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Government

  • IL Action Council hosts candidates forum

    The Indian Land Action Council hosted a candidates forum Oct. 18 at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land. The audience of 75-80 packed the library's meeting room to hear from candidiates on the local mid-term ballot.

  • Heavy absentee voting for midterm

    If requests for absentee ballots are an accurate gauge, there is going to be a heavier turnout than usual for the Nov. 6 midterm general election.
    S.C. Election Commission spokesman Chris Whitmire said Oct. 12 that 45,000-plus state voters have applied for absentee ballots.
    “At this point in the process in 2014, the last gubernatorial election, approximately 30,000 voters had applied for absentee ballots statewide,” Whitmire said in a statement.

  • County’s insurer settles Tunnell suit

    Lancaster County’s liability insurer will pay $20,000 to Keith Tunnell to end his federal discrimination suit against the county government, County Council members Larry Honeycutt and Charlene McGriff and former Councilman Bob Bundy.
    The dismissal and settlement were granted Oct. 12 in U.S. District Court in Rock Hill.
    Lancaster County Administrator Steve Willis said the county’s insurance carrier, the S.C. Counties Property & Liability Trust, was paying the settlement.

  • It's Official 10-24-18

    Republican Party candidate call night
    The Lancaster County Republican Party will host a pizza dinner followed by a candidate call night at 5:15 p.m. Oct. 25 at Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. Bring your cell phone fully charged.

  • Two face off for IL seat on school board

    Two candidates – Ken Buck, 56, and Chris Campbell, 52 – will compete in November for Lancaster County school board member Don McCorkle’s District 7 seat, after the three-term incumbent announced earlier this month that he would not seek re-election.
    “In Indian Land we’ve had enough of special-interest politicians. I think it’s time for a change,” Campbell said. “I want to make sure that folks look into the candidates and determine what their real interest in the positions is.

  • Parnell: Trump makes U.S. look foolish

    Democratic congressional hopeful Archie Parnell says he worries that the United States is becoming an object of ridicule on the global stage.
    “We should be a country that’s a beacon to the world, not the laughingstock,” Parnell said during a fish fry campaign stop Sept. 26 at Andrew Jackson State Park attended by 75 local supporters.

  • It's Official 10-10-18

    Health commission meets Oct. 10
    The Lancaster County Health and Wellness Commission meets at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 10 at Prime Time for Seniors Center, 309 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.

    Lancaster NAACP to meet Oct. 15
    The Lancaster branch of NAACP will host its monthly membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Living Word Church, 117 S. Market St., Lancaster. All members are encouraged to attend. The report of the nominating committee for officers and executive committee for 2019-20 will be part of the agenda.

  • S.C. extends deadline for voter signup until Oct. 17

    COLUMBIA – The voter-registration deadline for November’s general election has been extended to Oct. 17 statewide in response to the continuing Hurricane Florence recovery.
    A Richland County court issued the order to extend the cut-off date by 10 days after S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson filed a lawsuit Friday, Sept. 28, requesting it. The state’s normal registration deadline is 30 days before an election.

  • It's Official 10-3-18

    Planning Commission to meet Oct. 4
    The Lancaster County Planning Commission meets at 5 p.m. Oct. 4, in the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster. This is the group’s monthly workshop to discuss the agenda for its meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 16. For details, call (803) 285-6005.


    Fire commission meets Oct. 4

    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.

  • Officials cut hours at new IL center

    Two elected officials are cutting the amount of time their workers are staffing the county government’s new Indian Land Service Center by 75 percent, due to a lack of foot traffic.
    Starting next month, the Lancaster County treasurer’s and auditor’s offices will have workers there only the second Tuesday of each month instead of every Tuesday.