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Government

  • It's Official 2-21-18

    S.C. Silver Haired Legislature to meet 

    The Catawba Council of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 21 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. All members of the community are welcome. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Barbara Bugg at (803) 684-9288.

  • How would incorporation affect law enforcement?

    As Indian Land residents move toward an incorporation vote March 27, many say they’re feeling overwhelmed by the often-contentious arguments made by both sides.
    “I’m leaning toward ‘yes’ because I really believe you need to be responsible for your community,” said Indian Land resident Marilyn Marcussen. “But I want to know how much taxes are really going to go up and those kind of things. There’s so much. I just want to know.

  • Van Wyck is expanding quickly

    The town of Van Wyck has more than doubled in size since its creation in August through voluntary annexation of its neighbors.
    On Feb. 11, Van Wyck Town Council members gave final approval to a bundle of annexations totaling 882 acres.
    The council also made substantial moves to preserve the traditional activities of hunting and farming in the community.

  • Absentee voting on IL town issue begins Feb. 21

    The Indian Land incorporation vote will be March 27.

  • Parnell rallies county Dems for rematch

    Local Democrats held their county convention Thursday, Feb. 8, electing officers, plotting election-year strategy and hearing from candidates for Congress and governor.
    Archie Parnell, running for the 5th District congressional seat for a second time, spoke briefly to the packed crowd at USC Lancaster’s Carole Ray Dowling Center. So did Florence attorney Marguerite Willis and Kirkland Smith, the wife of state Rep. James Smith of Columbia.
    Willis, James Smith and Charleston businessman Phil Noble are seeking the Democratic nomination for governor.

  • It's Official 2-14-18

    Health commission to meet Feb. 14

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    Admin committee to meet Feb. 15

    Lancaster County Council’s Administration Committee meets at 6 p.m. Feb. 15 in the council conference room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    Community Relations Commission meets

  • Glitch causes $1M county tax shortfall

    An unexplained computer glitch caused 24 Indian Land industrial properties to receive no county property tax bills, throwing off incoming tax revenues by more than $1 million and sending officials scrambling for answers.

  • Register by Feb. 27 for IL town vote

    The Indian Land incorporation vote will be March 27.
    Registered voters may request absentee ballots now. As of noon Monday, Feb. 11, 260 absentee ballots had already been requested, and about 50 people from Indian Land had registered to vote. Absentee voting will begin Feb. 26, either by mail or in the Lancaster County elections office at 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

  • It's Official 2-7-18

    Economic Development Board to meet

    The Economic Development Advisory Board will meet at 12:30 p.m. Feb. 7 at the Founders Federal Credit Union Headquarters' conference room, 737 Plantation Road, Lancaster. Attendees are asked to use the visitor's parking lot and check-in with the front-desk attendant.

  • It's Official 1-31-18

    Council planning session Jan. 31

    Lancaster County Council will hold a strategic planning session at 9 a.m. Jan. 31 in the council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building at 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    The agenda is posted in the lobby of the county administration building and on the county website, www.mylancastersc.org.

    Incorporation forum in Sun City Feb. 1

    The YES4IL Campaign will host the first debate this week in a series about the vote on Indian Land becoming a town.