• Greenway cuts ribbon on Comporium Amphitheater

    FORT MILL – The Anne Springs Close Greenway recognized its first completed capital project from the “Nature Needs You” capital campaign Thursday, April 9, with the ribbon cutting on the new Comporium Amphitheater.

  • DOC honors Graham as economic development ambassador

    COLUMBIA – As part of the annual Industry Appreciation Week, the S.C. Department of Commerce recently announced is 2015 Ambassadors for Economic Development.

  • Beltone donates hearing aids to Lancaster man in need

    Lancaster resident Larry Duncan recently received two free hearing aids from the Beltone Hearing Care Foundation which he called unexpected and shocking.
    Duncan was recommended for these hearing devices by local hearing care practitioner Amanda Bonner of Carolina Beltone.
    Bonner said Duncan, who first came to her office in March for a hearing evaluation, was a “worthy” recipient of this Beltone gift.
    “He was recommended because he needed the help,” she said. “Everyone deserves to hear better.”

  • Best Burgers in the South

    All the world’s problems could be solved in the small back room tucked away behind the counter at Sambo’s 903 Diner and Drive-In on Flat Creek Road. Steeped in the sound of crackling grease, nobody is a stranger here for long.
    For 45 years, local residents have celebrated anniversaries, proposals and birthdays – one woman even went into labor – over roast pork sandwiches and hand-cut french fries with Sambo Faile behind the cash register.

  • Business Briefcase 8-6-14

    IL business hosts family fun day
    PRO Martial Arts, 8390 Charlotte Highway, Suite 104 in the Cross Creek Shopping Center, Indian Land, will host a free family fun day from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8.
    Families are encouraged to take a mini class, learn a self defense move from the ARMOR program, enjoy local food and walk away with a party favor bag. Spin the prize wheel for a new backpack, pizza party, T-shirts, gift cards and a reusable string bag. For details, call (803) 403-9693.
    Mackey offers health programs

  • County, state jobless rates fall

     Denyse Clark


    The tri-county region – Lancaster, Chester and York – as well as the state, continues to experience a drastic drop in unemployment. That’s really good news, officials say.

  • More than 300 at public hearing

    Denyse Clark


    KERSHAW – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control held a public hearing Thursday, April 24 at the Kershaw Recreation Center to hear discussion for and against open pit mining for Haile Gold Mine.

  • VITA income tax prep program exceeds goal

     United Way of Lancaster County

    United Way of Lancaster County’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program has exceeded its 2014 goal of preparing 318 tax returns and refunding $405,550 back into the pockets of local residents who need it most.  

    The average cost of professional tax preparation is $120. Taking this into account, the VITA program helped to save clients approximately $38,160. That’s a grand total of $443,710 in economic impact in Lancaster County.

  • Job fair set for Fort Lawn Community Center

     Brian Garner

    Landmark News Services

    FORT LAWN – A job fair, co-sponsored by SC JUMMP (Jobs Upfront Mean More Pay) and DMSI Staffing, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 4, at the Fort Lawn Community Center (FLCC). 

    A representative from DMSI Staffing says there are about 200 positions to be filled and prospective job seekers can expect to go to work almost immediately.

  • Permit data shows rise in building activity

    The Catawba Regional Council of Governments (COG) recently released information about building permit trends in the tri-county region (Chester, Lancaster and York counties).