• Triple Eagle Scouts

    by Denise Johnston/for Carolina Gateway
    Three young men have given back to their community and received the rank of Eagle Scout and Good Citizenship Awards for their efforts May 12 at a Court of Honor in the field trial barn at Anne Springs Close Greenway.
    Walker, Jackson and Grey Reeves, rising juniors at Indian Land High School, all worked on projects that benefitted the ASC greenway, a 2,100-acre nature preserve in Fort Mill. Each developed and designed his own project under the guidance of Bill Steele, greenway employee.

  • 1 arrest in hit-and-run that injured IL man, son

    One of three suspects in the April hit-and-run of an Indian Land father and son at a south Charlotte shopping center has been arrested on several felony charges, according to authorities.
    The two other suspects in the crime that left Wilkie Green, 4, battered and traumatized and his father Nate, 41, seriously injured have been identified, but remained at-large Friday.

  • More details released on new IL YMCA

    More details on Indian Land’s much-anticipated YMCA project were released June 5, when the newspaper was able to reach Upper Palmetto YMCA CEO Moe Bell.
    Financial terms of the 15-acre land deal were not disclosed, but Bell said the entire $25 million project will be funded through a special low-interest, long-term loan from the federal Agriculture Department, which has been in the works for the past year.
    The agency announced May 16 it was lending nearly $300,000 for the project, estimated to create more than 120 jobs.

  • Missing woman found, safe

    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reported about 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, that a missing 69-year-old Indian Land woman has been found.

    Lula Jane White, who had last been seen the previous Saturday at a Quick Trip in Indian Land, is safe.

  • 69-year-old IL woman missing
    The Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 69-year-old Indian Land woman.
    Lula Jane White was last seen Saturday at Quick Trip, 8320 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land.
    White is 5-foot-6, 130 pounds and has blonde hair and brown eyes. Her vehicle and personal items were left at her home in the Cobblestone subdivision in Indian Land. 
    A release from the sheriff’s office advises that she could appear to be disoriented because it is unknown whether she has her prescribed medication with her.
  • Wreck leads to IL power outage

    An overnight power outage June 2-3 in Indian Land was caused by a wreck that took out a power pole, inconveniencing hundreds of customers and shutting down numerous businesses along a busy swath of the U.S. 521 corridor.
    In addition to the outage, which began Saturday evening and extended into late Sunday morning for some, a number of customers of Duke Energy Carolinas also reported that a power surge that occurred once electricity was restored fried their major appliances and electronics.

  • Done deal: YMCA to be in CrossRidge

    After much waiting and hoping, it appears Indian Land will finally be home to a brand new YMCA.
    The Upper Palmetto YMCA and The Inspiration Network’s CrossRidge Center announced Monday they have signed an agreement allowing the YMCA to buy more than 15 acres within the CrossRidge Center development off U.S. 521 to construct a new state-of-the-art, 74,000-square-foot facility.

  • YMCA gets $300,000 for local center

    Indian Land is one step closer to getting its own YMCA.
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced May 16 that it is loaning Upper Palmetto YMCA nearly $300,000 for a 74,000-square-foot facility, with an outdoor sports and play area on more than 15 acres.
    The YMCA is expected to bring in more than 120 jobs, according to the USDA release.
    Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes says the USDA loan may be enough to get the project moving in the right direction, but just buying the land could cost at least $1.5 million.

  • IL school sidewalk project back on track

    A derailed plan to build a sidewalk on the northwest side of River Road to improve student safety near Indian Land Middle and High schools may be back on track after the Rock Hill-Fort Mill Area Transportation Study committee (RFATS) tentatively agreed to pick up most of the cost at its May 18 meeting.
    “This is a great example of teamwork,” said Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes, who chairs RFATS.

  • Local ‘Libraries Rock!’ this summer

    Lancaster County readers of all ages are sure to start their summer off on a high note by participating in the Lancaster County Library system’s “Libraries Rock!” music-themed summer reading program.
    From June 1 to July 31, readers can register for this annual program, where patrons complete reading re-quirements to win prizes. Readers can pick up reading logs at the circulation desks at the Lancaster, Indian Land or Kershaw branches or can register online to track their reading time.