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  • McLellan new fire chief

    Lancaster City Council didn’t have to look very far Tuesday night to find the city’s new fire chief. Justin McLellan was sitting in the room.  
    Just 90 minutes after the council honored retiring Fire Chief Chuck Small, and then meeting behind closed doors, they unanimously choose 34-year-old battalion chief McLellan as the new leader of the Lancaster Fire Department.
    Mayor John Howard said McLellan was clearly the right choice.

  • Council balks at killing Ansley Park

    After a contentious meeting Monday night, Lancaster County Council voted against rescinding the Ansley Park development agreement.
    The vote was 6-0 not to reconsider the council's Dec. 15 decision that allowed the long-troubled Indian Land project to proceed. Council member Jack Estridge abstained.

  • Big names coming to Lancaster this year

    Season tickets for the 2016-17 See Lancaster SC Performing Arts Series go on sale ($275 plus tax) in July.
    The lineup ranges from down-home country and uptown R&B to classic rock ’n’ roll and cutting-edge comedy.
    Leading the list is a Sept. 17 concert by Shooter Jennings and Waymore’s Outlaws.

  • Chamber education breakfast focuses on connections

    Building a workforce pipeline

     

    The goal of the workforce pipeline is to ensure the skills needed in the workforce match the skills developed by schools. Skills acquisition begins in elementary education. Secondary and post-secondary education build on those skills and add new ones. Industry partners work with educators to build programs.
    By working together, educators and employers build Lancaster County’s future workforce.

     

  • Cuttino remembered for encouraging ministry

    BEAUFORT – Those acquainted with Dr. Robert Edward Cuttino called him “Bob.” But those who knew him well called him “Barnabas,” due to his encouraging disposition.

    The former minister of Lancaster’s First Baptist Church and religion teacher at the University of South Carolina Lancaster died Thursday at the age of 86. 

  • Primary runoff Tuesday

    All registered Lancaster County voters may vote in the Republican primary runoffs Tuesday.

    The June 28 runoffs, like the June 14 primaries, will be open elections to determine the GOP winners of the Lancaster County Council District 1 seat and county auditor’s post. 

  • ‘Working Revival’

    Fifty people from across the state, plus one from Alabama, took a week out of their summer vacation to work on local homes during Lancaster’s 13th annual Salkehatchie camp.

    The campers invested $230 each into building supplies, travel expenses and food to help renovate four Lancaster homes at no cost to their owners. 

  • Ansley Park issues complicated

    If there has been one common refrain among Indian Land residents concerned with the effects of growth on their community it is this: Lancaster County officials allow developers to do what they want without regard for the community’s best interests.

    Recently, those concerns have revolved around Ansley Park, a 309-home residential project that is the latest attempt to develop a portion of an 11-year-old mixed-use planned development district between Henry Harris Road and U.S. 521.

  • Christian Services yard sale way to grow ministry

    Hidden Treasures is aptly named.
    From furniture, dishes and knick-knacks to barely used prom dresses and gently used dress clothes, there are bargains galore every day at the Christian Services thrift store on Great Falls Highway.
    But those offerings will grow outside the walls this weekend.
    The agency that helps feed the county’s hungry families is holding a rent-a-space yard sale from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday. Cost is a $20 donation per 10-by-10-foot space.

  • It’s Finally Friday in the city limits

    Mister Pleaze, a “party band” with a strong local appeal, will kick off the city of Lancaster’s Finally Friday concert series from 6 to 9 p.m. today.
    The concert is free and Hwy. 55 Burgers will be selling food, said Joe Timmons, events and promotions manager for the city of Lancaster. Beer will also be available for purchase.
    The 2016 summertime concerts are set for the grassy lot behind City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Timmons calls the lot the “Park under the Pecan Trees.”