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Government

  • It's Official 10-18-17

    IL fire district board to meet Oct. 18

    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 at Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

  • Van Wyck council candidates face off

    VAN WYCK – The priority for Van Wyck’s first town council won’t be the nuts-and-bolts decisions about how to run the town, though those will have to be made.
    It will be expediting voluntary annexations and considering involuntarily annexations to block property around the town from getting gobbled up in the Indian Land incorporation battle.
    Van Wyck’s single mayoral candidate and nine town council candidates spent most of the 90-plus minute public forum Thursday, Oct. 12, talking about annexation.

  • IL incorporation opposition gears up

    As Indian Land incorporation organizers pivot to a “vote yes” campaign after winning approval from a key legislative committee in Columbia, opponents are ramping up their efforts to persuade residents to “vote no” on the proposition.
    Members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation voted 4-3 on Oct. 3 to recommend that the Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL) effort proceed to a vote of residents. The committee’s recommendation letter was to have been sent to the secretary of state’s office late last week.

  • Six running for governor

    by Mark Manicone/reporter
    Five candidates – two Democrats and three Republicans – say they are running to challenge Republican Gov. Henry McMaster when he runs in 2018.
    S.C. Rep. James Smith of Columbia announced his candidacy Oct. 9, and Charleston businessman Phil Noble officially unveiled his plans Oct. 11, according to the Charleston Post and Courier. Noble will challenge Smith for the minority party’s nomination.
    Smith, 50, said his Democratic candidacy has gotten a strong welcome so far.

  • Absentee voting begins in Van Wyck elections

    Absentee voting for the upcoming nonpartisan Van Wyck town council race is now open.
    Qualified voters may cast absentee ballots in person from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays at the county voter registration office on the lower level of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St.
    In Van Wyck, which passed a measure to incorporate in August, Sean Corcoran is the only person running for mayor. Nine candidates filed for the four at-large town council seats.

  • It's Official 10-11-17

    County Health Commission meets

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

  • Eliminating door-to-door sales hassles

    Lancaster County leaders are trying to come up with an ordinance to address pesky door-to-door peddlers who show up uninvited or refuse to leave when asked.
    It’s become a real issue for residents in Sun City Carolina Lakes, said Lancaster County Councilman Terry Graham.
    “I’ve gotten a number of complaints, too, from the subdivisions near the state line,” said Councilman Brian Carnes, who also represents Indian Land. “A lot of them come in from North Carolina, and when you ask them to leave, they won’t leave….

  • Panel OKs IL incorporation vote

    COLUMBIA – With a narrow vote by a key legislative committee Tuesday, Oct. 3, Indian Land incorporation proponents cleared the most difficult hurdle in their efforts to get the issue before Panhandle voters.
    The seven members of the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation voted 4-3 to recommend that the secretary of state approve the incorporation proposal pushed by Voters for a Town of Indian Land (VTIL).

  • County votes to lease IL office space

    Lancaster County Council unanimously voted Sept. 25 to lease space for a satellite county government office in the Panhandle.
    “We wanted to move forward in the Indian Land area for the convenience of the residents,” said Council Vice Chair Charlene McGriff, who led the  meeting in the absence of Council Chairman Steve Harper.
    The county will sign a letter of intent with the property owner on 2,200 square feet of space at The Commons of Doby’s Bridge. The strip center is at 8451 Charlotte Highway, just past the Gate station on U.S. 521 North.

  • It's Official 10-4-17

    County Planning Commission meets