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Today's News

  • Scammers: Grandson arrested, pay bail in iTunes cards

    Phone scammers posing as cops almost succeeded last month when they targeted an Indian Land woman and demanded an unusual payment method to get her grandson out of jail – iTunes gift cards.
    The 78-year-old Sun City Carolina Lakes resident told the reporting Lancaster County sheriff’s deputy she’d gotten a phone call from a man identifying himself as “Officer Jonathan Griffin” of the Monroe, N.C., Police Department saying her grandson had been arrested.

  • Land trust to protect Lancaster battlefields

    Almost two and a half centuries after British and American forces clashed in Lancaster County during the Revolutionary War, a preservation group has secured more than $200,000 in grants, and plans to get more, to protect two local battlefields for future generations.

  • Warriors notch two wins over Knights

    Indian Land capped its regular-season home basketball schedule, cruising to a Region IV-AA sweep of North Central on Friday night.
    The Lady Warriors, ranked eighth in Class AA girls, rolled to a 70-43 victory and the IL boys capped the hardwood broom job with a 108-60 win over the Knights.
    The Lady Warriors, keeping pace in Region IV-AA play, took an early lead and steadily pulled away for the 27-point win.
    IL led 20-11 after one period and held a 34-26 lead at the break.

  • Lancers launch season with sweep

    The University of South Carolina Lancaster Lancers had a super start on their 2016 baseball season with a series sweep of Catawba Valley Community College.
    The Lancers capped the 4-0 sweep with two wins Saturday, prevailing 6-4 and 12-11.
    On Saturday, the Lancers won, 7-6 and 8-2.
    In the series finale Sunday afternoon, USCL rallied from an early 2-1 deficit to take the two-run win at the Lancaster High baseball field.

  • Jackets continue hoops success with sweep at Central

    The Buford boys basketball team capped a solid week on the hardwood, taking their third road win in four days.
    The Jackets, on the road to Pageland, posted a 66-59 win over the Central Eagles on Friday night.
    Buford was coming off a 62-60 road win over fourth-ranked Andrew Jackson on Wednesday night.
    The Jackets’ seven-point win over CHS gave Buford a region sweep after the Lady Jackets notched a 55-51 comeback win over the Lady Eagles in the varsity opener.

  • Vols split with Cheraw Braves

    CHERAW – Host Cheraw handed the Andrew Jackson boys their second straight Region IV-AA loss Friday night at the CHS gym.
    Cheraw, rated eighth in Class AA boys, took a 15-11 lead at the end of the first quarter, but AJ rallied for a 28-23 edge at the break.
    The Vols were up 45-38 at the end of the third quarter and appeared to be in good shape to get the victory, but Cheraw’s outstanding point guard Zach Sellers took charge as the Braves outscored AJ 22-8 in the final period for a 60-53 upset win.

  • LHS takes 2 from Jackets

    Lancaster, hardwood road warriors for the week, came home victorious after a Region III-AAA sweep of Union County on Friday night.
    The No. 2 Lady Bruins smashed the UCHS Yellow Jackets in a 60-21 win. The Bruins had a tougher time, but Lancaster prevailed for the 58-52 league win.
    The Bruins used a late flurry to post the six-point win and stay on track in region play with one loss.
    Lancaster, 12-6, 7-1, ignited to open the final period with a 10-0 run.

  • Column: Barbara Ann Howze, Hopewell UMC saved Buford Battleground

    There are those of us in the Buford area who are extremely pleased that the S.C. Battleground Preservation Trust will be partnering with a national battleground preservation group and the Katawba Valley Land Trust to preserve the Buford Battleground site for future generations.

  • Column: John Howard’s decades of service make him most qualified candidate

    When I first heard about the untimely death of Joe Shaw, mayor of Lancaster for 33 years, I started reflecting on his many years of service and what he meant to Lancaster city government. He was always available to listen to your complaints, concerns and suggestions, no matter the situation. His dedication and desire to be the best servant of the citizens of Lancaster and act accordingly is what I believe most residents will miss.

  • Penegar to play soccer at Limestone

    INDIAN LAND – Indian Land High School girls soccer star Bailey Penegar is headed to Limestone College in Gaffney where she will join some former Lady Warriors’ teammates in the LC women’s soccer program.
    Penegar said she’s looking forward to the reunion, but adds a former Andrew Jackson High School star soccer player played a key role in her decision to join the Lady Saints.
    Penegar’s cousin is former AJ Lady Volunteers’ soccer ace Leah Kennington, who produced a banner soccer career with the Lady Saints.