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Today's News

  • School Notes 7-17-19

    District asks parents to update bus forms
    Lancaster County School District has opened its parent portal to get bus transportation information updated as soon as possible.
    When parents log in to their parent portal account, the “Transportation Update Form” link will be in the menu on the left.
    It is very important that parents fill this information out before July 22, as the district is using this system to schedule bus routes for the 2019-20 school year.

  • Religious News 7-17-19

    Hospice caregivers to meet
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. July 17 (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.
    St. John’s UMC posts events
    St. John’s United Methodist Church, 160 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill, will hold these church events:

  • Coming Up 7-17-19

    Library hosts summer events
    Del Webb Library’s “Universe of Stories” summer reading program offers free children’s events at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Wednesdays at the Indian Land branch, 7641 Charlotte Highway. Tickets are given out at 9 a.m. and noon the day of each show. Remaining events are July 17: Bright Star Theater, July 24: Sciencetellers and July 31: Ice Cream Party Finale.

  • Fewer public hearings for zoning cases in county?

    Lancaster County Council will hear a proposal Monday, July 15, to amend the Unified Development Ordinance and stop holding public hearings on rezoning issues during council meetings.
    Currently, the ordinance requires two public hearings for rezonings – one at the monthly Lancaster County Planning Commission meeting and another at a County Council meeting.
    Planning staff recommended eliminating one of the hearings to make the review process more efficient, county Planning Director Rox Burhans said Thursday.

  • Statewide pet push: Animal shelter reduces fees for adoptions this weekend

    Gail Holland’s first day on the job volunteering at the Lancaster County Animal Shelter was life-changing, for her and an 11-year-old beagle named Buddy.
    Lancaster Animal Shelter Supporters of SC has recently been recruiting volunteers to socialize and exercise dogs at the county shelter.
    Although Holland had walked a number of dogs, she took special notice of Buddy.

  • Paws on Parade

    Three more colorful Paws on Parade pups were recently installed, bringing the total to nine of the lively sculptures scattered throughout the county.
    The public art exhibit, sponsored by Lancaster County Council of the Arts, features 10 fiberglass dog sculptures by local artists, with the last dogs to be installed soon.
    The most recent installations were in the Panhandle – “Jacket” by Kristina Humphries Ray, “Fetch” by Dianne Mahaffee and “Alpha” by Katelyn Shull.

  • 2 charged in 10 Walnut Creek car break-ins

    A Lancaster man and a teenager have been arrested in a slew of car break-ins throughout the Walnut Creek subdivision in Indian Land on June 10.
    Justin Errol Medina, 18, was arrested at a home on Deer Forest Drive on June 29 and charged with 10 counts of breaking into a motor vehicle. An unnamed juvenile was also charged in the incidents.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office release, the duo was caught on home-security cameras in the subdivision after 10 vehicles were reportedly broken into.

  • IL woman competes in international pageant

    Lancaster County’s own Cheryl McDermott will be representing the Palmetto State in the Premier World Pageants in Boise, Idaho, next week.
    The Indian Land resident and registered nurse was crowned Ms. South Carolina 2019 Premier World in September in her first pageant, and is now facing her first international competition.
    “I’m excited,” McDermott said. “I’m nervous too, because this is only my second pageant.”

  • Fire stations getting pet oxygen masks

    An S.C. animal-welfare nonprofit has made a donation to equip all Lancaster County fire stations with breathing masks for pets that are overcome by smoke.
    Last month, 21 kits containing the animal oxygen masks were given to Lancaster County Fire Marshal Russell Rogers for distribution throughout the county.
    “Those masks make a big difference when saving an animal from a fire,” Rogers said. “Their lungs are affected badly by smoke just like a human’s are.”

  • Two-week detour at S.C. 160 and Old Bailes Road

    The S.C. Department of Transportation will close the intersection of S.C. 160 and Old Bailes Road from July 15-27 for road improvements.
    The closure, SCDOT said in a statement, is tied to the S.C. 160 widening project in Lancaster County.
    The schedule “could change if utility conflicts or adverse weather conditions are encountered,” the agency said.
    Beginning July 15, traffic will be diverted down a detour from S.C. 160 to Possum Hollow Road to bypass construction and intersection improvements.