• New law allows background checks on EMS personnel

    Effective Dec. 15, every emergency medical technician, intermediate emergency medical technician and paramedic certifying or recertifying in South Carolina will have a national background check performed prior to receiving their certification.

  • Proposed payday lending bill a ‘hollow shell’

    On Jan. 19, we celebrated the birth of Gen. Robert E. Lee and observed the birth of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Lee, who inherited slaves through his marriage to George Washington’s stepgrandaughter, immediately freed them, saying that slavery was a moral and political evil.

    Gen. William T. Sherman, when burning a path 60 miles wide through South Carolina, said, “The Confederacy is a hollow shell.”

  • Indian Land Rotary invites all to open house March 3

    The Indian Land Rotary Club will hold its first open house March 3 for newly inducted Rotarians and any local business or professional men or women who might be interested in joining Indian Land Rotary.

    This event will be held at 7:30 a.m. March 3 at the recently opened Del Webb Library at Indian Land, 7641 Charlotte Highway (U.S. 521), just south of the entrance to Sun City Carolina Lakes.

    Those interested should be willing to work on behalf of our community to serve others.

  • Why isn’t there any Crawford memorabilia on display at IL gym?

    A few weeks ago, I attended a basketball game at the new Indian Land High School gym. I try to attend as often as possible to show support for relatives and friends, as well as the school and community.

    Upon entering the high school gym foyer and seeing memorabilia displayed of other former students athletes, I was completely stunned  and in shock that nothing was displayed representing our own hometown hero, 2004 Olympic gold and silver medalist Shawn Crawford, who graduated from Indian Land High in 1996.

  • A fond farewell to Steve Epps, a ‘true American hero’

    Two weeks ago, we lost a pillar of our community with the passing of Mr. Bill Kimbrell. On Jan. 31, we lost a true American hero with the passing of Mr. Steve Epps Sr.

    I doubt there are many folks in the Fort Mill area who did not know Mr. Kimbrell and the many positive things he has done for our town. However, since Mr. Epps lived most of his life in the Lancaster and Chester communities, I would like to share a little about another native son of Fort Mill.

  • Move to close USCL not amusing

    Have we reached the time in this morality play where the messenger knight in tarnished armor rides into serfdom on his famished horse and tells us that the idea to close down our beloved University of South Carolina at Lancaster was all a misunderstanding from the great king, Mark the Radical?

  • Inauguration draws masses to see first black president sworn in

    Yes, I missed the inauguration. Well, I didn’t have any special pass, but from my vantage point – sitting in front  of a fairly large-screen television in Maryland, just a few miles from our nation’s capital – I had a real good ringside seat to most of the activities.

    For several days, the highways around here have been jammed with tour buses; many were parked at local motels until early Tuesday morning.

  • Cut programs at USC in Columbia instead of closing USCL

    Closing the University of South Carolina at Lancaster would be a horrible thing to do, in my opinion.

    USCL gives students the opportunity to attend college that they would otherwise not have.

    I was one of those students. With the Life Scholarship, I attended USCL for free and got my associate’s degree. I have since transfered to Johnson and Wales in Charlotte to finish my bachelor’s degree. If I could have stayed at USCL for my whole four years, I would have loved it.

  • Put ‘Home of the Warriors’ on water tower

    I have read the articles the past few weeks regarding the water tower. I agree with Bennett Gunter and Keith Cederstrom, whom I haven’t had the pleasure of meeting. I was a 1966 graduate of Indian Land High School and Mr. Gunter was my principal. 

  • Angel Tree workers grateful

    Christian Services Angel Tree would like to thank all of the people who donated their time, money, and toys to our kids this year.