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Today's News

  • Lancers launch season with sweep

    The University of South Carolina at Lancaster Lancers’ baseball team opened its second season in impressive fashion Monday.

    The Lancers swept a twin bill from the host Limestone junior varsity in Gaffney.

    USCL prevailed, 3-1 and 7-3 over the Junior Saints.

    In the opener, Jarrett Miller worked six innings, tossing a two-hitter and striking out eight for the win. Miller allowed two walks and hit a batter.

    Harrison Culp went two-thirds of an inning and yielded a walk.

    Rick Davis, with a third of an inning, notched the Lancers’ save.

  • Police reports - Feb. 17, 2010

    According to Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office reports:

    •  Two men were arrested during an investigation at La Fantasia Night Club on Feb. 13.

    According to the report, officers were conducting a gang investigation at the club and saw two men sitting in a car in an isolated area of the parking lot.

    Officers approached the car and smelled marijuana, the report said. Officers questioned the two men, who said they were smoking marijuana.

    The officers found four bags of cocaine inside the car, the report said.

  • Rams down IL for Upstate wrestling title

    Chesterfield will be shooting for its fifth straight Class A state wrestling title this weekend.

    The Rams earned the berth to defend their title, defeating Indian Land, 41-36 for the Class A Upper State championship at CHS on Saturday.

    The IL Warriors, 20-12, fell to the Rams in the Upper State title match.

    CHS forged a 41-12 lead and forfeited the final four weight classes before taking the win.

  • Landrum ends BHS's postseason hopes

    Buford had an unexpected short stay in the Class A Upper State wrestling tournament at Chesterfield High School on Saturday.

    The Jackets were an opening-round casualty, falling to Landrum 39-34.

    “This was a match we could have won, but it didn’t help us not having two wrestlers we were counting on, but they didn’t show and it cost us,” BHS coach John Mahaffey said. “This was disappointing and until we get that changed, our program won’t reach its potential.”

  • Relax at Justice Java Coffee House

    A new business catering to attorneys, real estate agents and other professionals with a taste for coffee has opened in the shadow of the Lancaster County courthouses.

    Justice Java Coffee House and Meeting Place opened on Dec. 31, said owner Rosanne Lenderman, who runs the business with her daughter, Samantha Cauthen.

    Lenderman and her husband, Rob, live in Charlotte but own the building that houses the new business, at 104 N. Catawba St.

  • BHS senior night sweep

    The surging Buford Yellow Jackets made BHS basketball senior night special, sweeping Conference III-A foe North Central on Tuesday night.

    The Lady Jackets launched the region broom job with a 53-39 win and the BHS boys capped play with a 46-37 win.

    The Lady Jackets, 3-8, 5-12, used a solid third-period charge to take control of the contest.

    “We turned up the pressure on them and that gave us some easy scores,” BHS coach T.J. Armbrust said. “We were able to knock down some shots early and that also opened up the middle for us.”

  • Jackets take two from Panthers

    Buford High School made a clean hardwood sweep in Conference III-A basketball play Saturday in the BHS gym.

    The Jackets took two from McBee, winning 55-46 in the girls’ game and 62-50 in the nightcap.

    The Jackets finished strong for the 12-point win over the Panthers.

    Buford held a 27-15 edge at the break, but McBee used a 13-4 run to open the second half to make it a 31-28 game.

    BHS, 7-14, 4-6, took a 35-30 lead after three periods and cruised to the win.

  • County's two courthouse building projects on track

    As the new courthouse facilities take shape on Main Street, representatives say both the new and old courthouse projects are progressing on schedule.

    Chad Catledge of Lancaster’s Perception Builders updated County Council on the status of both projects at its Feb. 1 meeting. Perception Builders is in charge of construction in the second phase of the historic courthouse project, while Catledge is also serving as project consultant for construction of the new courthouse facilities.

  • County Council honors Southern Belles

    After two important wins last year, the Dixie Softball Southern Belles team received a standing ovation and proclamation from Lancaster County Council on Feb. 1.

    Several players and coaches from the team were honored.

    Council Chairman Rudy Carter recognized the Lancaster Southern Belles Softball All-Star team for winning the 2009 Dixie Belles State Championship in Seneca.

    Carter also highlighted the team’s fourth-place win in the 2009 Dixie Belles World Series in Sumter.

  • Crusades 2010 seek to save young people

    Youth and young adults are bombarded with pressures and temptations.  

    They face issues such as alcohol and drug use, relationships, violence, divorce and teen pregnancy. Some struggle with feelings of loneliness, depression and suicide. They are all looking for acceptance.

    In her determination and passion to help reach youth, Ollie Alexander, along with her ministry team, have started The Next Generation – Youth Crusades 2010.