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  • Another corporate headuarters targeting Indian Land

    The location of another corporate headquarters in the Panhandle will hinge on getting an 87-acre tract on Charlotte Highway rezoned from residential to general business.
    Nicknamed “Project Silver” by the Lancaster County Economic Development Department, the developer is interested in building a two-story, 150,000-square-foot office building on the tract, which is between Thousand Oaks Road and Windsor Trace townhomes.

  • Legion chief visits IL post

    While many veterans’ organizations around the country are facing declining membership and dwindling participation, American Legion Indian Land Post 250 is swelling its ranks.
    On March 4, the post was honored by a visit from National Commander Brett Reistad, in his mission to discover how successful posts increase and retain their membership.

  • YMCA scales down plans for IL facility

    Indian Land’s YMCA has hit some bumps in the road since the plans for the cutting-edge fitness center were announced at the end of last year.
    The 35-day partial federal shutdown set construction back by about two months, while a shortage of private fundraising has restricted the scope of amenities at the facility, which will be built at the CrossRidge Center development off U.S. 521.
    “A lot of doors have just not opened for us,” said Upper Palmetto YMCA CEO Moe Bell, frustrated by the lack of private donors.

  • ‘Santiago Strong’

    Three months ago, Santiago Buther was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, suffering from a fast-onset brain cancer that had left him unable to walk or eat.
    Today, the 8-year-old is back home in Indian Land, kicking a soccer ball in his backyard and running circles around his friends.
    His fight against the life-threatening disease is not over, but his regained mobility has encouraged him, his family and his Van Wyck Elementary classmates and staff, who have rallied behind him since the diagnosis.

  • IL post office inching forward

    The U.S. Postal Service is finally moving forward with its plans for the construction of the new Indian Land post office.
    The chosen site, which was identified in late 2017, is near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 on a parcel just west of Lowe’s Home Improvement.
    More than a year after the site was first identified, the lease for the facility is under negotiation, and its design and layout are being finalized, USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said Feb. 26.

  • 3-car IL crash sends 2 to hospital

    Traffic clogged the intersection of U.S. 521 and Jim Wilson Road shortly after 1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, when three cars collided at the stoplight.
    Darren Player, director of Lancaster County Fire Rescue (LCFR), said there was a small fire after the wreck when fuel leaked onto the grass near one of the battered vehicles. A landscaper, working nearby, quickly put out the blaze with a fire extinguisher, Player said.
    A door had to be removed from one of the vehicles to get the driver out.

  • New $1.2M EMS station will have 4 bays

    Indian Land’s new EMS station is designed and ready to be built, and the county has accumulated enough money in fees paid by developers to seek construction bids on the $1.2 million project.
    “It’s awesome to see, because our call volume dictates that we need four ambulances in the Indian Land area. The need is definitely there,” said Lancaster County EMS Director Clay Catoe.

  • Planning board votes against changing UDO on Thread Trail

    When the doors closed for the Feb. 19 Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting, only standing room remained.
    Commission Chairman Charles Deese said it was the largest crowd he has ever seen at a planning commission meeting.
    The hot topic on the agenda was a proposed amendment to the county’s Unified Development Ordinance affecting the Carolina Thread Trail Overlay District. The proposal would kill the requirement that subdivision developers in the district build segments of the trail.

  • IL rescuers haul worker out of 35-foot-deep pit

    Rescuers hauled an injured man from a 35-foot-deep hole at a construction site in Indian Land on Feb. 19.
    The man was part of a crew installiing a sewer lift station behind the Covington neighborhood, near Harrisburg and Barberville roads, said Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers.
    Rogers said something fell on top of the man’s leg while he was inside the hole, resulting in a possible fracture and other medical issues.
    He was unable to climb out on his own and had to be packaged for transport and safely lifted out of the hole, Rogers said.

  • STATE CHAMP: Drakeford wins state mat title

    ANDERSON – Indian Land High School junior 160-pounder Markeith Drakeford followed the mat plan all the way to the state championship podium.
    Drakeford, in his first trip to the Class AAA individual state championship tournament, captured the gold with a 6-4 decision over Chester High School’s Ly’ Terrence Mills on Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Anderson Civic Center.