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  • County Council OKs Brookchase study at meeting

    County Council unanimously approved an engineering study recently that could help with improvements in an Indian Land neighborhood.

    At its Feb. 1 meeting, council granted a request from the Brookchase Homeowners Association to use the neighborhood’s bond money for an engineering study.

    The study would examine what work needs to done on deteriorating infrastructure in the neighborhood, located off U.S. 521 not far from Inspiration Ministries’ City of Light. This includes an overhaul of the neighborhood’s roadways and storm drains.

  • Work on new PVFD station to begin soon

    INDIAN LAND – The construction project for the Pleasant Valley Fire Department’s new fire station now has a contractor.

    Fire Chief Greg Nicholson announced the project’s contractor at Lancaster County Council’s Jan. 25 meeting. Nicholson told council the department opened the project’s bid process Dec. 15 and received bids from 13 contractors.

    Indian Land-based Farley Associates Inc. submitted the winning bid of $2,141,673.

    Nicholson said the bid, which breaks down to $143.63 per square foot, is a good price for the project.

  • Three vehicles involved in U.S. 521 wreck

    Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash on U.S. 521 early Tuesday.

    The crash happened at 6:44 a.m., just north of the Arrowood neighborhood entrance on U.S. 521.

    S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson said Spencer Kraus, 28, of Charlotte, was driving a 2001 Chevrolet pickup south on U.S. 521 when he crossed the center line.

    Kraus hit a 2003 Ford Explorer driven by Lisa Snipes, 39, of Lancaster head-on.

    Snipes was headed north on U.S. 521.

  • District 2 election is Tuesday

    District 2 voters will head to the polls Tuesday to decide who will represent them on the Lancaster County School board.

    Tyrom Faulkner and Terrence Jenkins are vying  for the open seat, which was formerly held by longtime board member Charlene McGriff.

    McGriff resigned in November after winning a seat on County Council.

    About three years remain on the four-year term for the school board seat.  

    All school board sets are non-partisan, meaning candidates don’t run on party lines.

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  • Faulkner wins District 2 seat on school board

    Tyrom Faulkner has won a seat on the Lancaster County school board.

    The Lancaster native defeated Terrence Jenkins in Tuesday’s special election for the vacant District 2 seat.

    Faulkner got 377 votes compared to Jenkins’ 14.

    Faulkner said it’s an honor to win.

    “I’m grateful that the voters entrusted me to fill this seat,” he said after the results came in. “I will give 110 percent.”

  • Botox, mashed potatoes served at women's event

    It was a night of Botox, mashed potatoes in martini glasses and zebra print.

    What could bring all of those things together other than a “Pamper Me Fabulous” night put on by Springs Memorial Hospital’s Healthy Woman program?

    About 300 women attended the event, where they were greeted at the door of the Fairway Room of the Lancaster Golf Club by handsome men in tuxedos.

    The tables were covered in pink tablecloths, accented by zebra-print napkins. Healthy Woman board members wore zebra print jackets to go with the color scheme.

  • Heath Springs man shot in struggle with intruder

    HEATH SPRINGS – A Horne Twitty Road man told sheriff’s deputies that he was shot with his own gun during a struggle with an intruder Monday.

    The 50-year-old man said he was in his garage about 2:20 p.m. and heard a noise outside, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report. When he opened the garage door, the assailant was standing outside.

  • County singled out for recruiting Red Ventures

    Lancaster County was recently honored for its efforts in attracting a high-profile corporation.

    Only months after welcoming Internet marketing and sales firm Red Ventures to its new location in Indian Land, Trade & Industry Development magazine has awarded the county a distinct honor.

    The magazine, which focuses on varied industries throughout the country, announced that Lancaster County is one of the winners of its 2010 Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards.

  • Local couple attend for 'Miracle on the Hudson' reunion

    INDIAN LAND – With champagne in hand and plenty of cheers, Ann and Carl Oblak celebrated the anniversary of the day their plane made a dramatic landing in New York’s Hudson River last year.

    But Ann Oblak, 73, still gets nervous when she thinks back to that day.

    Ann and her husband, Carl, residents of Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land, had just finished a trip to New York to visit friends on Jan. 15, 2009.

  • Police reports - Feb. 17, 2010

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    •  Two men were arrested during an investigation at La Fantasia Night Club on Feb. 13.

    According to the report, officers were conducting a gang investigation at the club and saw two men sitting in a car in an isolated area of the parking lot.

    Officers approached the car and smelled marijuana, the report said. Officers questioned the two men, who said they were smoking marijuana.

    The officers found four bags of cocaine inside the car, the report said.