Today's News

  • Business Briefcase 3-13-19

    Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale March 13
    A Collective Goods Pop-Up Sale, sponsored by the hospital auxiliary, is 10 a.m.-5 p.m. March 13, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. March 14 and 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m. March 15 on the mezzanine at MUSC Health – Lancaster Medical Center, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary’s scholarship fund and other projects.
    IL Dental Care to cut ribbon March 14

  • School Notes 3-13-19

    Three make dean’s lists at USC Aiken
    Three local students were named to the dean’s list at USC Aiken for the fall 2018 semester – Kelsi Funk, India McNeil and Brooke Webb, all of Indian Land. To make the dean’s list, full-time students must achieve a grade-point average of at least 3.5.
    LCSD kindergarten registration open

  • Religious News 3-13-19

    Faith Presbyterian posts events
    Faith Presbyterian Church, 7520 Charlotte Highway, Indian Land, will hold these events in March:
    • Elementary-age kids are invited to “Super Sunday” 1:30-3 p.m. March 17 (third Sunday of each month) at the church office. The group is learning about God’s light this spring, and exploring ways solar power can bring light to people all around the world. This club for kindergarten through fifth-graders explores Scripture through music, art, recreation and Bible study.

  • Coming Up 3-13-19

    IL American Legion Post 250 meets
    American Legion Post 250 meets at 6:30 p.m. March 14 (second Thursday of each month) in Belair United Methodist Church’s family social hall, 8095 Shelley Mullis Road, Indian Land.
    HOPE offers free tax preparation help

  • YMCA scales down plans for IL facility

    Indian Land’s YMCA has hit some bumps in the road since the plans for the cutting-edge fitness center were announced at the end of last year.
    The 35-day partial federal shutdown set construction back by about two months, while a shortage of private fundraising has restricted the scope of amenities at the facility, which will be built at the CrossRidge Center development off U.S. 521.
    “A lot of doors have just not opened for us,” said Upper Palmetto YMCA CEO Moe Bell, frustrated by the lack of private donors.

  • ‘Santiago Strong’

    Three months ago, Santiago Buther was at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Tennessee, suffering from a fast-onset brain cancer that had left him unable to walk or eat.
    Today, the 8-year-old is back home in Indian Land, kicking a soccer ball in his backyard and running circles around his friends.
    His fight against the life-threatening disease is not over, but his regained mobility has encouraged him, his family and his Van Wyck Elementary classmates and staff, who have rallied behind him since the diagnosis.

  • IL post office inching forward

    The U.S. Postal Service is finally moving forward with its plans for the construction of the new Indian Land post office.
    The chosen site, which was identified in late 2017, is near the intersection of U.S. 521 and S.C. 160 on a parcel just west of Lowe’s Home Improvement.
    More than a year after the site was first identified, the lease for the facility is under negotiation, and its design and layout are being finalized, USPS real estate specialist Kurtis Bullard said Feb. 26.

  • County OKs 235-townhome project on busy IL road

    A 235-townhome project along one of the Panhandle’s busiest roads won approval in a narrow Lancaster County Council vote Feb. 25, despite opposition from Indian Land’s two council representatives.
    The Harrisburg Road plan passed 4-3 after the developer, Arizona-based Suncrest Real Estate, agreed to pay the county $2,000 for each unit, a total of $470,000.
    Indian Land’s Brian Carnes and Terry Graham voted against the resolution, as did Allen Blackmon of Kershaw.

  • Indian Land institution moves south

    Yarborough Tractors & Equipment, founded in Indian Land in the 1940s, has moved south, relocating to U.S. 521 Bypass South between Lancaster and the Elgin community.
    The business now occupies the former Shute Body Shop building near J&S Concrete. It opened there Feb. 4.
    “The only things that’s changed are the address and phone number. Everything else is the same,” said business owner Tim Howie, who runs the tractor and equipment business with his son, Andrew Howie.

  • Crime Watch 3-6-19

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ A Fort Mill woman was injured Feb. 19, when a car ran off Charlotte Highway and struck her near Sun City Carolina Lakes.
    The 71-year-old woman was walking on private property when Benjamin Adam Sinderbrand, 30, of Fort Mill ran his 2016 Kia into her, according to S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Gary Miller.
    The woman was transported to a nearby medical facility by EMS.