• 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

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  • 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.

  • GOP member frustrated by refusal to rent room

    The county’s refusal to allow the local Republican Party to use a local recreation center for a political event has angered the group.
    Sandy McGarry, chairwoman for the Lancaster County Republican Party, spoke at Lancaster County Council’s meeting May 9 to discuss her frustration in reserving space at the Buford Recreation Center. McGarry spoke only minutes before council discussed creating a policy regarding the use of county-owned facilities.

  • Kershaw chooses new insurer

    KERSHAW – Town of Kershaw employees will soon have health coverage that offers cheaper co-pays for doctor visits.
    Town Council voted unanimously at its meeting Monday to use Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina as its health insurance provider beginning July 1.
    The town began looking for a new provider after the S.C. Local Government Assurance Group (LGAG) announced it would be dissolving after June.
    LGAG is run by the Municipal Association of South Carolina.