Today's News

  • UPS making deliveries by golf cart in IL

    INDIAN LAND – The holidays are the busiest time of year for shipping companies like UPS, but two Indian Land neighborhoods aren’t seeing many of the familiar brown trucks.

    Instead, UPS is delivering packages in Legacy Park and Sun City Carolina Lakes by golf cart.

    “While the usage of golf carts is not widespread, it is one of the many ways that the UPS network ‘flexes’ during our peak season,” said UPS spokeswoman Rebecca Treacy-Lenda.

  • Basket Fund collects $12,655

    Lancaster County residents and businesses are proving it’s going to take more than a tough economy to stop them from giving.

    Donations have surpassed last year’s total just three weeks into the Ward Faulkenberry Memorial Christmas Basket fund.

    The fund, organized this year by HOPE in Lancaster, has collected $5,514 since Dec. 11, bringing the total amount collected this year to $12,665.

    The total amount collected in 2007 was $9,250.

  • Trucker hurt in S.C. 5 wreck

    Jesef Williams


     The S.C. Highway Patrol says a blown tire is the reason for a two-vehicle wreck Dec. 8  on the Catawba River bridge near the Lancaster County line.

    Ernest McInnis Jr. of Gastonia, N.C., was driving a 1997 Freightliner 18-wheel tractor trailer on S.C. 5 that overturned and went off the bridge.

    The accident happened at 2:10 p.m. on the York County side of the bridge, said Lance Cpl. Jeff Gaskin of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • And the beat goes on, on, on

    Karen Paulson

    For Carolina Gateway

    The 1950s Beat Generation had a delayed impact on some students at Indian Land High School last month.

    Josh Bowers’ English II students did a brief study on the Beat Generation, focusing on Jack Kerouac, Allan Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. After analyzing and evaluating the poetry and prose of the time, Bowers thought it might be a great experience for his students to not only write some of their own, but to read it in a coffee house setting as well.

  • Volunteers add trees to AJ park

    Jenny Hartley


    There may be even more reason to celebrate Arbor Day in Lancaster County, as trees come down in the Panhandle to make room for homes, shopping malls and medical offices.

    But trees are safe at Andrew Jackson State Park, where an Arbor Day celebration was held Dec. 5.

    Members of various Lancaster County garden clubs planted blueberry bushes and apple trees in the orchard at the park in honor of the day.

  • School Notes

    LES Christmas concert Dec. 18

    Indian Land Elementary School will present its third- through fifth-grade Christmas concert at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 in the ILES gym. It is free and open to the public, although donations are welcome at the door.

    Two IL students win essay contest

    Two Indian Land students have been named winners in the Great American Smoke-Out Essay contest, sponsored by the Lancaster County Wellness Commission.

    Students wrote essays on “How Smoking is Bad for your Health.”

  • IL town center project gets green light

    Coleman & Associates


    UHF Development Group, Coleman & Associates and The Tuttle Companies received final approval Dec. 1 on a 411-acre planned development district in Indian Land. 

    The rezoned land is to become part of a master-planned “town center,” encompassing more than 600 acres, with four developers contributing to the project. The development may include retail, office and several types of residential neighborhoods.

  • Christian Services needs toys

    Jenny Hartley


    Many Lancaster County families are probably tightening their belts and cutting back on buying Christmas gifts this year.

    But for many families, the situation is even more dire, and there could be children in Lancaster County who don’t receive a single gift.

    Christian Services’ Angel Tree program aims to provide needy children with gifts at Christmas.

  • Back-to-back wins even Warriors’ mat mark

    The Indian Land Warriors’ wrestling team evened its mat mark at 2-2 with a pair of wins last week.

    The Warriors downed Class AAAA foe Northwestern High School of Rock Hill, 46-27, on Dec. 11 and routed Class AAA Chester, 63-10, on Dec. 9.

    Warriors beat Northwestern

    In the 19-point win over Northwestern, IL fell behind 10-0, but rallied to take the 46-27 comeback victory.

    The Warriors finished strong with a match-ending 22-0 run.

    Trevor Jones and Dillon Creed posted back-to-back pins to put IL up, 36-27.

  • IL hoops teams split with AJ

    The Indian Land High School varsity basketball teams split a pair of games with visiting county rival Andrew Jackson High School on Dec. 9.

    The Lady Warriors won the night’s opening game, 59-35, while the Warriors lost the nightcap to the AJ Volunteers, 59-54.

    Lady Warriors win, 59-35

    The Indian Land girls built an early cushion and steadily pulled away to take a big 59-35 win over county rival Andrew Jackson.