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  • IL Fall Fest includes 3 entertainment stages

    Expanding with a third stage and a second day of shows, the bigger and better Indian Land Fall Festival offers lots of opportunities for good music and entertaining performances Nov. 3 and 4.
    On Saturday, Nashville recording artist Kasey Tyndall will take the Comporium Main Stage in the afternoon, singing her hits, such as “Bar That’s Open” and “Everything is Texas.” Tyndall got her start several years ago after winning a radio contest to sing a song with Keith Urban.

  • Center of Michael now passing over county

    Tropical Storm Michael, a former Category 4 hurricane, moved into Georgia and South Carolina overnight Wednesday and continues to move across the Piedmont.


    At 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 50 mph, and was moving northwest at 23 mph.

  • Schools, county offices close Thursday ahead of storm

    Lancaster County School District and Lancaster County offices will be closed Thursday, Oct. 11, ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Michael.
    “Because of the wind factor… it’s just not safe for our buses to be on the road. We just want to make sure our students are safe,” school district Superintendent Jonathan Phipps said Wednesday.
    Phipps said the district will monitor conditions throughout the day Thursday before making a decision on Friday classes. The fast-moving storm is expected to be out of South Carolina before dawn Friday.

  • Tropical-storm warning issued for county

    The National Weather Service in Columbia has placed Lancaster County under a tropical-storm warning due to the projected path of Hurricane Michael.


    The warning was issued at 11:04 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10.


    The latest weather forecasts indicate that much of the county will pelted with an estimated 4 to 6 inches of rain through Friday morning, with 6 to 8 inches possible in the eastern-most portion of the county near the Chesterfield County line.


    Tropical-force winds ranging from 39-52 mph are also expected with higher-speed wind gusts possible.


  • Hurricane Michael targeting S.C.

    Less than a month after Hurricane Florence brought historic flooding to the eastern parts of the state, South Carolina is under threat of substantial rain from Hurricane Michael.
    Late Tuesday, Oct. 9, Michael was a Category 3 hurricane with sustained winds at 120 mph. The storm was 420 miles south of Panama City, Fla., moving north in the Gulf of Mexico at 12 mph.

  • Reaching for the sky – New ILHS walls go up

    The new Indian Land High School, a gleaming, modern campus full of amenities and aspirations, is rising out of the red clay, with footings being poured and walls begining to jut skyward.
    Facilities Director David Small is pleased with the construction progress at what will be the Lancaster County School District’s newest high school, with $90 million in construction scheduled for completion in 2020.
    “Everybody’s pushing and working together to get the job done. We’re ready to use our facilities,” Small said.

  • As developers close in, IL couple gives up horse farm

    In 1996, Charlotte Cannon bought Fox Point Farm in Indian Land and built it into a successful horse-riding business.
    She and her husband, Tommy Robinson, taught riding lessons five days a week and hosted summer camps at the 20-acre farm off Henry Harris Road.
    “It’s a very family-orientated business,” Cannon said. “I’ve taught the parents and the children. I just adore doing this job.”

  • Festival promises family fun

    Soaring swings, towering slides, furry farm animals and a Ferris wheel are all planned to entertain children of all ages at the Indian Land Fall Festival on Nov. 3 and 4.
    The 13th annual event promises to surpass past events with the new two-day festival held at the Indian Land schools complex off River Road.

  • Wider S.C. 160 on the horizon

    Motorists stuck during rush hour on the Panhandle’s most congested east-west corridor are seeing a lot of work alongside S.C. 160, but state officials say the widening project is still about two years from completion.
    Melanie Mobley with the S.C. Department of Transportation said the target for finishing the new thoroughfare is June 30, 2020, but that date is subject to change.

  • No 2018 Christmas parade in Van Wyck

    Tension between Van Wyck and Indian Land has flared again, with Van Wyck canceling its Christmas parade after Indian Land scheduled its inaugural parade on the same afternoon.
    “There will be no Christmas Parade in Van Wyck this year,” said Pat Oglesby, the Van Wyck Christmas Parade chairman, in a post on the town’s Facebook page.