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  • IL fire tax district gets initial OK

    Lancaster County Council unanimously approved first reading of an ordinance to establish the Indian Land Fire Protection District on Jan. 4.
    Several members of the Indian Land Action Council attended the meeting and later cheered council’s unanimous decision.
    “A fire department should be equally supported by everyone in their service district – both residential and commercial,” said Jan Tacy, secretary of the action council, during the public comment period of the meeting.

  • County to draw up Edenmoor contract

    The Lancaster County Forfeited Land Commission has agreed to move forward with a proposal by Charlotte-based real estate developers to purchase Indian Land’s troubled Edenmoor residential development.
    The announcement came during a commission meeting Friday with representatives of Citizens Homes Inc. and Reilly Properties, a partnership interested in buying 222 Edenmoor parcels. The Edenmoor land became available for bid in early December.
    In winning the bid, the companies beat out L Star of Raleigh.

  • Senior health program changes elicit concern

    Angelo Constantine, 74, said he could hardly believe what he was reading when he opened the letter he got Dec. 19 from the Social Security Administration.
    There, on official letterhead, he said, was the bad news: “The state of South Carolina will no longer pay your Medicare medical insurance premium after December 2010. You must pay the premiums beginning January 2011.”
    “It hit me pretty hard,” the retired and disabled Indian Land resident said. “That $115 represents 10 percent of my monthly income.”

  • IL man jailed in failed ATM heists

    FORT MILL – An Indian Land man remains behind bars after authorities say he tried to break into at least two ATM machines in Fort Mill.
    The Fort Mill Police Department charged Brian Raymond Ciccone, 49, of 10268 Barberville Road, on Dec. 25 with two counts of attempted safecracking and two counts of attempted grand larceny.
    Officers received calls early Christmas morning about attempted ATM machine break-ins at a Founders Federal Credit Union and a First Citizens Bank location in Fort Mill.

  • Advisory: Don’t eat many fish from Catawba River

    From Catawba Riverkeeper Foundation

    State officials in North and South Carolina have issued health advisories urging the public to stay away from largemouth bass and channel catfish in large portions of the Catawba River and its lakes due to contamination from polychlorinated biphenyls or PCBs.

  • No school on Tuesday

    Get ready to hunker down. There’s some fairly nasty winter weather moving in.
    According to the National Weather Service, a weather system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico brought a wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain on Monday.  
    “Up your way in Lancaster, it’s probably going to pretty messy,” NWS meteorologist Leonard Vaughan said Saturday. “No way to escape it. Looks like a snow and sleet event for you all.”

  • Mulvaney sworn in as U.S. Congressman

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – With his right hand raised, and standing next to his three children on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Mick Mulvaney took the congressional oath of office Wednesday afternoon.
    After a morning of celebrating with family, friends and constituents, Mulvaney joined 96 other freshman House delegates to become a member of the country’s 112th Congress. The oath was taken only minutes after Mulvaney cast his vote for the newest Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner, a Republican from Ohio.  

  • Gregory announces Senate run as Mobley steps aside

    Greg Gregory hopes to return to the state Senate.

    Gregory, a Republican who represented District 16 from 1992 to 2007, announced today that he would be a candidate for the post vacated by Mick Mulvaney last month. Mulvaney, an Indian Land businessman, resigned from the Senate following his election to 5th District seat in the U.S. Congress.

    Mulvaney is being sworn into office today.

  • Two wrecks within minutes on U.S. 521

    Within two minutes, four cars crashed in separate accidents Dec. 28 at an intersection on U.S. 521.
    The accidents happened at U.S. 521 and West North Corner Road, about 4 miles north of the city of Lancaster.
    Elder said the first accident happened about 6:40 p.m., followed about a minute later by the second accident.
    The chain of accidents began as Lancaster resident Keisha Rollings, 23, was driving south on U.S. 521 in her four-door Honda.

  • Summey seeks used computer components