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Today's News

  • Sports Shorts 5-8-13

    ILHS spring football practice begins
    Spring football practice for rising Indian Land High School freshmen will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, May 6-9.
    Spring football practice for rising ILHS sophomores, juniors and seniors will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday-Thursday, May 6-9 and May 13-16.
    Students must have a physical to participate in spring football.  
    Students should report to the field house at 3:30 p.m. each day with cleats, T-shirt and shorts.
    IL spring volleyball practice underway

  • Church Notes 5-8-13

    Pleasant Hill UMC plans events
    Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Highway (S.C. 160), will hold the following events this month:
    • The church will hold Family Fun Night at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Indian Land Chick-fil-A on U.S. 521.
    • The United Methodist Men will meet at 7:30 a.m. May 19 for a fellowship breakfast.
    Temple Solel meets Fridays in Fort Mill

  • Coming Up 5-8-13

    CBCC to hold area blood drives
    The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas will hold these public blood drives this month:
    • May 9, noon-4:30 p.m. at Edgewater Corporate Center, 3023 HSBC Way, Indian Land
    • May 9, 4-6 p.m., Army Recruitment Office, 2301 Dave Lyle Blvd., Rock Hill
    •May 11, 4-8 p.m., Regal Manchester Stadium, 1935 Cinema Drive, Rock Hill, free movie ticket for donors
    • May 16, ESP Associates, 1-5 p.m., 3475 Lakemount Blvd., Fort Mill

  • Relay for Life set for Friday night

    It’s been 27 years since Dr. Gordon Klatt organized a fundraiser in Tacoma, Wash., that called on participants to walk around a stadium track to honor and encourage cancer survivors, remember those who passed on and raise money for the American Cancer Society.
    Though the fundraising methods have changed over the years, the spirit of the event lives on – and this Friday, May 3, local teams and the community will come together for the 2013 Lancaster County Relay for Life event.

  • Walnut Creek Park opens

    After years in the making, Lancaster County is the proud owner of a new 60-acre, $7 million park complex in Indian Land – Walnut Creek Park.
    Residents of Walnut Creek, the once-troubled former Edenmoor, joined the subdivision’s developers and county officials April 24 for a ribbon-cutting celebrating the park’s turnover to county control.

  • McDonald leaving IL Middle School

    Indian Land Middle School Principal David McDonald announced he will step down at the end of the school year to take a job at a middle school in Greenville County.
    McDonald, ILMS’ first principal, led the school to state and national acclaim for its performance and was himself recognized late last year as the South Carolina Middle School Principal of the Year.
    McDonald said he told staff members about his decision to take over the helm of Northwest Middle School in Travelers Rest during a meeting April 24. His last day will be June 30.

  • County Council hears from B3 consultant

    Could a Charlotte-based land planning firm be the key to finally reigniting the county’s long-stalled discussions about B-3 commercial zoning?
    County planning director Penelope G. Karagounis believes it’s possible.
    A few weeks after Lancaster County Council authorized her to speak with a consultant to gain an outside perspective on the county’s B-3 issues, Karagounis presented the results of her preliminary discussion at council’s April 22 meeting.

  • Deputies seek two men in shoplifting at Walmart

    Investigators are hoping surveillance photos from Indian Land’s Walmart will lead to two men wanted in connection with stealing almost $5,000 in merchandise.
    According to a Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office press release, the two men have been involved in various shoplifting incidents throughout April at the store, located at 10048 Charlotte Highway.

  • After-school Good News Club stays true to its name

    Some say you can no longer pray in a school building. Sure you can. Just ask Skip Stutts.
    He does it every Tuesday afternoon after the final school bell rings in the McDonald Green Elementary School auditorium.
    Sometimes he bows his head to pray for a child. Sometimes, well, it might be for that child’s sick cat. The circumstances don’t matter one bit to Stutts.

  • Jim Kershaw: The new face of retirement

    Have you ever wondered what retirement will be like for you? Most people dream about it, particularly during difficult or hectic days at work. Perhaps you see yourself on a tropical island, cool drink in hand, gentle breezes blowing – and then the phone rings bringing you back to reality.
    As is the case with many retirees these days, Jim Kershaw did retire, but not for long.  
    “I unretired, re-retired, unretired and re-retired again until we wound up in beautiful Sun City Carolina Lakes, where we really love living,” he said.