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Government

  • It's Official 12-6-17

    Planning meetings canceled this month

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will not meet during December.

    County fire commission meets

  • Mulvaney to lead Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    WASHINGTON – A federal judge ruled late Tuesday, Nov. 28, that Mick Mulvaney can keep juggling two executive branch agencies at the president’s behest, keeping him at the center of a partisan battle over consumer protection.
    Mulvaney, the White House budget director and a former U.S. House member from Indian Land, showed up for his second job Monday morning as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. He carried at big bag of Dunkin’ Donuts.

  • It's Official 11-29-17

     VW Town Council meets Dec. 4

  • Mulvaney steps into political firestorm

    WASHINGTON – Carrying a Dunkin’ Donuts bag, Mick Mulvaney reported to his new second job Monday morning, Nov. 27, as acting director of the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
    “Rumors that I am going to set the place on fire, blow it up or lock the doors are completely false,” Mulvaney said Monday afternoon during a live interview on CBSN.
    President Donald Trump appointed Mulvaney, the Indian Land resident whose full-time job is White House budget chief, as the bureau’s interim director last week.

  • Van Wyck Council gets right to work

    VAN WYCK – Less than two weeks after the town’s first-ever election, Van Wyck’s mayor and council aren’t wasting time.
    They’re already moving ahead with plans to grow town boundaries through annexation.
    Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said 16 property owners turned in annexation petitions during a Nov. 18 swearing-in ceremony and barbecue at Van Wyck Presbyterian Church, while several others expressed interest.
    Council held its first meeting Nov. 20, where it voted on first reading of ordinances for the first batch of annexations.

  • It's Official 11-22-17

    County offices  close for holiday

    Lancaster County offices will be closed Nov. 23 and 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. They will resume normal business hours Nov. 27. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.

  • It's Official 11-15-17

     IL fire district board to meet Nov. 15

  • Van Wyck elects its first town council, mayor

    Van Wyck voters chose their first town council Tuesday, Nov. 14, completing the nearly two-year process of protecting the rural enclave from being gobbled up by ever-expanding Indian Land.


    Choosing among nine at-large candidates, voters tapped Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins to guide the town through its first two years as a municipality.  


    The town’s first mayor, Sean Corcoran, ran unopposed and will be officially designated at 10 a.m. Thursday.


  • Go online for Van Wyck election results

    Van Wyck voters went to the poll Tuesday, Nov. 14, to decide who will run the state’s newest municipality.
    Voters were to elect the town’s first mayor, who was a shoe-in, since Sean Corcoran was the only candidate.

  • It's Official 11-08-17

     Board of Zoning Appeals meets