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  • Half-mast flags tribute to firefighter

    Flags are being flown at half-mast today as a tribute to Michael Louis Broz. Broz, a volunteer firefighter in Ridgeville, was killed in an accident while responding to a forest fire on Sunday, March 10.
     

  • Lancaster man arrested in Fla. racketeering case

      A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12. 

     

  • City license proposal put on hold

    Lancaster City Council has pumped the breaks on its proposed measure regarding business license inspections.
    At its Tuesday, March 12, meeting, council voted unanimously to table an ordinance that would require businesses to submit portions of their federal and state income tax returns to the city. The requirement would help ensure the city is receiving the appropriate license fees from businesses located in the city limits.

  • County discusses, adopts strategic plan

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    Improving public safety and ramping up economic development continue to top the county’s strategic plan, an annual document adopted at Lancaster County Council’s Monday, March 11, meeting.
    For the second year in a row, public safety was named the No. 1 priority by council members and other county officials during their annual weekend-long planning retreat.

  • Council nixes Collins Road rezoning after uproar

    INDIAN LAND – For years, Gary Holland has enjoyed a peaceful, quiet existence at his Collins Road home, but the prospect of a tractor supply store moving nearby roused him to action last month.
    Joined by fellow neighbors and a smattering of other Indian Land residents, Holland vehemently opposed a proposed land rezoning during Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.

  • Man accidentally shoots self in hand

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    A man visiting from Nashville, Tenn., is recovering after accidentally shooting himself in the hand at a Lancaster home late last month.
    Deputies responded to Springs Memorial Hospital at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 24, about a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report.
    The victim, a 22-year-old man, told deputies he was in town visiting his brother and had been attending a birthday party at the brother’s house in the 3300 block of Lynwood Drive.

  • Former educator, coach David Gause passes away

    Nobody knew the turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium as well as the late David Gause.
    A coach and educator in the Lancaster County School system for 37 years, Gause, 72, died Saturday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Gause came here as a fresh-out-of-college teacher in 1962. A University of South Carolina graduate, he was hired by the late Wade Corn as an assistant football coach.
    While Gause shaped his share of young lives from a classroom and a basketball bench, his biggest impact came on the football field in more ways than one.

  • Lib Wilson a trailblazer for women

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, you don’t have to look far to find a person to highlight.

    Lancaster’s Lib Wilson, who died last month at age 89, was quite a trailblazer and power player in the realms of business, politics, education and community service.

    A few people who knew Wilson well recently spoke to The Lancaster News on what they remember most about her.

  • Council creates mining district

    Two years after the word “landfill” was etched into the minds of county residents, officials have created a new zoning district to help alleviate concerns about a rumored landfill site near Kershaw’s Haile Gold Mine.

    A new mining district designation received first approval, as did the rezoning of thousands of acres of gold mine property, during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, March 11.

  • Ready to give back

    The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointment of Glenn McFadden to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Board.

    As a member of DNR’s policy-making body, McFadden will represent South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Lancaster County. He will finish out the term of Randy Lowe of Hartsville, which ends in June 2014.