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  • lancaster county sheriff’s office contact numbers

    Citizens should use the following contact numbers for the corresponding services to ensure the fastest possible service:

  • Anti-smoking presentation made before City Council

    Donna Parsons and Larry Honeycutt let the smoking statistics fly Tuesday, April 9, at Lancaster City Hall.
    They shared research that indicates each year more than 6,000 South Carolinians die from tobacco use and nearly 800 state residents die from exposure to secondhand smoke.

    Also, more than $1 billion is spent in the state each year on health care directly related to tobacco use, studies suggest.

  • Mining ordinance passes quietly

    Following a few brief comments, Lancaster County Council quickly finalized plans for a new mining district and the subsequent rezoning for thousands of acres of land, though the plan left a bad taste in one resident’s mouth.
    At council’s April 8 meeting, members unanimously approved final reading of a two-part ordinance to establish a mining district classification within the county code and rezone almost 5,000 acres of Haile Gold Mine property in the southern end of the county.

  • Guns, Roads and Taxes

    The national debate over gun laws made its way to Lancaster as a federal legislator stopped through the area to speak Friday, April 12.

    Tim Scott, South Carolina’s recently appointed U.S. Senator, was the keynote speaker at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Legislative Breakfast.

    The event, presented by Nutramax, was held at the Lancaster Golf Course Fairway Room.
    Scott, a Republican who replaced Sen. Jim DeMint in January, spoke of his humble beginnings in North Charleston growing up in a single-parent household.

  • Fatal motocycle accident on S.C. Highway 903

    A fatal motorcycle accident happened at 12:48 p.m. on S.C. 903 located in front of U.S. Textiles, according to the Lancaster County Coroner office. Check back with the The Lancaster News for further details.
     

  • News Briefs 4/14/13

    LEAP to meet Monday
    The Lancaster Educational Assistance Program (LEAP) meets at noon Monday, April 15, at 106 E. Meeting St. For details, call (803) 285-9455.
     

    HOPE board of directors to meet Tuesday
    The HOPE in Lancaster board of directors meets at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the HOPE in Lancaster office, 2008 Pageland Highway, Lancaster.
    For details, call (803) 286-4673.
     

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.

  • Spree of car break-ins in Indian Land

    A flurry of 911 calls kept deputies busy investigating a rash of car break-ins in the Panhandle early Tuesday, April 10.

    A 911 dispatcher received the first call at 6:26 a.m., one of 13 separate pleas from residents who woke up to find their cars rifled through and belongings stolen.

    Sheriff’s Maj. Matt Shaw said deputies were constantly being dispatched to the northern end of the county as car owners discovered something was amiss inside their vehicles.

    “It was one right after another for awhile there,” Shaw said.

  • Sheheen to run for governor

    In 2010, Vincent Sheheen lost the South Carolina governor’s race to Nikki Haley by the slimmest of margins – 51.4 percent to 47 percent.

    The Democrat senator from Camden, who represents a portion of Lancaster County in the S.C. General Assembly, announced Wednesday, April 10, that he is once again running for governor of the Palmetto State.

    Sheheen, who has represented the state’s 27th District since 2004, is the first candidate from any party to officially announce a bid for governor.   

  • Red Ventures breaks ground on new building

    INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures co-founders Ric Elias and Dan Feldstein said attracting, appreciating and taking care of the company’s talent is the secret to its success, and they’re doing exactly that with the company’s new employee amenities building.

    Elias’ comments came during a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday, April 11, for the new four-story, 180,000-square-foot building, the third structure on Red Ventures’ 33-acre headquarters complex in Indian Land’s 521 Corporate Center Park.