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Today's News

  • Column: Money for a few key lawmakers’ favorite projects

    State Reps. Bruce Bannister and Dwight Loftis, both Greenville Republicans, want $5 million in state funding to help build a convention center in downtown Greenville.
    Bannister says it would house a large art collection that had been displayed at the private Bob Jones University.
    Rep. Leon Stavrinakis, D-Charleston, who has donated to the nonprofit South Carolina Aquarium, says he wants $1.5 million in state money to move power-generating equipment at the Charleston aquarium to higher ground.

  • 1st of several job fairs to be held this week

    Cherri Flinn
    SC Works
    CHESTER – The first of three sequential neighborhood job fairs for Chester, Lancaster and York counties will kick off this Thursday at York Technical College in Chester.
    The idea was born out of a desire to help people find jobs close to their home area and to grow their local community.

  • Planning commission nixes Lennar rezoning

    Due to concerns about sufficient emergency medical services and fire service, the Lancaster County Planning Commission has denied a developer’s request for rezoning.
    Located along the eastern side of Old Hickory Road and north of Crestview Lane, the property includes approximately 76 acres. Lennar Carolinas applied to rezone the parcel from Rural Neighborhood District to Medium Density Residential District.

  • IL housing targets millennials

    Indian Land may be on its way to becoming home to a younger demographic, as the northern part of the county undergoes further development featuring more apartments, restaurants and employment opportunities.  
    “That really suits the millennials, the next generation, moving in,” said Dean Faile, president of the Lancaster County Chamber of Commerce, describing how companies such as Movement Mortgage, Red Ventures and CompuCom are attracting younger employees with different, often IT-based, skill sets.

  • Red Rose Brew Bash downtown Friday and Saturday

    Downtown in the Red Rose City turns green this weekend in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
    Hosted by The Craft Stand, the third-annual Red Rose Brew Bash will kickoff at 5 p.m. Friday with a free block party featuring live music, food and Benford Brewing Co.’s Green Irish Honey beer.
    The festivities continue from 2 to 10 p.m. Saturday, with more than 80 different beers on tap and three different musical performances, including Rumor Mill, Crashbox and Buckdancer.

  • IL motorcyclist hits log truck, dies

    An Indian Land man died Monday afternoon when his motorcycle collided with a logging truck on U.S. 21 near Fincher Road north of Fort Lawn.
    According to the Chester County Coroner’s Office, the victim, Robert William Hritsko, 56, died of blunt-force trauma.
    Lance Cpl. Gary Miller of the S.C. Highway Patrol said the wreck, which occurred shortly before 5 p.m., was the result of Hritsko’s motorcycle crossing the center line.

  • SCDOT employees will pick up litter Thursday

    From release
    Be careful driving the state’s highways this Thursday. The hundreds of people walking along picking up litter might not be very experienced at it.
    The S.C. Department of Transportation is holding its 2019 agency-wide highway litter clean-up event that day.
    DOT’s “Spring Spruce Up” includes hundreds of agency employees – from engineers and attorneys to administrative staff and leadership. They’re all volunteering to pick up litter along roadsides across the state.

  • 7 bands, rockin' night
  • Kershaw gets ‘no’ from Wells Fargo

    Wells Fargo Bank will not donate its vacated building in downtown Kershaw to the county for a new library branch, county council members learned Monday night.
    County Administrator Steve Willis told council members that if the county wants the prime location on Hampton Street to replace the library branch hidden away on Fork Hill Road, it will have to pay.
    “We’re not going to get the building donated to us. That’s just not going to happen,” said Willis, noting that he has directed County Attorney John DuBose III to negotiate the selling price.

  • Another HQ is targeting Indian Land

    The location of another corporate headquarters in the Panhandle will hinge on getting an 87-acre tract on U.S. 521 rezoned from residential to general business.
    Nicknamed “Project Silver” by the Lancaster County Economic Development Department, the company wants to build a two-story, 300,000-square-foot office building on the tract, which is between Thousand Oaks Road and Windsor Trace townhomes.