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Government

  • It’s Official 09-18-19

    IL fire district board meets Sept. 18
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 18 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    Community Relations Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    County Council meets Sept. 23

  • It’s Official 09-11-19

    Trail Advisory Committee meets
    The Lancaster County Trail Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    IL Republicans meet Sept. 12
    The Indian Land Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at Hickory Tavern, 8364 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. They will hear from local GOP elected officials. Follow Indian Land Republican Women on Facebook to watch live.
    Council on Aging board meets

  • 189 county employees get raises Sept. 1

    An estimated one-third of the county’s workforce will get up to a 3 percent raise beginning Sept. 1 after Lancaster County Council unanimously adopted a new pay plan Aug. 26.
    The raises follow a 2018 study from MGT Consulting Group that recommended new pay grades and salary ranges based on market conditions. The council accepted the recommendations and will raise 189 employees’ pay to at least the minimum salary for their job. The county has 503 full-time employees.

  • It’s Official 9-04-19

    Planning Commission meets Sept. 5
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. Sept. 5, in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. This will be the group’s monthly workshop to discuss the agenda for its next meeting at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. For details, call (803) 285-6005.
    Fire commission meets Sept. 5
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

  • Graham, Norman talk guns, immigration

    Sen. Lindsey Graham and Rep. Ralph Norman held town-hall sessions in Lancaster County last week, taking questions on gun control, immigration and China.
    Graham drew hundreds of Republican supporters, as well as some Democrats, at Sun City Carolina Lakes on Aug. 20 and was greeted by chants of “Lindsey! Lindsey!” as he made his way to the microphone.

  • It’s Official 08-28-19

    Airport Commission meets Aug. 28
    The Lancaster County Airport Commission will hold a special meeting at 3:30 p.m. Aug. 28  in the Lancaster County Airport conference room located at 286 Aviation Blvd., Lancaster.
    County observes Labor Day
    Lancaster County offices will be closed Sept. 2 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. Law enforcement will operate as usual.
    Zoning appeals board meets Sept. 3

  • No new names on Van Wyck ballots

    Filing ended Aug. 14 for the upcoming municipal elections for the town of Van Wyck.
    But don’t look for any new names on the ballots Nov. 5. The only candidates who filed in the Van Wyck council race are incumbents.
    All five seats on Van Wyck Town Council are up for re-election.
    The four council seats are at-large, and the only candidates running are incumbents Bob Doster, Xavier Kee, Richard Vaughan and Cassandra Watkins. Sean Corcoran, who ran unopposed as Van Wyck’s first-ever mayor, is also seeking a new term.
     

  • Van Wyck voters will try out new voting machines

    Voters in Van Wyck, Heath Springs and Kershaw will get to use the state’s new paper-based ballot machines this fall for their municipal elections.

    “They should be picking up the old equipment, with us getting the new around Aug. 28,” said Lancaster County Elections Director Mary Ann Hudson.

  • It's Official 8-21-19

    IL fire district board meets Aug. 21
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Board meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 at the Indian Land Fire Station, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    County Council meets Aug. 26
    Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Aug. 26 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. The agenda is posted in the lobby of the county building and on the county website, mylancastersc.org.

    Airport Commission special meeting Aug. 28

  • It’s Official 08-14-19

    Health and Wellness Commission meets
    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Aug. 14 at the Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    Trail Advisory Committee meets
    The Lancaster County Trail Advisory Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Community Relations Commission meets