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Today's News

  • Column: What if Jesus ran against Trump?

    I was on the internet the other night and saw the following tweet: If Jesus showed up and ran for president in 2020 on the platform that human empathy and compassion are more important than personal wealth, do you think Donald Trump’s supporters would call him a liberal to his face or just behind his back?

  • Burlington ready to hire for IL’s Promenade store

    INDIAN LAND – One of the first stores expected to open at the massive Promenade at Carolina Reserve shopping center has begun the first phase of hiring.

    Burlington Stores, a discount brand-name retailer of clothing and home decor, is expected to open its 40,000-square-foot store at Promenade this September, store officials announced. It is located at 7822 Charlotte Highway. 

  • Forbes ranks Sharonview tops in S.C.

    Sharonview Federal Credit Union has just been named the top-rated credit union in South Carolina by Forbes, the Indian Land-based financial institution announced last month.

    The magazine teamed up with market research firm Statista, surveying over 25,000 credit union members across the United States for their opinions on their current and former banking relationships. 

  • Bledsoe’s book shares history of Swingin’ Medallions

    From release

    From 1961 to 1975 Carroll Bledsoe played trumpet and sang, most often about a “double shot” of his “baby’s love.”
    “Double Shot of My Baby’s Love,” topped out the Billboard charts at No. 17 in 1966. It became the biggest hit of the South Carolina-based Swingin’ Medallions.
    Bledsoe’s “An Insider's History of the Swingin' Medallions" was recently released.

  • Baha’is elect local council

    Lancaster County Baha’i community

    The Lancaster County (Indian Land) Baha’i community recently elected its nine-member governing council, known as the Local Spiritual Assembly, for 2018-19. The election in Indian Land was on the same day as Baha’i elections around the globe – April 21.

  • Some northern IL roads closed for intersection work

    Beware: Roadwork has commenced at the intersection of Calvin Hall and Harrisburg roads and Elmsbrook Lane in northern Indian Land.
    It’s all part of privately funded traffic improvements being undertaken by the developers of Avondale, a 189-acre mixed-use community currently under construction.
    Work crews are installing a roundabout at the intersection, explained David Gamble, District 4 permit engineer with the S.C. Department of Transportation.

  • Moore signs with USCS Indians

    For recent Buford High School graduate and Yellow Jackets two-sports star Ryan Moore charted his future July 20 by revisiting his past.

    Moore returned to his alma mater to sign a grant in aid to play baseball in Allendale for the University of South Carolina Salkehatchie.

  • Teams gearing for new season

    County high school football teams will be getting physical as they don full pads for the first time in the preseason today.

    Teams opened drills Friday and have been working since to prepare for the season openers Aug. 17. Teams added shoulder pads and helmets to open the week before going into full gear today.

    • Lancaster High School has 75-80 players in camp.

    “That is a good number, but we would like to have more,” LHS fifth-year head coach Bobby Collins said. “Our practices have gone well and our players have responded well.

  • LMS has 14 race events in action-packed night

    Lancaster Motor Speedway hosted some of the season’s top action Saturday night.

    For the first time in a long while, track fans saw 14 main events.

    The 14 events were due to a rainout the week prior at the half-mile dirt oval.

    The make-up main events from the July 21 rainout ran first.

  • Lancaster drug fugitive charged in York County

    A 79-year-old man, wanted on Lancaster drug charges, was arrested in York County Saturday after he was stopped for a tag violation in a vehicle that contained nine small bags of crack cocaine.
    J.C. Hall of Rock Hill was charged with possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, driving under suspension, operating an uninsured vehicle and using license plates other than vehicle-issued in York County and is wanted on outstanding warrants in Lancaster County for crack-cocaine distribution.