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  • State justices rule against making autopsy reports public

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    After the S.C. Supreme Court previously reversed a ruling allowing government councils to amend agendas during meetings now they’ve upheld a circuit court ruling stating autopsies are private records.

    On Wednesday, July 16, the court ruled 4-1 that autopsy records are exempt from release under the Freedom of Information Act because they are medical records.

  • Council tackles LCEDC concerns

     Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com 

    In the wake of a churning sea of criticism by county officials against the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp., several residents came to the LCEDC’s defense Monday night, July 14.

  • 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.