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Government

  • Tracts scarce for mega-sports complex

    Plans for the “mega-sports complex” north of the Lancaster city limits have hit a hurdle that might be hard to leap – the escalating cost of land as the Panhandle building boom creeps southward.
    So far, county leaders have not been able to find a suitable 100-plus-acre tract near the U.S. 521 corridor between Lancaster and Indian Land. That’s what they proposed for the centralized multi-purpose recreation facility, which would be funded by county hospitality taxes.

  • It's Official 3-13-19

    IL GOP Women to meet March 14
    The Indian Land Republican Women will meet at 7 p.m. March 14 at Jim ’N Nick’s Bar-B-Q, 2453 Lengers Way, Indian Land. The Republican precinct reorganization is under way. Learn how you can make your voice heard. Follow Indian Land Republican Women on Facebook to see the meeting live.
    NAACP Black History Month program

  • County OKs 235-townhome project on busy IL road

    A 235-townhome project along one of the Panhandle’s busiest roads won approval in a narrow Lancaster County Council vote Feb. 25, despite opposition from Indian Land’s two council representatives.
    The Harrisburg Road plan passed 4-3 after the developer, Arizona-based Suncrest Real Estate, agreed to pay the county $2,000 for each unit, a total of $470,000.
    Indian Land’s Brian Carnes and Terry Graham voted against the resolution, as did Allen Blackmon of Kershaw.

  • It's Official 3-6-19

    County Council workshop March 7
    Lancaster County Council will hold a Strategic Planning Workshop at 9 a.m. March 7 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. The agenda is on the county website, www.mylancastersc.org.
    Planning Commission holds work session
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission will hold a work session at 5 p.m. March 7 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets March 7

  • Planning board votes against changing UDO on Thread Trail

    When the doors closed for the Feb. 19 Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting, only standing room remained.
    Commission Chairman Charles Deese said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen at a planning commission meeting.
    The hot topic on the agenda was a proposed amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance affecting the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District. The proposal would kill the requirement that subdivision developers in the district build segments of the trail.

  • Van Wyck targets litter control

    Van Wyck Town Council is setting its sights on litter control and prevention.
    At its Feb. 4 meeting, the council voted to pass the first reading of an adoption to its litter prohibition ordinance. Van Wyck Mayor Sean Corcoran said the anti-litter ordinance, passed a few months ago, is a means to address the never-ending accumulation of roadside trash in the town.

  • It's Official 2-27-19

    Republican Party meets Feb. 28
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 at 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Republican National Committeeman Glenn McCall and Sen. Lindsey Graham’s Piedmont Director Teresa Thomas will attend. For details, call (954) 821-4203.
    VW Town Council meets March 4
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. March 4 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.
    Conservation board meets March 4

  • It's Official 2-20-19

    Silver Haired Legislature meets Feb. 20
    The Catawba Caucus of the S.C. Silver Haired Legislature meets at 11 a.m. Feb. 20 at Highland Park Senior Center, 917 Standard St., Rock Hill. The Catawba Caucus serves Chester, Lancaster and Union and York counties, and is looking for volunteers. All are welcome to observe meetings. Anyone interested in joining this group should contact Chairman Barbara Bugg at (803) 684-9288.
    IL fire district board to meet Feb. 20

  • It's Official: Feb. 13, 2019

    Health commission to meet Feb. 13
    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Lancaster Council on Aging, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    Time change for admin committee
    The Lancaster County Council Administration Committee meets at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 14 in the council conference room at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.

    IL GOP Women to hear about cannabis

  • Honeycutt: Is Thread Trail best use of scarce funds?

    Lancaster County’s Unified Development Ordinance, passed in 2016, requires subdivision builders along the path of the massive Carolina Thread Trail to construct sections of the trail.
    Lancaster County Councilman Larry Honeycutt wants to tap the brakes on that idea.
    It’s not that he opposes the trail, he says. He just thinks the county needs to weigh all the other growth-propelled needs it could satisfy with that money from developers – things like fire stations, EMS equipment and library space.