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Business

  • Sweetwaters coffeehouse opens Aug. 17 at RedStone

    Indian Land residents will soon have a new place to get their caffeine fix with the arrival of Sweetwaters Coffee & Tea, a coffeehouse serving up premium drinks and baked goods.
    Sweetwaters will be going into the RedStone Development just off U.S. 521 and is scheduled to open Aug. 17. The franchise will be run by military veteran Ryan Harrah and his wife.

  • Business Briefcase 7-17-19

    Last day for senior produce vouchers
    The final day to receive Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program vouchers is July 18. Vouchers help supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh 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.

  • ‘Pet resort’ coming to IL

    Panhandle pets will soon have a place to relax, socialize and enjoy some pampering while their owners are at work with the opening of Indian Land’s first Pet Paradise.  
    The Florida-based pet services provider, which has more than 40 locations in operation or under development across nine U.S. states, offers boarding, day camp, grooming and veterinarian services.
    The Indian Land site, located on Harrisburg Road, is scheduled to open in October.

  • Business Briefcase 7-10-19

    Duke Energy to test sirens around station
    Duke Energy and county officials will test the 89 outdoor warning sirens within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station for three minutes at 11:50 a.m. July 10.
    Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

  • Rock removal at new ILHS cost $4.65M

    Rain, rock and labor issues have tightened the timeframe for completion of the new Indian Land High School between Niven and Witherspoon roads, just off U.S. 521.
    David Small, the Lancaster County School District’s facilities director, said tentative plans call for the new school to reach substantial completion by July 15, 2020.
    “The rain definitely affected that job,” he said. “The contractor is doing everything to stay ahead and make up lost days due to the weather. This past year was one of the rainiest years on record.”

  • Farmers markets offer fresh produce

    It’s finally the season to get your locally sourced produce at Lancaster County’s farmers markets. There are a number of markets held throughout the county, in addition to the many local farms that sell their produce on-site.
    Carolina Country Store
    The Carolina Country Store in Indian Land recently started to host its own farmers market for residents in the Panhandle region.

  • 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.

  • Business Briefcase 6-19-19

    Chamber’s Italy trip orientation June 19       
    The Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce will hold orientation sessions June 19 for anyone interested in participating in its nine-day trip to the Tuscany region of Italy in March 2020. The orientation sessions are 10:30-11:30 a.m. at The Lodge, 2955 Sun City Blvd., or 5:30-6:30 p.m. at The Lake House, 1355 Del Webb Blvd., both in Sun City Carolina Lakes, Indian Land.
    The trip price is $3,299, if booked by July 1.

  • Gilbert wins national recognition

    Jamie Gilbert, the county’s economic development director, took a bow at the May 28 Lancaster County Council meeting after he was named one of the Top 50 professionals in his field nationwide.
    Site-consultant agency Consultant Connect named Gilbert one of the best in the country for 2019. The agency links economic developers with site consultants and other stakeholders to find locations for industrial clients.

  • Business Briefcase 6-12-19

    County job fair set for June 12
    The Lancaster County Job Fair is 10 a.m.-2 p.m. June 12 at INSP CrossRidge, 3000 World Reach Drive, Indian Land. Industries represented include manufacturing, corporate headquarters and skilled trades. Please be interview-ready. Dress appropriately and bring your resume.
    Pond Management Workshop June 13