm for candidates – especially Republican primary candidates.

  • Cook vying for House 44

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    Kershaw attorney Bob Cook announced Tuesday he intends to join the race for the S.C. House District 44 seat now occupied by state Rep. James Neal.
    Neal, also a Kershaw native, announced earlier this month he will not seek re-election this year after 14 years in office.
    Cook, a Democrat, is the third candidate to announce a run for the seat.

  • Reclaiming the dream

    By Michele Roberts
    For The Lancaster News
    Local celebrations held in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. got off to an early start Monday, with the 11th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast.
    The Rosetta Seegars, Henry Pelham Sr. and Hester Wade Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 1999 by the Rev. AnThony Pelham, pastor of Faith, Hope and Victory Christian Church in Lancaster.