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Government

  • 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.

  • Mulvaney acting WH chief of staff

    WASHINGTON – Mick Mulvaney is headed to the West Wing.
    President Donald Trump named the Indian Land resident his acting chief of staff on Friday, Dec. 14.
    Mulvaney is current White House budget director, former acting head of the federal consumer watchdog agency and a former congressman.
    “I am pleased to announce that Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management & Budget, will be named Acting White House Chief of Staff, replacing General John Kelly, who has served our Country with distinction,” Trump wrote on Twitter.

  • Lennar paying county $600K to settle rooftop-fee dispute

    Lennar Homes will pay Lancaster County $600,000 to settle a dispute over how much the developer was supposed to pay the county in rooftop fees on early phases of an Indian Land subdivision.
    Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Dec. 10 to accept the settlement from Lennar after meeting in executive session for nearly a half hour to discuss the matter.
    Lennar Homes has developed 51 communities in the Carolinas. Its Lancaster County projects include Heritage Hall, The Greens, The Grove, The Retreat at Rayfield and TreeTops.

  • Animal shelter bids higher than expected

    Lancaster County officials hoped to break ground on a new 8,600-square-foot animal shelter next spring, but the project now faces a major snag after the lowest bid came in $500,000 over budget. 
    Now, they’re trying to figure how to trim the costs back and keep the project on track as much as possible.

  • It's Official 12-19-18

    IL fire district board meets Dec. 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Dec. 19 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    IL Action Council hosts holiday event
    Indian Land Action Council will hold a holiday fellowship at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 at Midtown Sundries, 9789 Charlotte Highway, instead of its regular meeting. All are welcome. Follow the group on Facebook for details.
    Community Relations Commission meets