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Today's News

  • School Notes 3-20-19

    Apply now for local scholarships
    Lancaster County Future Teacher, Lancaster County Clemson Club, Crenco Marketing/Business Major and Alice K. Howey Memorial Scholarship applications have been released. All applications are due by 4 p.m. March 22. For application and details, visit www.lcpartnersforyouth.org/scholarships.
    LSWCD offers $750 college scholarships

  • Religious News 3-20-19

    Caregivers group meets
    Hospice Care of S.C. will hold a caregiver support group 10-11 a.m. March 20 (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 the following events:
    • The Grief Support Group meets at 4:30 p.m. March 20 in the fellowship hall.

  • Coming Up 3-20-19

    Upcoming area blood drives
    American Red Cross

    • March 20, 2:30-7 p.m., St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 292 Munn Road, Fort Mill
    • March 22, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Lancaster County Natural Gas, 1010 Kershaw Camden Highway, Lancaster
    • March 23, 2-6:30 p.m., Islamic Center of South Charlotte, 1048 Gant Road, Indian Land
    For details, visit redcrossblood.org or call (800) 733-2767.
    Community Blood Center of the Carolinas

  • 6-lane U.S. 521 ahead

    It’s rush hour in Indian Land, and as dusk falls, headlights flick on, stretching hundreds of yards at major intersections.
    With more subdivisions announced every month, the gridlock will get progressively worse, says Lancaster County Councilman Brian Carnes, and it’s time we talked about the inevitable consequence.
    U.S. 521 must become six lanes.

  • Tracts scarce for mega-sports complex

    Plans for the “mega-sports complex” north of the Lancaster city limits have hit a hurdle that might be hard to leap – the escalating cost of land as the Panhandle building boom creeps southward.
    So far, county leaders have not been able to find a suitable 100-plus-acre tract near the U.S. 521 corridor between Lancaster and Indian Land. That’s what they proposed for the centralized multi-purpose recreation facility, which would be funded by county hospitality taxes.

  • Another corporate headuarters targeting Indian Land

    The location of another corporate headquarters in the Panhandle will hinge on getting an 87-acre tract on Charlotte Highway rezoned from residential to general business.
    Nicknamed “Project Silver” by the Lancaster County Economic Development Department, the developer is interested in building a two-story, 150,000-square-foot office building on the tract, which is between Thousand Oaks Road and Windsor Trace townhomes.

  • Legion chief visits IL post

    While many veterans’ organizations around the country are facing declining membership and dwindling participation, American Legion Indian Land Post 250 is swelling its ranks.
    On March 4, the post was honored by a visit from National Commander Brett Reistad, in his mission to discover how successful posts increase and retain their membership.

  • Powwow culture

    USC Lancaster will celebrate the powwow culture of indigenous music, dance and drumming during its 14th annual Native American Studies Week from March 15-21.
    “While music and dance have always been a part of Native American culture, powwows, as we think of them today, are relatively new in Native culture, dating back not much more than a century,” said Dr. Stephen Criswell, USCL’s director of Native American studies.

  • SMH now Lancaster Medical Center

    It’s official. At 8:16 p.m. Feb. 28, the Medical University of South Carolina signed the closing documents to purchase Springs Memorial Hospital.
    The next morning, MUSC leaders welcomed hospital staff and elected officials in the lobby of the newly christened MUSC Lancaster Medical Center.
    Dr. Patrick Cawley, MUSC Health CEO, said the mission of the Charleston-based medical university is to improve the health of all South Carolinians.

  • IL students give up hearing for day

    A group of Indian Land High students gave up their hearing for one day last month, wearing noise-canceling hearing aids as part of a sign-language class offered at the school.
    The school’s sign-language teacher, Dennis Bivins, said he felt it was important for students to experience what people who are deaf go through every day.