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  • Incinerator gets final OK from Chester County

    CHESTER – Chester County Council on Monday night voted to give final approval to a zoning change to allow Covanta Energy to build a waste-to-energy incinerator on S.C. 9 between Fort Lawn and Richburg.

    Council members says the vote turns the issue over to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, which has the expertise to make decisions on environmental matters. DHEC will decide whether to issue the plant a permit to operate or not.

  • The Nutcracker

    Local school children play little mice in Columbia City's Ballet's Nov. 23 performance of the “The Nutcracker” at Lancaster High School.

  • Do you love a parade?

    Lancaster County residents have three Christmas parades they may attend Saturday in different parts of the county.

    In northern Lancaster County, Van Wyck will spread holiday cheer by holding its first ever Christmas parade at noon.

    The parade will start at the Van Wyck Post Office on Old Hickory Road and end at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Deputies seize cocaine, money after police chase

    A Lancaster man could face federal drug charges after his latest drug arrest on Thursday.

    Drico Antwan Curry, 30, 1013 Darlene Blvd., has been charged by the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office with trafficking cocaine and resisting arrest.

    According to an incident report, the sheriff’s office drug task force and federal Drug Enforcement Agency conducted surveillance on Curry’s home and had two warrants for his arrest on crack cocaine trafficking charges.

    The report said task force officers watched Curry’s home on Thursday morning.

  • City Council holds on appointing landmark commission members

    Lancaster City Council has put off appointing new members to the City Landmark Commission until more names are recommended for the panel.

    Rick Bowers, the city’s building official, had submitted three names – Thomasina Tyler, Odessa Funderburk and Brenda McGriff – to fill the three vacant seats on the five-member commission, which advises council on the designation of landmarks and conservation areas.

  • McGriff sworn in as council member

    Reciting a few quick words with her family by her side, Charlene McGriff became Lancaster County Council’s newest member Monday night.

    Standing with her daughter, Michelle, and her 6-year-old granddaughter, Caiyla, in council chambers, McGriff took the oath of office before council’s regular meeting Monday night.  Clerk of Court Jeff Hammond administered the oath.

  • Man robs women in home

    A 90-year-old woman and her daughter prepared for an early Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 25.

    They likely weren’t prepared for an unwanted guest wielding a gun.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, the woman and her 61-year-old daughter told deputies that a man kicked in the front door of the older woman’s Coldstream Road home about 9:30 a.m. Nov. 25. The man pointed a black handgun at the women. The women gave the man $240, the report said.

  • 911 system needs upgrade

    Aging technology and a quickly growing county population have Lancaster County Council considering an upgrade to the county’s 911 system.

  • Ribbon-cutting at Red Ventures set for Wednesday

    Gov. Mark Sanford will be at the Red Ventures ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the corporate office’s new location in Indian Land.

    Lancaster County Council Chairman Rudy Carter will also be speaking at the ceremony.

    The online marketing and sales company plans to bring 1,000 new jobs and invest $20 million in the corporate headquarters.

    Red Ventures will also work with the readySC program to develop and train members of the state’s workforce.

  • Big crowd expected at annual breakfast

    A large crowd is expected for the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s legislative breakfast, presented by Duke Energy, on Tuesday.

    More than 110 reservations have been received for this event.

    The three-part program will be held in the Bradley Arts and Sciences Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster from 8 to 9:45 a.m.

    S.C. Chamber of Commerce President Otis Rawl will outline the state chamber’s 2010 competitiveness agenda and discuss the top priority issues of businesses throughout the state.