Today's News

  • Smooth start to new school year

    More than 12,000 students – more than a third of them from Indian Land – began the new academic year at Lancaster County School District’s 22 schools on Thursday, Aug. 17.
    It was smooth sailing most of the day, except for some traffic congestion around the district’s many on-going construction projects.
    Indian Land’s four schools welcomed about 4,420 students Thursday.

  • 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.

  • Panel issues no decision on IL incorporation

    COLUMBIA – A legislative committee questioned Indian Land incorporation proponents for nearly two hours Friday, Aug. 18, but ended the hearing with no decision, saying it would meet again at some unspecified date.
    About 17 people representing both sides of the incorporation issue attended Voters for a Town of Indian Land’s (VTIL) hearing before the Joint Legislative Committee on Municipal Incorporation in Columbia. If the committee approves the proposal, voters will get to decide the issue.

  • Council OKs IL stormwater fee again

    In a decision that didn’t seem to please anybody, Lancaster County Council passed second reading of an ordinance Aug. 14 that would add a $75 stormwater fee to the tax bills of homeowners in the Panhandle.
    The fee would also impact commercial property, varying by size.
    The fee, which requires one more council vote, could raise $1.57 million in the first year, to be used to start a new county department that would address stormwater issues.  

  • It's Official 8-23-17

    Lancaster County GOP meets Aug. 24

    The Lancaster County Republican Party meets at 7 p.m. Aug. 24, at the office of Mike Williams Builders, 1351 Charlotte Highway, Lancaster. 

  • Business Briefcase 8-23-17

    Morning Business Connections Aug. 25

    Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce’s next Morning Business Connections is 8:30-9:30 a.m. Aug. 25 at INSP’s CrossRidge Cafe, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land.

  • School Notes 8-23-17

     IL Middle holds open house Aug. 29

  • Coming Up 8-23-17

    Clemson naturalist to speak at USCL

  • Religious News 8-23-17

    Faith Presbyterian Church moves services this Sunday

    Faith Presbyterian Church has moved its services from the Indian Land Recreation Center to its newly constructed multipurpose worship building at 7520 Charlotte Highway (at the intersection of U.S. 521 and Van Wyck Road) in Indian Land. 

  • IL residents react to stormwater fee

    New Lancaster County engineer Scott Edgar and other county officials joined members of Indian Land Action Council and other area residents Thursday, Aug. 17, to discuss a proposed Panhandle stormwater utility and $75 annual fee on Panhandle residents.
    The Panhandle Stormwater Utility is a small municipal separate storm sewer system program, mandated by the federal government and overseen by DHEC.