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Government

  • Sheheen makes county campaign stop here

    Julia Truesdale had several questions in mind as she waited Aug. 24 to speak with state Sen. Vincent Sheheen, one of four Democrats now running for governor.

    Truesdale was interested in Sheheen’s views on education funding and high school dropout rates.

    “I wanted to meet him personally,” Truesdale said. “I wanted to know what he’s going to do with education, especially with African-American males because of their high dropout rates. That’s my question and he (Sheheen) seems to have some great ideas to put in place.”

  • It's Official 9-02-09

    County planning board to meet

    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 3, in Room 224 of the Lancaster County Administrative Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    This will be the group’s monthly workshop to discuss the agenda for its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 15.

    For details, call (803) 285-6005.

    Candidates to speak at forum

  • County approves billboard moratorium on billboards

    No more billboards can be erected along large parts of S.C. 9 and U.S. 521 for the next year.

    County Council approved final reading of an ordinance Monday that imposes the one-year moratorium on issuing of permits to erect new billboards. It restricts new billboard construction on S.C. 9, from the Chester County line to the western boundary of the city of Lancaster, and on U.S. 521, from the city of Lancaster to the North Carolina border.

    Lancaster resident Randy Collins voiced his opposition to the moratorium.

  • It's Official 9-09-09

    Health commission to meet today

    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission will meet from 11 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. today, Sept. 9, in the fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, 200 W. Gay St., Lancaster.

    Another TEA Party set for Sept. 12

    There will be another Taxed Enough Already (TEA) party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, on the lawn of the Lancaster County Courthouse on Main Street, Lancaster. The TEA party is for people of all political persuasions.

    County Council to meet Sept. 14

  • Council OKs first step for USCL dorms

    Lancaster County Council took a step Aug. 31 to transform Lancaster into a true college town.

    After discussing a proposal from the Educational Foundation of the University of South Carolina at Lancaster, council unanimously passed a resolution that could help fund two new dormitory facilities on the college campus.

    The resolution allows the county to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Program in connection with the proposed dorms.

  • It's Official 8-26-09

    County Council to meet Monday

    Lancaster County Council will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 31, on the second floor of the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    Council generally meets on the first and last Monday of each month.

    For details, call (803) 285-1565.

    Van Wyck groups to meet Tuesday

    The Van Wyck Crime Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, followed by the Van Wyck Community Development Club at 7:30 p.m. Both groups meet at the Van Wyck Community Center.

  • Council to increase special tax charges

    Lancaster County Council recently discussed increasing a special tax district charge that could affect property owners in Indian Land.

    At its Aug. 10 meeting, council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance that would amend the 2009-10 county budget to increase the Special Tax District Uniform Service Charge from $80 to $90.

    The special charge applies only to property owners in the communities of Edenmoor, Sun City Carolina Lakes and Bel Air. It is used to pay the salaries of full-time firefighters assigned to the Indian Land Fire Department.

  • Council agenda includes hearings on IL matters

    At its meeting Monday, Lancaster County Council was to consider helping the University of South Carolina at Lancaster with its plans to build dormitories on the campus.

    As campus enrollment continues to increase, the Educational Foundation of USCL has developed a proposal to build the first residential halls at the college.

    Council was also scheduled to vote on a separate resolution that would allow the county to submit an application to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Federal Housing Administration Loan Program in connection with the proposed dorms.

  • Barrett bus tour stops in Lancaster

    U.S. Rep. Gresham Barrett spoke with teachers, students and administration at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster on Aug. 11 at one of many planned stops on his “Barrett Means Business Bus Tour.”  

     

    Barrett (R-District 3) is hoping to be elected governor of South Carolina in 2010 and has been traveling around the state to get the word out about his campaign.

     

  • It's Official 8-19-09

    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. Tuesday, Aug. 25, at Del Webb Library in Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway.

    The services are designed to assist constituents with state-related issues. Residents are invited to come out and voice their concerns to state legislators.

    The meetings are usually held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.