• County: IL developer must pay for upgrades

    Lancaster County Council has rejected a request from the developer of a proposed 750-home Indian Land subdivision that the county issue $7.7 million in bonds to help build the water, sewer and road improvements that the project requires.
    The council, voting 4-3 on Sept. 9, told the company to fund the infrastructure upgrades itself, as it agreed to when the county approved the project in March.
    Suncrest Real Estate & Land plans to build the Sugar Creek subdivision on 355 acres along Harrisburg Road near the N.C. state line.

  • County cutting costs on library projects

    Lancaster County needs to cut $618,000 in costs to stay within its $8 million budget for library renovations at all three county facilities.
    So far, the county staff has found $450,000 in recommended savings and expects to find the rest soon.
    “We’re getting close,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper, discussing the renovations at last week’s council meeting. 

  • Retired Marine buys Leigh Anne’s diner

    After being run by a mother, and then her son, for almost 40 years, Lancaster institution Leigh Anne’s has found a new owner.
    But the popular downtown restaurant won’t be changing much from what regulars know and love, said Greg Lusk, who bought the business back in July and wants to continue its tradition of good food and great service.
    Lusk, an Indian Land resident who grew up in Austin, Texas, recently retired from the Marine Corps and discovered Leigh Ann’s when he started thinking about running his own restaurant.

  • Business Briefcase 09-18-19

    McCain graduates from ED Institute
    John McCain, deputy director of Lancaster County’s Economic Development Department, recently graduated from the S.C. Economic Development Institute.
    The Institute is South Carolina’s leading economic development program. In the past 29 years, more than 1,255 participants have graduated from the institute, a partnership between the S.C. Department of Commerce and the S.C. Economic Developers’ Association.

  • Bank of America opens IL branch

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  • Newspapers win 16 state press ad awards

    The advertising staff of The Lancaster News and its three sister papers won 16 awards in the 2019 S.C. Press Association PALMY Advertising Contest.
    The ad team of seven, which sells and creates ads for TLN, Carolina Gateway, Pageland Progressive and the Chester News and Reporter, won three first-place, five second-place and eight third-place awards.

  • Business Briefcase 09-11-19

    The Office grand opening Sept. 13
    The Office craft bar and kitchen, 9658 Redstone Drive, Indian Land, will hold its grand opening and ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Sept. 13.
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will assist with the event, as will county government officials.
    For more information about The Office, visit www.theofficecbk.com.
    For details on this event, contact the chamber at (803) 283-4105 or pam@lancasterchambersc.com.
    USDA workshop for farmers/landowners canceled

  • Cardinal Health cutting 150 jobs

    Cardinal Health an-nounced Aug. 27, that it was cutting its workforce by 25 percent and eliminating 150 jobs.
    The plant, which makes surgical kits, is getting rid of its second shift, said Cardinal Health Communications Manager Erica Lewis. The company is based in Ohio.

  • Enjoy tales over ale at new brewery

    David Tonkery started out brewing beer in his garage, but what began as a hobby for the brew-lover has now become a business.
    Lore Brewing Co. – David and Danielle Tonkery’s first business venture – is set to open early this fall and will be the first brewery to set up shop in Indian Land. 
    The couple, who moved to Indian Land in 2012, realized there was a market for the business in their new hometown, which has experienced tremendous growth in the past few years and doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

  • Business Briefcase 9-04-19

    SBDC offers free business services
    The Small Business Development Center offers free business services Sept. 5 (first Thursday of each month) at the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, 453 Colonial Ave., Lancaster.
    Business consultant Eduardo Venegas offers business planning, financing options, marketing assistance, sales and growth strategies, financial management, human resources, veterans and minority business programs and resources and referrals.
    For details, call (803) 283-4105 or visit www.winthropregionalsbdc.org.