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Government

  • It's Official: April 18, 2018

    Indian Land Action Council meets April 19
    Indian Land Action Council meets at 7 p.m. April 19 in the meeting room at Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway.

    ILAC’s mission is to bring civic-minded residents together to share information and ideas, as well as foster positive change within the community.

    Membership is $20 annually per person. If you live in the Lancastor County Panhandle, you are eligible to be a member of ILAC.

  • Parnell stumps in Lancaster

    District 5 congressional candidate Archie Parnell campaigned in Lancaster on Thursday, April 5, saying it’s time to take a serious look at restricting sales of military-style semiautomatic weapons.
    Since the federal assault-weapons ban was lifted in 2004, he asserted, gun deaths from military-style rifles have more than tripled.
    “That’s something that we as a rational country just can’t live with,” Parnell said while also discussing healthcare and taxes during a packed meeting of the Lancaster County Democratic Party.

  • What’s next for Van Wyck?

    With the rejection of the proposed Indian Land incorporation, the pressure on the town of Van Wyck to aggressively annex has finally subsided.
    But local officials say there is no plan for the town to stop its continuing annexation push.
    “It definitely has relieved the pressure,” said Town Administrator Linda Vaughan. “But we still have people interested in annexing, and as long as we have anyone to petition to annex, we’ll do that.”
    Councilman Xavier Kee agrees.

  • Former clown runs for Congress

    A former Ringling Bros. circus clown is running for the 5th District congressional seat, targeting the laughingstock Washington establishment.
    “They joke that the president and Congress are all clowns,” Steven Lough said in an interview with The State. “Well, in my professional opinion, they are the worst clowns I’ve ever seen.”
    Lough, a Camden native, threw his funny hat in the ring for the Democratic nomination March 23. The seat is held by Republican Ralph Norman of Rock Hill.

  • It's Official 4-11-18

    Health commission meets April 11

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. April 11 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    Admin committee to meet April 12  

    Lancaster County Council’s Administration Committee meets at 6 p.m. April 12 in the council conference room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    County school board to meet April 17

  • Estridge says no to fifth term on council

    Lancaster County Councilman Jack Estridge, first elected in 2002 to represent the southern part of the county, will not seek a fifth term in office.
    “I think I’ve served long enough, and others are willing to step up,” the 72-year-old Democrat said Friday.
    “I tell you, I have two little great-grandchildren who have really brightened up my life, and I just want to spend as much time as I can with them.”

  • Norman files for re-election in 5th District

    ROCK HILL – Rep. Ralph Norman announced last week that he will be seeking a new term in the U.S. House.
    “The last nine months has been such an honor to serve the people of the 5th District,” Norman said in a release. “In that short time, I have traveled all over the district and have heard from so many of my constituents.  
    “A lot of progress has been made in Washington this past year, but there is certainly more work to be done,” he said.

  • County considers recreation bond

    Lancaster County officials might put a $10.8 million bond referendum before voters in November to fund recreation upgrades across the county.
    Officials are in the initial stages of a plan that would get the measure on the general election ballot Nov. 13.
    If approved, the bond would used for five projects:
    ◆ Upgrade and expand the Indian Land Recreation Center on U.S. 521, at a cost of $4.5 million
    ◆ Develop the planned Harrisburg Road Soccer Complex for $2.5 million  
    ◆ Partly fund the Lindsay Pettus Greenway with $2.5 million  

  • It's Official 4-4-18

    County economic board meets April 4

    The Economic Development Advisory Board will meet at 11 a.m. April 4 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    Planning Commission workshop April 5

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission’s next workshop is 5 p.m. April 5 and its next meeting is 6 p.m. April 17 in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    County Democratic Party meets April 5

  • It's Official 3-28-18

    Stormwater Advisory Council to meet

    The Lancaster County Stormwater Advisory Council will meet at 12:30 p.m. March 28 at 1033 W. Meeting St., Lancaster.

    County offices close for holiday

    Lancaster County offices will be closed April 2 in observance of Easter Monday. County offices will resume normal business hours April 3. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holiday.

    Conservation board to meet April 2