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  • School district considers student networking website

    Can a student networking website help connect local youth to colleges and future careers, while also keeping vital information about their test scores, college preferences and awards secure?

    That’s one of the questions Lancaster County School District officials are looking at as they move forward with a pilot program to offer the STEM Premier website as a resource for middle and high school students. 

  • Movement Mortgage opens new corporate headquarters

    FORT MILL – Movement Mortgage on Friday opened its new $22 million headquarters and announced that it is two years ahead of schedule on its goal of creating 672 jobs at the facility. 

    Gov. Nikki Haley and other officials joined company executives and employees for the ribbon-cutting ceremony.

  • Housing authority considers instituting a smoking ban

    The Housing Authority of Lancaster County is considering adopting a smoke-free policy for tenants at two public housing complexes.

    Its executive director, Jerry Witherspoon, discussed the matter with Lancaster City Council on Tuesday night, while reporting the authority’s activities over the past year.

    The local housing authority provides housing for low-income families and oversees Caroline Court apartments and Frank L. Roddey Homes. 

  • School district considers student networking website

    Can a student networking website help connect local youth to colleges and future careers, while also keeping vital information about their test scores, college preferences and awards secure?

    That’s one of the questions Lancaster County School District officials are looking at as they move forward with a pilot program to offer the STEM Premier website as a resource for middle and high school students. 

  • Little campaigning on school bond

    With less than three weeks left until voters head to the polls to decide on a $199 million school bond referendum, campaigning on either side of the issue has been sparce.

    If approved during a special election March 22, the bond would help fund a long list of projects for the Lancaster County School District, from new Indian Land schools to multipurpose centers in the southern end of the county to technology upgrades countywide. 

  • Kershaw hires Mitch Lucas for interim job replacing Boyes

    KERSHAW – At a special meeting Thursday night, Kershaw Town Council voted to hire former longtime council member Mitch Lucas as interim town administrator.

    The vote was 5-2, with council members Gail Rogora and Harvey Truesdale against.

    Lucas served on Kershaw Town Council from 1987-97 and was mayor from April 1999 to June 2000. He retired in 2008 as the human resources director for the Lancaster County School District.

  • Lancaster County home, commercial building permits up

    Lancaster County led the region in the number of commercial building permits issued in 2015 and saw a 6.3 percent increase in the number of single-family residential permits over the previous year.

    The Catawba Regional Council of Government (GOG) this week reported that Lancaster issued 82 commercial permits last year worth a combined $37.4 million. That’s up 20.6 percent from the 68 permits issued in 2014.

  • $45K city pump paying off

    Floodwaters along Bear, Hannahs and Gills creeks are receding a little faster after big storms, thanks to a new $45,000 pump installed at the City of Lancaster’s Wastewater Treatment Plant on Lockwood Lane.

    The influent pump, installed at the spot where wastewater from the city’s collection systems enters the plant, allows the facility to move an additional 3 million gallons per day. This includes wastewater and storm water.

  • Kershaw Rec Center to get new tables

    KERSHAW – The Kershaw Recreation Center on Close Circle is getting 35 new tables at a cost of $3,200 after its director recently lobbied town leaders about the need. 

    Randy Jordan appealed to Kershaw Town Council in January. The rec center has a clubroom, a party room, a bowling alley and a commons area rented for parties, as well as a grill, game room and swimming pool.

  • Drug task force arrests two, seizes drugs, guns, cash

    Two people were arrested for drug trafficking inside a room at the Super 8 Motel on S.C. 9 Bypass on Thursday night.

    Demarcus Javontia Marsh, 22, no address given, and Latwanyept Lashay Stover, 34, 3728 Horne Twitty Road, were both charged with trafficking crack cocaine (10 to 28 grams) and possession of a firearm during the commission of a violent crime. A third person in the room was not charged.