Personnel changes, new programs and technology, and serious consideration of a new jail are a few of the things Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile has on his agenda for 2017.
Faile, who won reelection to a third term in November, said he ended 2016 with some personnel changes in the investigations unit to replace Capt. Craig Bailey, who retired after 25 years in law enforcement.
Flip Hutfles doesn’t mind being called cheap.
“If you can save $12,000 here and $6,000 there, it adds up,” said the Lancaster city administrator. “I take being cheap as a compliment.”
Keeping a close eye on the city expenditures is more important that ever in light of what the city is facing over the next two years.
Hutfles sat down Wednesday to discuss the multiple challenges that must be dealt with in 2017.
There has been extensive discussion of the so-called “Charleston loophole” by which Dylann Roof was allegedly permitted to purchase the handgun used in the nine murders at Charleston’s Emanuel AME Zion Church on June 17, 2015.
At a Chicago rally last Feb. 17, Hillary Clinton said the following: “All we want is common sense. We want comprehensive background checks that close the gun-show loophole and online loophole. We want to close what is called the Charleston loophole.
In order to assess recent statements and representations by Voters for a Town of Indian Land, several of us residents have asked TOIL leaders for a detailed, line-by-line budget for a town of Indian Land.
This basic information has been requested repeatedly, but never has been forthcoming. It has been requested via multiple sources: e.g., in face-to-face meetings, e-mail, through the Indian Land Action Council and through social media. I have the e-mail chain to verify these requests.
Carlisle Roddey, who served as the elected Chester County supervisor for three decades and spent 47 seasons as the radio voice of Chester High School football, died Monday after a long illness. He was 79.
Archie Lucas, a county councilman who served with Roddey for 25 years, said his work has benefitted Chester County greatly and will continue to do so for years to come.
Last weekend’s snowstorm moved mostly north of Lancaster County, leaving us with a dusting of snow and a bit of ice, followed by bitter cold.
Parts of the Upstate and most of North Carolina got heavy snow, but Lancaster got only flurries that began around 9:30 a.m. Saturday and continued until about 11 a.m. The clouds then cleared, and the sun was shining through ice on the trees by mid-afternoon.
Snow and freezing rain caused just 34 customers in the county to lose power Saturday, said Rick Jiran, Duke Energy’s vice president for community relations.
I avoid arguing about guns because the exchanges usually generate a lot of heat and little light. But I feel compelled to respond to Phil Noble’s column this past Sunday.
I am in my mid-70s, married, with an adult daughter. I retired to South Carolina four years ago after 40 years as a forensic psychologist. I have never raised my hand to another human being in my adult life.
The Indian Land Warriors placed second in the Chesterfield High Rams dual wrestling tournament at CHS on Saturday.
The Warriors, 13-5 on the season, posted a 4-1 record in the tournament.
Indian Land wrestlers posted wins over Chesterfield (69-12). Scott’s Branch (84-0), Marlboro County (72-9) and North Central (51-19).
Indian Land’s lone loss came to Cheraw, which won the tournament. CHS edged the Warriors, 38-36.
This fall, Junior Achievement and JROTC from Buford High and Lancaster High schools partnered for a community service project. Buford High cadets taught kindergarten classes at Buford Elementary, and cadets from Lancaster High School taught kindergarten JA classes at North Elementary.