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Today's News

  • AJ’s Funderburk earns Tri-County Coaches honor

    FORT MILL – Andrew Jackson High School junor kicker Avery Funderburk was the lone Lancaster County player to reap honors at the weekly meeting of the Tri-County Football Coaches Association on Tuesday at the Towne Tavern in Fort Mill.

    Funderburk earned the Division II (Class AAA-AA-A) special teams player of the week for his play in the Volunteers’ 25-21 win over Class AAA foe Aynor in the AJ home opener last week.

  • Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series returns to LSS

    The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series returns to Lancaster Super Speedway to highlight dirt track racing action Saturday night.

    Fans from across the Carolinas will be at the big half-mile to watch the power of the Super Late Models at LSS.

    Fan favorites and hometown drivers Ben Watkins and Josh Langley will be seeking to defend their home turf against the rest of the strong field.

    Watkins has prepared all season for this race, competing in numerous Blue Ridge Outlaw Late Model races with wins in his Super Late Model getting it dialed in.

  • Picks girls still going strong

    The girls of the Picks continue to have fun, big fun as they build their leads.

    Mandy Catoe, the News correspondent, was dandy last week with a shining 19-1 showing in week two.

    Close behind was Lori Sistare “Bright,” glowing with a stellar 18-2 effort.

    “The gals are blowing us away,” said Ernie “Big E” Rowell, the defending Picks champ. “They got it going. Oh boy, it’s time for us to shine.”

    Catoe has a game up in the lead, with Sistare ahead by four on her nearest challenger.

  • IL Fall Festival moves to schools complex

    The Indian Land schools campus will serve as the new location of the Indian Land Fall Festival on Oct. 28.
    At The Reservation football stadium, there will be a kids’ play zone, sports zone and large music stage. The training field on the grounds will host the community, farm and faith zones with vendors and churches. The VFW Car Show will take over the student parking lot beside the high school.

  • 40 years for shooting girlfriend in the face

    WINNSBORO – A 32-year-old man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after jurors convicted him of shooting his girlfriend in the face while her two young children watched.
    Larry Cornish was found guilty in the attempted murder of Ashley Mickle after a three-day trial prosecuted by Assistant Sixth Circuit Solicitor Croom Hunter.
    Cornish was also convicted of possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and possession of a weapon by a person previously convicted of a violent crime.  

  • Wright versatile for Jackets

    BUFORD – Looking for a senior superlative to describe Buford High School veteran player Shylyn Wright and versatile would fit him to a maroon and gold T.

    Wright, in his fourth season playing for the Jackets and third year as a BHS starter, is all over the field.

    About the only time, you will find Wright on the BHS sidelines is when the Jackets’ kickoff team is on the field.

  • Chesterfield County school bus driver charged with DUI

    Don Worthington
    Landmark News Service

    A Chesterfield County school bus operator was charged with driving under the influence this week after her blood-alcohol level was measured at nearly four times the legal limit.
    Angela Caldwell of Jefferson was arrested Monday after witnesses called 911 saying they saw her driving her bus erratically near Airport Road and S.C. 265, according to the S.C. Highway Patrol.

  • Bufford-led Buford stuns Lions

    BUFORD – Buford High football coach Tripp Watts said the Jackets needed big plays to boost their win hopes over Class A’s second-ranked Lewisville High School on Wednesday night.

    BHS junior receiver-defensive back Dwayne Bufford heeded those words and came up big in a resounding 38-20 win over the stunned Lions at Jackets Stadium.

    The game was played Wednesday, two days earlier than scheduled, due to the forecast of heavy rain and storms from Hurricane Harvey this weekend.

  • County might relocate library, DSS downtown to Springs Block

    The quest for much-needed space has Lancaster County officials eyeing a plan that would move the county library and S.C. Department of Social Services to the Springs Block in downtown Lancaster.
    “We like seeing people downtown,” said Lancaster County Council Chairman Steve Harper. “It’s definitely a great idea.”
    The plan was included in a capital-needs report reviewed at Monday night’s county council meeting.   

  • Gas prices skyrocket as Houston shuts down

    Prices at local gas pumps have jumped as much as 40 cents a gallon this week as Hurricane Harvey’s 50-plus inches of rain swamped South Texas and closed oil refineries in the Houston area, and shortages are possible.
    The worst rain event in U.S. history has jolted gas markets just before the busy Labor Day travel weekend, and local and national fuel-industry experts say it’s uncertain how long the disruption to supplies will last, or how high prices will go at the pumps.