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Today's News

  • It's Official 7-10-19

    IL Service Center posts schedule
    Lancaster County departments are open at the Indian Land Service Center, 8451 Charlotte Highway, as follows:
    • Stormwater Department, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
    • Veterans Affairs, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays, by appointment only; call (803) 283-2469 for an appointment.
    • Treasurer’s Office, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 9 (second Tuesday each month), closed 1-2 p.m. for lunch

  • Business Briefcase 7-10-19

    Duke Energy to test sirens around station
    Duke Energy and county officials will test the 89 outdoor warning sirens within 10 miles of the Catawba Nuclear Station for three minutes at 11:50 a.m. July 10.
    Because this is a test, local broadcasting stations will not interrupt regular programming to broadcast Emergency Alert System (EAS) messages. If there were a real emergency at the plant requiring the sirens to be sounded, local radio and television stations would broadcast information and instructions to the public.

  • School Notes 7-10-19

    Sizemore receives GOTR scholarship
    Baileigh Sizemore was named the Lancaster County recipient of the Girls on the Run Tri County College Scholarship Award.
    Sizemore participated in GOTR, a physical activity-based, positive youth development program at Indian Land Elementary School. 
    She recently graduated from Indian Land High School and will be attending the University of South Carolina, majoring in public health.
    Bowers joins Phi Sigma Pi fraternity

  • Sports Shorts 7-10-19

    Free family fishing clinic July 20
    A free family fishing clinic will be held 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 20 at Grandchildren’s Park in Sun City Carolina Lakes.

  • Religious News 7-10-19

    Donations needed for Kenya mission
    A local teacher, Jill Laney, is collecting funds to purchase food for families in Kenya. Laney will be part of a seven-member team going on a mission trip this month to provide humanitarian assistance to villages in a remote region of Kenya.
    The cost of one 200-pound bag of corn for these families is about $50. The group hopes to provide at least 300 bags.

  • Coming Up 7-10-19

    Area blood drives posted
    American Red Cross

    • July 10, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 921 Park Center Drive, Matthews, N.C.
    • July 13, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge of Lancaster, 205 McCardell St., Lancaster
    • July 18, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Springs Memorial Hospital, 800 W. Meeting St., Lancaster
    • July 18, 2:30.-7 p.m., St. John’s United Methodist Church, 130 Tom Hall St., Fort Mill

  • County all-star softball teams battling for state

    Lancaster County, host of the Dixie Softball all-star District 2 tournament at Springdale Park last week, captured three straight crowns – Angels, Ponytails and Darlings. All three are headed to state tournaments next week.
    The Darlings captured the district championship June 24 and the Angels and Ponytails won their titles June 25.
    Angels win district
    The Angels, ages 9-10, capped a 4-0 championship run with a 17-7 win over Blythewood.

  • Rock removal at new ILHS cost $4.65M

    Rain, rock and labor issues have tightened the timeframe for completion of the new Indian Land High School between Niven and Witherspoon roads, just off U.S. 521.
    David Small, the Lancaster County School District’s facilities director, said tentative plans call for the new school to reach substantial completion by July 15, 2020.
    “The rain definitely affected that job,” he said. “The contractor is doing everything to stay ahead and make up lost days due to the weather. This past year was one of the rainiest years on record.”

  • Battleground tribute

    America’s independence was conceived in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776, David Reuwer of the S.C. Battlefield Trust told a crowd gathered in Buford on May 25.
    “But the bloody labor and delivery room is right here in South Carolina,” Reuwer shouted during the 239th commemoration of Buford’s Massacre on what he called “sacred ground” in eastern Lancaster County.
    More than 200 attended the service, some coming from as far away as Virginia and Florida.

  • Legion Post 250 wins top state awards

    Indian Land’s American Legion Post 250 has received two statewide awards recognizing the post for its growth and its impact on the local community.
    Post 250 was the single recipient of South Carolina’s Post Excellence Award this year, among more than 160 posts throughout the state.
    The post’s commander, Richard Steininger, re-ceived the W.M. Mc-Laughlin Post Commander Achievement Award – an honor given to one post commander in the state each year.