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Burnettes office on White Street yields high returns

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Jackets roll in win over Knights

By Robert Howey

The Buford Yellow Jackets had an easy win, taking a 72-4 wrestling victory over Class A foe North Central.

BHS had 9 forfeit wins in the short match.

The Jackets also had pins from Lain Adams, Rashad Cunningham and Johntrell Caudle in the 68-point win.

Buford is slated to visit Central High of Pageland on Monday in a 7 p.m. match.

BHS 72 NCHS 4

103 Double forfeit

112 Lain Adams (B) pinned Josh Stroud (NC)

119 Rashad Cunningham (B) pinned Troy Teal (NC)

125 Trevor Banks (B) won by forfeit


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State 4-H seeks alumni names for 100th anniversary

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CLEMSON – Millions of young people in the Palmetto State have been involved in 4-H since the first corn club was founded in 1908.

Its alumni can spend hours talking about the history of 4-H clubs and their memories.

Since 4-H is celebrating 100 years in 2008, the South Carolina 4-H Teen Council is issuing a challenge to all Clemson Extension offices in the state to collect as many alumni names as possible.

Anyone who has ever been a member of 4-H is asked to contact their local Clemson Extension office to get their names on record.


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Jackets hope to build on win

By Robert Howey

The Buford High School boys basketball team was looking for a complete effort and the Jackets delivered Tuesday night.

BHS knocked off two-time defending Class AA boys state champion Lee Central 51-47 on the Stallions' home floor.

"We just played together the whole game," BHS assistant coach Neil Couch said. "We had a steady effort. Lee Central made some runs, but we didn't get rattled."

Couch wasn't surprised.


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Do homework before buying new furniture

By The Staff

Consumers often furniture shop without any sense of what they like, their long-term goals or even something as basic as the dimensions of the room you are buying furniture for.

You should do the same amount of preparation when buying furniture that you do when buying a dishwasher, cell phone or computer. After all, a quality dining room table will cost more than those items and lasts longer.

Before visiting a furniture store, do your homework so that you don't become a victim of a sofa that you don't want.


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Recycle your Christmas tree

By Greg Summers

Without the lights, decorations and wonderful evergreen scent, the real Christmas tree you just took outside is just an image of what it was last week.

But if you want to give it new life, take it to one of Lancaster County's convenience sites.

It's called treecycling and the county public works department is teaming up with its counterparts at the city of Lancaster to cut down on holiday waste.

"Recycling is a pattern of habit than anything else," said Darin Robinson, county public works director.


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Make sure pets are ready for cold weather

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With much cooler temperatures expected in the next few days, it's important for homeowners to protect their pets just like they do their water pipes. Here are a few cold-weather pointers to consider:

•Cats are very susceptible to the cold and can freeze if left outside whenever the mercury in the thermometer plunges. Keep them inside whenever possible. Also, stray cats have a tendency to hide under car hoods to keep warm. Bang on the hood before cranking your car to alert cats to get out so that they don't get injured.


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Author advises young writers

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INDIAN LAND – Right now, she has 87 books swirling around in her head, on her computer and in boxes of notes she takes.

But Catherine Ritch Guess prefers to handwrite her books.

"Computers don't have soul," she explained to Kim Tallent's language arts class Dec. 6. She described for the students how each story travels from her head, down her arm, to her hand and then to paper. Students listened in rapt attention as she spoke of how her fiction is based on real people she meets and places she goes.


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Man, 19, shot in leg while walking on street early Thursday morning

By Jesef Williams

A 19-year-old Lancaster man was shot in the leg Thursday evening in what he told Lancaster Police was a drive-by shooting.

The man was walking on Willowlake Road between 6:15 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday when a white vehicle with tinted windows drove toward him from the opposite direction, according to an incident report.

He told police that as the vehicle passed, he heard three shots and realized that he had been struck in the leg, the report said.

The vehicle turned left onto Arch Street heading east.


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BHS moves to 3-2 with win over Rams

By Chance Bowers

Buford again used its comeback attack to up its record to 3-2 on the season. BHS, which trailed county rival Indian Land 20-5 in the early going only to charge to a 55-49 win, rallied to knock off Class A foe Chesterfield on Monday night.The Jackets, down 26-20, used a 19-12 run in the third period to take a 39-38 lead on the Rams. In the final period, Jabari Williams and Qua Reid took over to lead the Jackets to the six-point win. Williams paced the Jackets with 24 points, 17 in the second half.


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