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Government

  • It's Official 8-23-17

    Lancaster County GOP meets Aug. 24

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

  • Panel issues no decision on IL incorporation

    COLUMBIA – A legislative committee questioned Indian Land incorporation proponents for nearly two hours Friday, Aug. 18, but ended the hearing with no decision, saying it would meet again at some unspecified date.
    About 17 people representing both sides of the incorporation issue attended Voters for a Town of Indian Land’s (VTIL) hearing before the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation in Columbia. If the committee approves the proposal, voters will get to decide the issue.

  • Council OKs IL stormwater fee again

    In a decision that didn’t seem to please anybody, Lancaster County Council passed second reading of an ordinance Aug. 14 that would add a $75 stormwater fee to the tax bills of homeowners in the Panhandle.
    The fee would also impact commercial property, varying by size.
    The fee, which requires one more council vote, could raise $1.57 million in the first year, to be used to start a new county department that would address stormwater issues.  

  • IL residents react to stormwater fee

    New Lancaster County engineer Scott Edgar and other county officials joined members of Indian Land Action Council and other area residents Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss a proposed Panhandle stormwater utility and $75 annual fee on Panhandle residents.
    The Panhandle Stormwater Utility is a small municipal separate storm sewer system program, mandated by the federal government and overseen by DHEC.

  • It's Official 8-16-17

    IL fire district board to meet Aug. 16

    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.

  • Norman decries congressional gridlock

    Newly installed Rep. Ralph Norman said Thursday, Aug. 3, it will take a miracle to end the Obamacare deadlock that has polarized Congress.
    “The stranglehold that big government has is just phenomenal,” said the Rock Hill Republican, noting that Vice President Mike Pence had to break a tie in a procedural vote just to get the scaled-down “skinny repeal” debated on the Senate floor.
    The bill then failed when three Republicans joined all the Democrats in opposing it.

  • State launches 247 paving projects

    One month after gasoline taxes increased 2 cents a gallon across the Palmetto State to pay for road improvements, the S.C. Department of Transportation has announced a new round of  projects, including one in Lancaster County.
    The list includes 247 paving projects totaling 260 miles across 30 counties. One road in Lancaster County, Rowland Avenue in Heath Springs, will be resurfaced. It’s about a mile long and connects South Main Street to Kershaw Camden Highway.

  • It's Official 8-9-17

     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.

  • $75 stormwater fee for Panhandle residents

    Panhandle residents might notice a new fee on their taxes starting this October. A $75 fee per household to fund a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) received initial approval from Lancaster County Council on July 17.
    It passed first reading in council with a 5-0 vote. Councilmen Terry Graham and Billy Mosteller were absent.
    The new fee will only affect residents north of S.C. 5.

  • Holt’s return to planning commission short-lived

    Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes said he hopes to announce a new nominee for the County Planning Commission’s District 7 seat next council meeting despite a successful maneuver earlier this month that allowed recently ousted Commissioner Jerry Holt to return to his seat on an interim basis.
    A bloc of Lancaster County Council members representing the county’s four central districts voted June 26 against reappointment of the outspoken Holt to his third term on the Planning Commission representing Indian Land’s District 7.