It's Official 12-19-18

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A weekly listing of area government and political news and events

IL fire district board meets Dec. 19
The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
IL Action Council hosts holiday event
Indian Land Action Council will hold a holiday fellowship at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, instead of its regular meeting. All are welcome. Follow the group on Facebook for details.
Community Relations Commission meets
The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 20 at the Marine Corps League Lodge, 347 Brooklyn Ave., Lancaster.
Veterans Affairs to close for holidays
The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office, 1033 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will be closed Dec. 24-26 in observance of the Christmas  holidays, and closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
County offices to close for holidays
Lancaster County offices will be closed Dec. 24-26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Normal business hours will resume Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. Emergency services, such as fire, police and EMS, will operate normal hours through the holidays.
Sign up now for free Learning Lancaster
Spaces are available for Learning Lancaster, a free 14-week civics course offered to county residents. The course gives participants an opportunity to learn about the multi-faceted services of Lancaster County. Topics include tax dollars, court systems, county services and more. Registration is available at www.mylancastersc.org/learnlancaster and space is limited. Applications are due Dec. 28. For details, call (803) 416-9744 or email jkennington@lancastercountysc.net.
IL Republican Women meet Jan. 10
The Indian Land Republican Women won’t meet in December. The group’s next meeting is 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, follow the group on Facebook.
Environmental group seeks volunteers
An environmental organization is looking for local participation and volunteers to reconnect with nature. For details, email kayakcatawba @yahoo.com.
Recover property from sheriff’s office
The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office advertises found property on its website, www.lacoso.net. A list of the property, which has been recovered by deputies and placed into evidence for safekeeping, can be seen in the news section of the sheriff’s office website.
Rightful owners can contact the evidence and property unit at (803) 313-2102 to describe the item and claim ownership. The sheriff’s office is allowed by state law to dispose of the property after a 90-day period, after exhausting all reasonable efforts to find the legal owner.

To add your government or political group’s events to this listing, send it to Carolina Gateway, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721; email it to cgnews@thelancasternews.com or fax it to (803) 283-8969.