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Indian Land resident Joseph Martus, left, questions Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile about the proposed sheriff’s special tax district during a July 20 town hall meeting at the Del Webb Library. “Now you’re saying you want something from me. What am I getting back?” Martus asked. The tax would support the assignment of 12 new deputies and three investigators to serve the county’s largest and fastest-growing community.
Residents demand answers at sheriff’s town hall

Local residents filled the Del Webb Library meeting room to standing room only during a town hall meeting July 20 with Lancaster County Sheriff Barry Faile to discuss his proposal for a special tax district in Indian Land to pay for enhanced law enforcement services.
Proposed earlier this year, the special tax district would levy an annual fee of $75 on residences and $75 per 2,500 square feet on businesses north of Waxhaw Highway (S.C. 75) to more than double the number of deputies and increase services in the county’s largest community.