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  • Authorities seek suspects in shopliftings at Walmarts

    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.

  • Relay for Life set for Friday

    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.

  • Ooh, that smell! City sewer crews work 24/7

    There’s an out-of sight, out-of-mind world of nonstop sewer activity that exists underneath the grounds on which we live.
    It’s natural to not think about it. When you flush the toilet and use the sink, that water is out of view forever. But for public works officials, that’s not always the case. In most instances, that’s when their job is just getting started.

  • District breaks ground on new school today

    Lancaster County School District will mark a significant milestone for Panhandle students today, May 1, with a groundbreaking for the new Indian Land elementary school.
    Today’s groundbreaking is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the school site, 10251 Harrisburg Road, across the street from the BridgeHampton neighborhood.
    Due to limited space at the site, district officials are asking those attending the groundbreaking to park in the Lowe’s parking lot, where a shuttle will carry attendees to the site.

  • Brickyard gets a new identity

    VAN WYCK – The once-booming Van Wyck brickyard got a new owner and new identity Tuesday, April 30,  when Hickory Hills bought the Boral Bricks plant site in the 48-acre deal. The price was not disclosed.
    Hickory Hills, a 17-year-old processing plant that sits across the railroad tracks from the old brickyard, is looking to expand its retail line of smoked beef and pork products, said owner Kyle Starnes, 44. The business, processing several thousand deer a season, is known by deer and big-game hunters across the Southeast.

  • Half-staff flags in honor of soldier killed in Afghanistan

    Flags across the state will fly at half-staff Wednesday, May 1, 2013, in honor of Pfc. Barrett L. Austin of Easley. Austin, 20, died from injuries he sustained when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan on April 17.

  • News Briefs 4.28.13

    City Council meets Tuesday
    Lancaster City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, at City Hall, 216 S. Catawba St. Agenda items include citizen comments and employee comments, along with a presentation and discussion of the 2013-14 recommended budget. For details, call (803) 286-8414.
    County Finance Committee to meet May 1

  • Red Ventures hiring event Thursday

    Indian Land direct marking firm Red Ventures expects to hire 50 new employees as a result of a jobs event scheduled for this week.
    “Inside Sales Interview Day,” Thursday, May 2, is part of an expansion effort announced April 11 to hire 400 new employees over the next three months.
    The event is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the company’s headquarters complex in the 521 Corporate Center, 1101 Red Ventures Drive.
    During the day, event attendees will have the opportunity to attend information sessions about the company, in-

  • Car rams school bus Friday on Shelley Mullis Road

    INDIAN LAND – No students were injured in a school bus accident Friday, April 26, on Shelley Mullis Road.
    The accident occurred about 7:30 a.m. when the eastbound bus stopped to pick up Indian Land Middle and High School students in front of the Highland Creek neighborhood, Lancaster County School District Safety and Transportation Director Brian Vaughn said.

  • Police officers, deputies arrest fugitive here

    A man wanted for two-out-of-state fugitive charges was arrested in Lancaster County on Thursday, April 25.
    Brian Yarnell Huntley was arrested at Caroline Courts just before noon after county deputies and city police officers found him hiding in an apartment.
    Huntley, 33, was wanted in North Carolina for parole violation and failure to register as a sex offender. He is jailed at the Lancaster County Detention Center awaiting an extradition hearing.