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  • Work at Harrisburg Elementary site at brisk pace

    INDIAN LAND – Harrisburg Elementary School project manager Jimmy Wilhide of Moseley Architects said after some concern about rain and other delays in the past two months, work on the school is moving at a brisk pace in anticipation of the August opening. 

    Wilhide said contractors would begin pouring asphalt at the school Wednesday June 25. 

    The project’s final stage inspection is scheduled for July 10, he said, with furniture move-in set to begin July 14. 

  • City’s home garbage service is in the red

     Lancaster City Council members and a city employee literally talked trash to each other during a meeting Tuesday, June 24. 

    Marty Cauthen, director of sanitation and maintenance operations, told the council the municipality will lose about $250,000 in its residential garbage operation unless steps are taken to modify services or increase fees for services.

    “We can’t continue to operate and lose this much money,” he said.

  • United Way exceeds campaign

     

    The United Way of Lancaster County celebrated its 2013-14 campaign finale Thursday, June 19, at The Coker Ranch.

    About 80 donors and volunteers attended the barbecue, where  United Way announced its 2013-14 pledge total and presented awards to its donors, businesses and volunteers in various categories.  

  • Tempers flare at special meeting

    There were more questions than answers at a special called meeting of Lancaster County Council on Friday, June 27, to discuss funding for Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. 

    Among the questions were why was Lancaster County rejected from the I-77 Alliance?

    Did a secret recording take place during an executive session of an Alliance meeting?

    Will the county reinstate the frozen LCEDC funds?

  • Man dies after jumping from car

    A Lancaster man, with outstanding warrants in York County and wanted by S.C. Probation, Pardon and Parole Services, died from injuries Wednesday, June 25, after jumping from a speeding vehicle that a S.C. State trooper was trying to stop on Riverside Road.

  • ‘Project L’ is Duracell

    Monday night, June 23, Lancaster County Council approved third reading of a Fee in Lieu of Tax (FILOT) agreement for the corporate project formerly known as “Project L” – a five-year $69 million capital investment project at Lancaster’s Procter & Gamble Duracell battery plant.

  • Officials discuss frozen LCEDC funding

    It may be warm outside, but the temperature has grown cold when it comes to local officials deciding what to do with funding for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. 

  • State money impacts local school budget

    Lancaster County school board members unanimously approved the school district’s 2014-15 operating and debt services budget at its Tuesday, June 24 meeting.

  • Haley names McFadden as SCDNR board chair

    What began as grandmotherly advice to make the world a better place has led to a statewide role for Fort Lawn native Glenn McFadden.

  • S.C. Supreme Court rules public bodies don’t need agendas

    The S.C. Supreme Court reversed a Court of Appeals ruling  June 18, that public meeting agendas can’t be changed during meetings.