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Today's News

  • S.C. primary results by the numbers

    Governor (Democrat)
    James Smith: County – 61.35%, State – 62.48%
    Phil Noble: County – 4.94%, State – 10.72%
    Marguerite Willis: County – 21.55%, State – 26.81%

    Governor (Republican)

  • Smith/Norrell on Nov. ballot

    Mandy Powers Norrell’s quest to become South Carolina’s lieutenant governor took a big step forward Tuesday, June 12, even though her name wasn’t on the Democratic primary ballot.
    As final returns came in Tuesday night, gubernatorial candidate James Smith of Columbia, who announced Lancaster’s Norrell as his running mate last month, overwhelmed his two primary opponents, avoiding a runoff and moving the pair on to a November showdown with Republicans.

  • Parnell wallops no-name opponents

    Democratic state and national leaders may have abandoned congressional hopeful Archie Parnell, but 5th District primary voters were still behind the Sumter native Tuesday, June 12.
    Despite revelations that he physically abused his ex-wife decades ago, Parnell won an overwhelming victory to set up a rematch with incumbent Rep. Ralph Norman (R-Rock Hill) in November’s midterm election.
    As of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday, Parnell was the top vote-getter in 10 of 11 counties, including Lancaster, in the 5th District.

  • Non-binding primary referendums results

    Democratic Question 1
    “Do you support passing a state law allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana to patients?”
    Lancaster County
    YES – 83.16%   

    NO – 16.84%
    South Carolina*
    YES – 81.33%  

    NO – 18.67%

  • 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.

  • County annex opens next week

    Conducting business with Lancaster County is set to get a bit easier for Indian Land residents.
    The long-awaited Indian Land Service Center – a satellite office for numerous Lancaster County government functions – is set to open for business Tuesday, June 19, said County Administrator Steve Willis. A ribbon-cutting is slated for Friday, June 15.

  • 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.

  • VW takes aim against litter

    Keep it clean, Van Wyck.
    The small – but growing – new town in Lancaster County’s Panhandle is aiming to keep its bucolic nature intact.
    At its June 4 town council meeting, members gave unanimous first-reading consent for new rules governing the appearance and upkeep of property and prohibitions against litter.
    The new rules, which will require at least one more council approval before taking effect, will basically mirror those ordinances already on the books for the county.

  • 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.

  • ILHS students at Boys, Girls State

    Eight Indian Land High School students are attending Palmetto Girls and Boys State this week, June 10-16, thanks to the sponsorship of the Indian Land American Legion Post 250 and its Auxiliary unit.
    AL Post 250 sponsored six boys – Arthur Burns, Reese Feilder, Sloun Harrison, Chukumzam Ideney, Connor Ouimet and Camden Walrath – for Boys State at Anderson University. They were certified after interviews with Post 250 Vice Commander Richard Steininger, James Reese and Adjutant William Chick.