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Today's News

  • Punched in face, cop chases down shoplifting suspect

    A Walmart shoplifting suspect turned violent Jan. 10, punching a police officer in the face and slamming a shopping cart into him before being chased down in the parking lot, according to a police report.
    Ariana Stephens, 21, of 416 Heath Circle, faces charges of shoplifting, providing false information to police and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest. Stephens was released after posting bond of $11,562.

  • Murder victim was 22, ex-LHS athlete

    The man found shot dead in his pickup truck off John Everall Road Jan. 12 was 22-year-old Brandon Wheeler Reese,  a former Lancaster High School football player, and investigators believe he was murdered.
    Reese lived with his parents in the 2100 block of Upson Drive in the Elgin community.
    The body was identified by Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese.
    She said Reese was shot in the head, and his death did not appear to be a suicide.

  • Man found shot to death off John Everall Road

    A man found dead in his a pickup truck parked off John Everall Road northeast of Lancaster Tuesday was shot to death, and Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office investigators believe he was murdered.

    Lancaster County Deputy Coroner Karla Knight Deese identified the victim as 22-year-old Brandon Wheeler Reese of the 2100 block of Upson Drive in the Elgin community.

    Knight said Reese was shot in the head, and his death did not appear to be a suicide.

  • Bruins solid in sweep of Broome

    The Lancaster Bruins launched Region III-AAA play in fine fashion with a hoops sweep of Broome on Jan. 8 at the Centurions’ gym.
    The defending region champion Lady Bruins, 8-2, 1-0, rolled to a 51-26 win over the BHS girls.
    The Lancaster boys pushed their mark to 6-5, 1-0 in region play, with a 58-37 win over the Centurions.
    “We played Bruin basketball tonight, a good, solid four quarters,” LHS assistant coach Jerron Cauthen said. “We were active and never allowed them to get in their sets.

  • BHS Jackets jolt Rams

    The Buford girls ignited in the second half to open a Region IV-AA sweep with a 46-35 comeback win over Chesterfield in the BHS gym on Jan. 8.
    The Lady Jackets’ 11-point victory netted BHS a hoops broom job as the Buford boys rolled to a 74-57 win in the nightcap.
    The opener was a battle, with the Lady Jackets, led by senior star Gabby Davis, making a late push for the league victory.
    Davis, who topped the 1,000 career rebound mark in the game, led the Buford girls with 26 points.

  • Jackets stellar in wrestling weekend

    The Buford High wrestling team had a stellar weekend on the mat.
    The 10-5 Jackets, in the 16-team dual tournament at North Central High School, went 3-2 in five matches Jan. 9.
    BHS defeated Marlboro County, 57-16; North Central house team, 63-6 and Spring Valley, 54-24. The Jackets fell to Battery Creek, 55-13 and Cardinal Newman, 39-37.
    Buford had four wrestlers go 5-0.
    Nick Jones, at 126, was 5-0, with three pins. He also had a decision of Battery Creek’s Omar Daniels, a top seed in the state Class A-AA rankings.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Bruins’ Robinson saluted

    A speaking engagement by coach Ronnie Robinson turned out to be words of high praise for the Lancaster High School girls basketball coach.
    Robinson, thinking he was to address a group of youngsters, was lured to the Bradley Building at the University of South Carolina Lancaster on Jan. 10.
    Robinson, who guided the LHS girls to the 2014-15 Class AAA state crown and an unbeaten 27-0 season, was the one who drew the special recognition for the Lady Bruins landmark season among family, friends, coaching associates, fellow workers and admirers.

  • Vols roll in home sweep of Knights

    KERSHAW – The Andrew Jackson boys and girls basketball teams cruised to wins in Region IV-AA play Jan. 8 in the AJ gym.
    The Vols swept nearby rival North Central.
    Before the girls game, Lady Vols coach Dennis Farmer presented the ball senior Elizabeth Scott scored her 1,500 career point in AJ’s previous game with Class A foe Lewisville.
    Scott is now the second all-time leading scorer and has a chance to be the all-time leader before the Lady Vols’ 2015-16 season is over.

  • Column: Voters at fault for unprincipled leaders

    Why do we keep electing reprobates and miscreants as the leaders of America? Why do we put so much trust in man, his ideas and humanist governments? How did we become so dumbed down and apathetic?
    A few of my friends, who say they are Christian, and a preacher who wrote to The Lancaster News say America is a Christian nation. They all believe that there should be a Christian gate to pass through for elected office.