Today's News

  • It's Official 1-16-19

    IL fire protection district board meets
    The Indian Land Fire Protection District Commission meets at 7 p.m. Jan. 16 at Indian Land Fire Station, 285 Six Mile Creek Road, Indian Land.
    Community relations commission meets
    The Lancaster County Community Relations Commission meets at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 17 in council chambers at the Lancaster County Administration Building, 101 N. Main St., Lancaster.
    IL Action Council meets Jan. 17

  • Business Briefcase 1-16-19

    Restaurants part of Queen’s Feast
     Two restaurants with local ties are taking part in Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week on Jan. 18-27. During the event, the restaurants are offering three-course prix fixe dinners for $35 per person. See Queen’s Feast menus online.

  • School Notes 1-16-19

    Price makes Georgia president’s list
    Kayla Price of Indian Land has completed courses with exemplary marks to make the president’s list for the 2018 fall semester at Georgia College in Milledgeville, Ga.
    Bishop makes dean’s list at Queens
    Summer Bishop, 2018 Indian Land High School valedictorian, made the dean’s list at Queens University of Charlotte, after earning a 4.0 grade-point average in the fall 2018 semester.

  • Religious News 1-16-19

    Belair pantry open Jan. 17
    Belair United Methodist Church, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, opens its food pantry for Indian Land residents 9 a.m.-noon Jan. 17 (first and third Thursday of each month). Donations of food or cash may be dropped off at the Belair church office 9 a.m.-noon weekdays.
    PHUMC Mad Matters meet Jan. 17

  • Births December 2018

    Parker Lee Benfield
    Parker Lee Benfield, the son of Kevin Benfield and Jessica Redmond of Indian Land, was born on Dec. 2, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    Maternal grandparents are Ed Redmond and Gina McNamara of New York. Paternal grandparents are Bruce and Maureen Benfield of Charlotte.
    Sadie Grace Thomas
    Sadie Grace Thomas, the daughter of Shawn and Keli Thomas of Lancaster, was born Dec. 7, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.

  • Births November 2018

    Carabeth Louise Alumbaugh
    Carabeth Louise Alumbaugh, the daughter of Grant and Tessa Alumbaugh of Indian Land, was born Nov. 6, 2018, at Piedmont Medical Center in Rock Hill.
    Maternal grandfather is Bob Wedlake of Oklahoma. Paternal grandparents are Bill and Janet Alumbaugh of Arkansas.

  • Coming Up 1-16-19

    Caregiver group meets Jan. 16
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. Jan. 16 (third Wednesday of each month) in the Belair United Methodist Church Family Life Center, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land. For details, call Cory Turner at (803) 577-4912.
    Upcoming area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • Jan. 21, 2-6:15 p.m., Mineral Springs United Methodist, 5915 Old Waxhaw Monroe Road, Mineral Springs

  • ‘Shocking’ leap in per-capita income

    Lancaster County’s per-capita income has jumped 16 percent in the past year, a mind-blowing leap that has us ranked third-highest in the state, with average income trailing only Charleston and Beaufort counties. 
    “Shocking. This ascension is like nothing I’ve ever seen,” Lancaster County Economic Development Director Jamie Gilbert said after the data was released Jan. 2 by the S.C. Department of Revenue.

  • New judge takes oath

    For perhaps the first time ever, a resident of Lancaster County’s Panhandle has been sworn in to countywide office.
    It isn’t the highest-profile position, and many voters probably can’t even describe its duties, but it’s a job that touches almost every family eventually – probate judge.

  • Suncrest plans to build 235 townhomes by Sugar Creek

    by Stephanie Jadrnicek/for Carolina Gateway
    A mixed-use development of 235 townhomes with open spaces for public and private recreational use is in the pipeline for the Panhandle.
    At a recent public hearing, the Lancaster County Planning Commission recommended approval of Suncrest Real Estate and Land’s master plan for a 75-acre development along Sugar Creek.
    Lancaster County Council will make the final call at its Jan. 28 meeting.