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  • IL to keep free use of Foxhole

    Lancaster County is finalizing a plan with Mecklenburg County to provide stickers to Indian Land residents that will allow them to continue using South Charlotte’s Foxhole Recycling Center at no charge until Indian Land’s new convenience center opens later this year.
    The agreement comes as the Mecklenburg Solid Waste Department prepares to implement a $50 annual “nonresident availability fee” July 1.

  • Missions Day event is Saturday

    The Citadel of Love Christian Fellowship in Lancaster is hosting an effort to raise awareness about poverty, homelessness and crime in Lancaster during its 2016 Missions Day event Saturday.
    Scheduled for 1-6:30 p.m. at 1789 Lynwood Ave., the event is intended to be an afternoon of cookouts, family-friendly activities, gospel music, preaching and presentations by various public safety departments and community organizations.

  • Motorcyclist seriously injured in accident

    A Heath Springs businessman was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident on S.C. 9 Memorial Day afternoon.
    Tracy Clyde Baker, 49, was riding a 2013 Harley-Davidson motorcycle west on S.C. 9 about 1.5 miles outside Fort Lawn at about 2:50 p.m., according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    Miller said Baker ran off the right side of the roadway near Nectar Road just inside Lancaster County and overturned, throwing Baker from the motorcycle.
    Baker, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered severe head injuries.

  • Rescheduled Cops on Top event today

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office will hold its Cops on Top fundraiser for the S.C. Special Olympics today at Chick-fil-A in Indian Land.
    The third-annual fundraiser runs from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., with deputies raising money primarily through the sale of Special Olympics hats and T-shirts. Those who buy T-shirts will get a free sandwich meal combo.
    The fundraiser was originally set for April 22, but was canceled due to inclement weather.

  • Shelter to get cat facility, written policy manual

    Relief is in the works for the Lancaster County Animal Shelter, where plans for a portable cat sanctuary and a written policy manual should ease the overcrowding and clear the confusion between the shelter and rescue groups.  
    County Council Chairman Bob Bundy visited the Lancaster County Animal Shelter earlier in the week of May 9, just a couple days before the shelter was closed down for an investigation and Director Shandy Miller was suspended with pay. He was following up a previous visit to determine the shelter’s greatest needs.

  • District 1 candidates: IL growth the issue

    The four candidates running for Lancaster County Council’s District 1 seat met to discuss the issues for the first and last time Thursday night ahead of the June 14 Republican primary during the 2016 Before You Vote Candidates Forum.
    Held at the Inspiration Ministries/CrossRidge auditorium, the event drew about 110 voters as candidates David Freeman, Terry Graham, Melvin Stroble and J.R. Wilt discussed a range of topics – nearly all associated with a single issue – growth.

  • Fire chief retires, citing health issues

    The city of Lancaster’s fire chief announced his resignation late Monday, citing health problems.
    “Today ends my 38-year career with the Lancaster Fire Department,” Chuck Small posted on Facebook. “I’m retiring due to health complications, but could not have been blessed more with a career that has opened so many doors and blessed me in ways I could have only dreamed of.”

  • Impromptu gathering honors the fallen

    Despite an official cancellation due to expected rain, nearly 30 people showed up anyway at Lancaster Memorial Park on Sunday afternoon and held a Memorial Day program of their own.
    Randy Collins of Collins Realty in Lancaster led the service after discovering that the city’s official event had been canceled by the American Legion.
    “No one really wanted to leave,” Collins said Tuesday.
    What happened next was “one of the most touching things” eight-year event attendee Marilyn Roddey had seen “in a long time.”

  • Kershaw Council tries to end street-name ruckus

    KERSHAW – The festering controversy about who chooses street names within Kershaw’s town limits has come to an abrupt halt.
    The town’s elected officials last week unanimously passed first reading of an ordinance that makes town council the final authority on any name changes recommended by the Lancaster County Planning Commission.

  • 288 flip tassels at rowdy LHS graduation

    Two hundred eighty-eight seniors crossed the stage at Lancaster County Memorial Stadium Friday night and entered the adult world as high school graduates.
    Among them were aspiring nurses, psychologists and educators, with 74 percent of the class planning to continue their education through college or technical school. Other students plan to serve in the military or go directly into the general work force.
    Class valedictorian Coulter Jackson, speaking to the assembled crowd, challenged his classmates.