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Government

  • Council OKs private ambulance service

    Lancaster County Council has approved a new private ambulance service to operate in the county.

    American TransMed Inc. was given the go-ahead to operate a franchise in the county on May 4. Council voted 6-1 in favor of the measure, with Councilman Cotton Cole dissenting.

    Greg Kirby, president of American TransMed, and Emergency Medical Services Director Lanny Bernard answered questions from council.

  • County Council discusses new budget

    The county’s upcoming budget was one of the main topics at Lancaster County Council’s Monday meeting.

    Council was to discuss and then vote on the first reading to adopt the county’s 2009-’10 budget.

  • It's Official 5-6-09

    Health commission to meet May 12

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. May 12 in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster.

    County Democrats to meet Monday

    The Lancaster County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 11, in conference room of the Bradley Arts and Science Building at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. For details, call Gil Small at (803) 285-5891.

    Sun City GOP Club to meet Tuesday

  • It’s Official 5-13-09

    Health commission to meet today

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today, May 13, in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster.

    IL Action Council to meet Monday

    The Indian Land Action Council will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521).

    County Council to meet Monday

  • Council debates priorities

    Several Lancaster County Council members were reluctant to approve a list of recommended road projects April 27, though the list eventually passed. 

    Council members Cotton Cole and Larry McCullough had reservations about a list that included the proposed Dave Lyle Boulevard extension as a top priority.

    The list, which prioritizes road projects for the county, is used as a recommendation to the Catawba Regional Council of Governments’ Transportation Improvement Program.

  • Council delays park swap vote

    As expected, Lancaster County Council tabled the second reading of a request to move Roy Hardin Park at its April 27 meeting.

    Lacking a review and approval from the Parks and Recreation Department, council unanimously voted to suspend second reading of the issue until its May 18 meeting. The issue involves a request from York Development Group, LLC to relocate the park from its current location, near Collins Road, to an area one street over, off Shelley Mullis Road.

  • It's Official 4-29-09

    County Council to meet Monday

    Lancaster County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, May 4, on the second floor of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    For details, call (803) 285-1565.

    Van Wyck groups to meet Tuesday

    The Van Wyck Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 5. 

    The Van Wyck Community Development Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5.

    Both groups will meet at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Indian Land Action Council elects officers

    Meeting at Indian Land’s Del Webb Library for the first time, the Indian Land Action Council elected several new officers April 20.

    ILAC, which focuses on issues central to Indian Land, elected four new officers at its April meeting. Jane Tanner replaced the group’s founder Bryan Vaughn as president of the council. Ted Hoover was elected vice president, Judy Fuller is the new treasurer and Trish Douglas is secretary. The nominated officers were voted on by a show of hands at the meeting.

  • About 100 attend local GOP convention

    Stacks of paper ballots. Passionate speakers and miniature American flags. Dozens of people adorned with political stickers.

    That was the scene as the Lancaster County Republican Party held its 2009 convention April 21.

    Winston Smith, the county party’s chairman, was surprised by the turnout at the Carole Ray Dowling Center at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster. Smith said he counted at least 100 attendees, most seated at tables throughout the room.

  • It's Official 4-22-09

    County Council to meet Monday

    Lancaster County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 27, on the second floor of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    For details, call (803) 285-1565.

    Legislators offer staff services

    The staffs of S.C. Sen. Mick Mulvaney, R-District 16, and S.C. Rep. Deborah Long, R-District 45, will offer legislative constituent services from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28 at the Del Webb Library in Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway.