Today's News

  • IL road gets new address numbers

    A short stretch of road near an Indian Land neighborhood must change its address numbers by the end of the month.

    Several businesses and houses along Carolina Commons Drive, which runs parallel to U.S. 521 in Indian Land, must comply with a county request to alter their address sequencing within the next few weeks. County planning director Chris Karres said the county is requesting the change due to a mistake made when the buildings and road were constructed.

  • The sound of soul

    William Mobley picks the guitar in a way that gives a rock ’n’ roll feel to many of his original gospel songs.

    Arthur Fisher also plays guitar and has a voice that says “classic soul.” He’s often compared to Bobby Womack, a famed soul singer-songwriter who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year.

    Meanwhile, Cleo White pens and sings a wide array of songs that touch on everything from love to patriotism.

  • Fire officials await word on efforts to lower ISO rating

    Bobby Baker hopes a new county-wide insurance rating could soon benefit residents.

    Baker, chairman of the Lancaster County Fire Commission, spoke to County Council on April 12.

  • Red Rose Festival plans on track

    Local residents and people from afar should be in for a great time during the inaugural Red Rose Festival, organizers say.

    The event will be May 7 and 8 in downtown Lancaster.

    See Lancaster SC, the city’s marketing group, began planning the festival last year and is pleased with the progress. Musical acts have been booked and vendors have agreed to participate, said Teresa Meeks, the city of Lancaster’s support-services director.

  • County may raise fines for false alarms

    County officials are considering raising fines for false fire alarms.

    County Administrator Steve Willis said the proposal is an effort between the county and the city of Lancaster to develop a consistent statute for all county residents. An ordinance revision would clarify the county’s fire service codes, making it clear who could be charged a fine.

  • Councilman seeks support for Westwood waterline project

    County Council may partner with the city of Lancaster for a waterline construction project in the Westwood neighborhood.

    Councilman Larry Honeycutt said the neighborhood’s 2-inch water lines are too small to accommodate the needs of its residents, leading to poor water pressure and quality. Honeycutt also worried about the lack of fire hydrants in the area.

  • Big planes flying lower over county now

    The next sound Lancaster residents could soon hear is the roar of airplane engines overhead.

    That is, if a proposed extension of airspace for Charlotte Douglas International Airport is finalized within the next few weeks.

    The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing an extension of the Class B airspace around the airport, which airplanes use when taking off and landing. The plan would expand the airspace to include the area above the city of Lancaster and other points north to the state line.

  • Trial set in stabbing incident

    The trial for a man accused of stabbing the mother of his children last year is set to begin Monday, 6th Circuit Solicitor Doug Barfield said.

    Gerardo Reyes-Campos, 31, was charged in March 2009 with assault and battery with intent to kill.

    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office incident report, deputies were called to the home of Diane Trejo, 22, and Reyes-Campos on Feb. 19, 2009.

    Officers found Trejo sitting on the front porch of the home, bleeding heavily from her neck and hands.

  • Census takers to fan out across S.C. starting Saturday

    If you haven’t mailed back your 2010 Census questionnaire or you did not receive one, you can expect a knock at your door sometime between May 1 and mid-July.

    Beginning Saturday, about 10,000 census takers will fan out across South Carolina going door to door to collect information from households that have not answered the census.

  • Council to discuss reducing size for planned development districts

    County Council will discuss a significant change for future planned development districts at its Monday meeting.

    County Planning Director Chris Karres has recommended council look at reducing the required acreage for PDDs from 150 acres to 25 acres, which is the state minimum.

    A planned development district, such as Sun City Carolina Lakes in Indian Land, combines both residential and commercial properties. County Administrator Steve Willis said the change is a result of dwindling amounts of large tracts of land.