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    Letters to the editor

    Push for K-12 education reform

  • Census workers in the field here

    You may have noticed some people driving up and down residential roads, canvassing neighborhoods and writing down addresses.

    They’re not lost.

    They’re workers compiling preliminary information for the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Census.

    There are more than 2,000 employees working on the initial stages of the census in South Carolina, according to the Census Bureau’s Web site.

    Offices were opened in Charleston and Columbia last year to help supervise this initial stage.

  • County gives first approval to new budget

    Despite being out of balance, Lancaster County Council gave first reading approval Monday to the first draft of the county’s 2009-10 budget.

    County Administrator Steve Willis called it a “continuation budget” because it will remain fairly static. This means there will be no pay raises, but also no furloughs or layoffs for county employees.

    In its current form, there is a deficit of almost $350,000 in the $31 million budget.

  • Sheriff's deputy dies in crash in Rock Hill

    ROCK HILL – The Lancaster County law enforcement community is mourning the loss of one of their own.

    Sgt. Stacey Roberts of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office was killed Sunday when his motorcycle crashed into a car in Rock Hill. The accident happened about 6:30 p.m. on Heckle Boulevard.

    Details about the accident were sketchy late Sunday when officials here learned of Roberts’ death.

    The driver of the car also reportedly died in the accident and a passenger in the car was reportedly taken to the hospital.

  • Wood chips spill in wreck near state line; some residents call for lowered speed limit in area

    INDIAN LAND – No one was hurt when a tractor-trailer loaded with wood chips hit a minivan on S.C. 75 on Wednesday.

    According to the S.C. Highway Patrol, Sherice C. Walls, of 818 Snowy Pine Lane, Indian Land, was trying to turn left off of S.C. 75 near the state line when the tractor-trailer hit the back of her 2006 Chrysler van.

  • Kershaw council votes to modify design for new Town Hall

    KERSHAW – The four-member Kershaw Town Council has decided to change the look of its new Town Hall.

    It voted unanimously at a special meeting Thursday to modify the plans for the $825,000 building, which is already under construction.

    At its April 6 meeting, council members asked for an outside architect  to look over the plans for the 6,000-square-foot building, now under construction on Hampton Street.

    The foundation for the building has been poured, framing has been done and walls are up.

  • Buford, Erwin elementary schools to hold festivals

    There will be carnival games, raffles and food as two area schools celebrate spring in style this weekend.

    Buford Elementary and Erwin Elementary will hold their respective Spring Fling festivals Saturday.

    Buford Elementary, at 1906 N. Rocky River Road, will have its event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Erwin Elementary, at 1477 Locustwood Ave., will hold its celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  • AJ football coach resigns; takes job at North Central

    KERSHAW – For the second time in 15 months, Andrew Jackson High School is looking to hire a new head football coach.

    Louis Clyburn, hired to lead the Volunteers’ football program in January 2008, is leaving the Lancaster County Class AA high school after one season.

    Clyburn, who led AJ to a 5-5 regular-season record and a Class AA Upper State postseason bid after a third-place finish in Conference IV-AA, was introduced as the head football coach and athletic director at North Central High School, Class A school in Kershaw County, Tuesday night.

  • Plans unveiled for USCL’s on-campus residence halls

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster may soon have housing units comparable to those seen at Ivy League schools.

    Members of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce recently got their first look at the proposed residence halls that would be situated across from Hubbard Hall.

    Architect Kris Axhoj of Waxhaw drafted the designs and Lancaster resident Thomas Butz has joined him to help on the marketing end.

    Their goal is to have the residence halls ready for student occupancy by August 2010.

  • County Council to prioritize road projects

    Lancaster County Council will prioritize several potential road projects at its meeting Monday.

    The projects could be completed through the Catawba Regional Council of Government’s Transportation Improvement Program.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said council will discuss proposed projects such as the Dave Lyle Boulevard extension project, the widening of S.C. 160 and intersections on U.S. 521.