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  • IL post office in the works

    Indian Land may finally be getting its own post office.
    The U.S. Postal Service notified Lancaster County officials last week that plans are under way for a “new retail and delivery services facility project” in the fast-growing community of more than 20,000 residents.
    Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper received a letter from USPS real estate specialist Michael K. Bullard, saying a possible site has been selected and a public meeting about the plan will be held next week.

  • Faile elected president of S.C. sheriffs’ association

    Barry Faile will lead the S.C. Sheriffs’ Association for the next year, the first Lancaster County sheriff ever elected president of the group.
    Sworn in during the SCSA’s annual conference last month, Faile assumes the position after serving several terms on the association’s board of directors.
    Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper noted Faile’s accomplishment during the Aug. 14 council meeting.

  • Volunteers lead library used book room sales

    The Friends of the Del Webb Library oversees the Chapters Used Book Room and book sales at the Del Webb Library. It brings in more than $10,000 per year for the library, and it wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of three long-standing committee members and volunteers.
    Used book room committee members Suzie Collins and Birdie O’Brien and Friends of the Del Webb Library Vice President Marcie McCrehin dedicate over 10 combined hours per week sorting, pricing and cataloguing gently used books donated to the library.

  • Man charged with vandalizing Sun City streets

    A Sun City Carolina Lakes resident has been charged with vandalizing streets inside the Indian Land community.
    Lancaster County deputies arrested Bradley Keith Munger, 64, on Aug. 6 on two counts of malicious injury to property. Munger is a non-owner resident of the 55-and-older community who reportedly lived with his girlfriend at 55426 Derringer Ave.
    The charges stem from a July 30 incident in which Munger allegedly threw cans of paint in the road at the front gate on Del Webb Boulevard and Sun City Boulevard.

  • Postal Service considers new IL facility

    The U.S. Postal Service is considering adding a retail services facility in Indian Land. The Postal Service has already identified a site for the potential new retail and delivery services facility.
    The Postal Service will present the proposed project at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 at in Room 102 of York Technical College’s Indian Land Center, 1245 Rosemont Drive.

    Check back later for more information or read all about it in next week's paper.

     

  • Voters OK town of Van Wyck

    Van Wyck residents overwhelmingly voted to become a town during the incorporation election Tuesday, Aug. 15.

    Residents of the community’s 1.4-square-mile “original incorporation area” voted 67-7 to incorporate, according to Lancaster County elections officials. Incorporation is the first step in a plan that calls for the new town to grow through voluntary annexation of adjacent properties.

    Election turnout was 26 percent of a possible 284 votes.

  • Ready for the solar eclipse?

    The Lancaster County Library anceled its eclipse-watching events scheduled for Monday, Aug. 21, because the eclipse glasses it bought from Amazon.com have been recalled, with too little time to get new glasses that are guaranteed to be safe.
    Library circulation manager April Williams said Monday, Aug. 14, that Amazon notified the library by email Saturday that only glasses from certain manufacturers should be used.

  • Park gets new memorial to Elizabeth Jackson

    from Andrew Jackson State Park
    On July 29, Andrew Jackson State Park hosted the St. Andrews Society of Columbia for an unveiling of a new memorial to Elizabeth Jackson, mother of President Andrew Jackson.  
    The St. Andrew’s Society of the city of Columbia is composed of Scotsmen, the sons, grandsons and great-grandsons of Scotsmen and Scotswomen. Over several years, they raised money to fund the creation and placement of the new memorial.

  • Three plead guilty in Tran killing

    Three of the four defendants facing trial for the drug robbery and murder of 20-year-old Randy Tran in Indian Land last year have pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
    The fourth, alleged to be the shooter in Tran’s killing, is to face trial for murder later this month.
    According to the Lancaster County Clerk of Court’s Office, Na’Chon Jakeh Hayden, 22, of Indian Land pleaded guilty during the Aug. 1 plea hearing to one count of armed robbery.

  • Van Wyck incorporation vote Tuesday

    Van Wyck residents will head to the polls next week to decide whether to remain an independent unincorporated community or join together to become the town of Van Wyck.
    Next week’s special election is Tuesday, Aug. 15, at the Van Wyck Community Center, 5063 Old Hickory Road. The poll is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Voting is open only to the 271 registered voters who live in the community’s original incorporation area.