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  • 29707 residents must begin using new ZIP

    INDIAN LAND – If you haven't made changes to your personal information using Indian Land's 29707 ZIP code issued last year, the time is now.

    The new ZIP – 29707 – was added to the U.S. Postal Service's database on July 1, 2007, to assist with the growth in that area, U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Enola C. Rice said.

    Indian Land used to share a ZIP code – 29715 – with Fort Mill residents in neighboring York County.

  • City backs USCL drive

    The city of Lancaster wants to support the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, but doesn't want to approve more taxes to do it.

    As an amendment to the 2008-09 city budget, Lancaster City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to pay $33,350 out of a contingency fund account in the general budget to support a fundraiser, which will commemorate the university's 50th anniversary in 2009.

    Councilman Preston Blackmon was not present.

  • Breaking News State Law Enforcement Division investigates a county employee

    The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating a Lancaster County employee.Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said he could say very little about the case. The employee no longer works for the county as of last week.

  • Domino's Pizza opens store

    INDIAN LAND - Mack Patterson manned the phones on June 3 at the new Domino's in the Commons at Doby's Bridge shopping center. That was the first day of business for the pizzeria, and, as owner, Patterson was involved in every task.

    Judging by the level of energy and excitement inside, one would never guess that Patterson had done this more than 40 times before.

    "This is my 42nd store in our franchise," Patterson said. "I see all the stores on a regular basis."

    They are spread out over Mecklenburg, Gaston and Lincoln counties.

  • Committee meets with concrete plant reps

    Representatives of four local concrete companies faced questions from Lancaster County Council members last week.

    A council committee – Rudy Carter, Larry Honeycutt and Bryan Vaughn – has been looking into noise complaints from residents of Brookchase and Lakeview Landing residents in Indian Land. Vaughn did not attend the June 18 meeting.

    Some residents have complained of excessive noise and dust being generated by the concrete companies in 521 Perimeter Commerce Park, which backs up to several homes in Brookchase and is adjacent to some in Lakeview Landing.

  • County, state officials to meet with residents about noise

    Some Lancaster County Council members and S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control officials will meet with residents who live near several concrete companies in Indian Land to discuss noise and dust problems Thursday.

    The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at Indian Land High School, said County Council Chairman Rudy Carter.

  • GoldenCare now operating program at HS senior center

    HEATH SPRINGS - The seniors of Heath Springs have gotten another feather in their hats with the start of a new afternoon program at the Heath Springs Senior Center.

    GoldenCare Adult Day Care is responsible for the recreational and social program, which started about two weeks ago and is meant to give seniors the brand of fun they want, said GoldenCare administrator Susan Bowers.

    The afternoon program is funded by Lancaster County with new funding from the S.C. Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging.

  • Officials: Men shot at trooper's house

    Two Lancaster men are accused of shooting at the home of a highway patrolman.

    Lakeithon Darell Mingo, 22, of 3452 Oak Ridge Road, and Navoney Quantay Curry, also 22, of 1342 Springdale Road, were each arrested and charged Monday with discharging a firearm into an occupied dwelling.

    The trooper was returning to his home near Camp Creek Road shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when he heard a gunshot. He told officers from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office that it appeared the shot came from the road near his home.

  • Community activist to be honored as he turns 90

    HEATH SPRINGS – Someone known for his commitment to economic and political equity will be honored as he celebrates his 90th birthday.

    The life of Pleasant Hill resident Gonze Lee Twitty will be celebrated at the Lancaster County Community Center on Barr Street starting at 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Invitations have been sent, and about 200 people are expected to attend.

    "You get to be 90 and you're on the countdown," Twitty said Monday. "I just appreciate my daughters and the community coming together to do this."

  • Man says he was attacked with knife, baseball bats

    A Lancaster man told sheriff's deputies he was attacked by several people Sunday night moments after returning to his home on Shiloh Unity Road.

    The man said his girlfriend dropped him off at the end of his driveway about 11 p.m. When he walked to the house, six people were waiting for him, he told sheriff's deputies.

    The man said he knew four of them and they were from Charlotte. There were four men and two women.

    The man told deputies that one man from the group approached him, shook his hand and asked him about a woman.