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Today's News

  • Cole to seek District 3 seat on County Council

    Buford native and resident Cotton Cole announced his candidacy for the District 3 seat on Lancaster County Council on Thursday, promising to be a "voice for the district."

    "I'm told we need a voice for the District 3, someone who will speak up," said Cole, 52, who will run as a Democrat.

    He said he'll represent the district's interests first and those of Lancaster County second. Wesley Grier, a Republican, now holds the seat.

  • Rucker, South swap revenge wins

    Roundball revenge highlighted play in the packed Lancaster High School gym on Thursday night when middle school rivals A.R.

  • Teams launch playoff hopes

    Lancaster County high school basketball teams open the playoffs this week.A trio of county girls teams launch play Tuesday night.Indian Land, the defending Class A Upstate champ, opens defense of its title as it treks to Calhoun County for an opening round clash. IL is the third seed out of Conference III-A, while Calhoun County is the runner-up in Conference IV-A. The IL vs. Calhoun County winner advances to face the Calhoun Falls vs.

  • Students show they care

    All of the cans that Clinton Elementary School first-graders brought in produced a total that made their teachers proud.

    The school's first grade classes collected canned goods as part of a nationwide food drive called the "Souper" Bowl of Caring. The drive started about two weeks ago and wrapped up Feb 11.

    The cans will be donated to HOPE of Lancaster Inc.

    HOPE, which stands for Helping Other People Effectively, is a nonprofit agency that assists people with food and other expenses.

  • Lions - Foster signs with Coffeyville

    RICHBURG – Lewisville High School’s Dion Foster hopes to play football for Clemson or South Carolina one day. If he does, he’ll have taken the long road to one of his home-state universities.Foster signed Wednesday with Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. At one point, Foster was going to be placed in the school by Auburn, but decided against the move.“That lets me weigh by options,” Foster said. “I want to be able to look at Clemson or USC.

  • Defense keys Bruins' sweep

    FORT MILL - Lancaster, sparked by tough defense, capped Region III-AAAA regular-season basketball play with a sweep of Nation Ford High School of Fort Mill on Friday night.

    Defense played a key role in the Bruins' league wins.

    The playoff-bound Lady Bruins used sticky defense to deliver a 51-41 win in the varsity opener. The LHS boys, in the nightcap, made key defensive stops in downing the scrappy Falcons in a 68-62 overtime win to complete the varsity broom job.

    The boys' game was tight throughout and went to OT deadlocked at 55-all.

  • Group considering three sites for children's park

    KERSHAW - Three sites are now being considered by a group in Kershaw who hope to create a first-rate children's park.

    Beverly Timmons, who heads the Kershaw Community Park Council, said organizers are looking at two publicly owned properties and a private piece of land in the downtown area.

    One site is a baseball field on Matson Street, now owned by Lancaster County. Another is part of the Leroy Springs Recreation Center, owned by the town of Kershaw. The final property being considered is a piece of land owned by Norfolk Southern near downtown.

  • Vols, Jackets register solid region victories

    Andrew Jackson and Buford capped regular-season Conference VIII-AA basketball play with impressive wins on Wednesday night.The Jackets, on BHS Senior Night, wrapped up their season with a second win over playoff-bound Lee Central, the two-time defending Class AA state champion.AJ, on a road trip to Cheraw, registered a 58-48 win over the Braves.BHS’s 53-45 win coupled AJ’s victory put the Vols in a three-way tie for second place with Lee Central and Cheraw.LC, for the Class AA Lower State playoffs, took the second seed since the S

  • Former Gov. Hodges 'man of the people, giant among men'

    Former Gov. Jim Hodges is one of South Carolina's greatest citizens. He is the type of leader who puts right ideas and right actions ahead of his own political well being.

    During his term as governor of South Carolina he wisely removed the Confederate flag from the state capital dome, signed the bill that recognized Martin Luther King's birthday as an official holiday and ended the legalization of the video poker industry which had plagued the weak and poor of his state even though he knew this would create political and economic ammunition for his powerful rivals.

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