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  • York Tech Indian Land center to hold information sessions July 31

     Reece Murphy 

    rmurphy@the
    lancasternews.com

    York Technical College will hold one-hour information sessions Thursday, July 31, for potential students interested in attending classes at the new Rosemont instructional site in Indian Land.

    York Tech's new satellite site is scheduled to open Aug. 20 in the Verian Technologies building at 1245 Rosemont Drive, off Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160).

  • Heath Springs park in need of benches

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    HEATH SPRINGS – Young people regularly sit on a large, black plastic trash can in the L.T. Reeves Park in Heath Springs. They don’t do it to be callous and crude but simply because there’s nowhere else to sit. 

  • Haile Gold Mine closer to permits

     Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Kershaw town officials expressed relief this week that they’re one step closer to getting the operational permits for the Haile Gold Mine.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Charleston released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Haile Gold Mine project Friday, July 25. However, the actual permit decision isn’t scheduled to be made until November.

  • City proud of festival response

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    At the Tuesday, July 22 meeting of the Lancaster City Council, administrator Helen Sowell called Cherry Doster, the city’s marketing and development manager, “a wonderful emissary” for the 2014 Ag + Art Tour held June 21-22.

  • Sales tax commission agrees on proposal

     Reece Murphy

    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com

    The Lancaster County Capital Project Sales Tax Commission wrapped up work on a new version of its proposed November ballot question Thursday, July 24, a proposal that includes everything County Council requested and more.

  • Kershaw Council supports Tunnell

    Denyse Clark

    dclark@thelancasternews.com

    KERSHAW – Kershaw Town Council, with one voice, agreed Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. has proved faithful in looking out for economic impact issues in their small town.

    On Monday, July 21, town officials unanimously approved a resolution expressing support for LCEDC President Keith Tunnell and his staff in the wake of controversy surrounding the organization.

  • Sheriff warns of new scam

    Sheriff

    warns of new scam

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    Authorities are sending out a warning to residents about a new check scam discovered in Lancaster County.

    Deputies first learned of the scam this month after speaking with a 70-year-old man who reported receiving an unusual letter and check in the mail, according to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release.

  • Council discusses grants

    Council discusses grants

    Christopher Sardelli

    csardelli@thelancasternews.com

    More jobs and less crime.

    Those are the aims of several grants Lancaster County Council discussed during its July 14 meeting, including a few the county has already been awarded and one that county officials would like to apply for.

    Council first discussed two grants for economic development projects the county recently received from the S.C. Department of Commerce.

  • Buford ticket wins $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5

    Staff reports

    A Lancaster woman beat one in a million odds for a $200,0000 South Carolina Education Lottery win this past Friday.

    Lottery officials announced Monday, July 21, that one lucky someone bought the winning $200,000 Palmetto Cash 5 ticket at Buford Express Mart No. 6 at 4433 Pageland Highway for the Friday, July 18 drawing.

    The winning numbers were 8,16,30,33, 38 and 2, the last number a “Power-Up” multiplier. The five number match resulted in a $100,000 win that doubled to $200,000 with the $1 extra multiplier.

  • First Habitat Prayer Walk a success, despite rainy weather

    Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County

    Even with a drizzling rain, about 35 people came to pray at the first Habitat Prayer Walk. Although each home is dedicated when completed, Habitat officials felt it was time to reaffirm the faith on which Habitat is based, and to invite the Lancaster faith community to stand together in unity to pray for Habitat’s homeowners and its mission.