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  • Mulvaney's big day

    Christopher Sardelli
    csardelli@thelancasternews.com
    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 inside an empty cabinet.
    The collection of items may seem odd, but each holds a special meaning to newly installed U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney.

  • Chasing the story: a reporter's journey

    By CHRIS SARDELLI

    “Sir, please empty your pockets and step through the scanner.”
    The U.S. Capitol policeman held out a bucket into which I quickly placed my watch, wedding ring, wallet and phone. My bag and coat took a trip through an X-ray machine and I spent quite a few minutes having my various forms of ID scrutinized.
    With my hands outstretched, I was wanded with a metal detector and only then was I finally cleared to head into the Longworth Building, a large office structure sitting in the U.S. Capitol’s backyard.

  • Chesterfield County lists 2010 achievements

    STATE OF THE COUNTY 2010
    •Received a clean independent audit for fiscal year 2008-2009. (presented in March)
    •Provided for another Sandblast Rally event in Chesterfield County.
    •Re-allocated bond funds in order to purchase dumpsters that were being rented.
    •Declared February as “Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month”.
    •Assisted Pageland Police Department in clearing off land in order to establish a training/firing range for their officers.

  • HSAP requirments unfair to students with disabilities

    When my son was diagnosed with Autism at the age of two, the specialist at
    that time only told me what he would never do. They said he would never
    speak, he would never be in a regular classroom at school, he would not lead
    a normal life, and I needed to deal with that reality.
    These “professionals” did not know my son like I did.
    To make a long story short, I read everything I could read. Based on what I
    read, there is a “window” in the brain that is open for only a short

  • More jobs coming to Lancaster County

    By Chris Sardelli
    Landmark News Service
    The employment picture in Lancaster County may be looking brighter, as several local companies have plans to create hundreds of new jobs this year.
    The county has been dogged for many months by a double-digit jobless rate that has consistently ranked the county in the top 10 for unemployment in South Carolina. In November, the county’s jobless rate increased to 15.0 percent, up from 14.2 percent in October, according to figures released Friday from the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce.

  • Edenmoor's new owners plan to move forward

    Reece Murphy
    rmurphy@thelancasternews.com
    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.

  • Parents can help teens stay focused

    The New Year means new resolutions. The first thing that we begin to do once Christmas has passed is make resolutions for the upcoming year. Resolutions are especially important to teens.
                    Parents, there are ways to help your teens stick to New Year’s resolutions. As parents, you know that making New Year’s resolutions are simple but keeping them can be very difficult. Here are a few tips to keep your teen focused on their goals:

  • On-line course is sew easy at NETC

    On-line course is
    sew easy at NETC
    Are you frustrated trying to learn to sew on your own because sewing and pattern drafting classes are hard to find these days? Don’t put down that needle and thread just yet because Northeastern Technical College is offering several new online courses this spring that can help.
    Registration is now open for Online Basic Sewing/Tailoring and Pattern Making classes through NETC’s division of continuing education.

  • Let there be light!

    Organized in 1973, the major focus of the Pageland Garden Club, in
    cooperation with the Town of Pageland and Chamber of Commerce, is to
    conduct projects designed to enhance the town of Pageland, including
    preserving and maintaining the four striking entrance signs into the
    town.

    Due to recent random vandalism, several lights that illuminate the signs
    at night were damaged beyond repair.  Seeking assistance with
    restoration, the club’s sign committee chairperson, Gail Leaird,

  • Court Reports


    Victor A Dambrava, 31, 78 Coon Creek Rd., Pageland – disorderly conduct, 1 day

    Mark English, 58, 4716 Medlin Rd., Monroe – possession of a concealed weapon, $500, 30 days

    Raymond G. Griffin, Jr, 41, 310 S Gum St., Pageland – trespassing, petit larceny, $510, 60 days

    Robert H Shipley, 66, 594 Hwy 151, Jefferson – simple possession, 1 day

    Kimberly Rogers, 28, 64 Landfill Rd., Mt. Croghan – simple possession, possession drug paraphernalia, $1070, 60 days