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  • County considering new terminal for airport

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing two potential construction projects.

    County Administrator Steve Willis discussed the separate projects – one at the Lancaster County Airport and another for a road in the Buford community – at council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Willis recently developed pricing information for council to review.

    The first project calls for a new terminal at the Lancaster County Airport, which could also include office space for the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp.

  • Police reports - Aug. 26, 2009

    According to Lancaster Police Department reports:

    • A Lancaster woman was arrested on several charges after a traffic stop on Meeting Street on Aug. 15.

    Jerrie Lynn Clyburn, 47, 180 Ranson Road, was charged with possession of crack cocaine, driving under suspension and second offense driving under the influence.

    The report said an officer stopped Clyburn after she ran a stop sign and committed other traffic violations. Clyburn smelled of alcohol and had slurred speech, the report said.  

  • Lancaster News engagement announcements

     

    Heather Dixon and James Greene

  • Police reports - Aug. 23, 2009

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    • A Kershaw man was arrested on a drug charge in the Pit Stop Parking lot on Grace Avenue on Aug. 12.

    Morrison Rayvon Kirkley, 28, 113 W. First St., was charged with possession of marijuana.

    The report said deputies saw a suspicious car in the bar parking lot and a person attempting to hide from deputies inside the car, the report said.

    Deputies questioned Kirkley and smelled marijuana inside the car. Kirkley turned over a bag of marijuana to the officers, the report said.

  • Wreck victim identified

    KERSHAW – The man involved in the single-vehicle fatal wreck Saturday morning on Flint Ridge Road was a Lancaster resident.

    Harold Lee “Doodle” Nichols, 53, was pronounced dead at the scene after his 1993 Chevrolet S-10 pickup ran off the road and ejected him.

    He died from multiple trauma, said Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris said.

    The accident happened at 3 a.m., about 5 miles north of Kershaw.

    Nichols, who was not wearing a seat belt, was the only occupant in the truck, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Council discusses project priorities

    Lancaster County Council is reviewing a list of improvement projects that could possibly help the county receive crucial funding.

    The Priority Capital Improvement List, which was recently requested by the the Catawba Regional Council of Governments, is developed by local governments and describes the top improvement projects a county would like to implement.

  • County considers changes to Web site

    John Baker often keeps up with the agendas for various local council and commission meetings.

    But sometimes he’s not able to find the information he needs on the county’s Web site.

    That’s why Baker, a Heath Springs resident, decided to speak at Lancaster County Council’s Aug. 10 meeting.

    Baker said he’s generally pleased with the county council Web site, which features detailed information on agendas, but said there’s almost no information for other important groups that meet throughout the county.

  • UW completes national membership requirements

    The United Way of Lancaster County has successfully completed all of United Way‘s national membership requirements by the respective due dates.  

    The annual certification process includes completing membership requirements certification, membership investment to support the national office and a survey of total resources generated.

    Over and above the annual requirements, United Way of Lancaster County completed a mandatory organizational self-assessment in 2009 as part of this process.  

  • County recognized for its financial reporting

    Veronica Thompson recently helped the county celebrate a unique milestone.

    As county finance director, Thompson and her financial team are in charge of compiling Lancaster County’s comprehensive annual financial report, or CAFR.

    And for the 10th consecutive year, she helped the county receive the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from the Government Finance Officer’s Association (GFOA).

  • Officers urge motorists to be cautious as school resumes

    With the first day of school comes an increase in traffic and young drivers on the roads.

    Local law enforcement officers are urging caution and asking that drivers leave the house a little earlier this week to make sure they get to school or work on time.