• ILVFD opens its fire station

    Jane Alford
    INDIAN LAND – A sizable crowd gathered Sunday afternoon in front of Indian Land Volunteer Fire Department’s new and improved fire station to celebrate its grand opening.
    Fire Chief Raymond Griffin pointed out that although the station looks new, “if one looks under the skin, reclaimed parts of the old station can be found within.
    “This marriage of old and new symbolizes the past, present and future of this station and the lives entwined within its soul,” he said.

  • Rock Hill man dies in IL wreck

    Reece Murphy
    A man who had parked beside Harrisburg Road in Indian Land died Monday after another vehicle struck his car.
    Lancaster County Coroner Mike Morris identified the victim as 42-year-old Juan Munguia-Rubio of Rock Hill.
    Cpl. Bryan McDougald of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the accident happened about 6:19 p.m. as Munguia-Rubio sat in his 1993 Chevrolet four-door in the driveway of Loving Group Landscaping near the intersection of Harrisburg and Barberville roads.

  • Kershaw Hog Jam starts Friday

    Jesef Williams
    KERSHAW – Kershaw’s signature event will take to the skies this year.
    The sixth annual Kershaw Hog Jam Festival kicks off Friday and runs through Saturday afternoon. And along with the expected tasty barbecue, participants will be able to watch from above in a helicopter.  
    For the first time, helicopter rides are being included in the festival, which is highlighted by a barbecue contest, plenty of other food, live music as well as games and activities for the entire family.

  • Alcohol petition up for vote

    Reece Murphy
    A proposition to allow Sunday alcohol sales at Lancaster County restaurants is heading for the ballot.
    Organizers of a petition to have the proposition placed on the November 2012 general election ballot as a referendum announced last week the petition has been certified by the Lancaster County Voter Registration office.

  • ‘Rocky Horror Show’ hits the stage starting Friday

    Jesef Williams
    With Halloween right around the corner, locals will be able to take in a classic musical that offers plenty of scares along with interesting twists and turns.
    The Community Playhouse of Lancaster County is putting on its production of “The Rocky Horror Show,” a 1970s British horror comedy that has been reproduced worldwide.
    The Community Playhouse will perform the musical at Stevens Auditorium at the University of South Carolina Lancaster. Show time is 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

  • Council considers voting location

    Christopher Sardelli
    Lines stretched throughout the hallways of the county administration building, blocking offices and disrupting business for days, as droves of residents cast their absentee ballots.
    That was the scene during the last few election cycles, as local voters have increasingly turned to absentee voting as their voting style of choice. But with the surge in crowds have come problems with space, staffing and security for the county’s Voter Registration and Election Commission office.

  • Continental to expand, add jobs

    INDIAN LAND – The good times are still rolling for Continental Tire.

    The national tire manufacturer announced plans Thursday to increase its presence in South Carolina, both with the expansion of its headquarters in Indian Land and construction of a new tire manufacturing plant in Sumter County. 

    Over the next 10 years, Continental Tire the Americas plans to invest $500 million in the creation of its new plant in Sumter County as a way to meet demand from retailers and automotive manufacturers, according to a press release. 

  • Wade featured in state

    Jesef Williams 


    The month of October belongs to Rick Wade. 

    The Lancaster native, who’s achieved much success in business and government, will be featured in the 2012 South Carolina African American History Calendar, which is sponsored annually by AT&T. 

  • Council tackles B-3 issue

    Fearing a future of strip malls or scattershot commercial developments, Lancaster County Council once again tackled the pesky problem of regulating businesses in the Panhandle at its recent meeting.

    Concerns over the types of businesses allowed along main thoroughfares have long been an issue for Indian Land, though a new proposal could provide much-needed structure to the area. At council’s Sept. 26 meeting, County Planning Director Chris Karres proposed the creation of a B-3 corridor overlay district for the Panhandle. 

  • ‘Storytelling in the Park’ set for Saturday at AJSP

    Jesef Williams 


    Those who enjoy stories are invited to come out to Andrew Jackson State Park on Oct. 15 for the inaugural Storytelling in the Park event. The cooler weather coupled with scary ghost tales may leave listeners with plenty of goosebumps. 

    Nationally and regionally known storytellers as well as a local familiar face will perform during the event, which is presented by Carolinas Literacy Network and Andrew Jackson State Park.