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  • Budget amendment restores all services at unemployment offices

    The S.C. House of Representatives adopted a bipartisan budget amendment on Wednesday, March 13, to restore 17 rural employment centers dismantled by the state Department of Employment and Workforce (DEW) last month.

    One of those offices is in neighboring Chester County. Since Feb. 19, those in Chester County who need face-to-face help with unemployment benefits have been coming to the Lancaster office at 705 N. White St.

  • Closing of Titanium Solutions in Indian Land catches employees off guard

    Employees with Indian Land’s Titanium Solutions said they were blindsided Wednesday, March 13,  when company officials unexpectedly told them the company was closing.

    Titanium Solutions is a loss mitigation firm that has been located on HSBC Way in Edgewater Business Park since late 2008.

    The company specializes in contacting delinquent borrowers at their homes on behalf of financial institutions, mortgage services and investors and other clients.

  • Lancaster man arrested in Fla. racketeering case

      A multi-state racketeering investigation into an illegal internet casino operation resulted in the arrest of a Lancaster man and eight others across South Carolina on Tuesday, March 12. 

     

  • Council nixes Collins Road rezoning after uproar

    INDIAN LAND – For years, Gary Holland has enjoyed a peaceful, quiet existence at his Collins Road home, but the prospect of a tractor supply store moving nearby roused him to action last month.
    Joined by fellow neighbors and a smattering of other Indian Land residents, Holland vehemently opposed a proposed land rezoning during Lancaster County Council’s Feb. 25 meeting.

  • Former educator, coach David Gause passes away

    Nobody knew the turf at Lancaster Memorial Stadium as well as the late David Gause.
    A coach and educator in the Lancaster County School system for 37 years, Gause, 72, died Saturday at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte.
    Gause came here as a fresh-out-of-college teacher in 1962. A University of South Carolina graduate, he was hired by the late Wade Corn as an assistant football coach.
    While Gause shaped his share of young lives from a classroom and a basketball bench, his biggest impact came on the football field in more ways than one.

  • Lib Wilson a trailblazer for women

    In recognition of Women’s History Month, you don’t have to look far to find a person to highlight.

    Lancaster’s Lib Wilson, who died last month at age 89, was quite a trailblazer and power player in the realms of business, politics, education and community service.

    A few people who knew Wilson well recently spoke to The Lancaster News on what they remember most about her.

  • Council creates mining district

    Two years after the word “landfill” was etched into the minds of county residents, officials have created a new zoning district to help alleviate concerns about a rumored landfill site near Kershaw’s Haile Gold Mine.

    A new mining district designation received first approval, as did the rezoning of thousands of acres of gold mine property, during Lancaster County Council’s meeting on Monday, March 11.

  • Ready to give back

    The state Senate has confirmed Gov. Nikki Haley’s appointment of Glenn McFadden to the S.C. Department of Natural Resources Board.

    As a member of DNR’s policy-making body, McFadden will represent South Carolina’s 5th Congressional District, which includes Lancaster County. He will finish out the term of Randy Lowe of Hartsville, which ends in June 2014.

  • Siren sends warning throughout Great Falls

    GREAT FALLS – You may have heard a loud sound Tuesday, March 5, you haven't heard in many years...or you may never have heard it.

    That loud blast was emitted from a tornado warning system that’s now in place at the Great Falls Fire Department.

  • FL Fire Department to charge for wreck calls

    FORT LAWN – The Fort Lawn Fire Department will follow the lead of the Richburg and Lewis Departments by charging for responses to car wrecks.

    In recent months, the Richburg and Lewis Fire departments have taken advantage of a county ordinance that allows a charge to be assessed to a person’s insurance company if they are involved in a wreck that the department responds to.