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  • EMS employees receive recognition

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Service recently recognized some of its workers.JanetCauthenwasnamedAuxiliaryMemberoftheYear,ChrisTaylorwasnamedPart-TimeEmployeeoftheYearandGregBrasingtonwasnamedEmployeeoftheYear.MorrisRussellandChrisNunnerysharedtheFirstResponderoftheYearaward.Elevenmedicsreceivedawardsfortheiryearsofservice:DonaldHyattfor30years;ChuckPayne,DavidCampandLannyBernardfor20years;LenRobinsonfor15years;TimClemmer,StaceyWalden,KellySnipesandMicheleRobinsonfor10years;andRussellRogerandTammyVincentforfiveyears.

  • Medical IT firm to locate in IL

    INDIANLAND–AcompanyspecializingininformationtechnologyandmedicalrecordsmanagementhasmovedtoIndianLand.StateandcountyofficialsannouncedTuesdaythatIntegratedHealthcareSolutionsisrelocatingfromCharlottetoIndianLand’s521CommercePark,saidLancasterCountyEconomicDevelopmentCorp.PresidentKeithTunnell.IntegratedHealthcareSolutionsofferscomplete,cost-effectiveelectronicmedicalrecordsandpracticemanagementsolutions,accordingtocompanyofficials.Thecompanywillinvestapproximately$470,000inLancasterCountyandbring35newhigh-payingjobs.Salariesrangefrom$30,000to$50,000aye

  • 30-pound rabbit delights local special needs clients

    Willhebite?TimmyHallasked,alittleapprehensiveaboutaverylarge,furryvisitorwithacottonywhitetail,whoseemedmoreinterestedinnibblingstrawthanfingers.LynetteStewartwasn’tintimidatedbythebigbunny.“He’sacuterabbit,”shesaid,strokingthesandy-brownbunny.Hall,StewartandotherclientsoftheLancaster/ChesterDisabilitiesandSpecialNeedsBoardhadavisitfromPeterCottontailonThursday.PeterbelongstoClaudeEllisofLancaster,whoownsHavePets,WillTravelpettingzoo.HesentPeteralongwithDSNworkerKayeHoffman,whousedtorunapettingzooofherown,totheDSNoffic

  • Groups to sponsor Light of Hope Vigil

    Everyyear,morethan500childrenarereportedabusedandneglectedinLancasterCounty.

  • About 70 attend meeting to learn about gangs

    HEATHSPRINGS–WendyReinmanwasn’tcertainifLancasterCountyhasagangproblem.ButafterhearingalectureTuesdayaboutlocalgraffitiandotherparaphernalia,shewasassuredoftheirpresenceinthecounty.ReinmanleftthepresentationatHeathSpringsElementarySchoolwithawealthofknowledgeaboutgangsinthearea.Whatsheandotherresidentsonceperceivedasmeredrawingsmayhaveadifferentmeaningtothemnow.Shenowknowsthattherearespecificreasonswhygangmemberswearcertainclothing.FredThompson,theganginvestigatorfortheLancasterCountySheriff’sOffice,broughtaplethoraoflocalganginformati

  • Storms harsher in other counties

    Lancaster County was spared the worst of Saturday afternoon’s severe storms.

    The county was under a tornado warning and severe thunderstorm warning late Saturday afternoon, but no damage was reported locally, according to Lancaster County Emergency Management.

  • Drought persists, despite some heavy rainfall in recent weeks

    Lancaster County has seen some rain in recent days, but residents are still being asked to conserve water.

    The Catawba-Wateree Drought Management Advisory Group recommends the region continue the current Stage 3 water restrictions implemented last fall to ensure an adequate water supply is available.  In their implementation of Stage 3 water restrictions, most public water systems in the river basin are prohibiting lawn watering.

  • Crawford relocates funeral home

    When Cauthen Funeral Home on West Meeting Street closed, a new door opened for Crawford Funeral Home.

    Crawford Funeral Home has been open on South Market Street for 32 years. But A. Glen Crawford,  president of the funeral home, said his business was running out of space, so he bought the former Cauthen Funeral Home building at 410 W. Meeting St.

    “I have admired this facility for some time,” Glen Crawford said in his new office. “I just like the space. There’s much more operating space here.”

  • URS to bring 400 jobs to county

    INDIAN LAND – A nuclear energy construction company is moving its headquarters into the former offices of HSBC Mortgage Services in Indian Land.

    URS Corp. announced Friday that the company’s Washington Division has opened the URS Nuclear Center in Indian Land, which will serve as the headquarters for the Washington Division’s commercial nuclear energy engineering and construction business. The new office complements the division’s existing offices focused on the nuclear market in Princeton, N.J., and Aiken.

  • Long to run for state House

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land Republican Deborah Long announced last week that she will seek the District 45 seat in the S.C.  House of Representatives.

    She will face Republican Bruce Miller of Sun City Carolina Lakes in the June 10 primary for the seat being vacated by incumbent Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

    Mulvaney, a Republican from Indian Land, is running for the District 16 seat in the S.C. Senate, now held by Sen. Greg Gregory, who is not seeking re-election.