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  • Road conditions still messy

    Crews are still cleaning up area roads after a massive winter storm dumped several inches of snow on the county this week.

  • Mulvaney begins work in D.C.

    A collection of state quarters on a small table. A New York Yankees baseball cap atop a pile of paperwork. A personalized box of macaroni and cheese in an empty cabinet. The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

  • ILAC touts need for fire tax district

    Just two days after Lancaster County Council approved first reading of the ordinance to establish the Indian Land Fire Protection District, you might think the Indian Land Action Council (ILAC) would be starting to relax their campaign.
    Not so.
    Instead, the group held another Q&A session on the subject at the Del Webb Library on Thursday night, this time drawing about 45 community members – more than four times the number at its last Q&A at the same location last month.

  • 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.