Landfills are a messy business, though Kathy Sistare wants the public to know that business is now out of the hands of Lancaster County Council.
Sistare, chairwoman of County Council, has been fielding questions from county residents for weeks about the prospect of a new solid waste landfill being developed at the Mineral Mining Landfill, off S.C. 903 in the Flat Creek area.
“What we’re trying to get across to people is that Lancaster County is not in the landfill business,” Sistare said.
The 10th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Scholarship Breakfast packed the house at The Artisans Center in downtown Lancaster on Monday morning.
Almost 400 attended and the atmosphere of celebration was not dampened by glitches in the electrical supply that delayed serving a hot breakfast for a while. The theme of the event was “Allowing Your Light to Shine.”
Debra Kirk was living through a nightmare on ice last week.
Kirk, who delivers newspapers for The Lancaster News, found herself trapped for five hours while trying to complete her route early Jan. 12.
Kirk delivers papers to homes near Springs Memorial Hospital, the University of South Carolina at Lancaster and other areas in the city. She has about 250 customers.
Things were going OK until she got to Brook Drive, a narrow road that was heavily covered with ice.
Several calls were made to The Lancaster News recently asking if there is a conflict of interest in the landfill issue with the county’s attorneys, McNair Law Firm, representing both the county and Waste Management.
Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the law firm is not representing both clients at this time.
Habitat for Humanity of Lancaster County has received contributions that will help it fulfill its goal of building a house this year.
In November, a local man told the local Habitat chapter that he would donate $10,000 to the organization if the community could generate the same amount through December.
Community donations totaled $8,420, with the anonymous donor providing an exact match – resulting in $16,840 total raised through the effort.
The United Way of Lancaster County is seeking applicants to volunteer to serve on the Community Investment Panel.
All applications to volunteer will be reviewed by the UWLC Community Impact Committee for approval. Upon receiving training, panel members will tour and review United Way partner agency programs throughout the county.
Panel members will work as a team to develop investment recommendations for 2011-12. The total time commitment is about 10 to 15 hours from March through May.
INDIAN LAND – Red Ventures has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in the region.
The Charlotte Business Journal featured the Indian Land-based Internet marketing and sales firm as part of its Fast 50 ranking, which was announced last month.
Companies applied for inclusion by submitting nominations that included financial performance. Companies had to have annual revenue of at least $1 million in 2009 and be based in the 16-county Charlotte region.