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Today's News

  • County council OKs tax increase

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved the county’s 2017-18 budget Monday, an $82.9 million overall spending plan that increases funding for public safety, employee compensation and infrastructure maintenance.
    The overall budget increase, coming in at $7.9 million more than last year’s, is supported largely by a 4.6-mill increase in property taxes that brings the county’s millage rate to 100.1 mills.

  • Boulware will lead United Way

    Deborah Boulware, long-time United Way volunteer and 14-year employee of the local schools, is the new executive director of the United Way of Lancaster County.
    She starts the job July 10 after leaving her position with the Lancaster County School District.
    “I am both humbled and excited,” Boulware said Friday. “The mission of the United Way goes along with my life mission.”

  • Laid-off worker blasts city officials

    Brian Stogner, a 30-year city worker losing his job because of budget cuts, blasted officials during Tuesday’s city council meeting, protesting his own layoff and the city’s handling of all its employees over the past two years.
    “Morale is the lowest I’ve seen in 30 years,” said Stogner,  a city firefighter whose last day on the job is today.

  • Janice Dabney retiring

    A half century after she started work in the hospital’s emergency room, Springs Memorial CEO Janice Dabney will retire in August.
    Dabney has been one of the city’s top executives and community leaders for more than three decades. She has served two stints on the county school board totaling 16 years and counting.
    The Lancaster native started out at the hospital in 1966 as the only person on duty to check in patients during the second shift at what was then Marion Sims Memorial Hospital.

  • July 4 lights up fireworks sales

    Fireworks retailers are prepping for their busiest season with new arrivals they hope you’ll love.
    From alien invasions to shark-inspired showers, frequent favorites like sparklers and plenty of safety gear to handle it all – they’re stocking up, expecting hundreds to buy to celebrate Independence Day.
    In Indian Land, Phantom Fireworks’ best sellers are the Pyrotechnic Motherlode and the New Yorker Salute Finale – both are ground-based and shoot a series of shots.

  • Red, white & blue fun

    Independence Day festivities begin this week, with tons of red, white and blue and fireworks lighting up the night skies. Here are some events offered in our area:
    ◆ Rock Hill will hold its 14th annual Red, White & Boom Independence Day Festival at 5:30 p.m. July 3, at the Old Town Amphitheater, 144 E. Black St., Rock Hill. The festival includes live music, inflatables, rides, food trucks, beer and wine and an ice cream eating contest. The fireworks display begins at 10 p.m. For details, visit www.onlyinoldtown.com/boom.

  • School board approves $102M budget

    Lancaster County school board unanimously approved a $102 million budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year after a public hearing Tuesday night.
    Expenditures for the upcoming fiscal year are $102,649,796 and revenues are $99,930,644.

  • 150-worker company moves to Indian Land

    Simpson Electric, a family-owned electrical wiring company, will be relocating from Charlotte to Indian Land, with hopes to expand its workforce.
    The company will start construction in the next two months on a new corporate office and operation center in Perimeter 521 Commerce Park on Northfield Drive. Simpson Electric now rents a building on Crump Road in Charlotte.
    Danny Simpson, president of Simpson Electric, said the company is ready to have its own facility after renting for about three years.

  • Column: Resistance to Trump, as long as it’s peaceful, seems justified to me

    This is in response to Friday’s column by Charles Bundy. Yes, the president was rightly chosen by the Electoral College, but Trump lost the popular vote by 3 million votes. People have a right to protest and resist peacefully.
    The Democrats did oppose the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Mr. Bundy fails to mention that the Republicans refused to even meet with Merrick Garland, Obama’s choice to fill the vacated position on the court. President Obama had every right to make that appointment, and the Republican Senate resisted.

  • Council ousts Holt

    A bloc of Lancaster County Council members representing the county’s central districts voted Monday night to oust outspoken District 7 Indian Land planning commissioner Jerry Holt by preventing his appointment to a third term.
    The move was the second attempt to eject Holt from the commission. It came just two weeks after the same council members blocked the appointment of Waylon Wilson, another outspoken Indian Land nominee to the Board of Zoning Appeals.