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Today's News

  • Rogers column: Follow rules for safe, legal outdoor burning

    Some of us really enjoy rural living, while others enjoy being close to their neighbors.
    Lancaster County has changed so much, but some things remain the same. Outdoor burning has always been a way of life for many people. Enjoying a cool autumn night by the outdoor fireplace, or raking leaves and picking up dead limbs to burn in a fire pit.
    Outdoor burning can be enjoyable to all if we follow a few simple rules.
    In 2008, Lancaster County adopted a burning ordinance to allow for the safe burning of residential yard debris. It requires only a few things:

  • County’s main library to close for month

    Lancaster County’s main library will close for the month of July as it relocates to the Barnett Building, where it will set up camp until the renovation and expansion are completed at the White Street location in Lancaster.
    The library will reopen at its temporary site the first week of August, with services pared down a bit, said Rita Vogel, director of the Lancaster County Library.
    “We will be in a much smaller building,” Vogel said. “We’ll still offer the electronic services – the internet, faxing, copying and printing.”

  • It's Official 6-26-19

    Fire Commission meets June 27
    The Lancaster County Fire Commission meets at 7 p.m. June 27 at the Emergency Operations Center, 111 Covenant Place, Lancaster.
    VW Town Council meets July 1
    Van Wyck Town Council meets at 7 p.m. July 1 at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5036 Old Hickory Road, Van Wyck.

    Special Admin Committee meeting July 2

  • Business Briefcase 6-26-19

    Senior produce vouchers available
    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns this summer to help supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and support South Carolina’s small farmers.
    The seasonal USDA grant program allows individuals age 60 and older to buy fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs through Oct. 15.

  • School Notes 6-26-19

    Bonham graduates from Alabama
    Meghan Blair Bonham of Indian Land received her bachelor’s degree in commerce and business administration from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa during spring commencement May 3-5.
    Students graduate from Charleston
    Three area students graduated from the College of Charleston during ceremonies May 10-11. They are:

  • Sports Shorts 6-26-19

    Springdale Complex closes for tourney
    Lancaster County Parks and Recreation will host the Dixie Softball District 2 all-star tournament through June 26 at the Springdale Recreation Complex, 260 S. Plantation Road, Lancaster.
    Admission will be charged as you enter the parking lot.
    Due to the high volume and limited parking, LCPRC officials will close the Springdale Recreation Complex, including the walking track, playground, open fields, etc., to the public for the duration of the tournament.
    On June 26, it will be closed 4-11 p.m.

  • Religious News 6-26-19

    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these church events:
    • REAL Kids’ Wacky Wednesdays are back for the summer. Events include: June 26 – “Toy Story 4” movie outing; July 17 – miniature golf; July 31 – Asbury Hills; and Aug. 7 – “Minute to Win It.”

  • Coming Up 6-26-19

    Library hosts events
    Del Webb Library’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program offers free children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Indian Land branch, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Tickets are given out at 9 a.m. and noon the day of each show due to limited space. The remaining events are:
    • June 26: Pork Chop Productions
    • July 3: Storyteller Tony Marr
    • July 10: Magical Storyteller Mark Daniel
    • July 17: Bright Star Theater
    • July 24: Sciencetellers

  • Senior produce vouchers still available

    From release
    The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program returns this summer to help supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and support South Carolina’s small farmers.
    The seasonal USDA grant program allows individuals age 60 and older to buy fruits and vegetables from authorized farmers’ markets, roadside stands and community-supported agriculture programs through Oct. 15.

  • Etched in Stone: Straight’s name added to fallen firefighters memorial

    Dozens crowded behind Lancaster’s Historic Courthouse on Thursday morning, June 13 – most  of them first responders – to honor firefighter Dennis Straight, who died in the line of duty in November.
    Straight’s name was added to a list of fallen firefighters etched on a memorial behind the courthouse, as well as to a stretch of S.C. 5 named in his honor.