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Government

  • Mulvaney under new scrutiny in new post

    It didn’t take long for the media spotlight to find Mick Mulvaney.
    In his first two weeks as President Donald Trump’s chief of staff, helping navigate the longest government shutdown ever, the 51-year-old ex-congressman has been popping up in the Washington Post, The New York Times and other news outlets.

  • It's Official 1-23-19

    County Council meets Jan. 28
    Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 28 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    NAACP hosts forum on education Jan. 28

  • Education tops 2019 legislative agenda

    COLUMBIA – The S.C. General Assembly opened its 2019 session Jan. 8, with many to-do lists topped by education reform throughout the state.
    Among the ideas discussed at a legislative preview event were teacher pay raises, shifting some lottery revenues to K-12 education, issuing state bonds for school construction and repair, and consolidating small school districts to save money.

  • It's Official 1-16-19

    IL fire protection district board meets
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    Community relations commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    IL Action Council meets Jan. 17

  • New judge takes oath

    For perhaps the first time ever, a resident of Lancaster County’s Panhandle has been sworn in to countywide office.
    It isn’t the highest-profile position, and many voters probably can’t even describe its duties, but it’s a job that touches almost every family eventually – probate judge.

  • Suncrest plans to build 235 townhomes by Sugar Creek

    by Stephanie Jadrnicek/for Carolina Gateway
    A mixed-use development of 235 townhomes with open spaces for public and private recreational use is in the pipeline for the Panhandle.
    At a recent public hearing, the Lancaster County Planning Commission recommended approval of Suncrest Real Estate and Land’s master plan for a 75-acre development along Sugar Creek.
    Lancaster County Council will make the final call at its Jan. 28 meeting.

  • It's Official 1-9-19

    IL Republican Women meet Jan. 10
    The Indian Land Republican Women meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land. For details, follow the group on Facebook.
    County Council meets Jan. 14
    Lancaster County Council meets at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    NAACP to meet Jan. 14 in Lancaster

  • County recycling cutback starts Jan. 21

    For years, Lancaster County residents have been encouraged to separate recyclable materials – glass, plastics, metals, cardboard and newsprint – from their household garbage.
    But starting Jan. 21, some of that is going to change.
    Thanks to what’s being dubbed the “Great Recycling Crisis,” local residents no longer will be asked to separate glass and plastics from their trash. There will no longer be bins for plastics and glass at the county’s 12 convenience sites.

  • It's Official 1-2-19

    Planning Commission work session Jan. 3
    The Lancaster Planning Commission meets for a work session at 5 p.m. Jan. 3 at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    Fire Commission meets Jan. 3
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 3 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.
    County Democratic Party meets Jan. 3

  • It's Official 12-26-18

    Veterans Affairs to close for holidays
    The Lancaster County Veterans Affairs Office, 1033 W. Meeting St., Lancaster, will be closed through Dec. 26 in observance of Christmas, and closed Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day.
    County offices to close for holidays
    Lancaster County offices will be closed through Dec. 26 for Christmas and Jan. 1 for New Year’s Day. Normal business hours will resume Dec. 27 and Jan. 2. Emergency services – fire, police and EMS – will operate normal hours.