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  • Mulvaney ‘shocked’ by shooting

    Less than a week into his first term as U.S. Congressman, Mick Mulvaney participated in a joint conference call with hundreds of U.S. House members about security after the shooting of a representative.
    Mulvaney was briefed Jan. 10 about heightened security following the shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords outside a Tucson, Ariz., supermarket Jan. 8.

  • Cooper donates $1,400 to children’s home

    Dr. Adam Cooper, owner of Carolina Chiropractic and Wellness Center donated $1,400 to the Lancaster Children’s Home in December.

    Cooper collected donations throughout 2010 for the Lancaster Children’s Home from his patients, staff and self.

    In May 2010, Cooper participated as a model in the Southern Starry Night fashion show fundraiser, which benefited the Lancaster Children’s Home and the Indian Land Rotary Club. This event netted more than $2,000 for each organization. Cooper serves as vice president-elect of the Indian Land Rotary Club.

  • Seven seeking Senate seat

    Seven people, including five Republicans, will seek the open District 16 state Senate seat, which was vacated last month by Mick Mulvaney.
    Filing for the post ended Jan. 10.
    Greg Gregory, who served as the District 16 state senator from 1992 to 2007, decided two weeks ago to vie for the post once again. Brian Carnes and Rob McCoy are the two other Lancaster County Republicans running.
    Fort Mill residents Wendy Petzel and Mike Short round out the field of Republicans.
    Keith Brann of Fort Mill is the only Democratic running for the seat.

  • Cub Scouts food drive sets unit record

    Doug Woody/Cub Scout Pack 275
    Cub Scout Pack 275 of Indian Land collected about 7,500 pounds of food from Sun City Carolina Lakes, Belair, Hanover and Brookstone during the annual Scouting for Food drive Nov. 6. This set a single unit record for food collection in one drive.

    The food was given to HOPE in Lancaster to help stock its food pantry. 

    The pack also collected 60 coats and about 20 shirts/sweatshirts as part of a companion clothing drive. 

  • Beasley to lead Katawba Valley Land Trust

    Katawba Valley Land Trust

    Dr. Barry Beasley is the new executive director of the Lancaster-based Katawba Valley Land Trust.
    Beasley succeeds Dr. Austin Jenkins as director of the trust. Jenkins left the post in August to begin teaching at the university level.

  • Register now for EMS and Rescue Squad academies

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services

    Lancaster County Emergency Medical Services, Lancaster County Volunteer Rescue Squad and Indian Land Rescue will be offering an EMS Academy and a Rescue Academy.
    The EMS Academy, which begins Jan. 24, will include information on the functions of EMS in Lancaster County. Applicants will be shown the equipment used by Lancaster County EMS medics and learn about the different levels of training. They will also tour EMS stations and participate in helicopter scene team training.

  • Wilson to lead county parks and rec

    In an historic move, Sherry Wilson has been named the new Lancaster County Parks and Recreation Commission director.
    Wilson’s new job gives her the distinction of being the first female to lead the LCPRC.
    “It feels good and I’m proud,” said Wilson, who was promoted as the LCPRC assistant director after serving two years in that job. “I enjoy being in Lancaster and I feel we have a good staff.”

  • Voters back Indian Land Fire Protection District

    Voters in the Indian Land Fire District overwhelmingly chose to establish a new Indian Land Fire Protection District in a referendum held Tuesday, Jan. 18. About 93 percent of the voters supported the proposal.
    The unofficial vote tally, according to the Lancaster County website, was 1,187 to 86 in favor of establishing the new fire tax district. A total of 1,273 voters (about 17 percent) turned out to cast ballots in the non-binding advisory referendum. There are about 7,500 registered voters in the fire district.

  • Voter Registration Office clarifies fire district eligibility

    The Lancaster County Voter Registration Office has issued a clarification about who is eligible to vote in the upcoming Indian Land Fire District referendum.
    The proposed Indian Land Fire Protection District is intended to generate revenue for the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department through a special annual charge of $75 on residences.
    Businesses and other uses will be assessed at $75 per 2500 square feet or fraction thereof.

  • Lancaster County schools closed Friday

    Dangerous black ice, icy roads in neighborhoods and rural areas, unsafe parking lots and sidewalks, and plunging temperatures mean schools will be closed again Friday, Jan. 14.