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Government

  • 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.

  • It's Official 9-26-18

    Van Wyck Town Council meets Oct. 1

    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. Oct. 1 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.
    The council held a special meeting Sept. 17 for second reading of an ordinance to establish a town planning commission, and to appoint the proposed residents Roy Sansbury, Jane Massey, Gabe Gregory, Rebecca Peed and Charles T. Broome as commissioners.

  • Rep. Norman: ‘People really need to learn to lighten up’

    Rep. Ralph Norman drew national headlines and intense scrutiny Friday, Sept. 21, after his joke to a Kiwanis Club gathering about sexual assault went viral.
    The Rock Hill Republican was spotlighted by The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fox News and other major TV networks, as well as local media that covered his 5th District congressional debate Thursday against Democrat Archie Parnell.

  • Norman, Parnell debate trade tariffs

    ROCK HILL – Rep. Ralph Norman and challenger Archie Parnell debated trade tariffs Thursday, Sept. 20, days after the Trump administration granted an exemption to a Winnsboro TV maker that will keep it in business and save 126 jobs.
    The tariffs were among several policy disagreements at an hour-long forum at the Palmetto Room, sponsored by the Rock Hill Kiwanis Club. It was the first public debate for the 5th District congressional candidates since they ran against each other in a 2017 special election for the seat.

  • Ruckus erupts over Norman's sex-assault joke at debate

    Within hours of Thursday’s polite lunchtime debate, Archie Parnell and Ralph Norman went to war online over Norman’s decision to begin with a joke about sexual assault.
    “Did y’all hear the latest, late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings?” the Republican congressman said in his opening statement Sept. 20 to a Kiwanis Club crowd in Rock Hill. “Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”

  • It's Official 9-19-18

    IL fire district board to meet Sept. 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.