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  • Commission works on new proposal

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission members are reworking a November general election ballot question to reauthorize the county’s 1 cent capital project sales tax to include more funding for county roads.

    The commission expects to finalize its new proposal Tuesday, July 22, in order to present it to County Council on July 28.

  • Loss of a faithful friend

     Michele Roberts

    For The Lancaster News

    Lancaster County’s Christian Services has been a community staple since 1981, when Helen Warren started it as a ministry of the Church of Lancaster. 

    The purpose of Christian Services was to match up donors with Lancaster County residents needing financial assistance, food, clothing and household items. 

  • Council tables capital sales tax list

    The window is closing fast for county officials to make a decision on the future of the county’s one-cent capital project sales tax. 

  • ‘Five Points’ of emphasis

    A massive realignment of the hard-to-navigate, blind-spot-plagued Five Points intersection should wrap up in the next two months with vastly improved lines of vision for motorists, the project’s construction engineer said.

  • Town hall roof contract gets Heath Springs Town Council nod

    HEATH SPRINGS – The town hall of the county’s smallest town is about to get a new roof.

    After a brief presentation on roof bids and warranties by Heath Springs Volunteer Fire Department Chief Patrick Helms at its Tuesday, July 15 meeting, members of Heath Springs Town Council approved a roofing contract with Seamless Roofing, Inc., of Charlotte, N.C.

  • Lt. Gov. visits Indian Land Senior Center

    INDIAN LAND – South Carolina’s new Lt. Gov. Yancy McGill visited Indian Land on Wednesday morning, July 16, where he met with local seniors to discuss issues affecting them and their senior center.

  • Task force to reveal homeless count results July 31

    Several agencies, including the United Way of Lancaster County, American Red Cross, Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, Lancaster Police Department, Alston Wilkes Society, Lancaster County Council on Aging and many other volunteers, participated in the unofficial homeless count conducted throughout the county March 15 through May 1. 

  • Summer camp aims to put fun back in learning

    Helping children to get excited about learning by setting positive goals is the aim of instructors at the “Putting Fun Back Into Learning Summer Camp” at the Preston Blackmon Family Success & Career Center. 

  • Indian Land man charged with attempted murder

    An Indian Land man remains behind bars in Orangeburg County after deputies say he tried to kill his wife during a vacation trip gone wrong late last month.

  • Commerce awards Community Development Block Grant to Heath Springs

     HEATH SPRINGS – When at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again!

    That was the mantra of town of Heath Springs officials when the municipality applied for a rural infrastructure grant last year that was denied. 

    However now, the town recently learned it has been awarded a $405,500 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) from the S.C. Department of Commerce for its South Main Street water line upgrades, and Heath Springs Mayor Ann Taylor is elated.