Today's News

  • Florence soaks Panhandle

    Hurricane Florence’s damage in the Panhandle wasn’t as extensive as some of its neighboring counties and parts of North Carolina, but the Indian Land and Van Wyck areas didn’t get away scot-free this weekend.
    Lancaster Fire Rescue Director Darren Player said he thinks the county was fortunate not to see the expected amount of rainfall and high winds.

  • ILVFD to get 3 more firefighters

    Lancaster County Council voted unanimously Sept. 10 to add three full-time firefighter positions at Station 10 in Indian Land, which will allow paid round-the-clock fire protection there for the first time.
    “We’ll be around 1,000 calls this year. It was almost 900 last year,” Indian Land Fire Chief Tom Pickard said Sept. 11, before hustling out to answer a call that came into the station while he was on the phone.
    Right now, five full-time firefighters at ILFD staff the station from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays.

  • Events mark 9/11 terrorist attacks

    Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant was one of many local first responders who attended events Sept. 11 marking the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    Grant remembers that day vividly.
    He was doing paperwork in his office when John Boy and Billy interrupted their radio show with news that an airliner had crashed into one of the twin towers.
    When another plane hit the second tower 17 minutes later, he knew the nation was under attack.

  • IL Fall Festival countdown begins

    The Indian Land Fall Festival team marked its official kickoff for the November event at The Ivy Place in Van Wyck on Sept. 8. There are only 45 days left until the big event on Nov. 3-4.
    Nearly 150 Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce members, event planners, sponsors, vendors and volunteers enjoyed a dinner from Archie Boy’s BBQ under the big tent. Organizer Mike Neese thanked participants and gave them an overview for this year’s bigger plans.

  • County rated safe, livable, but roads need work

    Word of mouth is always the best advertising.
    A county-funded survey shows that  almost 70 percent of Lancaster County residents like living here so much that they’re recommending that others move here.
    “I can tell you why,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper. “They’re moving here because of the cost of living. And you can’t say that it’s just Indian Land anymore.”
    A homebuilder, Harper has sold 11 new homes this year south of the Lancaster city limits.

  • District bans unauthorized drone flights

    Lancaster County School District has prohibited the use of drones on school property, unless the operator first clears it with the school district and has a commercial drone license from the Federal Aviation Administration.
    “We always want to do all we can to keep our students, staff and visitors safe,” said Superintendent Jonathan Phipps in a LCSD release. “We can’t ignore the potential for a drone flown improperly to put people and property at risk.”

  • It's Official 9-19-18

    IL fire district board to meet Sept. 19
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department, 185 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.

  • Buisness Briefcase 9-19-18

    Lancaster County Career Fair canceled
    The Lancaster County Career Fair scheduled for Sept. 20 has been canceled and will be rescheduled later. Applications for current vacancies can still be made online at www.mylancastersc.org/jobs and paper applications are available at the human resources office at 101 N. Main St., Lancaster; or by emailing jkennington@lancastercountysc.net.

  • School Notes 9-19-18

    GSSM accepts five county students
    Three Indian Land High School students have accepted invitations to attend the S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) in Hartsville.
    They are:
    • Kaitlyn Rodman, child of Mr. and Mrs. Jon Rodman
    • Jackie Schellberg, child of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Schellberg
    • Rajat Sethi, child of Mr. and Ms. Rahul Sethi

  • Religious News 9-19-18

    Temple holds High Holidays
    Temple Solel, a Reform Jewish congregation, will hold its Yom Kippur services at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sept. 19 at The Grove in Carolina Orchards, 1285 Carolina Orchards Blvd. (turn into the parking lot at the model village and amenities center), Fort Mill. For details and directions, call (803) 619-9707 or visit www.templesolelsc.org or Temple Solel SC on Facebook.