Today's News

  • Pride blunts Jackets' victory

     BUFORD – There may not have been anyone dressed in costume, but the high-scoring game between Carolina Pride and Buford still felt like a Halloween contest.

    It was a wacky game that saw the Pride fumble six times, losing three, give up 21 points in less than 3 minutes, and still come back, behind the rushing Raymer Addison and Eric Price, to win 41-35.

  • Warriors hold off Vols for 28-23 win

    KERSHAW – Indian Land weathered a valiant fourth-quarter Andrew Jackson rally in inclement weather to qualify for the Class AA playoffs next week.

    The Warriors recovered an Andrew Jackson fumble at midfield with 1:51 left to prevail 28-23 on Friday, Oct. 31 at Andrew Jackson High School.

  • Bruins rally, win thriller

    SPARTANBURG – Rise of the Bruins was the 2014 Halloween LHS football thriller.

    Lancaster, seemingly dead at one point facing a 35-14 first-half deficit, produced a monster comeback to notch a 42-35 Region III-AAA win over stunned Broome High School at the Centurions’ field on Friday, Oct. 31.

    The dramatic seven-point comeback victory earned the Bruins, 7-3, 3-2, a Region III-AAA runner-up finish and a home berth in the Class AAA Upper State playoffs Friday, Nov. 7 at Memorial Stadium.

  • Jaillette-Couch Wedding

    Amanda Carol Jaillette and Brandon Neil Couch were married at 5:30 p.m. April 12, 2014, at First United Methodist Church by the Rev. Charles Phillips.

  • Hance-Wheeler Wedding

    Ashley Christine Hance and Jamie Daniel Wheeler were married at 6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2014, at Lakeside Pavilion on Lake Wateree in Camden by the Rev. Heather Reitenga of Chapin.
    The bride is the daughter of Rita Hance of Lancaster and Boyd Hance Jr. of Heath Springs. She is the granddaughter of the late Elizabeth and Boyd Hance Sr. and the late Evelyn and Emmitt Cauthen. She is a 2007 graduate of Lancaster High School and received an associate’s degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina Lancaster in 2010. She is a manager at Aldi Inc. in Lancaster.

  • Grier-Henderson Wedding

    Laura Elizabeth Grier and James W. “Ren” Henderson III were married July 4, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
    The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Grier of Lancaster. She received a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina in 2001 and is a billing auditor for Southeastern Freight Lines.
    The groom is the son of Dr. and Mrs. James W. Henderson Jr. of Lancaster. He received a bachelor’s degree from Newberry College in 1998.
    The bride was given in marriage by her father, Thomas E. Grier.

  • Massey-Bull Engagement

    Hattie L. Massey of Lancaster announces the engagement of her daughter, Lora Ann Massey, to Truman Bull.
    The wedding is planned for July 2015.
    Miss Massey is the daughter of the late Curtis Massey. She is the granddaughter of the late Ebie Sanders and the late Henry and Daisy Massey. She attended York Technical College and Central Piedmont Community College majoring in computer application and mortgage applications.  She is the owner of Lora’s Rental Properties, works for Bank of America as a business support lead officer and is a notary public.

  • Rogers-Dutton Engagement

    John and Jeri Rogers announce the engagement of their daughter, Hannah Faith Rogers, all of Kershaw, to Jacob Andrew Dutton of Lancaster.
    The wedding is planned for 6 p.m. May 9, 2015.
    Miss Rogers is the granddaughter of S.W. and Virginia Faile of Kershaw and of the late Jerry and Alma Singleton. She is a 2012 graduate of Andrew Jackson High School and attends the University of South Carolina Lancaster. She works as a pharmaceutical technician at CVS.

  • Time for new probate judge

    The issues related to the Lancaster County Probate Court are ones which hit close to home in Lancaster County.

    While the incumbent has had years to lead the court, there are growing questions about how the court is really doing in serving the citizens of Lancaster County.

    The most important function of the court is to settle estates, helping families who have lost loved ones. But the records show these families are being let down by a staggering backlog of cases in the probate court.

  • Voters have a chance to make a difference on Nov. 4

    I just thought I would put in a good word for Sandy Estridge – our current probate judge who has presided for more than 20 years in that capacity.

    Prior to becoming the probate judge, Sandy was employed by Charlie Connelly as a tax expert.

    I have always been very pleased with her service on my personal taxes during tax season at that time, and I had numerous friends who were pleased as well.

    She and her staff do an outstanding job probating estates.