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Today's News

  • Farmers markets offer fresh produce

    It’s finally the season to get your locally sourced produce at Lancaster County’s farmers markets. There are a number of markets held throughout the county, in addition to the many local farms that sell their produce on-site.
    Carolina Country Store
    The Carolina Country Store in Indian Land recently started to host its own farmers market for residents in the Panhandle region.

  • Crime Watch 6-26-19

    From Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:
    ◆ An Indian Land woman reported a stolen 2008 Toyota RAV4 with damage to its rear bumper. The victim estimated the vehicle’s value at $4,500 and reported that the vehicle was stolen May 20 from her home on Sherrill Lane.
    ◆ An Indian Land man reported that two men stole his backpack containing clothes, a Bluetooth speaker, cologne and sunglasses at gunpoint May 29 at a business on Fort Mill Highway in Indian Land. The victim said the stolen items were valued at $265.

  • Campers repair 3 area homes

    John Dixon’s Van Wyck home has been in his family for years, but the home he grew up in had fallen into disrepair.
    Without help, Dixon wouldn’t have been able to fix the place up, he said, but thanks to the Catawba Salkehatchie Camp, his home was transformed last week.
    A group of 10 volunteers showed up at Dixon’s house June 17 to start the repairs, which included painting, installing insulation and replacing all the windows of the house.

  • Ross joins Lander’s first mat team

    Austin Ross saw the Indian Land High School wrestling steadily built into an elite mat program.
    He wants the same for his college future at Lander University.
    Ross, who holds Warriors wrestling records for career pins and wins, is looking to help establish Lander as a mat power.
    Ross, a four-year grappler for the Warriors, signed with the Lander Bearcats in the ILHS media center on April 9.
    Lander, a NCAA Division II school in Greenwood, will field its first wrestling team with the 2019-20 season.

  • Davis, Fitzgerald lead Warriors track honors

    Indian Land High School senior sprinter Marlin Davis and freshman Empress Fitzgerald led the 2019 ILHS Warriors track awards.
    Davis, who has signed to run track at Lenoir Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C., is the ILHS boys MVP.
    Davis was a member of the state champion 4x400-meter relay team, which posted a school record 3:20.49 to win the state championship at the Class AAA state meet in Pontiac at Spring Valley High School last month.

  • Piranhas swim in finale Saturday

    The Lancaster County Piranhas swim team, 1-2, fell to Rock Hill Country Club, 376-212, on Thursday, June 20, in its final home meet of the season at the county pool in Lancaster.
    The Piranhas were paced by Fletcher Armbrust, Alex Trimnal and Tamra Tipton, who had three wins each in the meet.
    Hadlee Stroud, Madison Faulkenberry, Matthew Prete and Andrew Bell had two firsts apiece to aid the Piranhas.
    The team also won three relay events in the meet.

  • S.C. gas tax increases July 1

    from S.C. Department of Revenue
    South Carolina’s motor fuel user fee, which helps support road, bridge and infrastructure work in South Carolina, increases two cents per gallon beginning July 1. 
    The increase is part of the S.C. Infrastructure and Economic Development Reform Act passed by the General Assembly in 2017, which raises the fee by two cents each July until 2022 when it reaches 28 cents. 

  • Parker named Teacher of Year

    from Indian Land American Legion Post 250
    Indian Land American Legion Post 250 has named Deborah Parker its Teacher of the Year for 2018-19. Parker teaches fourth grade at Indian Land Elementary School.
    Born in Boonton, N.J., Parker attended Rider University in Lawrenceville, N.J. where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education with a dream of teaching fourth grade. Since then, she has been cultivating young minds for almost 20 years. 

  • Harrisburg Elementary Honor Roll

    from Harrisburg Elementary School
    The following Harrisburg Elementary School students made the honor roll during the 2018-19 school year:
    All A’s
    Second grade

  • Catoe letter: Born this way and glad to have employer who welcomes all

    I’ll never forget her storming into Starbucks, dripping wet from the rain.
    She had just bought two gift cards from me at the drive-through window. I had taken extra time to gather several different gift cards to offer her a good selection to pick from.
    She marched to the front register asking for a refund. I asked as I passed by what was wrong. She said, “I don’t need them anymore.”