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  • Former Lions big man signs with Hampton

    During his time at Feather River Community College in California, Davion Wright quickly established himself as the big man on campus.Of course, Wright, at 330 pounds, would qualify as a big man on any campus.The former Lewisville standout recently signed with Hampton University in Virginia. He began classes in January and will compete for a starting spot on the Pirates’ offensive line this coming season.Two years ago, Wright was close to finishing high school and hoped for a chance to play college football.

  • AJ Lady Vols rally to trip Lancaster

    Andrew Jackson High senior Caroline Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh inning lifted the Lady Volunteers to a 5-3 win over Lancaster High School on Monday night at the LHS softball field.Phillips, on the night, had a hit and drove in three runs.Lancaster held a 3-1 edge after three innings, but the AJ girls tallied single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to tie the game.Phillips’ two-run single in the seventh put AJ up 5-3 and winning pitcher Chelsea Vincent retired the Lady Bruins in their final at-bat.Vincent fanned 11.

  • Make your home improvements pay off

    The prices for most home remodeling projects continue to climb.

    And if you plan to spend your hard-earned paycheck or tax refund check on a home improvement project, where's the best place to start?

    According to the 2007 Cost vs. Value Report, adding a wooden deck will bring you the highest return on your investment, followed by siding replacement, a minor kitchen remodel and vinyl and wooden window replacement.

  • Lancaster man, 24, listed in serious condition after wreck

    A Lancaster man is in a Charlotte hospital after being involved in a two-vehicle accident early Saturday morning.

    Gonza Mackey, 24, was driving a 1992 Chevrolet sedan about 3 a.m. along U.S. 521 when he collided with a 1984 Chevrolet driven by Kendrick Cook, 27, of Lancaster, said Sgt. Mike Burgess of the S.C. Highway Patrol.

    Mackey was traveling north when Cook, who was on the southbound shoulder, made a U-turn into Mackey's path, a report said.

    Mackey was flown to Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, where he was listed in serious condition Tuesday.

  • Burnettes office on White Street yields high returns

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  • Jackets roll in win over Knights

    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

    130 Taylor Banks (B) won by forfeit

  • Jackets hope to build on win

    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.

  • State 4-H seeks alumni names for 100th anniversary

    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.

  • Do homework before buying new furniture

    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.

  • Recycle your Christmas tree

    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.