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It's Official 8-2-17

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A weekly listing of local government and political news and events

County fire commission meets

The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 3 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

First Steps board meets Aug. 8

The board of directors of the Lancaster County First Steps to School Readiness Partnership meets at 5:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the board room of the Lancaster County School District office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. All are welcome.

Historical group meets Aug. 8

The Lancaster County Historical Commission meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 8 at the Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster.

Joint recreation commission meets

The Lancaster County Joint Recreation Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Health commission meets Aug. 9

The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 9 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

Board of zoning appeals meets

The Lancaster County Board of Zoning Appeals meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

Democratic Party meets Aug. 10

The Lancaster County Democratic Party meets 7-8:30 p.m. Aug. 10 at Lancaster County Library, 313 S. White St., Lancaster. Speakers are Will Alexander and Bretticca Moody with Resistance Summer, a grassroots program to engage and mobilize voters. District 44 S.C. House Rep. Mandy Powers Norrell will give a S.C. legislative update. For details, visit www.lancastercountyscdemocraticparty.com or email Keith Grey at keithgreysr@gmail.com.

County Council meets Aug. 14

The Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. 

To see the meeting agenda, visit www.mylancastersc.org. For details, call (803) 285-1565.

Conservation board to meet Aug. 14

The Lancaster Soil and Water Conservation Board of Commissioners has rescheduled its Aug. 7 meeting for 7 p.m. Aug. 14 at its office, 1771 U.S. 521 Bypass South, Lancaster.

Council committees meet Aug. 15

Lancaster County Council committees meet Aug. 15 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster, as follows:  

- Infrastructure and Regulation Committee, 3 p.m., council conference room

- Public Safety Committee, 5 p.m., council conference room

- Administration Committee, 5 p.m., council chambers

  County planning commission meets

The Lancaster County Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

County school board to meet

The Lancaster County school board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 in the district office, 300 S. Catawba St., Lancaster. For details or to sign up in advance to speak during open session, call (803) 286-6972.

PV fire district board meets

The Pleasant Valley Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Pleasant Valley Volunteer Fire Department, 9370 Possum Hollow Road.

IL fire district board to meet

The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road.

IL Action Council to meet Aug. 17

The Indian Land Action Council meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 17 at Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway.

Speakers will be  Scott Edgar, the county’s new engineering/stormwater manager and John Gant, consultant on the new stormwater/MS4 project.

Other county board and commission members will be available for questions. The public is invited.

For details, contact Jane Tanner at (803) 547-9597 or jtanner14@comporium.net, or visit www.indianlandactioncouncil.com.

Lancaster County Republicans meet

The Lancaster County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the office of Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. The public is invited.

CCA offers help with energy bills

The Lancaster County office of Carolina Community Actions Inc. is taking applications to help low-income families with home energy bills and other programs and services. Family households must be income-eligible and provide supporting documents to qualify. Apply 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday at 101 Wylie St., Lancaster. For details, call (803) 285-2034.

Senior rental help available

The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging administers an emergency rental assistance program for seniors funded through the S.C. Finance and Development Authority.

The program provides short-term help to low-income seniors ages 60 and older. It provides money for rent, which is sent to the property owner or landlord.

For details, call Pam Grant at (800) 868-9095 or email grantp@aging.sc.gov.

Recover lost property from sheriff’s office

The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office advertises found property on its website, www.lacoso.net. A list of the property, which has been recovered by deputies and placed into evidence for safekeeping, can be seen in the news section of the sheriff’s office website.

Rightful owners can contact the evidence and property unit at (803) 313-2102 to describe the item and claim ownership. The sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the property after a 90-day period, after exhausting all reasonable efforts to find the legal owner.

DAV posts schedule for van to Columbia

The Disabled American Veterans van travels from Lancaster County to Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia on Wednesdays and Thursdays, and to Rock Hill on Fridays for scheduled doctor appointments. For details, call (803) 283-2469.


To add your government or political group’s events to this listing, send it to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com or fax it to (803) 283-8969.