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Today's News

  • Paving repairs start Tuesday

    A road construction project from Woodland Drive to Meeting Street begins Tuesday, July 7, that will affect local traffic throughout the month of July.

    Kim Lineberger, owner of LCI Lineberger Construction Inc., said she wanted to make community residents aware of the traffic delays, which will be prompted by her construction crews.

    “It is a complete reconstruction that begins on Woodland Drive at McDonald’s (restaurant) and goes to the hospital (Springs Memorial) on Meeting Street,” she said.

  • Tunnell concerned with audit

    As the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. gears up for its July board of directors meeting, the issue of an independent audit of the LCEDC’s books will be front and center, though one official has some serious concerns.

  • It’s the law: Changing agendas is a no-no

    The S.C. General Assembly passed Act 70 which went into effect June 8 and prohibits council governments from adding to a meeting agenda once it is officially posted 24 hours prior to the meeting time.

    Act 70 relates to provisions in the S.C. Freedom of Information Act concerning required notice for public meetings and agendas for scheduled and special meetings. Government bodies must provide the time and manner for posting meeting agendas and notices, specify meeting contents and provide for the manner in which these agendas subsequently may be amended.

  • Despite setbacks, Crolley’s virtues defined him

    Twenty years ago – June 30, 1995 – we lost a hero, someone whose call to serve inspires goodness even still. Dr. Donald L. Crolley, former superintendent of Lancaster schools, lived in challenging times. But “Dr. C” was a remarkable soul, who saw in those challenges the countless invitations to do good.

  • Survey: Enough votes remove flag

    COLUMBIA – A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.

    The Post and Courier newspaper, the S.C. Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.

  • Leadership camp for children living in Southside area

    The children of Southside community have an opportunity to participate in a free leadership summer camp starting the first week in July.

    The camp, sponsored by Dr. George and Stella Williams, will be held at the United Heritage Total Family Outreach Coalition (UHTFOC) located in the Preston Blackmon Career Center.

    There children will learn essential leadership skills to increase their personal, social and academic success, Stella said.

  • Church family lends a helping hand

    O.C. George, 90, has lived in Lancaster since he was 15 years old. He worked multiple jobs to raise his family. With 10 children to feed, clothe and care for there was little money left for home repairs.

    “I've lived on Market Street for 20 years and never had any work done on my house,” George said.

    That changed on June 15, when nine Salkehatchie volunteers showed up to make much needed repairs to his home. They installed vinyl siding, painted, restored his bathroom and repaired his kitchen.

  • IL precincts to improve our voting process

    Last year, Lancaster County was named the fastest growing county in South Carolina. One of the challenges growth brings is keeping up with the increasing number of voters so voting in elections is simple, easy and fast.

    To help keep up with these changes, a bi-partisan effort by our county’s legislators has created new precincts and voting locations for Lancaster County voters, for which they should be congratulated.

  • Council should hang its head in shame

    Being in animal rescue is not an easy thing to do. Not easy on the pocketbook, or on your emotions. Seeing what we see day in and day out takes its toll on all of us.

    Add in seeing healthy, sweet adoptable pets being euthanized at our county shelter, mainly due to lack of room, is heart breaking when it can so easily be fixed.

  • Special Materials team wins annual LCEDC golf tourney

     

    The Special Materials Company team captured first place in the Lancaster County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) annual Industry Appreciation golf tournament at Edgewater Golf Club.