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  • Woman injured in assault

    A Lancaster woman was flown to a Charlotte hospital for treatment of severe head injuries after an assault Aug. 24.

  • Lancaster Works job training program gets high marks from students

    Confidence, positivity and a sense of purpose are just some of the benefits students say they’ve gained from a countywide workforce training program. 

  • A back-to-school hand for Haiti

    The women of Zion United Methodist Church recently collected 112 school bags filled with school supplies, along with flood buckets to ship to Haiti. The project is an annual mission outreach for the women of Zion UMC.

  • Campaign barbecue fundraiser held at city of light

    INDIAN LAND – ObamaCare and Syria were some of the issues Congressmen Mick Mulvaney and Trey Gowdy addressed during a campaign event for Mulvaney held Aug. 27 at the City of Light in Indian Land.
    More than 400 people gathered to eat barbecue and hear the legislators speak, while showing their support for Mulvaney.
    David Williams said he is supportive of Mulvaney’s “straight shooter” philosophy.
    “(Mulvaney) does what we want him to do up there,” Williams said.

  • Old Bailes Road in Indian Land would be added to county system

    A possible economic development project had county officials considering accepting an Indian Land road into the county system during Lancaster County Council’s meeting, on Monday, Aug. 26.
    County Administrator Steve Willis said the request to move Old Bailes Road into the county road system came from a company interested in potentially moving to a parcel along the road, located just off Fort Mille Highway (S.C. 160).
    “There is an economic development project looking at a site up there,” Willis said.

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  • School district moves forward with safety improvements

    The Lancaster County School District is ramping up efforts to ensure the county’s nearly 12,000 students remain safe, especially with recurring reports of school violence nationwide.
    “School safety has been in the news lately, and safety is always a priority for any school district,” said Dr. Gene Moore, Lancaster County School District Superintendent. “People think ‘That couldn’t happen here,’ but it could.”

  • Ad staff wins S.C. Press Association president’s award

    Sometimes, the numbers just match.
    The advertising and graphics departments of The Lancaster News, Carolina Gateway and Pageland Progressive Journal collected 31 PALMY Awards from the S.C. Press Association for their 2012 efforts to promote business and community events.
    This is the 31st annual PALMY awards contest to honor top newspaper advertising the Palmetto State.

  • A $760k price tag

    Will the Lancaster County Economic Development Corp. one day be housed in a brand-new brick office building?
    Is it possible that county officials might instead upgrade an existing building to meet the LCEDC’s needs?
    Or will county officials choose to keep the organization at its temporary headquarters in the county’s Agribusiness Center on Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521)?

  • Building a brighter future; Part one of two

    Lancaster County business owners and other community stakeholders filled Lancaster Golf Club’s Fairway Room on Tuesday morning, Aug. 27, for the annual State of the Community breakfast.
    The annual Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce-sponsored breakfast included two moderated panels of local government and education officials who discussed developments under their purview.